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New Jersey: Governor Christie Signs S-3459/A-5329 Into Law

Jan 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the Garden State Towing Association Inc. January 18, 2018 — On Monday, prior to the end of his term, Governor Chris Christie signed S-3459/A-5329 into law, effective immediately. The law amends the Predatory Towing Prevention Act as it applies […]



Tow Truck Operators and Law Enforcement Officers ask Motorists to Slow Down/Move Over

Jan 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Tow truck operators and law enforcement officials are calling for motorists to adhere to Slow Down Move Over laws as roads become hazardous during winter conditions and the need for both groups to be on the roadways increases. As the calls for vehicles stranded on […]



Miller Industries Offers High-Pressure Air Bag Lifting Kit for Heavy Recovery

Jan 12th, 2018 | By | Category: New Products

Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. now offers a high-pressure air bag lifting kit for use in heavy-duty recoveries. This new high-pressure kit is manufactured by the Indianapolis-based company MatJack. The MatJack® high pressure kit includes 22- and 32-ton lifting bags designed to lift heavy weights […]



So Much More than Writing Traffic Tickets

Jan 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in our local police department’s Citizen Police Academy. The Academy was created to give the public a working knowledge of their department’s organization, personnel, policies and procedures and as an opportunity for the police department to build a rapport […]



Beacon Software to Host Live YouTube Dispatch Anywhere Training Tips Seminar  

Jan 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Industry News

  Wednesday, January 17th Subject: Creating and Accepting Digital Calls 10:00 am, PST 11:00 am, MST 12:00 pm, CST 1:00 pm, EST   New or existing Dispatch Anywhere customers are invited to join a live online seminar with Matt Tortorici, Beacon Software Training Manager. This dispatch […]



Making a Difference for Children with Disabilities in East Tennessee

Jan 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

“Miller Industries and the Miller Family Foundation is incredibly proud to be a part of such a noble cause for disabled children and adults in our community,” said Will Miller, co-CEO of Miller Industries. “The entire concept of the Miracle Field is something that we […]



SCCA-Certified Testing for New Isuzu Class 6 truck

Jan 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Industry News

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has announced the results of independent testing of its all-new FTR. The testing pitted the Isuzu against five of its top competitors in five areas important to owners and operators of Class 6 trucks. “When we introduced the FTR […]



Peterbilt Completes Disc Brake Standardization on Model 579 

Jan 5th, 2018 | By | Category: New Products

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced that rear disc brakes are now available on Peterbilt Model 579 completing the standardization of disc brakes for this model. In 2012 Peterbilt introduced the Model 579 with front disc brakes to increase driver safety and reduce stopping distance. With […]



Worth the Money?

Jan 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My son woke up to frozen water pipes and no water on New Year’s Day. He called a plumber and was charged $300. The plumber cut a hole in the wall and used a blowtorch to warm the pipe coming in from the garage. They […]



Our 35th Year

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times January 2018 issue marks our 35th year of publication. Feature articles in this special issue include how state towing associations are raising awareness of Slow Down Move Over laws, wheel-lift maintenance and use and how to determine the value of your towing […]