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10 Series Gen II Car Carriers from Miller Industries

May 1st, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

Miller Industries recently debuted their 10 Series Generation II car carrier line. The redesign includes a new subframe design that lowers the deck height 1 ½ to 2 inches for a better center of gravity along with making it easier to secure your load. The […]



Towing Museum Needs Auction Donations

May 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The International Towing & Recovery Museum will be hosting its silent auction again this year on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. EST. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the museum and a lot of fun. The museum needs as many auction items […]



Family and Towing

Apr 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My grandson was baptized last weekend. It was a joyous occasion and as I watched the priest pour water over his head. I marveled at where the time has gone. Wow — my husband and I are grandparents to a precious little miracle! So far […]



Changing of the Guard

Apr 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

In the beginning, Friends of Towing started as only a Steering Committee organized by John Hawkins and chaired by Val Reich. Initial management was handled by Harry Zipse, then myself, Penny Edwards and finally Cheryl Mish who has supervised the growth of FOT into ITRHFM […]



2015 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Apr 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the industry leaders selected for induction into the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame Class of 2015. James Bach (Elma, N.Y.), Andy Chesney (Euless, Texas), David Craze (Virginia Beach, Va.), Bobby Disher […]



Funeral Services and Tow Truck Procession for Rickey G. Oliver

Apr 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

Rickey G. Oliver, 59, of Griffith, Indiana, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. He was employed with Double T Towing. He was also formerly employed at Ace Garage and Bert’s Towing. Funeral services will beheld Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10 a.m. at First Church […]



What’s Your Top Priority List?

Apr 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My husband and I attended the Florida Tow Show last week. I think the lure of sun and fun — along with networking, attending educational seminars, checking out new towing equipment and watching demonstrations — played a big part in this well-attended show. As I […]



Equipment Standards

Apr 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Much to my surprise, I’ve discovered that T & R equipment standards, if any, vary from state to state and the size of the state has little to do with whether it has such legislation. For example, Texas is proud to collect fees for tow […]



DewEze Hybrid E/H

Apr 17th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

In addition to their E/H kits, DewEze now offers a 24V electric hydraulic pump that charges off a 12-volt system providing equivalent performance of a 9GPM clutch pump kit without alterations to the OEM system. The heavy-duty and hybrid kits offer a duty cycle of […]



Chelsea Products Wins Work Truck Show® 2015 Innovation Award

Apr 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Chelsea Products Div. of Parker won The Work Truck Show® 2015 Innovation Award for its 249V Series power take-off. The award was presented at The Work Truck Show 2015 in March. Chelsea’s 249V Series PTO prevailed over more than 100 other new products to win […]