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    Carfentanil Alert

    Alerts have been issued from the Empire State Towing Association and the New Hampshire Drug Monitoring Initiative regarding the synthetic opioid carfentanil.

    According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration: “Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 10, website like this 000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl, abortion which itself is 50 times more potent than heroin. DEA, local law enforcement and first responders have recently seen the presence of carfentanil, which has been linked to a significant number of overdose deaths in various parts of the country. Improper handling of carfentanil, as well as fentanyl and other fentanyl-related compounds, has deadly consequences.” (more…)

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    Blessing Celebration/Tribute for NRC HIM

    We recently added an NRC 60/80SR HIM (Heavy Incident Manager) to our fleet. For many years Bill Jackson has been a huge influence on my desire to seek out training as a professional towing and recovery operator, here and cross training with other emergency service agencies.

    In 2016 I was offered an opportunity to become an NRC trainer, and for that I feel very thankful. When we were getting this HIM, I asked Bruce Jackson if I could dedicate this unit to his father, Bill Jackson, and he gave us his approval.

    We had a blessing celebration on March 12, 2017, which featured the traditional Chinese lion dance, which was extra special to our family as my youngest son, Kolton (age 8), was the head of one of the two lions that performed the blessing.

    Kenneth Tom

    Advanced Towing & Recovery

    Advanced Crane & Rigging

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Editor’s Note: The Tow Times April issue featured tributes to the late industry trainer and educator Bill Jackson.

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    Taco

     

    Taco is our five-year-old mascot here at Fowler and Son Towing and Recovery. He can’t wait to get to work every day, hang out and greet everyone. He makes us all happy even on our worst days.

    We love our little buddy and can’t imagine a workday without him.

    Fowler and Son Towing and Recovery

    Ed Fowler, Jimbob Parris, Diane Parris, owners

    Cowpens, S.C.

    Editor’s Note: Fowler and Son Towing and Recovery has been in business five years and services Spartanburg and Cherokee counties with a fleet of eight trucks.

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Olson Joins Worldwide Equipment Sales

From left: Pat Winer, page Worldwide president with Randy Olson, VP of western sales operations and Manager of key accounts Rocky Certaro.

Pat Winer, president of sales and marketing for Worldwide Equipment Sales, has announced the addition of Randy Olson as Worldwide’s VP of western sales operations. With locations in Illinois, Michigan, Nevada and California, Worldwide is a full-line distributor of Jerr-Dan, Landoll and Zacklift products.

Joe Pritchard, president of Worldwide’s parent company commented, “We are excited to have Randy, with his vast knowledge of the industry, join the team. Olson will be working closely with Joel Amsley, the corporate strategy leader, Pat Winer and Dave Gellinger, national sales manager. This will be a great team with second-to-none combined experience in the industry. We are totally committed to bringing a whole new level of service to the customer base and are confident this team can exceed those expectations.”

Olson can be reached at rolson@newtowtrucks.com. For more information and updates visit www.newtowtrucks.com.


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