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    On the road for LW’s Towing in Frisco, Texas, is this 2012 W900L Kenworth with a Holmes DTU detachable towing unit. The truck has an Eaton fuller RTLO 2018B transmission and a HERD Texas Edition bumper.

    Custom items include chrome toolboxes with LED lighting, LEDs throughout the truck, and light bar. The custom paint scheme includes the trademark checkerboard graphics on LW’s Towing trucks. This unit has a matching attachable 53-foot custom Landoll trailer with a matching paint scheme.

    LW’s Towing has been in business for over 33 years, offering light- to heavy-duty towing and recovery, transport, roadside assistance and more. The company’s 2007 Kenworth T-300/Vulcan 894 won the medium-duty category of the 2011 Shine ‘n Star contest and was featured on the April 2012 Tow Times cover.

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    Meet, Riley, a one-year-old Doberman, and our newest employee here at Johnson Specialized Transportation Inc. in Burlington, N.J. Riley loves to greet our customers, run around our shop and go on tow calls with her “dad,” Russell Johnson Jr.

    Erica Johnson

    Johnson Specialized Transportation Inc.

    Johnson’s Truck Service

    Burlington, N.J.

    Editor’s Note: Johnson Specialized Transportation Inc. has been in business since 2001 and offers light-to heavy-duty towing and recovery, transport and specialized transport of oversized equipment and vehicles and full-service truck repair.

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Industry News

CRMA 2018 Company of the Year Award

Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. was awarded the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association (CRMA), Manufacturers Excellence Award for 2018 Company of the Year. The CRMA is focused on the support of Tennessee’s manufacturers, and has been doing so since 1902.

The award is given based on criteria ranging from manufacturing proficiencies, employee safety, health and training, a high level of commitment to improvement as well as community involvement. Miller Industries is currently completing an over $40 million expansion to their facilities, complete with eco-friendly paint facilities, energy efficient all-LED lighting, employee training facility and a welding academy.

“Miller Industries strives to be a leader in employee engagement and education for their many employees across all locations,” states a Miller Industries press release. “Outside of manufacturing, Miller Industries strives to be a good steward by heading programs that raise money for charities and having a steadfast involvement in the community. These demonstrations of leadership helped Miller Industries achieve this award of excellence. Miller Industries is proud of their membership to the CRMA and is grateful for such a prestigious award.”

Since 1902, the CRMA has worked to enable cooperation, competitiveness and profitable growth for Tennessee manufacturers.

For more information on this award or other news and information from Miller Industries visit their online news feed at

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