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    Towing & Recovery Management Summit Early Bird Pricing

    Celebrating its fifth year, the Towing & Recovery Management Summit returns to the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, July 25-27, 2018.

    For special early bird pricing, register by March 31 and save $50 per attendee. (Primary attendee registration fee is only $1,295.) And check with your state towing association to see if there are additional discount codes for even more savings. To register, go to, where you can also find the full Summit schedule, topic descriptions and speaker bios.

    The Towing & Recovery Management Summit is the only towing industry education program of its kind. Created specifically for towing company owners and lead managers, the Summit provides a setting where leading towing company owners can share with and learn from industry peers. (more…)

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    Custom DTU

    On the road for LW’s Towing in Frisco, Texas, is this 2012 W900L Kenworth with a Holmes DTU detachable towing unit. The truck has an Eaton fuller RTLO 2018B transmission and a HERD Texas Edition bumper.

    Custom items include chrome toolboxes with LED lighting, LEDs throughout the truck, and light bar. The custom paint scheme includes the trademark checkerboard graphics on LW’s Towing trucks. This unit has a matching attachable 53-foot custom Landoll trailer with a matching paint scheme.

    LW’s Towing has been in business for over 33 years, offering light- to heavy-duty towing and recovery, transport, roadside assistance and more. The company’s 2007 Kenworth T-300/Vulcan 894 won the medium-duty category of the 2011 Shine ‘n Star contest and was featured on the April 2012 Tow Times cover.

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    Meet, Riley, a one-year-old Doberman, and our newest employee here at Johnson Specialized Transportation Inc. in Burlington, N.J. Riley loves to greet our customers, run around our shop and go on tow calls with her “dad,” Russell Johnson Jr.

    Erica Johnson

    Johnson Specialized Transportation Inc.

    Johnson’s Truck Service

    Burlington, N.J.

    Editor’s Note: Johnson Specialized Transportation Inc. has been in business since 2001 and offers light-to heavy-duty towing and recovery, transport and specialized transport of oversized equipment and vehicles and full-service truck repair.

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Industry News

Wakefield Joins SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Products  

SoundOff® Commercial Vehicle Products has announced that Bill Wakefield has joined their senior leadership team as the new vice president and general manager of SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Products.

“Bill joins us with a wide breadth of industry knowledge in the heavy truck and trailer industry as the director of sales and marketing and previously the director of strategy and product management for Meritor,” states a company press release. “Prior to joining Meritor, Bill was the general manager for Hilux a SoundOff Signal® company. Bill’s extensive experience and background also includes, vice president of Harrell-Wakefield, president at Racemark International, vice president of Trailer Suspensions and European Operations for Holland Neway International as well as various progressing positions at Masland Industries, Burlington Industries and Smith-Corona.

“Bill replaces Steve Bayus the previous vice president and general manager for eight years with SoundOff Signal.  We congratulate Steve on his retirement and thank him for his strong contributions and growth of the Commercial Vehicle Product group.  We look forward to Bill building on Steve’s successes and forging a new path that will strategically grow the business.”

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    From our latest issue

    Heavy-Duty Recovery Tips, Tools and More

    The Tow Times March 2018 issue features a look at heavy-duty recovery tips and tools, factors to consider about billing practices, wire rope types, installation and maintenance as well as dealing with the aftermath of an employee lost to a roadside accident. Recovery fans will enjoy how operators in the Netherlands uprighted a truck from a narrow canal. On the cover is the light-duty winner of the 2017 Shine ‘n Star contest: a 2014 Dodge Ram 5500 with a Vulcan 894 from the fleet of Dowhy Towing & Recovery of Kearney, Nebraska. The Shine ‘n Star contest is brought to you by Tow Times and powered by Ford Trucks.

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