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    Survivor Fund Launches Experienced Owners Group

    The following is an edited press release from the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum:

    The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM) Survivor Fund announced a new benefit available to those experiencing the tragedy of losing someone in the line of service. The new Experienced Owners Group (EoG) will allow company owners the opportunity to seek guidance from someone who has gone through a similar tragedy. The Experienced Owners Group aims to provide support for company owners dealing with the ramifications of losing an employee on the job.

    For over 10 years, the Survivor Fund has provided financial assistance to families in their time of need when on-the-job tragedies occur. Now, the Survivor Fund is branching out to focus on another type of survivor, the company owner. There are many challenges faced by company owners when an operator is killed on the job. The Survivor Fund does not have all the answers, but we do have a powerful list of owners who have been in this position and are willing to speak to anyone with a similar need.

    The EoG is made up of towing and road service industry company owners who have had an on-the-job death and are willing to speak to others going through a similar loss. These owners will be neither competitors nor a legal team. The museum, the Survivor Fund and our Experienced Owners Group are not able to provide answers to legal questions, but can provide moral support and help with information about how others may have dealt with their own business tragedy. (more…)

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    A Milestone Crossed

    Reds Rollen Garage crossed a milestone in 2018. On May 31, 1998, Red Brabham, who founded the company with his wife, passed away of a sudden heart attack. Left with three children to feed and a business to run, Tammi, who was only 35 years old at the time, picked up the pieces and drove on.

    Tammi and family has grown the company to include Red’s Auto Center and Red’s Truck Center, as well as an ever growing family and fleet of tow trucks.

    Last year marked 20 years since the passing of Red, but Red’s is still growing strong.

    Reds Rollen Garage

    Bidwell and Gallipolis, Ohio


    Editor’s Note: Reds Rollen Garage operates a fleet of light- to heavy-duty trucks offering towing, recovery, roadside service, hazardous materials clean-up and heavy equipment hauling.


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    We are new subscribers and enjoy the entire magazine but the Tow Dog section is especially near and dear to our hearts. We proudly present Dudley, who is often seen riding shotgun in our flatbed tow truck. In fact, one D in our company name, D & D Transport, stands for Dudley. (By the way, the other D stands for Dave, the owner/driver.)

    Dudley is so much a part of the company that we had his name lettered on the door. He needs a lesson in customer service though, because he can get cranky if a customer takes his seat.

    D & D Transport serves the Farmington, Maine, area with flatbed towing services.

    Dee LaPlant

    D & D Transport

    New Sharon, Maine

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Industry News

Hino Trucks Launches New Accessories Website

Hino Trucks line of popular chrome accessories, HinoStyle, now has its own website. The new dedicated site,, features an interactive experience that allows customers to quickly navigate and view the accessories needed to add a custom look to their truck and makes locating and ordering these parts easy. For a limited time, when you visit this new site, Hino owners can register for an opportunity to win $3,000 in HinoStyle accessories.

“Since its launch, HinoStyle accessories have grown into a popular specialty product line for both Hino Conventional and COE trucks, which is why we are excited to introduce a new website and focus on this product. Our goal is to add convenience for owners that are looking to stylize the look of their trucks as well as provide more chrome options,” said John Donato, Vice President of Parts Operations for Hino Trucks. “We are continually developing new designs for the latest models, expanding our market and offering new ways and approaches at enhancing the look and resale value of a vehicle.”

HinoStyle accessories are exclusive to authorized Hino Truck dealerships. The current lineup of parts includes wheel accessories, interior and exterior accessories such as seat covers, floor mats, sun visors, steps and more. For a complete dealer listing and to view the HinoStyle accessories catalog visit

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