Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted

    Hall of FameNomination forms are now being accepted for the Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The deadline for submitting nomination forms is December 31, 2015.

    Angela Roper, executive director of the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, makes the following suggestions for nominating a deserving individual for induction into the Hall of Fame.

    • The more information provided with a nomination form, the more likely the committee is to accept the nomination. Documentation, letters from peers, vendors and responders — to name a few — go a long way in showing the committee the type of person being nominated.

    • Make sure each question is answered in full.

    • A photo is required when submitting the application.

    • The person nominating must be a current museum member. (more…)

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    Car Carrier Teamwork

    Hudsonville Towing Inc.Bill Zwak, president of Hudsonville Towing Inc. in Hudsonville, Mich., says that they — along with help from John K. at Reed & Hoppes Towing & Equipment in Portland, Mich. — put together a new car carrier for their fleet. It’s a 12 Series Century LCG carrier with an 8,000-lb. Sidepuller mounted on a 1998 Kenworth T300.

    Hudsonville Towing Inc. has served West Michigan since 1988 and offers a variety of services including light-duty towing, 24-hour road service and heavy-duty and equipment transport.

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Advantage Funding and Road America Form New Partnership

Advantage FundingAdvantage Funding has announced a new partnership with Road America, an independent provider of roadside assistance services throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Road America and Advantage Funding are partnering to bring easy, low-cost financing and leasing terms to Road America’s 15,000 service providers,” said AlDamiani, CEO of Advantage Funding. “Competitive rates, flexible terms, and 100 percent financing for qualified buyers will help make it easy for Road America service providers to finance their next truck.”

Since 1978, Road America has supplied emergency road assistance to millions of customers of corporate clients. “This new partnership is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to build meaningful and lasting relationships with our valued service providers,” said Bonnie Verhulst, Director of Provider Network. Road America, part of MAPFRE ASISTENCIA, a multinational insurance, reinsurance and services company founded in 1989.

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    2015 Tow Times Shine ‘n Star Winners

    The Tow Times November issue features the winners of the 2015 Shine ‘n Star contest brought to you by Tow Times and powered by Ford Trucks. Congratulations to all who won categories in this top tow truck beauty competition.

    On the cover is the Grand Prize winner: a 2008 Kenworth T800 with a Century 1075 rotator. It belongs to Prairie Land Towing of Sun Prairie, Wis. See the November issue for the details on this truck wrapped in a reflective dragon.

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