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    Tow-to-Go Offers Rides During Memorial Day Weekend

    Tow-to-GoIn an effort to make roadways safer this Memorial Day weekend, AAA is once again offering the Tow-to-Go program.

    Since its inception in 1998, Tow-to-Go has safely removed more than 24,000 impaired drivers from the roads. This service is designed to be used as a last resort and is offered based on the availability of AAA Service Technicians and tow trucks during times of high call volume.

    Program features:

    • Confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location

    • Service is provided in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. In Nebraska: Omaha and Lincoln.

    • Free and available to both AAA members and non-members

    • The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home.

    Source: AAA

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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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Miller Industries Promotion, New Hires
Kipp Felice

Kipp Felice

Miller Industries has announced the promotion of Kipp Felice to vice president of Marketing and Business Solutions. He will be responsible for creating and implementing marketing strategies that provide Miller Industries distributors with increased value through training, sales, product use and business operations. With over 10 years experience in the towing industry, Felice has attended many tradeshows, distributor functions and industry events.

Miller Industries also has added two marketing managers. Joseph Keene comes to Miller Industries from the power line construction equipment industry, where he most recently was a marketing manager for large hydraulic pullers and tensioners. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University with experience as a marketing manager, technical writer and corporate trainer. Keene’s responsibilities include managing and implementing marketing strategies, communications and public relations activities.

Todd Harless has a background in the automotive aftermarket industry and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bryan College with marketing experience in telecommunications. His responsibilities include managing and implementing marketing strategies, communications and public relations activities. (more…)


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