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100-Year Celebration

Jan 8th, 2016 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times January 2016 issue salutes the 100-year anniversary of the commercially-manufactured tow truck. See this issue’s articles “A 100-Year Journey” and “Holmes — A Look Back in Time.” This commemorative issue also contains a special “birthday card” with well wishes from a host […]



2015 Fleet Survey Analysis

Dec 15th, 2015 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times December issue features the 2015 Fleet Survey Analysis, a compilation of towing company equipment stats including company profiles, fleet breakdowns, vehicles and equipment and average fleet size. See pages 34 and 35.



2015 Tow Times Shine ‘n Star Winners

Nov 6th, 2015 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times November issue features the winners of the 2015 Shine ‘n Star contest brought to you by Tow Times and powered by Ford Trucks. Congratulations to all who won categories in this top tow truck beauty competition. On the cover is the Grand […]



Tow Times SourceBook

Oct 6th, 2015 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times October issue contains the SourceBook, Tow Times’ buyer’s guide for towing industry equipment, distributors, services, accessories and more. More topics such as retaining employees, employee manuals, overweight/height loads, the Wall of the Fallen and a mobile crane recovery can all be found […]



Aircraft Recovery

Sep 10th, 2015 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times September issue focuses on aircraft recovery. Aircraft recovery veteran and contributing writer Steve Smalley offers insight for towing companies that are considering entering the market of aircraft recovery in his feature article “Explore the Aviation Market.” And Peter Fuerst of the International […]



Fuel Programs — What’s in it for You?

Aug 17th, 2015 | By | Category: From our latest issue

“Since fuel costs are a key line item in every fleet owner’s budget, a number of vendors offer fuel-buying programs that are specifically targeted to businesses such as towing companies. Fleet fuel programs enable towers to buy gas and diesel at lower costs, usually via […]



Shine ‘n Star Car Carrier winner

Jul 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times Shine ‘n Star Car Carrier winner is this month’s cover shot. The truck is a 2014 Peterbilt with a 22-foot Jerr-Dan XLP steel bed owned by Blair’s Towing & Recovery of Falls Church, Va. Learn more about this “clean and uncluttered” truck, […]



Shine ‘n Star Medium-Duty winner

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: From our latest issue

The Tow Times Shine ‘n Star Medium-Duty winner is this month’s cover shot. The truck is a 2012 Peterbilt with a Jerr-Dan 25-ton unit from the fleet of Gainesville Towing and Recovery in Gainesville, Va. Learn more about the Transformer-inspired “Bumble Bee” the June issue.



Tow Dolly Use and Maintenance

May 15th, 2015 | By | Category: From our latest issue

Tow Dolly Use and Maintenance By Edward D. Johnson Editor’s Note: The following is a more in-depth version of the May issue Tow Times Learning Center column “Tow Dolly Use and Maintenance.” Click to read article



An Issue Packed with Info and Entertainment

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: From our latest issue

On the cover of the Tow Times April issue is the 2014 Shine ‘n Star Working Truck winner: A knock-out 2007 Kenworth T800 with a Century 7035 owned by Hurst Towing & Recovery of Birmingham Ala. See the April issue for details about the truck […]