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TTSA Holiday Inn Rooms Sold Out

May 25th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

An amendment to the Texas Towing and Storage Amendment Annual General Meeting was announced this week in an email blast. The rooms at the Holiday Inn Express where the meeting will take place are now sold out in their block. A room can be booked […]



TRAO Coloring Book Announcement

May 25th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The Towing and Recovery Association of Ohio 2011 Coloring Book has a theme this year, according to an announcement in the newsletter. Email a photo of your truck while it’s towing or recovering a vehicle or item to the TRAO office. The children love to […]



National Motorists Association Declares June “Lane Courtesy Month”

May 24th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

Earlier this week, the National Motorists Association (NMA) designated June — one of the busiest driving periods of the summer — as Lane Courtesy Month, according to a press release. Lane courtesy is defined as the practice of yielding or moving over for faster moving […]



TRAA Unveils New Website, Discounts, Reminders and News

May 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA) website (www.towserver.net) has been undergoing reconstruction and is now ready for a visit. There are copies of Tom Martin’s speech at the L&L Conference, information about the Chevrolet Volt, Michael McGovern’s synopsis of Federal Court decisions regarding […]



TTSA Prepares for Annual Meeting at the Beach

May 20th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The Texas Towing and Storage Association (TTSA) will be holding their annual general meeting on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in South Padre Island, Texas. Speakers will include: Tom Drake, Auto Data Direct, “NMVTIS-What you need to know,” Thomas Hartman, and […]



California Tow Truck Driver Struck While Working Roadside

May 18th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A California tow truck driver suffered major injuries Tuesday, May 17, after being struck while working on the side of the road, according to a news report. The unidentified driver was under a stalled van at about 1:30 p.m. hooking up the vehicle to his […]



Indianapolis Mayor Asks for Public’s Help With New Towing Ordinance

May 17th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The City of Indianapolis, Ind., will be creating a new towing ordinance in an effort to curb predatory towing practices. Mayor Ballard announced to the public today, Tuesday, May 17, at 2:30 p.m., that he would be seeking the public’s input for this ordinance, according […]



Woman Accused in Towing Operator Dragging Death Says She Feared for Her Safety

May 16th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

News reports indicate that attorneys representing a woman accused in the dragging death of towing operator Allen Lee Rose said she feared for her safety when she fled in her vehicle, killing Rose, who died Feb. 23 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Police say Detra Farries […]



Life Sentence for California Towing Operator’s Killer

May 15th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The killer of a Merced, California tow truck operator received a sentence of life without parole on Tuesday, May 10, from a Merced County judge. Anthony Avilez Trammell, 22, was sentenced on six felony counts, including first- degree murder, in the killing of Randall Armendariz […]



Woman Locks Herself in Vehicle About to be Towed

May 14th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A Dayton, Ohio, woman was arrested May 9 after she refused to get out of her car that was about to be towed. According to a news report, a Dayton parking enforcement aide writing a ticket for a car parked at an expired meter discovered […]