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I’m Impressed

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m so impressed by each year’s Tow Times Shine ‘n Star winners. I know the truck owners are proud, but the manufacturers of these awesome pieces of equipment should also be proud to have their trucks in the magazine. Added to this are the artists who design […]



Troubleshooting During Bed Swaps

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Tow Tip

There are certain troubleshooting areas recommended when removing a wrecker bed from a chassis to install it on another chassis, says Jon Wickham in the November Tow Times issue Troubleshooting department. “For example, it’s the best time to check the condition of the sheet-metal pans under the […]



Butch

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

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 […]



Athens Towing & Recovery

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

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 […]



2018 Shine ‘n Star Winners

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: From our latest issue

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 […]



JASPER® Offers Expanded Chrysler 68RFE Transmission Product Line

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: New Products

Jasper Engines & Transmissions has announced an expansion to their remanufactured Chrysler 68RFE transmission product line. This rear-wheel drive transmission is now available for 2009 through 2017 Dodge/RAM Diesel engine applications. “JASPER is now installing the Sonnax Smart Tech® Drum on all 68RFE applications,” said James […]



New Sales Rep for Elizabeth Truck Center

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Industry News

Elizabeth Truck Center has announced the addition of Manny Chavez to the Elizabeth Truck Center tow sales team. Chavez, who will be the Northern New Jersey sales representative, was a sales representative for Nussbaum Wreckers and Carriers from 2005 until earlier this year. Prior to […]



The Tow Times SourceBook is Now Online

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Tow Times now brings you the annual SourceBook industry buyer’s guide as an easy-to-search website — ttsourcebook.com. Browse through over 200 company and product listings in categories that include towing equipment manufacturers, distributors, accessories and products/services. The site is optimized for mobile devices, has live […]



Ramsey Hercules Winch

Nov 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: New Products

The new Ramsey Hercules winch has a rope management system designed for high boom angle. It was a roller tensioner versus plate, added compression spring for constant pressure and dual drag brakes. It has capacity for 250 feet of ¾-inch cable on the drum, which […]



Arizona Congressman Introduces Resolution to Support States’ Move Over Laws

Nov 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Industry News

On October 16, 2018 Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs introduced a resolution supporting state “move over” laws, “While recognizing the risks to all individuals engaged in roadside duty, this resolution especially highlights the underreported dangers faced by the towing industry and expresses support for a ‘National […]