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Rest In Peace

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

You’ve all heard the saying “life is too short” and lately I’ve heard that said way too much. We had a towing friend pass away and another became seriously ill. Although both of these towers were retired, they still were active in our state towing […]



Tow Truck Move Over Law on Wisconsin Digital Message Signs

Mar 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a message from Dan Johnson, vice president of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association: “We are very pleased to report progress on a request made by Wisconsin Towing Association (WTA) Chair Jamon Ingelse and Vice Chair Shawn Topel to the Department of Transportation […]



Two Sides to the Story

Feb 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

In my 30 years of being in the towing business, I have learned everyone has a story. I have also learned there are two sides to every story and before making any judgments or conclusions, we need to hear both sides. Each side brings with […]



Increasing Business

Feb 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Somewhere along the line too many believe that the best way to increase towing business is to cut the price. Truth be known, this is just about the worst strategy because you are then in a race with those who are in the process of […]



Massachusetts’ Statewide Towing Association Tow Truck Procession Honors Kevin St. Pierre

Feb 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the Statewide Towing Association On Saturday, February 21, the towing industry bid farewell to Kevin St. Pierre, a 22-year-old tow truck driver killed in the line of duty. Kevin was struck and killed while loading a vehicle in […]



The Big Picture

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

We often think of T & R as a single industry when, in fact, it has segments that can, and often do, stand alone. To name a few, how about air cushion services that can raise a stuck airplane or shore a ditch? And rotators […]



I Need a Padded Room

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I have come to the conclusion we should have added something to the floor plan of our new shop – a padded room. I need someplace where I can hit my head against the wall and maybe bounce off the walls to release some frustration, […]



Auto Data Direct, Inc. Names Tom Drake Tow Services Manager

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Auto Data Direct, Inc., (ADD) has announced the appointment of Tom Drake as its national Towing Services Manager. Drake joined ADD in 2008 with the primary responsibility of assisting the Florida-based company in expanding its extensive tow industry service into Texas and throughout the nation. […]



50-Ton Bus and Equipment Hauling Detachable from TRAIL-EZE

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

TRAIL-EZE Trailers now offers a 50-ton bus, RV and equipment hauling detachable trailer for the towing and recovery industry. Designed to compliment the TRAIL-EZE 40-ton-bus hauler, the new trailer has 50-ton capacity without sacrificing deck height or integrity. The 40- and 50-ton trailers can load […]



California Based UCMCS Releases Video

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the United Coalition for Motor Club Safety: The United Coalition for Motor Club Safety (UCMCS) has produced a poignant video (click here to watch the video) to help educate the public about our industry — the risks towers […]