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Going the Extra Mile

Jun 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Going the Extra Mile As is the norm when trying to get away to attend the Wisconsin Towing Association’s annual tow show, I was running late trying to get everything done before heading out. I was finally packed up and thought, “Ahhhh — no phone […]



Final Call to Get Your Truck in the Shine ‘n Star Contest

Jun 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

The deadline to enter your truck(s) in the Tow Times 2016 Shine ‘n Star contest is Thursday, June 30. Entry is free, courtesy of contest sponsor Ford Trucks. There are four easy ways to enter, five categories (light-duty, medium-duty, heavy-duty, car carrier and working truck) […]



New TMJSK Jump-Start Kit from TowMate

Jun 24th, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

The new Lithium Jump Start Kit is a powerful, long-lasting lithium battery jump pack powerful enough to jump-start the largest diesel engines and still charge phones, laptops or even power small appliances. It features a powerful LED flashlight, red/blue safety strobe, a large selection of […]



Safe Fleet Acquires FleetMind Solutions, Inc

Jun 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Safe Fleet has announced the acquisition of FleetMind Solutions, Inc (FleetMind). Based in Montreal, Canada, FleetMind delivers the waste industry’s “smart truck” onboard computing (OBC) systems that enable waste and recycling fleets to link their drivers and vehicles to business operations in real-time to ensure […]



Isuzu and Spartan Motors Celebrate Production of the 30,000th N-Series Gasoline Truck

Jun 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., announced that the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich. The truck rolled off the line on Friday, June 10, 2016. “Last April, we announced that our partners at […]



New Hino 258LP

Jun 17th, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

The new Hino 258LP 25,500 GVW low profile chassis is specifically designed for low profile applications like towing with maneuverability, fuel economy and visibility. The powerplant is a turbocharged, intercooled, Hino J08E WU 230 horsepower engine with 520 lbs.-ft of torque, or the optional 260 […]



Happy Father’s Day

Jun 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

No matter what you call your dad (father, daddy, step-dad, pops) on Father’s Day he’s just plain “tow’riffic.” Celebrate that special person whose hands always seemed bigger than yours, who is always there to help out in any way — no questions asked, whose heart […]



2016 VTS Systems TV Drawing Winners

Jun 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Canadian Ken Bach (at right) was the lucky recipient of a 55-inch Smart TV offered as a prize drawing at the 2016 Florida Tow Show by VTS Systems. Drew Pestell (center) Managing Partner of VTS Systems presented Bach with his television. The owner of Kingsway […]



Highlighted in Yellow

Jun 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was given a book titled Highlighted in Yellow by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. and Rochelle Pennington. The introduction states: “Highlighted in Yellow is a collection of stories and quotes on some of life’s dearest subjects: the importance of acting with kindness and generosity toward […]



Jerr-Dan Highlights at the Florida Tow Show

Jun 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation Company (NYSE:OSK), kicked off the 2016 Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida Tow Show with a “moon lit demo” that included a product demonstration of the new 35-Ton JFB Wrecker. The event was hosted by the sales team and the demo […]