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APTO Announces Bids for Ohio TRIP Program

Mar 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Association of Professional Towers Ohio (APTO) has announced that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently seeking bids from qualified heavy towing companies for their Towing and Recovery Incentive Payment (TRIP) program. “The purpose of the TRIP program is to increase safety to […]

TRAA’s “40 in 40” Campaign

Mar 12th, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA.) “In celebration of TRAA’s 40th Anniversary, an elite group of dedicated TRAA members have launched the ‘40 in 40’ campaign. With TRAA’s dedication to legislative change, and the formation of […]

New Emergency Road Service Coalition of America Website

Mar 1st, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Emergency Road Service Coalition of America (ERSCA) has a new website, The site features a history of the organization, online tow operator training, coalition updates, a move over awareness video, information on how to join, membership levels, how to donate toward legal counsel/lobbyists/public […]

Marvin J. “Sonny” Griffin 1934-2019

Feb 28th, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

Long-time industry towing equipment sales veteran Sonny Griffin of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on February 26. His listing in the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame (inducted on June 26, 1986) reads: Ernest Holmes Company, assistant zone manager 1971-1974, Century Wrecker Corp., vice-president, sales 1975-1990, Miller Industries, […]

February is Heart Awareness Month

Feb 22nd, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

Each year, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) raises awareness about heart health and urges Americans to lower their risk for developing heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, it is largely preventable by working […]

Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida Sponsors Slow Down or Move Over Billboards

Feb 15th, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

As a safety initiative for towing operators in the Sunshine State, the Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida (PWOF) have sponsored billboards that advise motorists to observe Florida’s Move Over law. The billboards are currently in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and South Florida. The law requires motorists […]

Tow Business Podcast – the Industry’s Only Business Podcast — is Now Live

Feb 8th, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

Towing company owners often can be found behind the wheel and on the road, thanks to a shortage of dispatchers and drivers. That’s why the Towing Business Podcast was created. You can download and listen according to your schedule and at your convenience. Episode 1 […]

Towing Companies Battle Extreme Weather to Help Motorists During Polar Vortex

Feb 1st, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

Towing companies across the Midwest and Northeast have answered hundreds of calls during the polar vortex that has gripped the area and sent temperatures well below zero and broke decades-old records. The extreme cold has been blamed for at least 21 deaths and prompted the […]

Tow Business Podcast

Jan 25th, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

Check out the industry’s first business podcast. The first episode, “PodCast Introduction,” debuts February 3, 2019. Topics include: What is the show? State of the industry Present and future challenges to the industry TV shows Current tow show situation. The podcast is available through Apple […]

Nominations for Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Extended Until January 31

Jan 18th, 2019 | By | Category: Spotlight

Each year, the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the towing and recovery industry. The tradition started in 1986 when the industry realized it was time to display the roots of the profession. Industry […]