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    On Call for 70 Years

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of our company, Lakeview Garage Inc. The business was started in 1948 by my grandfather, Nicholas Perone Sr. and is now helmed by his sons Nick Jr and Dave Sr.

    We are a third-generation, family-owned-and-operated towing and full service repair facility covering everything from small cars to large trucks. We’ve been affiliated with AAA since the beginning and today service two AAA clubs as well as a host of commercial, private and government accounts.

    We also offer towing services to a multitude of law enforcement accounts ranging from our local department to the New Jersey State Police.

    It’s been a long road to 70 years, but we have no plans of slowing down.

    Dave Perone Jr.

    Lakeview Garage Inc.

    Hammonton, N.J.


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    Benji and Mack

    These are our tow dogs Benji (left) and Mack. Both Pit Bulls, Benji is one and a half years old and Mack is a four and a half. They enjoy going on rides in the tow truck and Benji greets customers in the office.

    We’ve been in business since 1965 and serve the Granville County, N.C. area and tow locally, providing light-, medium- and heavy-duty towing, unlocks and jump-starts.

    John and Tuesday Oliver

    Oliver’s Towing

    Oxford, N.C.

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Industry News

Peterbilt Graduates 50th Factory Trained Technician Class

On August 10, Peterbilt Motors Company certified the graduation of the Peterbilt Technician Institute’s (PTI) 50th graduating class.

Since PTI opened its doors in November 2013 at the Universal Technical Institute campus in Dallas more than 500 students have graduated from the program. PTI has placed more than 95 percent of graduates with a Peterbilt service location or directly with a Peterbilt customer.

“The PTI program continues to be of significant value to the overall Peterbilt dealer network. Our dealers see the benefit in having a consistent training message and bringing in much needed, new talent into the network,” said Brian Brooks, Peterbilt Technican Institute Director, Peterbilt Motors Company. “Many of our graduates have taken increased responsibilities within their hiring dealer, from lead technician, to service writer, to shop foreman, to training manager.”

The PTI graduates boast a 90 percent retention rate once placed with a customer or service location.

Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including SmartLINQ connected truck technologies, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, the Red Oval certified used truck program, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt.

For more information about Peterbilt, visit Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

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    The Tow Times June issue addresses the top workplace injuries faced by towing operators and tips on prevention, information on creating a company safety program, and statistics provided by the Survivor Fund/Wall of the Fallen Committee offer insight on the “Numbers Behind the Wall of the Fallen.” This issue also offers an overview of air brake systems, and industry sources share views on towing operators using warning lights when driving with vehicles in tow. For recovery fans, dual sliding rotators upright and recover a vacuum truck from a steep embankment.

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