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    Dick’s Automotive Transport

    Dick's Automotive TransportDick’s Automotive Transport has been in business in the San Francisco area since 1957. Founder Dick Sgarlato turned over the reins to his four sons in 1990. Today, Dick’s Automotive has a fleet of over 30 trucks, including light-, medium- and heavy-duty; flatbeds and battery service vehicles. This is a 2016 Dodge D5500 with a 102-inch wide, 19.6-foot aluminum Century SST bed. See the Tow Times August issue Trucks on Call department to see a photo of this truck and Dick Sgarlato in a 1968 Chevrolet tow truck.

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    Mater

    MaterThis is our tow dog Mater. We came up with the name from the character Tow Mater in the movie Cars. We thought it would fit perfectly as he joined our towing company.

    Mater is a 13-week-old English Labrador and runs the office here at Dave’s AuTow in Waterford Pa. He’s learning how to be a co-pilot for our 10 tow trucks and is pictured in the window of our 6×6 custom-built Peterbilt. He’s also pictured in the passenger air seat, where he’s quite comfortable.

    We’ve been fans of Tow Times magazine for years.

    Erica and Matt Alexander

    Dave’s AuTow

    Waterford, Pa.

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100 Years of Towing Celebration Cruise

TRAA CruiseThe International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a 100 Years of Towing Celebration cruise to Alaska. Over 50 towers participated in the event that included educational seminars, roundtable discussions and concluded with a Towing and Recovery Association of America board of directors meeting.

Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy some of the world’s finest scenery while spending time with friends and new acquaintances. It’s reported there were many sightings of whales, sea lions, eagles — even a few tow trucks.


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    The Tow Times August issue is packed with information — from car carrier storage options to tips for damage-free towing from leading towing industry educators. There’s also a great story of teamwork to recover a car hauler and semi-trailer from an unusual accident scene in Indiana. The cover and centerspread belong to the 2015 Shine ‘n Star Light-Duty winner: Ricci & Sons Towing of Rochester, N.Y. The Shine ‘n Star contest is powered by Ford Trucks.


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