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sureEcosystem Announces Partnership with HAAS Alert

sureEcosystem has announced a partnership agreement with HAAS Alert, a collision prevention service that delivers real-time digital alerts to motorists. HAAS Alert’s mission is to prevent first responder collisions and struck-by incidents by delivering real-time safety alerts and messages to connected cars and drivers as they approach or encounter incidents. “Distracted driving continues to be…

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COVID-19 Resource Page

Tow Times has launched a collective resource page with federal, state and webinar links to help in this difficult time. Click the “COVID-19” tab in the navigation or click here to access the page. If you are a representative of your state association and you have posted some state specific resources please reach out to…

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Covid-19 Impact Survey

Tow Times is reaching out to gauge the current pandemic’s impact on the towing industry. Please take a few minutes to complete the attached survey. All information remains anonymous. Survey results will be shared with the industry. We greatly appreciation you sharing this information, and hope your family, and your towing family, are safe and healthy.…

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Covid-19 Resources for Small Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is offering “Covid-19 Resources for Small Business” with resources and information related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Office of Advocacy will post more information will be posted as it becomes available The Covid-19 Resources for Small Business can be found here.

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Towing Operations Absent from Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce List

On March 19, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a memorandum on identification of essential critical infrastructure workers during Covid-19 response. The memorandum was intended to identify those workers critical to public safety and health who would be exempt from mandatory business closures or work shutdowns. In the “Guidance on the Essential Critical…

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SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

As part of the Trump Administration’s aggressive, whole-of-government efforts to combat the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and minimize economic disruption to the nation’s 30 million small businesses, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued revised criteria for states or territories seeking an economic injury declaration related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The relaxed criteria will have two immediate…

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US DOT Expands National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Dpartment of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety  Administration issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “Under Secretary Chao’s leadership, FMCSA is providing additional regulatory relief to our nation’s commercial drivers to…

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Florida Tow Show Postponed

Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida Press Release: March 17, 2020 “Due to the rapidly changing atmosphere with COVID-19, no one can be specific as to when our lives will return to normal. “When the country does start to return to normal, events like the Florida Tow Show® can be determined. “We appreciate your understanding in…

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Towing Companies Take Steps Toward Prevention in Coronavirus Outbreak

As the American public takes precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, towing companies report taking steps in-line with measures offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. • Cleaning hands often • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick • Covering coughs and sneezes • Staying home if sick • Cleaning and disinfecting…

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