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Pennsylvania State Police Terminates Agreement with AutoReturn

Nov 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

News is spreading across the industry that the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has terminated its agreement with California-based third-party police dispatch service AutoReturn. The controversial dispatch service contracts with municipalities to take over dispatching functions, contracting with local towers who are placed on an AutoReturn […]



Bob Cortes Elected as Florida State House Representative

Nov 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

On November 4, Longwood, Fla., towing company owner Bob Cortes was elected as the Florida’s State House District 30 Representative over his one-term incumbent opponent. He becomes the first towing business owner in Florida to be elected to the State House of Representatives. “I am […]



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, […]



Allstate Roadside Services Launches Advocacy Campaign to Raise Awareness of Move Over Laws

Oct 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Oct. 28, 2014 – More than one tow truck operator is killed every week by motorists. Today, to honor the men and women who have lost their lives during service, Allstate Roadside Services has teamed up with the International Towing and Recovery […]



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 […]



AW Direct Donates $$10,000 to Survivor Fund

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that AW Direct, a leading direct marketing company providing equipment and supplies to the towing and service vehicle market, presented a donation of $10,000 to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame […]



Get Ready for the World’s Largest Tow Truck Parade

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

It’s time to start collecting toys and get ready for this year’s Tow Trucks for Tots parade. Every second Sunday in November, towing companies throughout the Midwest converge to Rockdale, Ill. (Hollywood Casino) and stage their trucks for the world’s largest tow truck parade. This […]



2014 B/A Products Co. Open House

Sep 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Mark your calendars — B/A Products Co. will hold its 8th annual Open House on Friday, November 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the AT Exposition in Baltimore. There will be live product demonstrations along with […]



George Stevens 10/22/1938 — 9/21/2014

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Press Release from the Towing and Recovery Association of America: It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of George Stevens. He will be greatly missed by us all. We will remember him always for his many contributions to TRAA, the […]



Jerr-Dan Towmance Contest

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight