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FMCSA Denies TRAA’s ELD Exemption Petition 

Jul 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc.  After seven months, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied the Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc.® (TRAA) petition for an exemption from electronic logging device requirements […]



Jerr-Dan Corp. Donates Carrier for Auction Benefitting Survivor Fund

Jul 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Jerr-Dan Corp. has donated a tow truck carrier to the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum to benefit the Survivor Fund. The 2019 Freightliner M2 with a Jerr-Dan 22-foot XLP flatbed has a retail value upwards of $95,000. The tow truck that […]



AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

Jun 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

 AAA press release: A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. For the […]



Deadline Approaching to Enter the 2018 Shine ‘n Star Contest

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

The deadline for entries to the Shine ‘n Star tow truck photo beauty contest is June 30, 2018. Enter your trucks in the light-, medium- and heavy-duty categories, car carrier category or the working truck category for trucks with over 150,000 miles. Enter your truck […]



Miller Industries Gives Back to the Wall of the Fallen Survivor Fund

Jun 15th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. has donated proceeds totaling over $10,000 to the Wall of the Fallen Survivor Fund. The Survivor Fund helps support families of towing operators killed in the line of duty. The donation comes at the close of the 2017 WeTow campaign hosted […]



Supporters Pay Tribute to Fallen Michigan Towing Operator

Jun 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Hundreds of towing industry supporters brought tow trucks to the Islamic Institute of America in Dearborn Heights, Mich., on Thursday to pay tribute to towing operator Nader Chehadi. Chehadi, 42, of Ypsilanti, was killed May 29 when an SUV crashed into a school bus he […]



International Towing Museum’s Website’s New Blog

May 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Visit the International Towing Museum’s website, internationaltowingmuseum.org, to check out the new blog recently posted. It’s an invitation to join in the activities at the annual Museum Weekend, September 13 – 16 at the International Towing Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Meet the newest inductees into […]



Miller Industries Gives Back to Disabled American Veterans

May 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. has donated proceeds totaling over $10,000 to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).  The DAV is a national non-profit organization that helps disabled veterans gain access to employment, benefits and healthcare. The DAV also empowers veterans with disabilities to lead high-quality lives […]



WTRAA Scholarship Applications Due by June 8

May 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Each year, the Women of the Towing and Recovery Association of America (WTRAA) Scholarship Fund under the Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA) Education Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to members’ children and grandchildren to assist them in completing their educations. Fundraising for these scholarships […]



ITRHFM Survivor Fund Benefits Increased

May 4th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

At its winter meeting, the board of directors of the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM), applied its financial stewardship formula and reset the death benefit of the Survivor Fund pending an additional moth of fundraising. At the recent USAC/MD Golf Classic […]