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New Wider Towing Forks from Miller Industries

Nov 16th, 2018 | By | Category: New Products

Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. has introduced their newly-redesigned 5-inch-girth towing forks for towing Class 8 trucks. The redesigned forks will be available in January 2019 and are manufactured to fit the standard Miller Industries fork receiver. These wider towing forks are universal and can […]



Midwest Wrecker Customer Appreciation Event

Nov 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Industry News

On October 13, 2018, Midwest Wrecker hosted a customer appreciation event with free food, drinks and raffle give-aways throughout the day. Give-away items included products from DewEze, B/A Products Co., Chrome Shop Mafia and JEGS. Brian Webster was the lucky winner of the grand prize: […]



Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Nominations Extended to January 31

Nov 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Each year, the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the towing and recovery industry. The tradition started in 1986 when the industry realized it was time to display the roots of the profession. Industry […]



I’m Impressed

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m so impressed by each year’s Tow Times Shine ‘n Star winners. I know the truck owners are proud, but the manufacturers of these awesome pieces of equipment should also be proud to have their trucks in the magazine. Added to this are the artists who design […]



Troubleshooting During Bed Swaps

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Tow Tip

There are certain troubleshooting areas recommended when removing a wrecker bed from a chassis to install it on another chassis, says Jon Wickham in the November Tow Times issue Troubleshooting department. “For example, it’s the best time to check the condition of the sheet-metal pans under the […]



Butch

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

Here’s Butch, a 12-year-old Heeler/Border Collie mix. He’s been running calls with me since we rescued him about 11 years ago. Butch loves to go — especially at night. And he really loves running around the tow yard while I drop off cars. Paul Warner […]



Athens Towing & Recovery

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

Athens Towing & Recovery is celebrating 20 years in business this year, and this is the newest addition to our fleet: a 2018 Ford F-550 Extended Cab 4×4 twin-line Jerr-Dan MPL outfitted with all the equipment necessary to fulfill the needs of our customers. Athens Towing […]



2018 Shine ‘n Star Winners

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times November issue announces the winners of the 2018 Shine ‘n Star tow truck photo beauty contest brought to you by Tow Times and powered by Ford Trucks. On the cover is the grand prize winner: A 2019 Peterbilt with a Jerr-Dan HDR […]



JASPER® Offers Expanded Chrysler 68RFE Transmission Product Line

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: New Products

Jasper Engines & Transmissions has announced an expansion to their remanufactured Chrysler 68RFE transmission product line. This rear-wheel drive transmission is now available for 2009 through 2017 Dodge/RAM Diesel engine applications. “JASPER is now installing the Sonnax Smart Tech® Drum on all 68RFE applications,” said James […]



New Sales Rep for Elizabeth Truck Center

Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Industry News

Elizabeth Truck Center has announced the addition of Manny Chavez to the Elizabeth Truck Center tow sales team. Chavez, who will be the Northern New Jersey sales representative, was a sales representative for Nussbaum Wreckers and Carriers from 2005 until earlier this year. Prior to […]