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Hachi

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

Hachi is our two-year-old Akita at N & S Towing Inc., in Beltsville, Md. We recently adopted him from a rescue site and he gets along with our other female Akita, Yoshi. Hachi is a very affectionate and lovable dog. Every day he greets anyone who comes to our lot. We can’t imagine not having him with us. Editor’s Note: N […]



Off-road, Pull-them-out-of-the-ditch Machine

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

We recently added a new truck to our fleet: a 2016 Ram 4500 with a Vulcan 880. This truck replaces our worn-out 1995 Ford F-350 Holmes 402. We’re based out of La Veta Colo., and at 7,000 feet we get a lot of snow in […]



Cracks or Bent Components on Wheel-lifts

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Tow Tip

“If you find cracks or bent components when inspecting welded areas and stress points on a wheel lift, L-arms and forks, check with your local equipment distributor before you attempt to weld or “beat it back into shape” with a large hammer, or, as one […]



Towing Companies Dealing with Results of Frigid Weather

Jan 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Towing companies are in the news as they deal with the fallout of a blast of frigid weather that has swept across the Midwest and northeast United States. News stories from Montana to Maine describe cars and trucks slipping from roadways covered with ice and […]



Happy New Year!

Dec 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight


Towing Companies Dealing with Results of Frigid Weather

Dec 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

Towing companies are in the news as they deal with the fallout of a blast of frigid weather that has swept across the Midwest and northeast United States. News stories from Montana to Maine describe cars and trucks slipping from roadways covered with ice and […]



Daimler Trucks North America Announces Changes in Senior Management

Dec 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Industry News

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that David Carson, currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA. Carson succeeds Kelley Platt who has been promoted within the Daimler AG global […]



Looking Back

Dec 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

How often does the weather come up in your conversations? I would think almost daily in the towing and recovery profession. Knowing what the weather is going to be helps in planning for the day and what equipment and personnel might be needed. It seems […]



TRAA Submits ELD Exemption Petition

Dec 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

On December 13, 2017, the Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc.  (TRAA) submitted a petition to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for an exemption from electronic logging device requirements for the towing industry. Together the TRAA Cabinet and the TRAA Legislative Advocacy […]



Merry Christmas from the Tow Times Staff

Dec 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight