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Check Out the Tow Business Podcast Season 4

Season 4 Episodes Available through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and more Episodes: 1. Top 10 things — good and bad — about the towing industry in 2020 (2/2/20) 2. Towing apps and the future of the towing industry — interview with HONK (2/16/20) 3. Driver tips for a better and more productive day (3/1/20) 4.…

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Vote on Waze Slow Down-Move Over Warning

The towing community has an opportunity to weigh in on an initiative involving the GPS navigation platform Waze to warn motorists to slow down-move over due to emergency responders – police cars, tow trucks, ambulances – up ahead. As of press time, nearly 3,000 votes had been cast, with voters leaving over 160 comments in…

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Blame It on the Weather

I haven’t gotten anything done on my to do list today. Frustration has set in and I just want to go home. Not sure who or what to blame so I am blaming it on the weather, which is in the 90s with humidity so high you just sit and sweat. If you’re in a state…

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WTRAA Scholarship Committee Announces 2019 WTRAA Scholarship Recipients

The Women of the Towing & Recovery Association of America (WTRAA) is an auxiliary organization for the Towing & Recovery Association of American (TRAA).  Since 1990, under the TRAA Education Foundation, the WTRAA Scholarship Fund Committee has awarded scholarships to students affiliated with the towing and recovery industry. The WTRAA Scholarship Committee has announced and…

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Daimler Trucks North America Announces New Customer Experience Organization, Appoints Chief Officer

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) has created a new Customer Experience (CX) organization and named Paul Romanaggi as Chief CX Officer. DTNA launched its CX transformation in 2017 with the creation of a Customer Experience Day. During the now-annual event, employees and customers from across North America are brought together to brainstorm solutions to…

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Florida Roadside Assistance Ranger Injured in Roadside Crash

The driver of a Florida State Farm roadside assistance tow truck and a stranded motorist were involved in a crash on the Howard Franklin Bridge that joins St. Petersburg to Tampa. Adam Lopez, 29, of Tampa had pulled over to assist a motorist with a disabled vehicle when the approaching driver of a tractor-trailer swerved…

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Tow Operator Killed by Vehicle on I-20 in Louisiana

A tow operator was killed on Friday, August 2, after being stuck by a vehicle on the shoulder of I-20 near the Ouachita/Richland Parish line in Louisiana. Operator Lloyd Moore Jr., 65, of Tallulah, La., was hit by an “unknown” vehicle as he was loading a disabled vehicle, Louisiana State Police say. Police are investigating…

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Wheel-lift and Car Carrier Loading and More

The Tow Times August issue features info for proper loading and securement in “WreckMaster’s Car Carrier Basics” and “5 Wheel-lift Loading Tips” by Peter Fuerst of the International Institute of Towing and Recovery. The article “Used Truck Market Remains Strong as Economic Growth Continues” reviews the current used tow truck market including which type of…

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Georgia Tow Operator in Critical Condition after Hit-and-Run

A news report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution states that tow operator Darrell Simpson, 26, of Marietta, Ga., is in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver at approximately 2 a.m. on I-285 in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Simpson had stopped to assist the driver of a Mercedes-Benz SUV that had crashed into a…

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