Tow Truck Move Over Law on Wisconsin Digital Message Signs

Mar 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a message from Dan Johnson, vice president of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association: “We are very pleased to report progress on a request made by Wisconsin Towing Association (WTA) Chair Jamon Ingelse and Vice Chair Shawn Topel to the Department of Transportation […]

Massachusetts’ Statewide Towing Association Tow Truck Procession Honors Kevin St. Pierre

Feb 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the Statewide Towing Association On Saturday, February 21, the towing industry bid farewell to Kevin St. Pierre, a 22-year-old tow truck driver killed in the line of duty. Kevin was struck and killed while loading a vehicle in […]

California Based UCMCS Releases Video

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the United Coalition for Motor Club Safety: The United Coalition for Motor Club Safety (UCMCS) has produced a poignant video (click here to watch the video) to help educate the public about our industry — the risks towers […]

Tow Truck Operator’s Death Spurs Calls to Obey Move Over Laws

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

Tow truck operators are calling for motorists to obey Move Over laws after the death of fellow operator Kevin St. Pierre, 22, of Southbridge, Mass. According to news reports, St. Pierre, who worked for Sturbridge Service Center in Sturbridge, Mass., was loading a disabled vehicle […]

Mississippi Towing Company Owner Dragged by Vehicle — Suspect Sought

Feb 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The owner of a Bay St. Louis, Miss., tow company is in the news after he was dragged over 40 feet by a vehicle and sustained multiple injuries. Moss Towing owner Bennis Moss told investigators he approached a vehicle that drove up to his residence […]

New York Association Raising Funds for Murray Rude Headstone

Jan 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association (ESTRA)  Industry pioneer Murray Rude died at the age of 87 on November 26, 2014. Murray was a member of the Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and a founding member […]

Ultra-Heavy Duty Training

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

On January 20 – 22, Miller industries and Crouch’s Wrecker & Equipment Sales presented an ultra heavy-duty training class at Copart’s Dover, Fla. facility. Hosted by the Sunshine State Towing Association, the class instructors were well-known towing industry educators Tom Luciano and John Hawkins.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Requires TIM Training for Rotation Towers

Jan 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has announced that all tow truck owners and drivers employed by companies on the Tennessee Highway Patrol rotating schedule towing list will be required to attend Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training by the end of the 2015 calendar year to […]

International Towing Museum Accepting Resumes for New Executive Director

Jan 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum recently announced that after more than 10 years at the Museum, Executive Director Cheryl Mish is stepping down from the position effective April 30, 2015. Mish has been at the helm throughout a successful growth […]

Cintas & Carhartt launch new Tough Crew Contest

Jan 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

For the past four years, Cintas & Carhartt have partnered to recognize individuals who withstand tough working conditions. This year, they’ve launched the Tough Crew Contest, a new program designed to pay tribute to hard-working crews throughout North America. Contestants are encouraged to share how […]