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ITRHFM Survivor Fund Benefits Increased

Apr 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

As a follow up to a new formula adopted last year by the board of directors of the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM), having been designed to set the Survivor Fund benefit level annually based on the Survivor Fund’s financial […]

Towing Industry Leader Earns Kentucky Highway Safety Award

Apr 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety awarded towing company owner Lee Roberts of Roberts Heavy Duty Towing & Recovery, Lexington, Ky., recognition for his leadership and accomplishments in the field, the first time a safety award goes to a towing company. “Lee Roberts has been […]

Golden Opportunity: Enter Your Truck in the Florida Tow Show Beauty Contest

Mar 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

Bring your favorite tow truck to the Florida Tow Show and enter it in the Tow Truck Beauty Contest. This year’s first place beauty contest winners will each take home a gold card prize in addition to a beauty contest plaque. Judging will be held […]

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Mar 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

Nine industry leaders have been selected for induction into the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016. Bruce Campbell, (Banff, Alberta, Canada), Eric Hammond, (Coventry, Warwickshire, England), Belinda Harris, (Greensboro, N.C.), Garry Leach, (Canmore, Alberta, Canada), Stephen Smith, (Haslet, Texas), […]

Calling All Antique Tow Trucks — Join the Parade

Mar 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

This year’s Tennessee Tow Show celebration of the industry’s 100th year, in conjunction with the International Towing & Recovery Museum, will feature a 100-tow truck parade through the heart of Chattanooga on Saturday night — and the more antique trucks the better. Have an antique or older-model […]

Registration is Open for the 2016 Towing & Recovery Summit in St. Louis

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

The 2016 Towing & Recovery Summit is moving to St. Louis, Missouri, where the focus will be enabling towing company owners and managers to improve the profit margins of their businesses. The towing and recovery industry continues to face challenges – from driver retention and […]

TRAIL-EZE Makes Commitment to Survivor Fund

Feb 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

Equipment trailer manufacturer TRAIL-EZE Trailers has pledged financial support for the Survivor Fund program for 2016 and beyond. The South Dakota-based firm said it will donate an amount for each unit sold to towing companies. “That number could be substantial,” said Don Huber, Eastern sales […]

Tipsy Tow Can be the Right Call for Super Bowl Fans

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

While football fans celebrate Super Bowl 50 featuring the Panthers versus the Broncos, those who celebrate too much have the option of calling for a free local tow home from towing companies participating in programs such as AAA’s Tipsy Tow. The program, available to the […]

Driver Safety Training Survey

Jan 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

Please give us a few minutes of your time to take a 13-question survey on driver safety training. Responses will be used for articles in upcoming issues of Tow Times and help us determine topics to address in the magazine. All responses are confidential. Click […]

Towing Companies Assist Motorists as Major Storm Lashes Northeast

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

Towing companies across the eastern United States are in the news as a major storm of snow, ice and severe weather moves across the area. Motorists needing assistance on roadways due to accidents and inoperable vehicles are keeping towing operations busy around the clock, sometimes […]