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The Big Picture

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

We often think of T & R as a single industry when, in fact, it has segments that can, and often do, stand alone. To name a few, how about air cushion services that can raise a stuck airplane or shore a ditch? And rotators […]

I Need a Padded Room

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I have come to the conclusion we should have added something to the floor plan of our new shop – a padded room. I need someplace where I can hit my head against the wall and maybe bounce off the walls to release some frustration, […]

Auto Data Direct, Inc. Names Tom Drake Tow Services Manager

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Auto Data Direct, Inc., (ADD) has announced the appointment of Tom Drake as its national Towing Services Manager. Drake joined ADD in 2008 with the primary responsibility of assisting the Florida-based company in expanding its extensive tow industry service into Texas and throughout the nation. […]

50-Ton Bus and Equipment Hauling Detachable from TRAIL-EZE

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

TRAIL-EZE Trailers now offers a 50-ton bus, RV and equipment hauling detachable trailer for the towing and recovery industry. Designed to compliment the TRAIL-EZE 40-ton-bus hauler, the new trailer has 50-ton capacity without sacrificing deck height or integrity. The 40- and 50-ton trailers can load […]

California Based UCMCS Releases Video

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the United Coalition for Motor Club Safety: The United Coalition for Motor Club Safety (UCMCS) has produced a poignant video (click here to watch the video) to help educate the public about our industry — the risks towers […]

Marketing & Sales

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

National and international corporations divide these into separate and distinct categories which are executed by two entirely different entities. For example, General Motors runs national ads on TV to interest prospective buyers in their cars. GM cannot and does not sell cars to consumers. However, […]

Tow Truck Operator’s Death Spurs Calls to Obey Move Over Laws

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

Tow truck operators are calling for motorists to obey Move Over laws after the death of fellow operator Kevin St. Pierre, 22, of Southbridge, Mass. According to news reports, St. Pierre, who worked for Sturbridge Service Center in Sturbridge, Mass., was loading a disabled vehicle […]

Hitting the Nail on the Head

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m sure you’ve heard someone say “You sure did hit the nail on the head with that one.” That’s what I think Tim Jackson, editor of Tow Times magazine, did in his January editorial titled “Things for the public to keep in mind for the New […]

Navistar Announces Uptime Mission, New Marketing Campaign for International Truck Brand

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Navistar has announced its new mission centered on maximizing customer uptime, illustrating the company’s shift toward the future and its renewed emphasis on keeping customers’ trucks on the road. A new marketing campaign for the International® Truck brand focused on uptime will be launching concurrently. […]

Mississippi Towing Company Owner Dragged by Vehicle — Suspect Sought

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The owner of a Bay St. Louis, Miss., tow company is in the news after he was dragged over 40 feet by a vehicle and sustained multiple injuries. Moss Towing owner Bennis Moss told investigators he approached a vehicle that drove up to his residence […]