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Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors Intend to Form Strategic Alliance 

The Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to form a strategic alliance within commercial vehicles. In a first step, the intention is to establish a global technology partnership and to create a stronger, combined heavy-duty truck business for Isuzu Motors and UD Trucks in Japan and…

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South Dakota Tow Operator Struck and Killed on Roadside

A tow operator died Saturday, Jan. 4 in Watertown, S.D., after being struck by a vehicle. Dale Jones, 47, of Watertown was hit at 8:35 a.m. while attempting to recover a vehicle from a ditch. The vehicle that struck Jones was driven by Quentin Godes, 76, who lost control of the vehicle. He has been…

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Deadline for 2020 Hall of Fame Nominations is January 31.

Each year, the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM) recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the towing and recovery industry. The tradition started in 1986 when the towing and recovery industry realized it was time to display the roots of the profession. Industry professionals came together and selected individuals…

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Jerr-Dan Financial Solutions Program Offers Options for Purchasing Towing Equipment

Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK) is now partnering with Ascentium Capital, a leading provider of equipment and technology financing solutions. The exclusive retail lending program is designed to give distributors and end-users a simple and seamless funding experience for towing and recovery equipment. The program offers a simple online application process, and qualified…

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Kentucky LMPD Tow Operator’s Death Ruled Accidental

A coroner’s report on the death of a Louisville (Kentucky) Metro Police Department (LMPD) civilian tow truck driver who was killed Tuesday morning, Dec.31, while attempting to tow an abandoned pick-up from the side of Interstate I-64 west in Louisville has been deemed an accident. LMPD operator Larry Kizer, 62, died when his tow truck…

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Michigan Tow Operator Struck, Injured on the Roadside

A tow operator was struck and injured by a vehicle on Tuesday, Dec. 31 in Iosco County, Michigan. According to police, the 62-year-old operator was outside of his truck on the side of M-55 when a pickup lost control in snowy and icy conditions and hit him. Two Iosco County police cars were also on…

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