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    Towing & Recovery Management Summit Seminar Topics and Speakers

    Towing and Recovery Management SummitSeminar topics have been chosen for the Towing & Recovery Management Summit to be held in St. Louis, Mo., June 15-17, 2016.

    For a listing of seminar topics, click the Summit information here.

    Summit speakers scheduled for this year’s event include truck and transportation economist Noel Perry, Dan Charlebois, Tom Tedford, attorneys Michael McGovern and Nick Porto.

    The Towing & Recovery Management Summit offers company owners and decision-making managers the opportunity to attend seminars specific to their needs, a face-to-face environment with industry suppliers and opportunities to build partnerships and joint venture opportunities.

    The Summit will be held at the St. Louis Union Station, once the largest and busiest passenger rail terminal in the world and now one of America’s great historic destinations. (

    For more information and to register, visit

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    Equipped to Perform

    Truck of the Month“Here’s my 2011 Ford F-550 with a Chevron Renegade twin-line. It has a bunch of LED running lights as well as LED warning lights front and rear and cones to set up a safe scene. Additionally, it has plenty of rigging to recover even the heaviest vehicles from the toughest spots, dollies, a back up camera and tow bar adapters to make sure I can bring in even the worse wreck after I recover it.

    “Six pair of work lights light up even the darkest blizzard conditions and the tunnel box gives me room to carry all of my tools of the trade.”

    Dave Perone Jr.

    Lakeview Garage Inc.

    Hammonton, NJ.

    Editor’s Note: Lakeview Garage was started in 1948 by Nick Perone Sr. and serves South Jersey’s towing, road service and repair needs from light to heavy vehicles. The company provides towing and road service for AAA, the law enforcement and private accounts in the Tri-State area.

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    MiaThis is Mia, a blue nose pitbull that livens thing up at Zuccala Wrecker Service in Boynton Beach, Fla., Lindsey Zuccala discovered her in February 2015. She reports: “I was walking out of the office one night to close down the shop and here comes this cute little pit bull out from under one of my tow trucks. I took her home that night and fell in love with her. She was about four months old and is growing fast.

    “She comes to work with me every day and loves to run in the yard. Her favorite thing to do is to sit in a desk chair and watch everyone come in and out of the yard. She always wants to know what’s going on, and everyone loves to see her when they come into the office.”

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Shaun Skinner Named New President of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Shaun SkinnerIsuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has announced that Shaun C. Skinner, executive vice president and general manager, will become the president of the company. He will replace Hisao Sasaki, who will return to Isuzu Motors Limited in Japan. The announcement was made by Shigeji Sugimoto, chairman of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

“After a 29-year career with Isuzu and more than eight years as executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America (ICTA), Mr. Skinner is being promoted to drive our relationship with our dealers and our customers even closer as we look to become more market- and customer-focused in the future,” Sugimoto said. (more…)

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