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Rhode Island Towing Operator Succumbs to Injuries Received in Crash

Sep 29th, 2015 | By | Category: National News

It has been reported to Tow Times that John Martins, owner of Sterry Street Towing of Providence, Rhode Island, has died of injuries received when the heavy-duty tow truck he was driving crashed on I-95 in Connecticut. He died on September 27. Martins, 52, was […]

Illinois Tollway to Release Applications for Recovery Service Program

Jun 4th, 2014 | By | Category: National News

The Illinois Tollway will be releasing applications for a new Recovery Service Program starting June 10, 2014. Details and applications can be found on the Illinois Tollway website at The new program requires both existing and interested recovery service providers to apply for recovery […]

Pennsylvania: Tow Times Legal Editor to Attend Pennsylvania AutoReturn Hearing

May 9th, 2014 | By | Category: National News

On May 14, 2014, a group of Pennsylvania towing company owners will appear before the Pennsylvania House Emergency Preparedness Committee to protest the new contract between the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the third-party dispatch company AutoReturn. The PSP is currently operating an AutoReturn pilot […]

News Updates

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: National News

Larry the Cable Guy Talks Cars 2 Blu-ray New tow trucks to relieve traffic obstructions Rules Change for Tow Truck Operators After Citizen Complaints

Maryland Tanker Stolen

Sep 15th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

Sent from the Maryland Association: Authorities in Kent County said a tanker truck containing more than 3,000 gallons of gasoline was stolen. The theft of the 2008 International truck occurred sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning according to investigators. The truck has Maryland plate 310E03. […]

Texas Towing and Storage Association Prepares for Industry Day

Sep 13th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The Texas Towing and Storage Association announces a new format for their upcoming annual Towing Industry Seminar Day, according to their Texas Tow Line newsletter. This year’s seminar will depart from the old meeting’s format and focus on what towing owners and operators need most. […]

Virginia Association of Towing and Recovery Operators to Hold Paperwork Training Seminar

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: National News

Virginia Association of Towing and Recovery Operators, Inc. is holding a paperwork training seminar and roundtable for towing office personnel, towing managers, owners, dispatchers and anyone who deals with everyday towing procedures, according to a VATRO press release. The seminar will be held Aug. 30 […]

White House Announces Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy Duty Trucks

Aug 9th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama will meet with industry officials to discuss the first-of-their-kind fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles and to thank them for their leadership in finalizing a successful national program for these […]

FCC Ruling Impacts Wireless Radio Compliance

Aug 5th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A new Federal Communications Commission ruling will impact many towing and wrecker companies using two-way radios, according to AAA Frequency Coordinator Gary Ruark. AAA provides FCC chartered frequency coordination services to the towing industry and all other Industrial/Business Pool licensees. The ruling, FCC Public Notice […]

Vermont Towing Association Mourns Loss of Founding Member

Aug 4th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A longtime member of the Vermont Towing Association has passed away. Former member Elaine Stockwell of Stockwell’s Garage passed away at the age of 63 on July 19 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. Elaine was a founding member of the VTA and held […]