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Knowledge at Our Fingertips

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My in-laws recently sold their home of 60 years. They had bookshelves filled with encyclopedias,  the Google of my era — only in hardcover book form. Before I boxed up the encyclopedias, I opened one up and could hardly read the tiny print. How did I […]



Adjustable Can/Bucket Mount

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

The new In The Ditch™ ITD1598 Adjustable Can/Bucket Mounts feature sturdy brackets that are constructed out of 1/8” thick aluminum (no rust) and adjustable to handle cans or buckets from three to 10 gallons. A 21-inch bungee strap attached to the bracket holds the can and lid securely in […]



New Dynamic Dealer for Southern California

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Dynamic Towing Equipment has announced a recent dealer partnership with Casanova Towing Equipment Inc. of Compton, Calif. Casanova Towing Equipment Inc. is a family-owned and operated towing company that now offers Dynamic towing equipment, service and parts for the southern California area. Dedicated to high standards, Casanova Towing […]



TRAIL-EZE Donates $1,500 to Survivor Fund

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that TRAIL-EZE presented a donation of $1,500 to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum’s Survivor Fund during the recent towing industry weekend as the industry gathered to attend the Wall […]



APTRA Annual Move Over Awareness Day

Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Arizona Professional Towing and Recovery Association (APTRA) will have its Annual Move Over Awareness Day and tow truck parade Saturday, October 29, 2016. The all-day event will feature something for the entire family. Vendors will conduct product demonstrations and offer free giveaways, and visitors […]



New 15-ton Lightweight Block

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

The new Skookum 15-ton lightweight block is the culmination of over two years of research and development between Skookum Blocks and Rigging and B/A Products Co. Made in the USA, B/A Products Co. says the block is the first major redesign of the snatch block […]



USAC/MD Reaches $100,000 Milestone in Donations to the Survivor Fund

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum Press Release:  The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum announced on September 23 that United States Auto Club, Motoring Division, Inc. (USAC/MD) reached a coveted milestone. Over the nine year history of the USAC/MD […]



Navistar Announces Wide-Ranging Strategic Alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Navistar International Corporation announced on September 6, 2016, that it has formed a wide-ranging strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus, which includes an equity investment in Navistar by Volkswagen Truck & Bus and framework agreements for strategic technology and supply collaboration and a procurement […]



Interoperability

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The first time I heard the word interoperability was at a Traffic Incident Management (TIM) seminar. I could hardly pronounce the word let alone spell it. The definition of interoperability is the ability of systems – especially computers or telecommunications — to work together without being specially configured to […]



One Action-Packed Weekend

Sep 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

On Wednesday, September 7, eight of us from Wisconsin piled into a van and headed south to Chattanooga to participate in the many activities at the Tennessee Tow Show celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first tow truck manufactured by Ernest Holmes. The weekend included […]