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Navistar Chooses Dana Spicer Single Rear Axle as Standard for Medium-Duty Trucks

Aug 10th, 2018 | By | Category: New Products

Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) has announced that its Spicer single drive axles will be standard equipment on International MV Series medium-duty trucks and IC BusTM CE Series and RE Series models.  The standard-product position is effective immediately and includes Dana Spicer S110, S130, S140, S170, and S190 models, as […]

Peterbilt Graduates 50th Factory Trained Technician Class

Aug 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Industry News

On August 10, Peterbilt Motors Company certified the graduation of the Peterbilt Technician Institute’s (PTI) 50th graduating class. Since PTI opened its doors in November 2013 at the Universal Technical Institute campus in Dallas more than 500 students have graduated from the program. PTI has […]

A Star is Born

Aug 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m pretty sure most tow operators know of the star of the television show Highway thru Hell: Jamie Davis, owner of Jamie Davis Motor Truck and Auto, Inc. I’ve met him several times and I can say he is the real deal. Tow Times magazine […]

Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections

Aug 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Tow Tip

“Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) describe several types of inspections required for every commercial truck (GVWR over 10,001 lbs.) and some of the most important and often confused are pre-trip and post-trip inspections. To put it simply, a pre-trip inspection is required before every […]

Benji and Mack

Aug 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

These are our tow dogs Benji (left) and Mack. Both Pit Bulls, Benji is one and a half years old and Mack is a four and a half. They enjoy going on rides in the tow truck and Benji greets customers in the office. We’ve […]

On Call for 70 Years

Aug 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

This year marks the 70th anniversary of our company, Lakeview Garage Inc. The business was started in 1948 by my grandfather, Nicholas Perone Sr. and is now helmed by his sons Nick Jr and Dave Sr. We are a third-generation, family-owned-and-operated towing and full service […]

Another Perspective

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

A woman called about having her tire changed. She wanted to know how long and how much. Within a half hour, I said, and I told her the fee for the service call. “That long and that much?” she said. “Forget it.” I hope she […]

2018 Shine ‘n Star People’s Choice Voting is Now Open

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Voting is now open for the People’s Choice category of the 2018 Shine ‘n Star contest. Entries can be viewed and votes can be cast by visiting Viewers can vote once per day for the tow truck of their choice in the categories of […]

50,000th Isuzu N-Series Gasoline Truck Assembled in America

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Industry News

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has announced that the 50,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced in Charlotte, Mich. The truck rolled off the assembly line on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The Isuzu N-Series truck was the first gasoline-powered low cab forward truck […]

CTTA Training Manual Now in Digital Format

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: New Products

The California Tow Truck Association (CTTA) has announced that their Light-Duty Training Manual is now available in a digital format for all your devices. The full manual can be read on any Android or iOS device and on a PC, Mac or Kindle. The Light […]