2015 Florida Tow Show Raffle Truck Winner
    2015 Florida Tow Show Raffle Truck

    From left: Glenn Landau, PWOF president; Randy Olson, Miller Industries VP of Marketing; Teri and Tom Haskins, Gary Mickiewicz with Hino Trucks; Mike Seamon, PWOF executive director.

    Tom Haskins from All Service Citgo in Bennington, Vt., was the lucky winner of this year’s Florida Tow Show Raffle Truck. The winning ticket was drawn Saturday evening, April 11, in the Miller Industries booth at the 2015 Florida Tow Show in Orlando.

    Haskins and his wife Terri drove home in the 2015 Hino chassis with a Miller Industries car carrier.

    Each year, Hino Trucks and Miller Industries support the Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida’s (PWOF) Florida Tow Show Raffle Truck. The promotional truck travels across the country to towing industry events and PWOF meetings.

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    Two-time Champion

    Truck of the month“Dreher Collision Center is a full service auto body repair facility locally owned and operated by William Dreher in Brownsville, Wis. We specialize in paint-less dent repair, frame repair and everything in between. As a local company, we are proud to have served Brownsville and the surrounding communities for over 30 years.

    “One of our local communities hosts an annual event in August called the Waupun Truck-N-Show that pays tribute to the trucking industry and gives owner-operators the chance to show off their rigs. Over the past several years we have been participating in this event by showcasing our 2007 International 4300 rollback. For the last two consecutive years (2013 and 2014) in the “Convoy of Lights Parade,” Dreher Collision Center has been awarded first place for “Best Light Show Tow Truck” and first place for “Best Roll Bed Recovery Truck.”

    “We eagerly look forward to participating in this event next year, when it will celebrate its 26th anniversary.”

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Industry News

Chelsea Products Wins Work Truck Show® 2015 Innovation Award

Chelsea Wins Work Truck Show AwardChelsea Products Div. of Parker won The Work Truck Show® 2015 Innovation Award for its 249V Series power take-off. The award was presented at The Work Truck Show 2015 in March.

Chelsea’s 249V Series PTO prevailed over more than 100 other new products to win the Innovation Award. All products entered in The Work Truck Show 2015 New Product Spotlight and New Product Media Guide programs were eligible. A judging panel of truck fleet managers and trade media editors made its final decision after visiting exhibitors during the show to gather and evaluate product details.

“Winning the Innovation Award really validates all the customer and end-user research we conducted while developing this product,” says Jeff King, marketing manager for Chelsea. “At The Work Truck Show, we received a lot of positive feedback about the 249V Series PTO, and the award was icing on the cake.”

For more information about PTOs available from Chelsea Products Div. of Parker visit www.phtruck.com.


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