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    National Move Over Day: Saturday October 20

    National Move Over Day, the third Saturday each October, is Saturday, October 20. The day was established to create awareness of national move over laws that apply to emergency responders.

    Towing operators, towing associations and state departments of transportation are encouraged to promote their state’s move over laws.

    The Empire State Towing and Recovery Association (ESTRA) of New York issued the following press release on October 12:

    “In an ongoing effort to spread awareness of the Move Over law, The Empire State Towing and Recovery Association and AAA Hudson Valley will host a public awareness event on National Move Over Day, Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Taft Furniture parking lot, 1960 Central Avenue, Albany, NY, at 10 a.m., followed by a reception where attendees can interact with drivers and specialty vehicles. [The event will conclude] with a procession of first responders, tow trucks and maintenance vehicles that will travel throughout the Capital Region. (more…)

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    Ruby

    Ruby is a seven-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback that is learning the ropes of being a tow truck dog. When she’s not out towing with Brian Vohs (owner of Cutshaw Garage and Tow aka “Dad”) or Ashley Randall (“Mom”) she spends her days assisting in the office.

    She has big shoes to fill, but is getting the hang of tow truck life.

    Ashley Randall, office manager

    Cutshaw Garage and Tow

    Louisburg, Kan.

    Editor’s Note: Brian Vohs became the owner of Cutshaw Garage and Tow in 2012. The company provides 24/7 towing services, emergency roadside service and automotive repair.

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Industry News

Jerr-Dan Offers New Products Warranty Program for Entire Line

Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation Company (NYSE:OSK) announced on October 5 that it is now offering a one year (full) and five year (structural) warranty on its entire product line of carriers, wreckers and rotators. The product warranty will be offered on new products purchased beginning October 1, 2018.

The new warranty program covers areas including the carrier’s deck and subframe weld as well as the wrecker’s subframe, wrecker boom weldment and underlift weldments.

Some of the key features of the warranty include:

  • Jerr-Dan Corporation shall repair and/or replace defects in material or workmanship in its new products for twelve (12) months from the warranty start date.
  • In addition, Jerr-Dan shall repair and/or replace defects in material or workmanship in select components for five (5) years from the warranty start date.
  • Furthermore, Jerr-Dan shall repair and/or replace defects in material or workmanship in the hydraulics (excluding hydraulic hoses) of the Model XLP Carrier for three (3) years from the warranty start date.
  • Jerr-Dan agrees only to repair or replace at its own expense, F.O.B., the place or places of manufacture, any part or parts of the product found to be defective in material or workmanship, provided Jerr-Dan is notified of such defect or defects within the applicable warranty period and given a reasonable time to correct the defect.

For more information on Jerr-Dan products and the product warranty visit www.jerrdan.com.

 


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