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2017 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report Unveiled as Drivers Approach July 4

Jun 30th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

The 13th annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report names Kansas City, Kansas, the city with America’s safest drivers. Based on Allstate claims data, the company unveiled the report to encourage safe-driving habits, especially with the approaching Fourth of July holiday, the perennial deadliest day on […]



Carfentanil Alert

Jun 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

Alerts have been issued from the Empire State Towing Association and the New Hampshire Drug Monitoring Initiative regarding the synthetic opioid carfentanil. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration: “Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times […]



New Addition to the 2017 Tow Summit

Jun 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

There’s a new addition to the Towing & Recovery Management Summit, June 28-30, in Nashville, Tenn. Participate in an industry first and learn how your company can “Turn Scrap Into Gold” at a live streamed event on Wednesday, June 28, (5:30 p.m.) at the Gaylord […]



Nominate a Towing and Recovery Industry Leader

Jun 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

Nominations are open for the 2017 Dave Jones Leadership Award, hosted by Tow Times magazine and the Dave Jones family. The late Dave Jones was instrumental in raising standards and professionalizing the towing and recovery industry through several organizations, including as a co-founder of the Towing […]



David Lambert 1948 — 2017

May 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

James David Lambert, 68, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., passed away May 16, 2017. He was born on August 18, 1948 in Hammond, La., to Corbet and Mina Lambert. An instructor biography on the North American Towing Academy states: “He entered the towing industry in 1982 […]



FMCSA Grants IITR’s Application for Carrier Tie-Downs

May 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

On May 15, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced its decision to grant the International Institute of Towing and Recovery’s (IITR’s) application for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.112 to allow commercial vehicle operators to secure automobiles light trucks and vans using a […]



United Road Towing, Inc. and Affiliates Complete 363 Sale to URT Acquisition Holdings Corporation

May 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

On May 2, 2017, pursuant to order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, United Road Towing, Inc. and its affiliated debtors (the “Company”) completed the sale of substantially all their assets pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code to […]



Is Your Dispatcher Key to Your Company’s Success?

May 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

If so, now’s your chance to bring him or her some well-deserved recognition. Tow Times and contest sponsor Beacon Software invite you to nominate your dispatcher for the first annual Dispatcher of the Year contest. The contest winner will be recognized in the Tow Times August issue, which will focus on the Art […]



Florida Tow Show Raffle Truck Winner

May 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

The winner of this year’s Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida Raffle Truck is Charles Aronhalt of Eastern Diesel and Auto Wrecker Service in Bonifay, Fla. The truck is a 2017 Hino 258 ALP with a Miller Industries Century bed. The drawing and presentation was held […]



Jim Stepp Passes

Apr 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a message from the family of well-known Florida towing industry veteran Jim Stepp of Stepp’s Towing and Heavy Transport of Central Florida. Jim Stepp was a founding stockholder of Tow Times magazine and a founding member of the Professional Wrecker Operators of […]