Editor’s Note: This is a lengthier, online version of Ed Johnson’s TT Learning Center article that appears in the Tow Times August issue. Towing 4-wheel Drive Vehicles (Online Version)
From our latest issue
A 1993 tri-axle Kenworth W900 mounted with a Challenger 35-ton unit is featured on the Tow Times July issue cover and center spread. The truck is the Working Truck category winner of the 2012 Shine ‘n Star tow truck beauty contest. Towing operator safety is […]
The Tow Times June 2013 issue features our annual focus on towing operators training with fire/rescue departments to better work together at accident/extrication scenes. This issue covers the importance of large truck extrication training, and features actual rescues where towing operators and their equipment make […]
On the Tow Times May issue cover is a 2009 Kenworth T800 equipped with an NRC 50/65 Sliding Rotator. The truck won the Heavy-duty category of the 2012 Tow Times Shine ‘n Star tow truck beauty contest. See the Tow Times print or digital issue for […]
A container truck loaded with clothes being shipped to Africa lost control on a junction of the M6 motorway near Coventry, England. The combination rolled and slid on its side through railings, dropping to the motorway below. Fillongley Garage sorted it out with an NRC […]
The cover of the Tow Times March 2013 issue belongs to Barbour’s Towing & Truck Repair of Raleigh, N.C. The Medium-Duty winner of the Tow Times Shine ‘n Star tow truck beauty contest is a 2008 Peterbilt 335 outfitted with a Century 16-ton unit. See […]
On the cover of the Tow Times February issue is a Dynamic Manufacturing self-loader in action courtesy of United Auto Recovery, an automotive recovery and remarketing firm with operations throughout the southern U.S. and now reaching to the midwest. The company operates a fleet of […]
As part of our January issue Racing Special, Tow Times takes a look at the “World’s Fastest Wrecker” on display at the International Towing and Recovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn.
In the Tow Times December Issue article “Truck Dress-up Shine ‘n Star Style,” we featured “High Maintenance,” a 2000 Peterbilt 379 with a Holmes DTU 35-ton detach unit. It’s on the road for McKinney Wrecker of Tuscaloosa, West Blocton and Woodstock, Ala.
In a major league fishing expedition, one of two heavy-duty recovery units from Tanner’s Truck & Equipment of Rockport, Ark., is used to hook a 50,000-lb. mobile crane at the bottom of Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark. The crane fell from a barge, and an insurance […]