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Kenworth To Deliver the 51st U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Nov 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

A specially-decaled Kenworth T680 undertook an important mission this fall — transporting this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree some 3,000 miles to 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington, D.C. The Kenworth T680’s decal design was unveiled in advance of the […]

Tow Trucks for Tots Results

Nov 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

This year’s Tow Trucks for Tots event by Worldwide Equipment Sales of Rockdale, Ill., was another success, bringing many towing companies together on November 8 to support this community-oriented toy drive. The goals of Tow Truck for Tots are to bring a much-needed toy to […]

Non-Productive Labor

Nov 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When I first joined the Holmes Company I noticed how many “drivers” came rushing out to see the new demo I was driving. They checked out this and that — pulling levers and flipping switches — all without me saying a single word. Indeed the […]

United We Stand

Nov 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Recent towing industry events had me thinking of the quote, “United we stand, divided we fall.” This quote is the moral of a story from Aesop’s fables. There was a farmer who had five sons who would quarrel among themselves. One day the farmer gave each […]

Protecting Assets

Nov 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When you first go into the towing business you’re probably making payments on equipment, vehicles, perhaps even real estate. You are, as they say, “upside down” which means you owe more than you’re worth. And being broke is not a bad thing because that also […]

2015-2017 ITRHFM Board Positions Announced

Nov 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. has announced results of the 2015 election of the board of directors. Nine positions will take effect on November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2017. George Connolly (Co.), Kevin Fox (Fla.), Jeffrey Godwin (Texas), […]

VTS Systems Launches VTS Computing Solutions

Nov 6th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

In response to increased demand from within the towing and VSF industry for basic computer and office-networking support, VTS Systems has launched VTS Computing Solutions. “PC and Cloud technologies continue to advance at an ever-increasing pace, frequently leaving companies without a dedicated IT person, scrambling […]

2015 Tow Times Shine ‘n Star Winners

Nov 6th, 2015 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times November issue features the winners of the 2015 Shine ‘n Star contest brought to you by Tow Times and powered by Ford Trucks. Congratulations to all who won categories in this top tow truck beauty competition. On the cover is the Grand […]

TRAA Call to Action – Proposed New Towing Law Added to 2015 Federal Highway Funding Legislation

Nov 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the Towing and Recovery Association of America: Washington, DC, November 5, 2015– The Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc.® (TRAA) has been closely monitoring H.R.2563 – State and Local Predatory Towing Enforcement Act since its introduction by […]

Not Another Meeting!

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

A few months back, the chairman of the Wisconsin Towing Association asked my husband if he would like to host the fall Board of Directors meeting. It has been the tradition the last couple of years to move the fall meeting to different tow companies […]