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Tow Operators Killed in Maryland and Canada Identified

The tow operators who were hit and killed on the roadside in two separate incidents have been identified by authorities. David Reinerio Pineda Alvarez, 63, of Washington, D.C. was died Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Temple Hills, Md. He was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. State police say the vehicle suspected of hitting…

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ITRHFM Survivor Fund Benefits Increased

At its annual general meeting, the board of directors of the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM), announced an increase in the death benefit available to families when industry tragedy occurs.  In recent months the Survivor Fund has enjoyed generous giving from many of its partners around the industry.  Having applied…

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Angela Roper-Barnett Appointed to Quick Clearance Advisory Group

The Arizona Professional Towing and Recovery Association has announced that its Executive Director Angela Roper-Barnett has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) advisory group addressing safe quick clearance business cases. This advisory group will bring together subject matter…

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Maryland Tow Operator Killed in Roadside Hit and Run

A 63-year-old tow truck operator was killed Wednesday night, November 6, in a hit and run crash in Temple Hills, Md. Reports say the operator was loading a disabled car on the road shoulder near southbound Branch Avenue and Coventry way and was struck as he walked to his tow truck. He was pronounced dead…

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Jerr-Dan Promotes Heath Fassnacht to Director of Sales

Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK) and single brand leader in the towing and recovery business, has promoted Heath Fassnacht to Director of Sales. He had been District Sales Manager for the southern region. Fassnacht started his career in 1996 with Atlanta Wrecker and Carrier Sales, now known as Atlanta Wrecker Sales. Following a…

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ITRHFM Adds 28 Names to the Wall of the Fallen

The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM) added 28 new names to the Wall of the Fallen during its recent annual ceremony honoring towing and road service operators who have died in the line of service. The names include those from previous years as the details of fatalities become known. In all,…

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