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National Association Addresses Predatory Towing Bill

Jul 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The source of the following information is a recent press release from the Towing and Recovery Association of America: Is Federal/State Regulation in Your Future? Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA) President Jeff Roskopf along with the Legislative Committee chaired by Joanne Blyton are […]

Thanks for Entering the Shine ‘n Star Contest

Jul 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

Good luck to all who entered the 2015 Shine ‘n Star Contest. Winners will be announced in the Tow Times November issue. The Contest is brought to you by Tow Times and powered by Ford Trucks.

Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Shine ‘n Star Contest

Jun 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

Only 12 days left to enter the 2015 Shine ‘n Star Contest tow truck beauty contest. Don’t forget you can enter via Facebook this year by going to or click the Shine ‘n Star 2015 tab at the top of this page. Hurry, the […]

Summit to Address Driver Shortage

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

A continuing shortage of drivers will be the focus of the closing roundtable discussion at the Towing & Recovery Management Summit to be held July 15-17 in New Orleans, La. “It’s a nationwide issue impacting not only the towing industry, but the trucking industry as […]

Third Annual Move Over Law Golf Tournament

Jun 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Towers with a Heart Charity again held a successful Move Over Law Golf Tournament. According to James Jennings of Emerald Transportation Corporation in Pompano Beach, Fla., “We had over 160 players, sponsors and volunteers join us on May 9 for a great day of […]

Museum Receives Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to announce that Trip Advisor has awarded the museum a prestigious award that can only be earned through consistently great reviews of the business, published on the world’s largest travel site. The museum […]

CVSA’s International Roadcheck Three-Day Enforcement — June 2-4, 2015

Jun 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 2-4, 2015. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform truck and bus inspections. CVSA is holding […]

Texas Towers Pull Together During Flood Relief Efforts

May 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

As deadly flooding affects Texas, towing operators have been working around the clock to aid in rescuing people and vehicles. Tow Times spoke with a dispatcher at a Houston-area towing company. “It’s been extremely busy,” she said. “For us, the heaviest rains came on Sunday […]

Memorial Day History

May 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

Memorial Day — originally called Decoration Day — is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. At first, the day was reserved to honor those who died while fighting in the Civil War, which took […]

Towing and Recovery Association of America Election Results

May 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

On Friday, April 10, 2015, at its annual board meeting in Orlando, Fla., The Towing and Recovery Association of America announced the results of their recent elections. The new board members were sworn in at the time the results were announced. 2015-2017 TRAA Cabinet: President: […]