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Use the Right Wire Rope

Aug 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Tow Tip

If you decide to use a different cable (wire rope) on your winch than that which came with it, you may overwork the cable or winch and cause damage. For example, if it came with 3/8-inch wire rope, do not change to one half-inch rope […]



Routine Maintenance

Aug 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Wreckers and carriers are often worked harder than a rented mule. They have both moving parts and wear items that need to be inspected and serviced at regular intervals. Take a look at a highway construction project. At the end of every day there is […]



Jerr-Dan Corporation Welcomes J. Heath Fassnacht

Aug 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has announced that J. Heath Fassnacht will support the company’s commercial and towing segments along with the Jerr-Dan distributor network with national and fleet programs. “He brings with him over 19 years of experience in towing industry and […]



I Don’t Like You!

Aug 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My almost-four-year-old niece was not happy with me when I put her in her car seat and wanted to buckle her in — she wanted to do it herself. She has indeed learned how to buckle herself in, but that was not the problem. She […]



Moore 24

Aug 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

Moore Recycling Towing and Recovery — or Moore 24 — operates out of Keeseville, N.Y. and the crew is super proud of their 2012 Peterbilt mounted with a Century 5130. This truck’s original paint was white, and all the painting shown here was done in-house.



Garfield

Aug 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

On the top corner of my roll-top desk there is a small figurine of Garfield the Cat, sitting in his living room chair with a drink in hand, a bowl of popcorn on his lap and a cushion under his feet. This was a gift […]



Towing Museum Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors

Aug 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum has announced to its members that it is currently accepting nominations for the museum’s Board of Directors. Serving on the museum’s Board is a great way for members to get involved in decision making and […]



Just a Piece of Paper?

Aug 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

In the business of training and education there are many certifications one can research regardless of your career path or field of interest. The question is: Is the value of a certificate of completion worth the paper it’s printed on? I think the best answer […]



Vulcan Now Offers Heavy-Duty with Third Winch and PolyBilt Body

Aug 7th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

In 2014 Vulcan introduced a 22,000-lb. third winch option to their Vulcan V-100 and V-70 models. The PolyBilt body provides strength and durability, rust and corrosion resistance, aluminum roll-up doors that provide increased safety by allowing the operator to work closer to the side of […]



NRC Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary

Aug 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

NRC is celebrating its 40-year anniversary and part of that celebration includes the unveiling of a new branding logo for the rest of 2015. “For over 40 years, NRC has focused on building quality towing equipment at the cutting edge of technology that meet the […]