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Wisconsin Towing Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Feb 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

On June 7th 1967, a small group of towing and recovery operators with a shared mission to strengthen and bolster the towing industry gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to form the Wisconsin Towing Service Operators Association. The founding members had a goal to protect investments made by […]



PatrolWorks From Ranger SST

Feb 17th, 2017 | By | Category: New Products

New from Ranger SST, PatrolWorks towing software is for private property impound/enforcement. Register vehicles permitted on a property. Track “tag and tow” vehicles; trigger a tow (rules engine) when the grace period has expired. Prioritize and dispatch “patrol” assignments. Use Ranger PW mobile app for […]



Advantage Funding Appoints New CEO

Feb 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Industry News

Advantage Funding, provider of finance to small and medium businesses in the US, has named Lisa Lersner as CEO and President. She brings more than 25 years of financial services experience to the post. Lersner most recently held the role of CFO of CapitalSpring, a […]



From Every Change in Life

Feb 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Do you sometimes feel there are days when you should’ve stayed in bed? Days when you can’t face the world and all of the problems it throws at you? Days when you wonder how much you can bear and still keep a smile on your […]



United Road Towing, Inc. Undertakes Chapter 11 Reorganization

Feb 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

United Road Towing, Inc. Press Release: MOKENA, Ill., February 6, 2017 – United Road Towing, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced that it has commenced a process to restructure its balance sheet and position the Company for the future. To facilitate this restructuring, the Company, URT Holdings, Inc. […]



Freightliner Trucks Begins Production on New Cascadia

Feb 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: New Products

Freightliner Trucks has begun production on its new Cascadia®. The new Cascadia is designed and engineered with an emphasis on six Real Cost of Ownership solutions — fuel efficiency, safety, connectivity, quality, uptime and driver experience. The new Cascadia (equipped with AeroX and Integrated Detroit™ Powertrain […]



Kenworth T680 and T880 Make Bendix ESP System Standard

Feb 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Industry News

Kenworth has announced that the Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program is now standard on new Kenworth T680 and T880 tractors. Bendix ESP full stability meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new electronic stability control (ESC) technology mandate, which goes into effect Aug. 1, 2017, on Class […]



Say What? — Really?

Feb 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Does it seem like unbelievable news comes in streaks? And after hearing it you think to yourself: “Say what — really?”   I received a phone call that a fellow tower was in the hospital. Another call came a few days later notifying me that he’d […]



I Need a Carrot

Jan 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m in a rut. Just don’t have energy to do anything. I need some kind of carrot or incentive to get me going as I look at all of the stuff I should and need to be doing – like boxing up and putting away the end-of-the-year […]



International Towing Museum Hires New Executive Director 

Jan 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Industry News

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (www.towingmuseum.com) has announced that Chattanooga native Dena Franklin has joined the team as Executive Director. Dena’s resume includes over 25 years of operations and businesses development experience. As a long-time small business owner, she possesses […]