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A Golden Opportunity to Celebrate

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When an anniversary or birthday comes along do you ever think where did the time go? That’s what I thought this past weekend. The Wisconsin Towing Association celebrated its 50th anniversary. Fifty years. Where did the time go? The 50th Anniversary was a golden opportunity to celebrate […]



Road Service Trucks, Recovering Boats, Autonomous Vehicles and More

Jun 21st, 2017 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times June issue features road service trucks, recovering boats that have become dislodged from trailers on the roadway and how two rotators worked in tandem to recover an 86,000-lb. excavator on its side in a pond. This issue also contains a look at […]



Taco

Jun 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

  Taco is our five-year-old mascot here at Fowler and Son Towing and Recovery. He can’t wait to get to work every day, hang out and greet everyone. He makes us all happy even on our worst days. We love our little buddy and can’t […]



Backing Safely

Jun 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Tow Tip

When backing up a tow truck, loaded or empty, using a spotter when possible to assist you is a real asset. If a spotter isn’t available, employ the acronym GOAL, Get Out And Look. Get out of your truck and walk around the vehicle to […]



New 50-Ton Trailer with In-Deck Winch from Talbert Manufacturing

Jun 16th, 2017 | By | Category: New Products

Talbert Manufacturing introduces its 50-Ton Bus Hauler (50CC-BH) trailer. Talbert designed the trailer with an in-deck winch so users can load equipment from either the front or rear of the trailer. The 50CC-BH has a 50-ton capacity rating for hauling a wide range of oversized equipment, […]



Undervalued Qualities

Jun 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When looking for, and interviewing, job candidates, what “undervalued qualities” do you look for? Here are a few answers from management personnel from Wisconsin companies that were interviewed for Milwaukee BIZTIMES magazine. Resilience. One company president said that no matter what job you apply for, […]



Olson Joins Worldwide Equipment Sales

Jun 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Industry News

Pat Winer, president of sales and marketing for Worldwide Equipment Sales, has announced the addition of Randy Olson as Worldwide’s VP of western sales operations. With locations in Illinois, Michigan, Nevada and California, Worldwide is a full-line distributor of Jerr-Dan, Landoll and Zacklift products. Joe […]



Carfentanil Alert

Jun 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

Alerts have been issued from the Empire State Towing Association and the New Hampshire Drug Monitoring Initiative regarding the synthetic opioid carfentanil. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration: “Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 10, website like this 000 times more potent than […]



New Addition to the 2017 Tow Summit

Jun 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

There’s a new addition to the Towing & Recovery Management Summit, price June 28-30, in Nashville, Tenn. Participate in an industry first and learn how your company can “Turn Scrap Into Gold” at a live streamed event on Wednesday, June 28, (5:30 p.m.) at the […]



Backing Up Safely

Jun 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My husband told me the service writer at a repair shop where he recently dropped off a tractor/trailer combo asked him to back the unit up into a space in the back of their lot. I guess the driver of the tractor was impressed because […]