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You Might Feel a Bit Silly

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was told by my doctor that my profession is wreaking havoc on my bones, joints, muscles and blood circulation. It’s not only the way I sit, but the way I type and hold the phone for hours every day that could cause serious medical […]



Two-time Champion

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

“Dreher Collision Center is a full service auto body repair facility locally owned and operated by William Dreher in Brownsville, Wis. We specialize in paint-less dent repair, frame repair and everything in between. As a local company, we are proud to have served Brownsville and […]



Bogart

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

Bogart, our 5 1/2 year-old, 105-lb. Golden Doodle, is in charge of security at my husband Mark Voeltz’s tow company, Mark’s Towing, Inc. in Thornwood, N.Y. Kelli Douglass-Voeltz



Use Care Around Driveways When Recovering Vehicles

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Tow Tip

“When working around driveways, always check them carefully before moving your truck onto them or winching a vehicle across them. Flagstone pavers or cobbled driveways look nice but are somewhat fragile and it can become very expensive to repair cracks or damaged stones. By the […]



Twin Steer JFB Body for Jerr-Dan Rotators

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

Jerr-Dan has announced the extension of the JFB Body Series offering to accommodate Peterbilt and Kenworth twin steer chassis for the Jerr-Dan 50/60 ton rotator. The twin steer option is available on a 252-inch C.T. Kenworth or Peterbilt chassis with 40,000-lb. tandem front axles at a 109-inch spread. […]



Hub International Announces Acquisition of Assets of San Antonio-based Alexander Insurance Agency

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced Wednesday, February 4 that it has acquired the assets of Alexander Insurance Agency (Alexander), a San Antonio, Texas-based independent brokerage of commercial lines insurance for the commercial towing and transportation industries. Terms of the acquisition […]



Edlebrock

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

My dad and I shared an interest in racing and I can remember spending a Sunday with him listening to the Indy 500 race. We said that we would one day make it to the race and in fact, we did in 1968. But this […]



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 […]