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We Just Can’t Do It

Feb 22nd, 2019 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The towing and recovery industry is a service industry to the motoring public and unfortunately — while we want to service or help everyone who calls — we just can’t do it. This was so true when many of us were, and are, dealing with severe […]



Jerr-Dan to Display Counterweighted Winch Bumper at Florida Tow Show

Feb 22nd, 2019 | By | Category: New Products

Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation Company (NYSE:OSK) and a single brand leader in the towing and recovery business, will exhibit a counterweight accessory for standard-duty and heavy-duty wreckers at the 2019 Florida Tow Show taking place April 11-14 in Orlando, Florida. The Jerr-Dan Counterweighted Winch […]



Shigehiro Matsuoka Appointed President and CEO of Hino North America

Feb 22nd, 2019 | By | Category: Industry News

Hino Trucks announced Shigehiro Matsuoka was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Hino North America effective February 1, 2019. Mr. Matsuoka succeeds Yoshinori Noguchi who will step down after a record-breaking tenure as President and CEO of North American’s premier medium and heavy duty […]



February is Heart Awareness Month

Feb 22nd, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

Each year, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) raises awareness about heart health and urges Americans to lower their risk for developing heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, it is largely preventable by working […]



Even the Route Guy

Feb 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My uniform route man, or route guy, has the most upbeat attitude and sunny outlook on life of anyone I know. But this morning I could tell the nasty weather we’ve been having has affected even him. He said he’s been putting in so many […]



Daimler Trucks North America Introduces First SAE Level 2 Automated Truck in North America

Feb 15th, 2019 | By | Category: New Products

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) introduced the first SAE Level 2 automated truck in series production in North America with the latest enhancements to the Freightliner new Cascadia®. Level 2 automation means the truck is capable of both lateral (steering) and longitudinal (acceleration/deceleration) control and […]



The California Tow Truck Association Announces 2019 Industry Leaders

Feb 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Industry News

Celebrating its 50th year, the California Tow Truck Association announced the 2019 inductees to its Rich Chappel Industry Leaders Hall. “The following people have been selected to receive this honor due to their positive influence on the towing industry, without thought of recognition,” states a […]



Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida Sponsors Slow Down or Move Over Billboards

Feb 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

As a safety initiative for towing operators in the Sunshine State, the Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida (PWOF) have sponsored billboards that advise motorists to observe Florida’s Move Over law. The billboards are currently in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and South Florida. The law requires motorists […]



Racing Special, Mobile Video Systems, Tow Eye Bolts and More

Feb 8th, 2019 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times February issue revs up with a special racing feature that focuses how the track recovery team at Charlotte Motor Speedway puts their Dynamic towing equipment to work, how fleet owners benefit from video camera systems on their trucks, the history, purpose and […]



Shell Rotella Heavy-Duty Grease Line

Feb 8th, 2019 | By | Category: New Products

Shell Rotella has introduced a line of heavy-duty greases for trucks, tractors, construction equipment and more. Shell Rotella® HD Grease is a multi-purpose grease for on and off-road vehicle applications with the versatility for industrial equipment use. It contains the latest performance additives to provide […]