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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 […]



2015 Florida Tow Show Raffle Truck Winner

Apr 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

Tom Haskins from All Service Citgo in Bennington, Vt., was the lucky winner of this year’s Florida Tow Show Raffle Truck. The winning ticket was drawn Saturday evening, April 11, in the Miller Industries booth at the 2015 Florida Tow Show in Orlando. Haskins and […]



A Fitting Tribute

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

Last week my husband and I attended the funeral for Joe Pedigo, owner of Joe’s Towing & Recovery in Bloomington, Ill. Like a lot of towing companies, Joe’s Towing is family owned and operated and the loss of the cornerstone of the family leaves a […]



International Truck Enhances Diamond Logic Features

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

International Truck has announced a new body control module in conjunction with enhanced Diamond Logic® features. The new body control module, designed in-line with Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE) 500k baud standards, will expand customer and truck equipment manufacturer electronics capabilities, driving more uptime. The […]



Mechanical Power

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

First, this is specifically addressed to those towers with extensive first-hand experience with the Holmes 600, 750 or 850 twin boom wreckers. As you know, these powerful machines never stalled, which could be both good news or sometimes bad news, depending on what moved first. […]



Phoenix USA, Inc. Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Phoenix USA, Inc., manufacturer of truck OEM and aftermarket parts and accessories, is excited to celebrate the company’s 30th year anniversary of its founding. Thirty years ago, Phoenix USA’s founder Jim Wright established the company after a fire closed a furniture company he previously operated. […]



Enter the 2015 Shine ‘n Star Contest

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

It’s time to submit your photos to the 2015 Shine ’n Star tow truck beauty contest — the industry’s largest tow truck photo beauty contest. It’s free to enter, and there are 16 great prizes for winners in five categories: light-duty, medium-duty, heavy-duty, car carrier […]



A Pill for Everything

Mar 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When I was a little girl and not feeling well, my mom would put her hand on my forehead to see if I felt warm and that would determine if I had a fever. If she thought I felt a bit too warm, Doctor Mom […]