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Century Introduces the 1150RXP

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: New Products

With the ever-increasing demands for quick clearance on our roadways, Century has introduced the 1150RXP to help fill the need for tough side recoveries with minimal lane blockage. The 50-ton 3-stage recovery boom has 360 degrees of continuous boom rotation along with dual 50,000-lb. 2-speed […]



Hino Offers M-Series Wheels from Alcoa

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: New Products

Hino has a new offering for medium-duty trucks. M-Series wheels from Alcoa resist corrosion to virtually eliminate wheel maintenance costs and maintain a clean, bright look. At nearly half the weight of a steel wheel, Alcoa M-Series wheels improve fuel economy, reduce carbon emissions and are […]



Air Tools

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Twisting wrenches is hard work that also skins knuckles and makes you sweat. So the introduction of air-operated tools was welcomed by mechanics and wannabes everywhere. But there’s more to the story. Months ago I took Mom’s car in for service, realignment and tire rotation. […]



It’s the Little Things

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Ever have days where you just want to scream, throw something or, in my case, slam a door? Frustration, stress, stupidity, anger — you name it — can trigger that reaction to where you’re thinking you’re going crazy and need a padded room. It also […]



Western Star Launches New Mobile-Friendly Web Site

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Industry News

In response to rising mobile Internet usage, Western Star has refreshed www.WesternStar.com with an emphasis on creating a mobile-friendly user experience. From any mobile or tablet device, Western Star fans and customers can now access information about Western Star® 4700, 4800, 4900 and 6900 truck […]



Go With a Pro

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

How often have you heard a company use the advertising slogan “go with a pro”? The company wants you to believe they are the master expert in their field —trained, qualified, competent, experienced and licensed to get the job done, a cut above the rest. […]



Fellow Tower Needs Help

Aug 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a message from Joseph Saladino, president of Prompt Towing of Punta Gorda, Fla. “Junior of Red’s OK Towing in Ft. Myers, Fla., is asking for some help. His 6-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with a rare blood disease. It is a curable […]



E.S.T.R.A. Truck Length Bill Signed into Law

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Press release from the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association: On August 11, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law at the request of the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association (ESTRA). The bill allows for three feet of overhang on […]



History in the Making

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Last week I wrote about acronyms and what the “F T I” stood for in FTI Groups, Inc. FTI means For The Industry. Another acronym, I.T.R.H.F.M., is also “for” the towing industry — the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum located in […]



Jerr-Dan Corporation 50/60-ton Rotator JFB Body Series

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: New Products

Jerr-Dan Corporation has announced details of their 50/60-ton rotator JFB Body Series, which offers storage inspired by fire service industry vehicles and technology. The JFB (Jerr-Dan Fire-Service Body) polypropylene co-polymer constructed body is weather-tight, low maintenance and has high impact resistance. JFB rotator body features […]