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

Jul 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Spotlight

Jerr-Dan Corp. will donate a 2019 Freightliner M2 with a 22-foot XLP Jerr-Dan body to the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum to benefit the Survivor Fund. This is an example of the truck. The donated truck is planned to be white in color with a blue body and feature a vinyl Survivor Fund logo.

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 will be auctioned is expected to be white with a blue body and boast a vinyl Survivor Fund logo. Truck details include rail lights, approach tip rollers, greased fittings, camlock and 48-inch toolboxes with storage trays and marker lights.

The Jerr-Dan truck is scheduled to be auctioned Friday, September 14, during the annual Museum Weekend fundraising event with proceeds benefiting the museum’s Survivor Fund which provides financial support to families of loved ones who have died in towing accidents, particularly roadside service to the public.

“Jerr-Dan believes there are few professions that can match the heart and soul of a tow owner/operator. Day after day, night after night, these real-life road warriors rise to meet a world of challenges — the elements, passionate ‘customers,’ aggressive competitors and the many documented dangers of driving — without hesitation or complaint, and without fail,” stated the company, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of tow trucks and equipment.

Museum Weekend is an annual event that takes place during the Tennessee Tow Show, hosted by Tow Times magazine and the Tennessee Tow Truck Association. The show will be held September 13-15 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. 

The auction is one of several activities designed to recognize towing industry professionals as well as raise funds for the towing museum and its affiliates such as the Survivor Fund.

“We are extremely appreciative of the generous donation from Jerr-Dan in providing this truck for our auction,” says Jeffrey Godwin, co-chair of the museum’s Survivor Fund/Wall of the Fallen Committee. “The proceeds will be used to support the families of those killed in the line of service to the motoring public. Most recently, we have had a spike in the number of tragedies. Donations such as this allow us to continue this important work for the industry.”

The towing museum is accepting donations for the auction on their website, towingmuseum.com. (Select “2018 Weekend,” then “Auction Donor Information.”)

Other Museum Weekend events include a Meet-and-Greet, a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a name unveiling ceremony at the Wall of the Fallen memorial sculpture on the museum grounds and a 5K Run for the Fund.

For more information on the museum auction or to make an auction donation contact Jeffrey Godwin, co-chair of the Survivor Fund/Wall of the Fallen Committee, at JeffreyG@fleetnetamerica.com.

To register for Museum Weekend visit http://internationaltowingmuseum.org/museum-weekend.