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Sunday, November 9: Tow Trucks for Tots Parade

Nov 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

On November 9 more than 300 tow trucks will line up outside of Hollywood Casino in Joliet, Ill., to participate in the seventh annual Worldwide Equipment Sales Tow Trucks for Tots parade. Tow Trucks for Tots is a not-for-profit organization created by Worldwide Equipment Sales, […]

Frog in My Throat

Oct 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My 3-year-old niece recently told me she had a frog in her throat. She was coming down with a cold and coughing, and she explained how the frog had closed his eyes and jumped down her throat. I could hardly keep a straight face. Her […]

Jump Shift

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

With credit to Tom Luciano of the U. S., and Steffan Ericson and Lennart Larrsen of Sweden, carriers could play an enhanced role in the future of T & R. Tom could see the day when a carrier could pull itself under the pile of […]

Hino Trucks Celebrates 30 Years in the U.S.

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

Hino Trucks has reached a milestone of 30 years in business in the United States. Founded in 1984 as a limited distributorship with responsibility for importing class 4 through 7 cab-over trucks, Hino has evolved into a prominent U.S. company with a dealer network of […]

Lee-Smith Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

On Wednesday October 15, Lee-Smith celebrated its 75th anniversary as a leading supplier of commercial transportation products and services in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the surrounding market with a Customer and Supplier Appreciation luncheon. Over 800 people were in attendance. Founded in 1939 as a McCormick-Deering […]

Small vs. Big

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When my husband and I started our business we had one light-duty tow truck. Over the years, towing took over the majority of work brought in and we needed to increase our fleet to accommodate this. We struggled, discussed and researched going into buying a […]


Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

“My name is Luca. I’m a five-year old German Shepherd and I go to work with my mom and dad, Robert and Danielle Yoho. “I get to play in the impound, nap in the office, occasionally chase Daisy the office cat and go on calls. […]

80-year Celebration

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

Parker Service Inc. of Fort Wayne, Ind., is celebrating its 80th anniversary, and for arriving media representatives covering the event, the Parker Service crew set up this display — a 2014 Kenworth T800 twin-steer with a Century 75-ton rotator lifting a 2006 Ford F-550 with […]

Avoid the Traffic Side on Roadside Tows

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Tip

While avoiding the traffic side of the scene is the best, often there is no alternative to being there. Hooking up to a vehicle may sometimes require you to work close to the roadway to position L-bars or attach a loading bridle. Operating the controls […]

Our Legacies

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

I want to tell you a story about two very dear friends in T & R who built their business from nothing to the point that their three children have now stepped in to take it where they left off. Yes, I could be talking […]