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Hino Trucks Celebrates 30 Years in the U.S.

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

Hino Trucks has reached a milestone of 30 years in business in the United States. Founded in 1984 as a limited distributorship with responsibility for importing class 4 through 7 cab-over trucks, Hino has evolved into a prominent U.S. company with a dealer network of […]

Lee-Smith Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

On Wednesday October 15, Lee-Smith celebrated its 75th anniversary as a leading supplier of commercial transportation products and services in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the surrounding market with a Customer and Supplier Appreciation luncheon. Over 800 people were in attendance. Founded in 1939 as a McCormick-Deering […]

Small vs. Big

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When my husband and I started our business we had one light-duty tow truck. Over the years, towing took over the majority of work brought in and we needed to increase our fleet to accommodate this. We struggled, discussed and researched going into buying a […]


Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

“My name is Luca. I’m a five-year old German Shepherd and I go to work with my mom and dad, Robert and Danielle Yoho. “I get to play in the impound, nap in the office, occasionally chase Daisy the office cat and go on calls. […]

80-year Celebration

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

Parker Service Inc. of Fort Wayne, Ind., is celebrating its 80th anniversary, and for arriving media representatives covering the event, the Parker Service crew set up this display — a 2014 Kenworth T800 twin-steer with a Century 75-ton rotator lifting a 2006 Ford F-550 with […]

Avoid the Traffic Side on Roadside Tows

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Tip

While avoiding the traffic side of the scene is the best, often there is no alternative to being there. Hooking up to a vehicle may sometimes require you to work close to the roadway to position L-bars or attach a loading bridle. Operating the controls […]

Our Legacies

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

I want to tell you a story about two very dear friends in T & R who built their business from nothing to the point that their three children have now stepped in to take it where they left off. Yes, I could be talking […]

FACE Investigation

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The October issue of Tow Times magazine featured an article titled: “FACE Investigation: Towing Company Owner’s Death Spurs Safety Recommendations.” The article stated: “Investigations conducted through the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program allow the identification of factors that contribute to these fatal injuries. […]

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 […]