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Eaton Launches New Procision™ Medium-duty Dual Clutch Transmissions

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: New Products

Eaton has introduced Procision™, a new line of medium-duty dual clutch transmissions that deliver eight to 10 percent better fuel economy than a similarly-equipped vehicle with a torque converter automatic. Scheduled to be available in the North American market mid-year in 2015, the new 7-speed […]

WTRAA Names 2014 Tow Woman of the Year

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

Each year, the Women of Towing & Recovery Association of America (WTRAA) presents the Tow Woman of the Year award —the highest honor WTRAA bestows on its members — to an industry advocate in recognition of her commitment to the goals of WTRAA and efforts […]

AW Direct Donates $$10,000 to Survivor Fund

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that AW Direct, a leading direct marketing company providing equipment and supplies to the towing and service vehicle market, presented a donation of $10,000 to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame […]

Changing a Car Battery

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: From our latest issue

By Edward D. Johnson Editor’s Note: The following article is a more in-depth version of the October issue Tow Times Learning Center topic: Basics of Towing: Changing a Car Battery. Back in the “good old days” it was easy to change a car battery. You […]

Change – Positive or Negative?

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’ve heard people say humans are creatures of habit, and I guess that’s why most of us don’t like change. Hey, if it’s worked one way, why change it, right? Change in anything can be positive, but is also can be negative. Years ago I […]

Talbert’s 35-Ton Traveling Axle Trailer Features Corsol® WB

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: New Products

Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol® WB Corrosion Protection, a metal treatment system that protects the steel from corrosive effects of magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, rock chipping, acid rain and extreme temperatures. Made by corrosion solutions manufacturer PRP Industries, the […]

Rush Truck Centers Expands Capabilities in Abilene

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUSHA & RUSHB), which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, has expanded its Rush Truck Center in Abilene, Texas, to offer enhanced service to customers. In addition to an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned trucks, […]

Old Friends

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

There’s a guy who lives precisely 157 miles from my front door. We went to high school and college together. We built and raced hot rods together in the 50s. He ate dinner at my house often and I did the same at his. We […]

Get Ready for the World’s Largest Tow Truck Parade

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

It’s time to start collecting toys and get ready for this year’s Tow Trucks for Tots parade. Every second Sunday in November, towing companies throughout the Midwest converge to Rockdale, Ill. (Hollywood Casino) and stage their trucks for the world’s largest tow truck parade. This […]

Acquisition Cost

Sep 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When we think of this subject, the cost of purchasing our last wrecker comes to mind, but this is only part of the story. If you’ve ever watched Shark Tank on TV you’ve heard Mark Cuban ask participants “How much does it cost you to […]