2016 Shine ‘n Star People’s Choice Voting is Open
The 2016 Shine ‘n Star public gallery is now open for voting. The tow truck that gets the most votes in the public gallery becomes the People’s Choice winner of the 2016 Shine ‘n Star contest. Remember you can vote on only one entry so choose wisely (one vote per IP Address). Once you cast your vote it cannot be changed.
All votes must be cast by midnight on September 20, 2016.
Visit the online gallery here. Or visit towtimes.com home page and click the Vote Now banner.
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Dick’s Automotive Transport
Dick’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.[continue reading this article...]
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Pool Noodles for Damage-Free Towing
Damage Free Towing Tip: Split a pool noodle down the middle and slip it over the wire rope to cushion against friction with the vehicle. “This is a $2 trick,” explains David Bouvia, senior lead instructor at WreckMaster Inc. See more tips in the feature article […][continue reading this article...]
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This 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
Waterford, Pa.[continue reading this article...]
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The 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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Century 1150R sneak peek from Miller Industries.
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Damage-Free Towing, Car Carrier Storage and Recovery Action
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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