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Action Motor Industries is New Century Distributor Down Under

Jul 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

Action Motor Industries of Melbourne, Australia, made quite a roar letting everyone know they are now open for business providing sales and service for Century’s light and medium towing and recovery equipment and line of carriers in Australia. A V-8 Supercar Ford Falcon sporting a […]

A “Tow”st to Towers

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

This is a little skit I did at the Wisconsin Towing Association’s banquet this year. I played lyrics to certain songs to enhance the skit and I hope you get the feel for my “tow”st to towers and how they “rock when they roll:” “While […]

We’re Down to the Wire…

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Spotlight

The deadline to enter the 2014 Shine ‘n Star Contest — the industry’s largest tow truck photo beauty contest — is Monday, June 30. You can easily enter your tow trucks online. Just go to and click on the Shine n Star banner. Or […]

You and Your Business

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A good friend of mine went into the T & R business 40 years ago and I suggested that he consider incorporation. He decided against it and is no worse for wear, at least not up to this point, though he’s had to dig into […]

Bailey and Jake

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

Tow Dogs Bailey (six years old) and Jake (two) come to work every day at Roosevelt’s Towing and Recovery Specialist. The Vizslas are very social at the company, which has with locations in Canajoharie and Cobleskill, N.Y. Roosevelt’s services Upstate New York with a range […]

Approaching Electric Vehicles

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Tip

When towing/recovering an electric vehicle, always approach the vehicle from the sides to stay out of its potential travel path. It may be difficult to determine if the vehicle is running due to lack of engine noise. For more tips on towing and storing electric […]

NRC Industries Now Available with Fully Galvanized Deck and Subframe

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: New Products

After two years of research and development, NRC Industries announces its exclusive, corrosion resistant, fully galvanized deck now available for its 10TB, 20TB, 30TB and 40TB series car carriers in selected lengths of 19, 21, 22, 24 and 28 feet. “Hot dip galvanizing is a […]

Fields is Top Sales Associate at Fleet Sales West

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

Jason Fields leads the sales teams of Fleet Sales West and its sister California companies for the second year running. Fields started with the company in January of 2011, making his way into the top three sales associates in his first year. He did so […]


Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Seems to me that far too many towers choose to “specialize” in non-consent work probably because they know little, if anything, about marketing and sales. As a result, they rarely meet the same customer twice. Putting it another way, without loyal and repeat customers they […]

They Need Us

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

If you don’t think towers have an impact on the economy, think again. I just picked up a copy of a 2014 directory of suppliers to the towing industry. Here are some of the categories listed: advertising/marketing, all types of equipment — from chains and […]