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New York Association Raising Funds for Murray Rude Headstone

Jan 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association (ESTRA)  Industry pioneer Murray Rude died at the age of 87 on November 26, 2014. Murray was a member of the Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and a founding member […]



Eaton Expands UltraShift® PLUS Automated Transmission Coverage

Jan 30th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

Power management company Eaton has increased the functionality in its lineup of UltraShift® PLUS automated transmissions with enhancements that allow for compatibility with 2-speed axles. Geared primarily to increase the appeal of UltraShift PLUS among vocational customers, especially dump and heavy haul fleets, the new […]



Kenworth Receives Truck of the Year Award

Jan 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

The American Truck Dealers (ATD) named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with PACCAR MX-13 Engine as the 2015 Truck of the Year. The award was announced at the ATD Convention & Expo in San Francisco. Judges selected the truck for its exceptional handling, power, torque […]



Happy Birthday

Jan 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

  As I was approaching the “milestone birthday” Joan began planning a special party to memorialize the occasion. This was just about a year ago and she and our daughter-in-law and daughter set about to make extraordinary arrangements for the affair. They got one of […]



Succession Planning

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

Like many family-run towing businesses, you dream of having your children and/or grandchildren take over running the business some day. The decision to transition and pass the business on to a family member or members is possibly the most important business decision you will ever make […]



Why Am I In the Towing Business?

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m sure you’ve asked yourself a few times why you’re working in the towing industry. I know I’ve asked myself that question numerous times in the 31 years I’ve been in business. It’s a job that’s often thankless, demanding, exhausting, frustrating, emotional and depressing. A […]



It’s Just Too Easy…

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

… to go into the T & R business. When the banks were all failing my banker friend told me, ”it’s difficult trying to compete with somebody who’s in the process of going broke.” Entry level T & R is more often than not what […]



New Miller Industries Chain Assembly

Jan 16th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

Miller Industries has introduced a new chain assembly designed specifically for lifting or towing exclusively on trailer king pin plates and truck frame rails. The patent-pending hook design features a shorter tip and throat that allows no point loading of the hook tip. It also […]



Modern T & R Marketing

Jan 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When I came aboard in the mid 60s, selling wreckers was a tedious task. First, there were few to none new turnkey wreckers available for purchase. Holmes factory reps drove demonstrators which they would sell, but then it could take several months before they could […]



No Time Like the Present

Jan 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

What’s really the definition of time? We’ve all heard – time is money, time will tell, it’s about time, time-out, time on my hands, good and hard times, race against time, sands of time, there’s no time like the present, time to catch my breath, […]