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    Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Nominations Due December 31

    Each year, the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the towing and recovery industry. The tradition started in 1986 when the industry realized it was time to display the roots of the profession. Industry professionals came together and selected individuals who made a difference. To honor those chosen few, the Friends of Towing (now ITRHFM) dedicated an entire section of the museum’s walls for portraits of the inductees. A new class is inducted each year.

    Nominations for the Hall of Fame Class of 2019 are due December 31. For nomination info and to download a nomination form visit

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    Athens Towing & Recovery

    Athens Towing & Recovery is celebrating 20 years in business this year, and this is the newest addition to our fleet: a 2018 Ford F-550 Extended Cab 4×4 twin-line Jerr-Dan MPL outfitted with all the equipment necessary to fulfill the needs of our customers.

    Athens Towing & Recovery is known for its work in serving city, county and state law enforcement, local garages and dealerships.

    Driver Alex Burcher is proud of this truck and nicknamed her “Shelby” for reasons we have yet to determine.

    Athens Towing & Recovery

    Athens, Ohio

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    Here’s Butch, a 12-year-old Heeler/Border Collie mix. He’s been running calls with me since we rescued him about 11 years ago. Butch loves to go — especially at night. And he really loves running around the tow yard while I drop off cars.

    Paul Warner

    Auto Collision Towing

    Greeley Colo.

    Editor’s note: Auto Collision Towing has been servicing Northern Colorado since 2005 providing light- to Medium-duty towing and recovery and roadside assistance.

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Industry News

Midwest Wrecker Customer Appreciation Event

From left: Jonathan Wright (Midwest Wrecker owner), Mattie Klein, grand prize winner Brian Webster and Bob Stelzer, Midwest Wrecker sales manager.

On October 13, 2018, Midwest Wrecker hosted a customer appreciation event with free food, drinks and raffle give-aways throughout the day.

Give-away items included products from DewEze, B/A Products Co., Chrome Shop Mafia and JEGS. Brian Webster was the lucky winner of the grand prize: $10,000 off any new Midwest Wrecker truck. Webster is a retired police officer who is starting up a new chapter of his life with Death Row Tow in Newark Ohio. The focus of his company will be service-related calls for Coughlin Automotive Group in Central Ohio. He purchased a Ford F-550 Kilar flatbed to be the first truck in his fleet.  
Located  in Pataskala, (central) Ohio, Midwest Wrecker sells new and used rollbacks and wreckers. Visit

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    From our latest issue

    2018 Shine ‘n Star Winners

    The Tow Times November issue announces the winners of the 2018 Shine ‘n Star tow truck photo beauty contest brought to you by Tow Times and powered by Ford Trucks. On the cover is the grand prize winner: A 2019 Peterbilt with a Jerr-Dan HDR 1000 50/60 rotator with a JFB body. The proud owner is Marc’s Auto Service LLC of Wareham Mass.

    This issue also features the 2018 Towing Software Comparison, how to use multi-car carriers to bring in more profit, and more.

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