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Sep 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

This is Torch, our Fox Red Labrador and he is the hottest employee at Ned’s H/D Towing Service in Burlington, Mass. Torch’s hobbies include eating, begging, greeting everyone who walks in and, of course, reading Tow Times Magazine. Torch is the fifth dog to take […]

Avoiding a Jackknife

Sep 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Tow Tip

How do you avoid jackknifing your truck? Keep a safe distance from other vehicles on the road (especially in wet or slippery conditions.) Avoid decelerating at turns or bends. You should attempt to brake in a straight line prior to the turn. Speed can be […]

I’ve Got Your Back

Sep 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

What do you think of when someone says, “I’ve got your back?” To me it means someone special is letting me know that if I find myself in an undesirable situation or blindsided with something, they’re there to help in any way they can. They […]

Weight and Balance

Sep 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A wrecker equipped with a HD underlift can be compared to a teeter-toter with the pivot point at either (1) the center of the rear axle or (2) the center of the two rear axles or (3) the center of the three rear axles, etc. […]

Kalyn Siebert Low‐Profile Phoenix Trailer and HRG Scraper Neck Option

Sep 4th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

Heavy-duty trailer manufacturer Kalyn Siebert introduced their low-profile Phoenix hydraulic sliding axle trailer and a new scraper neck option for the commercial and extreme hydraulic removable gooseneck (HRG) trailer at the Great American Truck Show this year. The new low-profile Phoenix Hydraulic Sliding Axle has […]

Eaton Names Pavan Pattada President, Vehicle Group, North America

Sep 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Power management company Eaton announced that Pavan Pattada has been named president, Vehicle Group, North America, reporting to Ken Davis, president, Vehicle Group, effective September 1, 2015. Pattada most recently served as president, Truck North America, Vehicle Group. He will be based in Galesburg and […]

Give ‘Em a Brake

Aug 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I found the Safety Meeting 2015 #8 – Safety in Construction Zones by Patrick Gratzianna in the August issue of Tow Times to be right on. According to the National Safety Council, each year over 100 road construction workers are killed in construction zones and […]

Shine ‘n Star Public Gallery Now Open for Voting

Aug 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The 2015 Shine ‘n Star public gallery is now open for voting. Remember you can vote on only one entry so choose wisely (one vote per IP Address). Once you cast your vote, you cannot change it. All votes must be cast by midnight on […]

Afflicted Drivers

Aug 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

The other evening we were driving through our neighborhood at the speed limit of 20 mph, which is appropriate given the children at play and golf carts which are now street legal here. Here comes a whiz-bang pickup truck that started tailgating us so close […]

100,000th PACCAR MX-13 engine produced in North America

Aug 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

The 100,000th PACCAR MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) which will operate the engine in a Peterbilt Model 579, Peterbilt Motors Company announced. The engine was presented to KAG President Bruce Blaise and Vice President – Fleet […]