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The 2017 Tow Trucks for Tots Parade is this Sunday

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

This year’s Tow Trucks for Tots tow truck parade and toy collection will be held this Sunday, November 12. Worldwide Equipment Sales, LLC’s Tow Trucks for Tots is a non-profit organization of the towing community, its suppliers and volunteers who gather toys for children during […]



It’s a Good Thing

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

My husband and I, along with some towing friends, were headed back to Wisconsin after visiting the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum. We stopped in Paducah, Kentucky, for the night. It was April so we weren’t concerned about hitting bad weather, […]



What Would You Do?

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

There’s a popular TV show hosted by John Quinones titled What Would You Do?  Hidden cameras capture people’s reactions to situations such as someone parking a car and hitting another parked car, and asking bystanders to not say anything to the owner of the parked […]



Optronics Unveils Four-Inch Round LED Lamps with Light Guide Optical Technology

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: New Products

Manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting  Optronics International announced that it plans to reveal a family of four-inch round LED stop, tail, turn and back-up lamps at the AAPEX 2017 Show, October 31-November 2 in Las Vegas, Nev. Each of the lamps uses […]



Peterbilt Celebrates 1,000,000th Truck Milestone with Peterbilt SuperFan Campaign 

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

Peterbilt Motors Company will celebrate a significant milestone with the production of its 1,000,000th truck in mid-January 2018. To commemorate this event, Peterbilt will celebrate by hosting a SuperFan campaign to identify the ultimate fan of the iconic brand. This celebration of Peterbilt’s history and heritage […]



Mark Anderson Passes

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

Tow Times has been notified that industry air cushion manufacturer, educator and contributor Mark Anderson died on October 21, 2017. He was president of International Recovery Associates, a board member with the International Institute of Towing and Recovery and a 1998 inductee into the International […]



Trust Your Gut

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

Situational awareness is defined as the most important skill you can have when it comes to your safety – especially considering the dangers of towing and performing recoveries on the roadside. Situational awareness is the ability to take in information about those around you, your […]



United Coalition for Motor Club Safety Elections

Oct 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Industry News

The United Coalition for Motor Club Safety (UCMCS) will be holding its annual meeting and elections in early 2018 to begin their seventh year as a membership organization. The coalition seeks to fill some board positions with towers outside the state of California to create more […]



Outrigger Spade Attachment Storage from Miller Industries

Oct 20th, 2017 | By | Category: New Products

Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. has announced a new storage solution for H-Beam outrigger spade attachments used on Century® and Vulcan® rotators. This new solution provides secured storage and convenient access to spade attachments when not in use. The spade attachment storage area is located […]



Oklahoma to Require Towing Operator TIMs/Safety Training

Oct 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

On September 11, 2017, an education requirement became effective for towing operators in the state of Oklahoma. Currently, Traffic Incident Management (TIMs) training is a requirement that applies to the state’s Class AA towing companies that respond to law enforcement rotation calls, but now the […]