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 […]

Towing Companies Offer Alternatives to Drinking and Driving

Dec 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Towing companies across the nation are participating in programs to curb holiday drinking and driving. Nationwide programs such as AAA’s Tipsy Tow and Tow To Go offers AAA members and non-members who have had too much to drink a free ride home for them and […]

Merry Christmas from Tow Times

Dec 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Tow Trucks for Tots Parade

Dec 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

On November 9, towers participated in the seventh annual Worldwide Equipment Sales Tow Trucks for Tots parade. Tow Trucks for Tots is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to help less fortunate children in the community, which has led to three goals for the program: […]

Florida Group Funds Billboard to Raise Move Over Law Awareness

Dec 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

James Jennings of Emerald Transportation Corporation with locations in Pompano Beach and Boca Raton, Fla., sends this photo of a billboard located on I-95 and Copans Road in Broward County. This billboard is sponsored by the group Towers with a Heart to honor tow truck […]

North Carolina Towers Mourn Loss of Fallen Towing Company Owner

Dec 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

North Carolina towing operators are calling for motorists to heed the state’s Move Over law following the death of Jeff Rackley, 44, owner of Jeff’s Wrecker Services in Rocky Mount. According to news reports, on Monday, December 1, at approximately 4 p.m., Rackley was assisting […]