Fellow Tower Needs Help

Aug 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a message from Joseph Saladino, president of Prompt Towing of Punta Gorda, Fla. “Junior of Red’s OK Towing in Ft. Myers, Fla., is asking for some help. His 6-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with a rare blood disease. It is a curable […]

E.S.T.R.A. Truck Length Bill Signed into Law

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Press release from the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association: On August 11, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law at the request of the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association (ESTRA). The bill allows for three feet of overhang on […]

Miller Industries Presents $10,000 Check to Towing Museum

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

During a recent meeting at the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn., Randy Olson, vice president of Marketing and Sarah-Beth Camp, assistant marketing director for Miller Industries, presented the museum board with a check for $10,000 towards the museum’s […]

Victory Photo

Aug 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

On July 25, 2014, while maneuvering on a narrow, steep road in Laguna Beach, Calif., a Terex construction crane weighing approximately 94,000 lbs. overturned — its extended boom landing on the roof of a nearby home. Because of the winding, 9-foot-wide roadway and 13-degree grade, […]

Move Over Laws in the News

Aug 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Tow truck operators and Move Over laws have been the focus of numerous news reports across the nation and in Canada during recent months. A new report from Odessa, Texas, says that increased traffic due to the area’s oil boom translates into more accidents, and […]

What’s Your Most Expensive/Unusual Tow?

Jul 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Two questions: 1. What’s the most expensive vehicle you’ve ever towed? (Move a Rolls on your rollback or a Bentley on your bed? Send us a photo.) 2. What’s your most unusual tow? (No doubt about it — towers move some odd stuff from time […]

Clothesline Extraction

Jul 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Part of the Tow Times July issue heavy-duty special feature article “Power Lifts” focuses on NRC Industries “Days of Action” held May 3-4 at the Robert Young Sales and Service facility in Roanoke, Va. Robert Young has been an NRC dealer for approximately15 years and […]

Miller Industries Donates World’s Fastest Wrecker to Towing Museum

Jul 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

In August 1979, two-time national stockcar champion Eddie Martin drove a 1979 Chevrolet equipped with a Holmes 440 wrecker around the Alabama International Speedway (Talladega) at speeds in excess of 130 mph. Official NASCAR electronic equipment recorded an average lap time of 109.330 mph and […]

We’re Down to the Wire…

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Spotlight

The deadline to enter the 2014 Shine ‘n Star Contest — the industry’s largest tow truck photo beauty contest — is Monday, June 30. You can easily enter your tow trucks online. Just go to and click on the Shine n Star banner. Or […]

Miller Industries Invites You to a Plant Tour

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Traveling this summer in or near Chattanooga, Tennessee? Miller Industries invites you to stop by and tour their manufacturing plant located just a few exits from downtown Chattanooga. While there, visit the International Towing and Recovery Museum, the only recognized museum in the world honoring […]