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    Stolen Rotators

    Hey guys keep your eyes out for these 2 rotator thefts just over the MD Line in PA.
    FRANKLIN COUNTY: Commercial Vehicle Theft. The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), Auto Theft Unit, investigated the theft of two Peterbilt rotator tow trucks from Rush Truck Center on Molly Pitcher Highway in Guilford Township. The thefts occurred between 07/23/2016 at 1200 hours and 07/24/2016 at 0100 hours. The trucks are valued at approximately $600,000 each and are described below.
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    Top: 2017 Peterbilt 389 Rotator Tow truck
    VIN: 1NPXX4TX3HD368714 Black body, orange accents, and chrome boom cylinders.

    Bottom: 2017 Peterbilt 567 Rotator Tow truck
    VIN: 1NPCX4TX3HD368677 White body, green accents, and green boom cylinders.

    Any agency with information should contact Trooper Ramon Torres, PSP, BCI, at (717) 574-7624 or ratorres@pa.gov, or Trooper Joshua Hoffee, PSP, Chambersburg Station, at (717) 264-5161 or johoffee@pa.gov. (PSP, BCI, Troop H, 07/26/2016)

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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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    JJ

    JJThis is JJ, a 14-year old lab that has been on 24-hr tow call since he was six weeks old.

    In 2012 JJ was attacked by coyotes and lost a foot due to the injuries, but that has not slowed him down. He loves to go so much his owner made a brace for his leg so he could get around and still make the tow calls. He’s always ready to go on a good tow.

    Our repeat customers and local law enforcement always want to know if JJ is in the truck when we arrive on the scene. Best buddy ever.

    EP Motorsports & Towing

    Dover, Tenn.

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Advanced Level Light-Duty Class Returning to the Tennessee Tow Show

American Towing and Recovery InstituteWes Wilburn, founder of American Towing and Recovery Institute, has announced that due to popular demand he will be holding a one-day Advanced Level Light Duty Class September 8, 2016, at the International Towing Museum learning center during the Tennessee Tow Show.

“This continues to be one of our most popular classes,” Wilburn says, “and we are glad to bring it back to Chattanooga.”

Find class info at www.towco-op.com or www.americantowingandrecoveryinstitute.org

While at the Tennessee Tow Show September 9 and 10, visit Wes at booth # 1001.


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