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Access Tools Launches the Ultimate Long Reach Tool Kit

May 26th, 2017 | By | Category: New Products

  Access Tools has released the most complete long-reach set the company has ever created — the Ultimate Long Reach Kit. The Ultimate Long Reach Kit includes tools and accessories to open virtually any vehicle on the road today using the long-reach method. The 21-piece […]



Arizona Professional Towing & Recovery Association Bill Signed into Law

May 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Industry News

The Arizona Professional Towing & Recovery Association (APTRA) announced on May 9 that governor signed a bill the association introduced. An APTRA press release states: “At the beginning of the legislative session, APTRA introduced House Bill 2159 that would clearly define proof of ownership, a […]



David Lambert 1948 — 2017

May 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

James David Lambert, 68, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., passed away May 16, 2017. He was born on August 18, 1948 in Hammond, La., to Corbet and Mina Lambert. An instructor biography on the North American Towing Academy states: “He entered the towing industry in 1982 […]



Not Much Has Changed

May 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The Wisconsin Towing Association is celebrating 50 years this year. On June 7, 1967, ten towers from across the state gathered at an informational meeting to form a temporary board of directors. They called the new association the Wisconsin Towing Service Operators Association. They sent a […]



New Kenworth T880 Brochure Now Available

May 19th, 2017 | By | Category: New Products

The new Kenworth T880 Brochure is now available with the latest information on the company’s flagship vocational truck. Since the T880 debuted four years ago, Kenworth has added a number of configurations. The new T880S set-forward front axle for ready-mix, dump and mobile crane applications […]



Giving Back — One Bracelet at a Time

May 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Miller Industries Towing Equipment, Inc. has launched the WE TOW initiative “to raise awareness of the towing community’s support for many national charities as well as the good deeds towers provide within the communities they serve.” Miller Industries is selling, through participating Miller Industries’ distributors, […]



ATRI Celebrates Four Years, Holds Tower’s Family Retreat

May 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Industry News

The American Towing and Recovery Institute (ATRI) is celebrating four years as a member-based, not-for-profit organization. ATRI’s mission is to promote safety, education, positive public relations and networking within the towing and recovery industry. Led by Wes Wilburn, over the past four years ATRI has: • An active […]



FMCSA Grants IITR’s Application for Carrier Tie-Downs

May 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

On May 15, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced its decision to grant the International Institute of Towing and Recovery’s (IITR’s) application for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.112 to allow commercial vehicle operators to secure automobiles light trucks and vans using a […]



A Hole in Your Heart

May 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was reading an article titled “Bobby’s Law” and with Mother’s Day coming up, it really hit me hard. It told the tragic story of Robert “Bobby” Lee Unruh, Jr. from All-Rite Towing in Tucumcari, N.M., who was killed while working on the side of […]



ISUZU’s All-New Class 6 Truck

May 12th, 2017 | By | Category: New Products

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has announced that production of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment—the 2018 Isuzu FTR. The F-Series truck, which will be assembled at a new 85,000-square-foot Spartan Motors facility in Charlotte, Michigan, will have a starting […]