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South Florida Tow Operators Collecting Donations for the Bahamas

A group of South Florida towing operators are conducting a donation drive for disaster relief in the Bahamas, and are providing drop-off locations for fellow South Florida towing companies that would like to join in the effort. Two United Road Towing South Florida locations are accepting donations such as canned and dry foods, toiletries, paper…

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SDMO Gear Launches New Site for Products

By SDMO Gear, LLC In September, SDMO Gear, LLC announced the launch of its new online store offering fresh designs in Slow Down Move Over-branded items to consumers. SDMO Gear is dedicated to generating public awareness of the dangers emergency responders and others face on the nation’s roadways and to educating motorists about the existence…

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Fundraiser for Injured Wisconsin Tow Operator

A benefit car show will be held Sunday, September 22 for tow operator Joe Altenhofen. “Joe is a long-time employee of Ray’s Towing,” states an event press release. “He was tragically hit on the job Monday, August 26 on Highways 43/94 by a semi-truck while towing away an accident vehicle. Joe suffered numerous broken bones…

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Bad Moods, Bad Jokes and Sunsets

“Bad mood” doesn’t really describe how I’ve been feeling lately. I don’t even like myself right now. I should warn people by putting a DO NOT DISTURB note on my office door. You know when you’re in a bad mood and people try to get you to smile with a bad joke or corny statement? You…

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Michigan Tow Operator Almost Hit by Passing SUV

A Michigan tow operator was almost hit by a passing SUV on September 16 as he prepared to tow a vehicle in Rochester Hills. As operator Dawson Voorhis stepped toward the roadside, the approaching SUV crossed the white line, missing Voorhies by approximately two feet. The vehicle then struck Voorhis’ tow truck, partially running up the…

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Custom Spreader Bar Brackets

A 2019 Peterbilt with a Jerr-Dan HDR 1000 50/60 rotator, JFB body from Marc’s Auto Service LLC of Warhead, Mass., was the Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Shine ‘n Star contest and was featured in the Tow Times November 2018 issue. Along with the vinyl wrap by DF Wraps of Cheshire, Conn., and Jerr-Dan chrome…

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Dynamic’s New Python Unit

Dynamic Towing Equipment & Manufacturing Inc. has introduced the new Python unit with power and negative tilt. The 5,000-lb. fully-extended wheel-lift has 25 degrees of negative and power tilt with a reach of 82 inches from the tailboard and an 8,000-lb. tow rating. The Python makes it easier to recover vehicles down a driveways or…

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Worldwide Equipment Sales, LLC Selects Jeffrey Irr as New CEO

Pritchard Companies, parent company of Worldwide Equipment Sales, LLC has announced Jeffrey Irr as the company’s chief executive officer. Irr has been in the transportation industry for 31 years. Prior to his new role with Worldwide Equipment Sales, LLC, Irr spent five years with Jerr-Dan Corporation, a Division of Oshkosh, where he managed sales, marketing…

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Children and Trust

The word “trust” came up in a conversation the other day. The person I was talking to said everything in life is held together with trust. While I agree, I would also add “love.” What comes to your mind when you think of trust? For me, it would mean that I have faith and confidence…

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Big Dawg

Big Dawg is a 2018 Kenworth T88 with a Century 1075 rotator on the road for Brett’s Towing and Roadside of Ogden, Utah. The truck was purchased from Wasatch Truck Equipment of Sandy, Utah. In business since 1993, Brett’s Towing and Roadside offers light- to heavy-duty towing and recovery with a fleet of over 20…

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