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Lots of Emotions – Don’t Forget the Joy

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Ever wonder how many emotions you go through in a day? I read that there are over 90 different, complex, varied and internal emotions we can experience. Emotions can be expressed by both verbal and nonverbal communication. Body language and, most importantly, facial expressions show […]



New York State Police Issues Over 200 Tickets During Move Over Law Crackdown

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

According to news reports, a five-day move over law enforcement detail by the New York State Police issued 230 tickets on the New York State Thruway Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18. The number of tickets tallied to four times the amount compared to […]



New Modular Speed Mount from In The Ditch

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

In The Ditch has engineered a dolly-mounting solution for modular, composite bodies: the Modular Speed Mount. The mount bolts directly to the steel wrecker body, suspending the dolly cradle over the composite side. The Modular Speed Mount features an adjustable dolly cradle providing up to […]



Jerr-Dan Introduces “JD Junior” Children’s Character

Dec 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation Company (NYSE:OSK) has unveiled its new character “JD Junior” on the Jerr-Dan website. Designed to introduce children to the world of towing by helping them gain an understanding of the towing industry at an early age, JD Junior was created […]



Black Friday for Towing?

Nov 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

In the U.S., Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day. It’s regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season with retailers promoting specials and sales for that day. Many non-retail employees (not towers, though) and schools have both Thanksgiving and the following Friday […]



Dynamic Towing Equipment Now Offers Polypropylene Bodies

Nov 18th, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

Dynamic Towing Equipment & Manutacturing has announced that high impact polypropylene body options are now available for selected Dynamic models. Especially popular in cold, snowy climates, the poly option helps eliminate corrosion. The Dynamic 701 Lightning body, 755 series and Fusion have the option of […]



Jerr-Dan and Advantage Funding Partnership Offers Support To Customers

Nov 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK) has introduced its first financing program, Jerr-Dan Financial Solutions (JDFS). Through this program, distributors can now provide financing directly to their customers from Jerr-Dan on new and used Jerr-Dan equipment. In an effort to streamline and consolidate the […]



2016 Shine ‘n Star Winners and More

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times November issue reveals the 2016 Shine ‘n Star tow truck beauty contest winners. The Shine ‘n Star contest is powered by Ford Trucks, and on this issue’s cover is a 2000 Kenworth W900 with a Holmes DTU unit — our 2016 Grand […]



Mojo

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

Thought you might like to meet our tow dog Mojo, a three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who just loves to tow. Anywhere her tow truck driver (aka John Chase) goes she’s there to help — and the best part is that the people who meet her are often […]



Jump-Start in a Safe Work Area

Nov 14th, 2016 | By | Category: Tow Tip

Safe jump-starting starts with a safe work area. If the disabled vehicle is in the roadway or on the shoulder of a busy highway it may be safer to relocate the vehicle to a nearby parking lot or something similar. If the situation dictates you […]