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Warn Industries Increases Hydraulic Series Winch Performance and Durability

Oct 28th, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

Warn Industries has made improvements to its Hydraulic Series winches to help increase productivity and decrease downtime on the job.  Warn Hydraulic Series winches are now 50 percent easier to unspool, especially in cold weather, due to a redesigned end housing and aircraft-grade gear lubricants. […]



Final Comments Due on IITR Car Carrier Tie-Down Petition

Oct 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

The International Institute of Towing & Recovery (IITR) petition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to clarify the tie-down provision of CFR 393.128 has made it into the Federal Register for comments. At issue is that the FMCSA has not responded to requests for […]



William “Bill” C. Jackson 1925-2016

Oct 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

Well-known towing, rescue and recovery industry manufacturer, distributor, educator, author and consultant William “Bill” Jackson, 91, passed away October 25 following a brief illness. He distributed towing equipment under the company Wreckers International and later produced Safelift air cushions. He authored numerous educational books in […]



Isuzu Announces Details of New F-Series Truck

Oct 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Features, New Products

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced key specifications of its new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment — the 2018 Isuzu FTR. Among the highlights: The FTR will be available in eight wheelbase lengths ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodating bodies […]



Colleague or Competitor?

Oct 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Sometimes I think that towers are their own worst enemy. This came to light last weekend as I listened to the owner of a towing company say that he focuses on calling his competitors his colleagues. If you look at the definition of each you can see the […]



Towers with a Heart Donates $1,500 to Survivor Fund

Oct 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum announced that Towers with a Heart presented a donation of $1,500 to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum’s Survivor Fund during the Tennessee Tow Show to coincide with the Wall of the […]



Everyone Has a Story

Oct 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

We towed a rental vehicle to our lot because the driver had been arrested. The driver called early the next morning to find out what was needed to get her personal belongings out of the vehicle. She sounded quite desperate. Soon after I hung up with her, her […]



Custom-built for AE Collision & Towing Inc.

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

This 2016 Ford F-550 4 wheel drive with a Chevron 408TA is from the fleet of AE Collision & Towing Inc. in Eugene, Ore. Custom-built by Fleet Sales West of Woodburn, Ore., the bed can be controlled from inside the cab or the rear of the bed and features […]



Cougar

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

Meet Cougar, a three-year-old retired racing greyhound from Florida (racing name was Cougar City) who now enjoys lying around the house and riding in my 2011 Freightliner M2 rollback equipped with a 1240 dual-tech bed and 1010 dual side pullers. She was a bit nervous […]



Get Ready for Winter Driving

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Tow Tip

New tires might seem like an expensive luxury but the increased safety of good traction when starting, stopping and turning can be priceless. Siping (extremely small grooves in the tread that provide extra traction), winter rubber compounds and high-traction tread designs can make a remarkable […]