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GoFundMe Account for Tow Operator Killed in Crash

A GoFundMe has been started to help with funeral costs of Travis Darby, 39, who was killed in one-vehicle traffic crash on August 24 in Beaumont, Texas. A memorial procession of tow trucks was held for Darby. Donations will help support funeral arrangements and his young daughter. A link to the GoFundMe page can be…

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Book Your Room Now for the Tennessee Tow Show

The Tennessee Tow Show will feature a weekend filled with seminars and training, exhibits, live demos, a Friday night street party, Museum fundraising auction, Wall of the Fallen NameUnveiling Ceremony, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Saturday Casino Night and much more. Book your hotel reservation now and use the discount reservation link at TennesseeTowShow.com. Hurry…

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Urgently Launches Collision Logistics Management™ for Insurers and Customers

Global mobility and roadside assistance platform Urgently has introduced Collision Logistics Management™ designed to provide a more efficient, transparent and cost-saving alternative to existing accident scene and secondary towing processes, and a better overall experience for insurers and their policyholders. Urgently Collision Logistics Management leverages advanced technology with collision protocols to improve transparency and efficiency…

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Hino Motors Holds Grand Opening Ceremony for New West Virginia Plant

On August 21, 2019, Hino Motors, Ltd. executives and dignitaries held a grand opening ceremony for the company’s new plant in Mineral Wells, West Virginia. Guests present included state governor Jim Justice, West Virginia senators Joseph Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia congressman David McKinley, representatives from dealerships and suppliers, as well as Hino…

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The Tow Times Annual SourceBook Buyer’s Guide and More

The Tow Times September issue contains the industry’s best buyer’s guide to products, services, distributors, accessories and everything towing and recovery. Use it throughout the year as a handy reference. This issue also features a Q&A with industry leaders on the top concerns in facing the towing industry, a federal mandate requiring a review of…

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Texas Tow Operator Dies in Traffic Collision

A Texas tow operator died Tuesday, September 3 from injuries received in a two-vehicle collision in Lubbock. According to news reports, Patric Barrio, 26, was driving a flatbed car carrier loaded with a vehicle on the deck and wheel-lift when it collided with an SUV at the intersection of Interstate 27 and 19th Street. Barrio reportedly…

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Kenworth Expands Online Body Builder Academy Video Library

Kenworth has expanded its online Body Builder Academy video library for its Kenworth T880 vocational leader with four new videos now available on the Kenworth Truck Co. YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/KenworthTruckCo). The new additions to the Kenworth Body Builder Academy focus on remote PTO features and functionality overview, remote throttle and hardwired PTO controls, remote presets…

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Just Slow Down

There was a horrific incident in Milwaukee this past Monday involving a tractor–trailer and a flatbed tow truck. It was caught on a police squad’s dash cam. I felt physically sick as I watched the tow operator start to open his door, and then close it as he saw in his mirror, the tractor–trailer coming…

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Alabama tow operators organized a procession to honor operator Richard Wilson, 53, who died weeks from injuries sustained when he was hit by a vehicle July 29 on I-85 in Montgomery, Ala. Wilson, who worked for Jacobs Towing, was hit while loading a vehicle on his tow truck at approximately 6:45 p.m. He died three…

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