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South Florida Tow Operators Collecting Donations for the Bahamas

A group of South Florida towing operators are conducting a donation drive for disaster relief in the Bahamas, and are providing drop-off locations for fellow South Florida towing companies that would like to join in the effort. Two United Road Towing South Florida locations are accepting donations such as canned and dry foods, toiletries, paper…

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Fundraiser for Injured Wisconsin Tow Operator

A benefit car show will be held Sunday, September 22 for tow operator Joe Altenhofen. “Joe is a long-time employee of Ray’s Towing,” states an event press release. “He was tragically hit on the job Monday, August 26 on Highways 43/94 by a semi-truck while towing away an accident vehicle. Joe suffered numerous broken bones…

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Michigan Tow Operator Almost Hit by Passing SUV

A Michigan tow operator was almost hit by a passing SUV on September 16 as he prepared to tow a vehicle in Rochester Hills. As operator Dawson Voorhis stepped toward the roadside, the approaching SUV crossed the white line, missing Voorhies by approximately two feet. The vehicle then struck Voorhis’ tow truck, partially running up the…

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Worldwide Equipment Sales, LLC Selects Jeffrey Irr as New CEO

Pritchard Companies, parent company of Worldwide Equipment Sales, LLC has announced Jeffrey Irr as the company’s chief executive officer. Irr has been in the transportation industry for 31 years. Prior to his new role with Worldwide Equipment Sales, LLC, Irr spent five years with Jerr-Dan Corporation, a Division of Oshkosh, where he managed sales, marketing…

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GoFundMe Account for Tow Operator Killed in Crash

A GoFundMe has been started to help with funeral costs of Travis Darby, 39, who was killed in one-vehicle traffic crash on August 24 in Beaumont, Texas. A memorial procession of tow trucks was held for Darby. Donations will help support funeral arrangements and his young daughter. A link to the GoFundMe page can be…

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