Massachusetts’ Statewide Towing Association Tow Truck Procession Honors Kevin St. Pierre

    STA Honors Kevin St. Pierre 1The following is a press release from the Statewide Towing Association

    On Saturday, February 21, the towing industry bid farewell to Kevin St. Pierre, a 22-year-old tow truck driver killed in the line of duty. Kevin was struck and killed while loading a vehicle in the breakdown lane of the Massachusetts Turnpike. At the request of the family, Statewide Towing Association organized a tow truck procession to honor their fallen brother and to raise awareness of the Move Over law.

    Tow truck convoys, some lead by police escorts, arrived from throughout New England to pay their respects. As Kevin’s family and friends looked on from the church steps, a procession of 231 tow trucks stretching over 4.5 miles long drove slowly past Kevin’s Thin Yellow Line flag-draped casket as it rested on a carrier in preparation for the trip to the cemetery. At the conclusion of the burial, the family arrived at the Sturbridge Host Hotel where they were greeted by the American flag flying between two rotators and the driveway lined with towers standing shoulder to shoulder in their reflective safety gear. (more…)

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    Truck of the month“Dreher Collision Center is a full service auto body repair facility locally owned and operated by William Dreher in Brownsville, Wis. We specialize in paint-less dent repair, frame repair and everything in between. As a local company, we are proud to have served Brownsville and the surrounding communities for over 30 years.

    “One of our local communities hosts an annual event in August called the Waupun Truck-N-Show that pays tribute to the trucking industry and gives owner-operators the chance to show off their rigs. Over the past several years we have been participating in this event by showcasing our 2007 International 4300 rollback. For the last two consecutive years (2013 and 2014) in the “Convoy of Lights Parade,” Dreher Collision Center has been awarded first place for “Best Light Show Tow Truck” and first place for “Best Roll Bed Recovery Truck.”

    “We eagerly look forward to participating in this event next year, when it will celebrate its 26th anniversary.”



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Auto Data Direct, Inc. Names Tom Drake Tow Services Manager
Tom Drake

Tom Drake serves as national Towing Services Manager for Auto Data Direct, Inc.

Auto Data Direct, Inc., (ADD) has announced the appointment of Tom Drake as its national Towing Services Manager. Drake joined ADD in 2008 with the primary responsibility of assisting the Florida-based company in expanding its extensive tow industry service into Texas and throughout the nation.

In his role, Drake works with individual companies, tow associations, state regulatory agencies and county governments to develop industry solutions unique to their jurisdiction.

“We are blessed to have a very creative and customer focused support team for this important industry,” said Drake. “Our goal is always to provide web-based solutions that can be used by the tow industry to make business operations more efficient in the most cost-effective manner possible.”

For more information visit Tom Drake can be reached at

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