PWOF Raffle Truck Winner
    PWOF Raffle Truck Winner

    From left: Vince Tiano, Vice President of Miller Industries, Aaron Forron, Will Miller, President and Co-CEO of Miller Industries and Gary Mickiewicz, Vice President, Eastern Region of Hino Trucks.

    On Saturday, April 12 at the Florida Tow Show®, the raffle drum was close to full of tickets purchased by show attendees hoping to win the Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida Raffle Truck: a 2014 Hino chassis with a Century® LCG™ car carrier. Showgoers gathered at the Miller Industries booth as the winning ticket was drawn. The lucky winner was Aaron Forron of Sprint Towing in Jacksonville, Fla., who couldn’t believe his ticket was drawn.

    Aaron will add this carrier to his current fleet of light- and medium-duty trucks.



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    Haas Towing

    Haas TowingThis 2013 Ford F650 with a 21-foot Century 12 Series Low Center of Gravity (LCG) aluminum bed belongs to Haas Towing of Rockford, Ill. Features include a 260 hp Cummins engine, passenger-side 48-inch by 24-inch deep aluminum toolbox with stainless steel door, 72-inch by 24 inch deep drivers’ side aluminum toolbox, wireless remote winch controls, keyless entry, remote start and alarm. It also has a 58-inch Code 3 2100 Series 16-head LED light bar, window vent shades, air suspension, air compressor, XLT trim, vinyl upgrades seats to 40/20/40 and aluminum wheels.

    Family owned and operated Haas Towing has been in business since 1980. The fleet consists of six car carriers, a self-loader and a medium-duty tow truck. The company services the Winnebago county (Rockford, Ill.) area and handles towing, transporting exotic cars, road service and specialty jobs.


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Industry News

Donny Mesaros Leadership Gift Program

On March 21, 2014, at the TRAA Legislative and Leadership Conference in Arlington, Va., the Interstar Fleet Services Towing Division announced its Donny Mesaros Leadership Gift Program. According to Interstar Fleet Services Towing Division General Manager Gay Rochester, the program is designed to recognize upcoming men and women in the towing industry who show leadership qualities and a willingness to focus their talents and energy into the industry.

“Donny was a great leader in the towing community and an integral part of our strong relationships with the towers in Ohio,” Rochester says. “We will miss him and all the wonderful qualities he shared with so many. This annual gift will help continue his legacy of leadership.”

Interstar Fleet Services Towing Division has committed to an annual $500 gift to be awarded to a recipient to attend an educational opportunity offered by the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA), such as the TRAA Legislative and Leadership Conference, certification training or an educational opportunity TRAA promotes.

To submit a recipient for consideration, the submitting party must be a member of his or her state association, TRAA or both. An application form to submit recipients can be found on the TRAA website (, the Towing & Recovery Association of Ohio website ( and the Interstar Fleet Services Towing Division website ( in June.

For more information contact Gay Rochester at or phone 704-902-0883.


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