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Summit to Address Driver Shortage

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

A continuing shortage of drivers will be the focus of the closing roundtable discussion at the Towing & Recovery Management Summit to be held July 15-17 in New Orleans, La. “It’s a nationwide issue impacting not only the towing industry, but the trucking industry as […]



Adjustable Ratchet Tie-Down

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

B/A Products Co. announces the adjustable Ratchet Tie-Down. Features include: • Manufactured With Grade 70 chain and forged J and mini-J hooks. • Meets the CVSA definition that “each tie-down must have a way for the driver to tighten and retighten.” • Forged grab hooks […]



Brain Health and Getting Older

Jun 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I have a birthday coming up and let’s just say I am at an age where I am getting the AARP Bulletin. While my body sometimes tells me how old I feel (some days I wish I was like the Tin Man, and had a […]



Third Annual Move Over Law Golf Tournament

Jun 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Towers with a Heart Charity again held a successful Move Over Law Golf Tournament. According to James Jennings of Emerald Transportation Corporation in Pompano Beach, Fla., “We had over 160 players, sponsors and volunteers join us on May 9 for a great day of […]



Why Me?

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

As I was getting up this morning, I was thinking TGIF – thank goodness it’s Friday — but after how my morning started, I’m not so sure I’m so thankful. It’s been one of those weeks, and today is probably — as the saying goes […]



Blue

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

We enjoy reading all the articles in your magazine each month. It is very informative and entertaining. We especially enjoy “A Tow Dog’s Life.” Blue is a two-year-old miniature Blue Heeler. He is head of our public relations and security division at Greenland Auto Salvage […]



Clean and Simple

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

This is our daily on-call truck. Nothing fancy, but clean and simple. She is 2014 Freightliner M2-EC, Cummins engine, air brakes and air ride suspension. The truck is equipped with an LCG Century RA, side winch and a Chevron Autogrip 2 with fully wireless remote […]



Getting Stuck and Unstuck

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Tow Tip

Whether it’s snow, ice, mud, sand or anything slippery, getting your truck stuck is no fun — and even worse when you’re driving a tow truck. First and foremost, the number one rule when pulling someone out of the mud is don’t get stuck yourself. […]



Business Practices

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Some businesses have a shared, if not an identical national identity. What the fire department does in Seattle is virtually identical to what they do in Orlando; ditto for EMTs, MDs and many others. However T & R can be very different from one market […]



Dynamic Slide-In Unit Winner

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Ricky Purcell of Purcell Auto Service and Towing in Jesup, Ga., (back row in blue shirt) was the proud winner of a Dynamic Slide-In Unit raffled at this year’s Florida Tow Show/Repo Expo in Orlando. Purcell, in the towing business for 30 years, purchased one […]