Posts by Maria Padilla

June Is Move Over-Slow Down Month

June is Move Over-Slow Down Month. Towing operators have one of the highest fatality rates of any industry. Be aware. Stay safe. Make sure everybody in your region knows about Move-Over-Slow Down. Spread the word.

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Indiana Tow Operator Dies in Crash

Clinton Simmons, 30, of Lebanon, Ind., was killed roadside last week in a chain-reaction crash involving a semi. Simmons was called out to repair a box truck that had a flat tire. He parked his truck in front of the broken down vehicle. He had completed the repair and was putting his tools in his…

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Monster Jam Rolls into Orlando

Monster Jam hits up Orlando, Fla., this week and dozens of trucks are arriving in the city for the World Finals XX.  Here’s one: Pirate’s Curse being transported by Stepp’s Towing and Heavy Transport . Way to go!  

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TRAA Elects New Board

In a record voting turnout, Joanne Blyton was elected president of the Towing & Recovery Association of America, Inc. – TRAA during the biennial elections held during the Florida Tow Show. She will serve with the following board members: Vaughn Gobel, first VP; George Kuntz second VP;  Tom Brennan, third VP; Kevin Fox, fourth VP,…

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WTRAA Is Accepting Scholarship Applications

  Each year, the Women of the Towing & Recovery Association of America awards college scholarships to TRAA members’ children and grandchildren to assist them in completing their higher education. Applications are open for the 2019 scholarships. DEADLINE is June 7. Apply:      

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Highway Fatalities

No surprise – Top speeds increase highway fatalities. “Over past 25 years over 36,000 lives could have been spared if states had not increased their maximum speed limits.” @NHTSAgov

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