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Texas Tow Operator Killed While Towing Vehicle

A Fort Worth, Texas, tow operator was killed on July 8 after being struck by his tow truck on I-95 at Alliance Gateway Freeway. A news report on WBAP News Talk stated that the operator was attempting to secure a vehicle he was towing from an apartment complex when the tow truck began moving and…

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Jerr-Dan Parent Company Named a 2019 World’s Most Ethical Company

Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE:OSK], manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and the parent company of Jerr-Dan, was recently honored by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Oshkosh Corporation is one of four honorees in the automotive category. This is the fourth consecutive year Oshkosh Corporation has been listed as…

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International Towing Museum Members Visit Other Museums for Free

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM) recently announced it joined the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM). “The Museum is currently working to offer our ITRHFM members a broader range of benefits – both inside and outside of the industry,” says Jeffrey Godwin, ITRHFM vice president. “It’s exciting that our…

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Memorial Procession Planned for Arizona Tow Operator

A memorial procession of tow trucks will take place Sunday, June 23, in Armado, Ariz., for tow operator Richard Struble. Struble, 57, was killed along with his customer Ramon Murrillo III, 32, on June 11. Struble was assisting Murrillo with his vehicle when a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed went out of…

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USAC/MD Raises Over $16,700 for The Survivor Fund

The month of April means two things in our industry, the Florida Tow Show and the Annual USAC/MD Charity Golf Classic. This year TomTom Telematics became a co-title sponsor of the event which raised more than $15,000 for the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum’s Survivor Fund. Over 60 road service professionals…

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Come Face to Face With OOIDA at the Summit

The Towing & Recovery Management Summit, hosted by Tow Times magazine, has invited Mike Matousek, director of government affairs at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), to be the main guest at this year’s closing session. Matousek will discuss OOIDA’s national campaign for increased government oversight of the pricing practices of the non-consensual segment of the towing industry. Under Matousek, OOIDA has aggressively…

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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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