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High Maintenance

Dec 7th, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

In the Tow Times December Issue article “Truck Dress-up Shine ‘n Star Style,” we featured “High Maintenance,” a 2000 Peterbilt 379 with a Holmes DTU 35-ton detach unit. It’s on the road for McKinney Wrecker of Tuscaloosa, West Blocton and Woodstock, Ala.



Get a Bite?

Dec 7th, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

In a major league fishing expedition, one of two heavy-duty recovery units from Tanner’s Truck & Equipment of Rockport, Ark., is used to hook a 50,000-lb. mobile crane at the bottom of Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark. The crane fell from a barge, and an insurance […]



Driver vehicle inspection report

Dec 6th, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

Link to Vehicle Inspection Report



Maryland’s private trespass towing requirements

Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The November 2012 issue of Tow Times, page 13, contained information regarding changes to State of Maryland’s private trespass towing requirements. View Senate Bill 401 at this link.



Off-Road Winching Machines

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

In addition to the Tow Times SourceBook, the best towing industry buyer’s guide out there, the Tow Times October issue packs the feature article “Off-Road Winching”, which showcases a few of our readers’ specialized machines for off-road recovery. Included is this 1986 Bombardier Skidozer from […]



Hands-on Teaching

Sep 21st, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The September issue of Tow Times contains a recovery job on which Bob’s Garage & Towing was joined by towing and recovery industry instructor Wes Wilburn. The accident occurred just after Wilburn had completed a heavy-duty towing and recovery class at Bob’s Garage & Towing’s […]



Antique GMC truck photos

Aug 7th, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times August issue News Bits department (page 12) included a request by a retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer to identify a 1918 GMC tow/boom truck. Here are more photos of the vehicle. If you have any information about this truck, email Lynn Holman […]



Slow Down Move Over Truck

Jul 5th, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

Editor’s Note: The “Slow Down Move Over” truck is featured in the July issue of Tow Times magazine.



Recovery Operator and Rescue Squad Captain

Jun 8th, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

When this loaded tractor-trailer coal truck dropped its wheels off the roadway on a steep curve, the rig flipped over a guardrail. Pennington’s Wrecker Service of Harlan, Ky., used three heavy recovery units to pull the vehicle up and over the guardrail.



Snatch Block 101 Part 2

Apr 27th, 2012 | By | Category: From our latest issue

In the May issue we covered Snatch Block Part 2. Here are additional illustrations calculating the effects of various line angles when using snatch blocks. View the PDF chart