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    Washington State Bill Would Reimburse Towing Companies for Abandoned RVs

    A bill currently proposed in the Washington state Senate would provide towing companies partial reimbursement for expenses incurred from towing abandoned recreational vehicles. Senate Bill 5735 would also establish a system for cities and counties to dispose of abandoned recreational vehicles.

    Sponsored by Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima and Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, the bill seeks to ease the burden on towing companies that must dispose of abandoned RVs in their storage lots, which is a growing problem says Paul Bressi, owner of Nisqually Automotive and Towing in Olympia, Wash., noting that poor, if any, resale value and contamination issues discourage many wrecking yards from accepting abandoned recreational vehicles. (more…)

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    Custom-built for AE Collision & Towing Inc.

    AE Collision and Towing IncThis 2016 Ford F-550 4 wheel drive with a Chevron 408TA is from the fleet of AE Collision & Towing Inc. in Eugene, Ore. Custom-built by Fleet Sales West of Woodburn, Ore., the bed can be controlled from inside the cab or the rear of the bed and features rear hydraulic stiff legs — a feature normally seen on medium-duty units.

    Features also include an extendable boom with twin 9,000-lb. winches, a tunnel box that houses the dolly bars on a sliding track so they can be easily accessed from either side of the truck, a Torrent LED light bar with alley lights and fold-away brackets for low clearance situations, four LED strobes and a custom-built grille by Royalty Core. The truck’s custom paint job is green with a matte finish and gloss black accents.

    AE Collision & Towing Inc. offers towing, roadside assistance, private property impound services and repossessions to customers in the Eugene and Springfield areas.

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    Mojo

    MojoThought you might like to meet our tow dog Mojo, a three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who just loves to tow. Anywhere her tow truck driver (aka John Chase) goes she’s there to help — and the best part is that the people who meet her are often stressed and she helps to calm them down. She recently received her first tip: a $10 gift card to Petco.

    Mojo loves to ride on John’s shoulders and is frequently spotted on his back while he performs emergency roadside services.

    The only thing she likes as much as towing is being a 12th man.  She’s always in blue on Fridays (year round) to support her Seahawks.

    Gail Chase

    ABC Towing Inc.

    Seattle, Wash.

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Palmetto Ford – New Dynamic Dealer for Southern Florida

Dynamic Towing Equipment has announced a recent dealer partnership with Palmetto Ford of southern Florida.

Family owned and operated, Palmetto Ford has served the South Florida community since 1966. As a member of Ford’s Business Preferred Network (BPN), the dealership specializes in all size commercial truck sales, leasing and servicing. It also has a retail business.

The dealership now offers Dynamic towing equipment, service and parts for the southern Florida region.

Palmetto Ford Truck Sales is located at 7245 NW 36th St. (Doral Blvd.), Miami, Fla. 33166. The sales department phone number is 888-878-0292.

Visit Dynamic Towing Equipment at dynamicmfg.com.


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    The Tow Times February issue traces the evolution of the car carrier — and tips you can use when purchasing a used car carrier. This issue also focus on how wireless operation of towing equipment and accessories can produce a range of benefits for today’s towing and recovery operator.

    On the cover is the Tow Times 2016 Shine ‘n’ Star Working Truck Winner: a 2001 Freightliner FL120 with a Holmes Detachable Towing Unit (DTU). The proud owner is Parise’s Auto & towing Inc. in Batavia, N.Y.

    And in the Recovery Review department, a North Carolina towing company takes on a job others said couldn’t be done.


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