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Hino Trucks Expands Nationwide Footprint

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Hino Trucks, its local dealers and city officials gathered in Ontario, Calif., to celebrate the grand opening of Hino’s new California Parts Distribution Center (PDC) and Training Center. The addition of this combined facility to Hino’s U.S. based operations is a part of a growing […]



Jack of All Trades

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

The title implies that a person is capable of everything from brain surgery to driving a race car and all that’s in between. Last summer we spent a few days in the local hospital and came away with the understanding that doctors don’t make good […]



When to Call for Help

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Our furnace went out a few weeks back. I went downstairs with my husband — giving my two cents worth of what to check — and each time I said something, I was “barked” at. I get it. I was not happy to have to […]



Eaton Expands Fuller Advantage® Series Automated 10-speed Transmissions

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

Power management company Eaton has expanded coverage of the Fuller Advantage series automated overdrive models for use in vocational applications. Initially launched in other applications in 2013, Fuller Advantage transmissions offer many benefits compared to the UltraShift® PLUS including reduced weight, increased efficiency and lower […]



FMCSA Exemption for Use of Wireless Tow Lights

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted TowMate, LLC’s (TowMate) a limited two-year exemption to allow motor carriers to operate rechargeable wireless temporary stop, turn, and tail lighting systems during temporary towing operations. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), all required […]



Warning

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Towers put their lives on the line when working an accident or incident near an active highway and all too often the tower is working without law enforcement assistance. This means he must look out for himself while trying to also devote attention to the […]



Registration is Open for the 2016 Towing & Recovery Summit in St. Louis

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

The 2016 Towing & Recovery Summit is moving to St. Louis, Missouri, where the focus will be enabling towing company owners and managers to improve the profit margins of their businesses. The towing and recovery industry continues to face challenges – from driver retention and […]



Coughing, Sneezing and Working

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

It’s not good to have a cold when you’re answering the phone and dispatching. It sounds like you’re talking in a tunnel, and each time you answer the phone you hear, “Wow, you sound awful.” Guess what? I know I sound awful and I feel […]



Features and Benefits

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A good customer from West Texas was having trouble with tow slings — lots of trouble. So I made a call to find out why. We unpacked a new sling and installed it on an older 440 which we backed up to a wrecked car. […]



Daimler Trucks North America Names Kary Schaefer General Manager, Marketing and Strategy

Feb 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced that Kary Schaefer has been appointed general manager, marketing and strategy. Schaefer will lead the Freightliner Trucks and Detroit™ marketing organizations in the launch of upcoming products, steering product strategy requirements and implementing customer and dealer satisfaction initiatives. […]