Truck of the Month

On Call for 70 Years

This year marks the 70th anniversary of our company, Lakeview Garage Inc. The business was started in 1948 by my grandfather, Nicholas Perone Sr. and is now helmed by his sons Nick Jr and Dave Sr. We are a third-generation, family-owned-and-operated towing and full service repair facility covering everything from small cars to large trucks.…

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Santa Fe Rotator

Owner Jonathan Kupchin of Santa Fe Tow Service Inc. in Lenexa, Kan., sent Tow Times stunning photos of their new twin-steer 2018 Peterbilt with Century 1075 rotator. The company was started in 1963 by Stanley Kupchin and featured in the December 2017 issue. Santa Fe Wrecker Service offers light- to heavy-duty, local and long distance,…

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Youngs Towing

This 2015 four-wheel-drive Dodge Ram 5500 with a Danco 20-ft. steel 12 Series bed is owned by Steven Young of Youngs Towing in Townsend, Ga. The truck’s features include a Warn 12,000-lb. winch on the front, all-LED marker lights and a Whelen Justice light bar. Youngs Towing has been in business 10 years and services…

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Custom DTU

On the road for LW’s Towing in Frisco, Texas, is this 2012 W900L Kenworth with a Holmes DTU detachable towing unit. The truck has an Eaton fuller RTLO 2018B transmission and a HERD Texas Edition bumper. Custom items include chrome toolboxes with LED lighting, LEDs throughout the truck, and light bar. The custom paint scheme…

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Off-road, Pull-them-out-of-the-ditch Machine

We recently added a new truck to our fleet: a 2016 Ram 4500 with a Vulcan 880. This truck replaces our worn-out 1995 Ford F-350 Holmes 402. We’re based out of La Veta Colo., and at 7,000 feet we get a lot of snow in the winter. This is our off-road, pull-them-out-of-the-ditch machine. We service…

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First Out Truck

Unit 183 is a 1986 Mack with a 1990 Vulcan 30-ton integrated unit proudly operated and cared for by 21-year industry veteran Paul Ghrist of Jeswald Auto Truck Service in Austintown, Ohio. “It is equipped with lots of strobe lighting along with an arrow stick front and rear to help warn motorists when working alongside…

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Rocky Mountain Towing

From the fleet of Rocky Mountain Towing of Boise Idaho, comes this 2017 Dodge Ram 5500 4×4 with a 2017 Chevron Renegade bed and Autogrip 2 wheel-lift. Rocky Mountain Towing lists some of this truck’s special features: Customized options from In The Ditch towing accessories including drop-down dolly boxes with stainless steel face, zinc-plated SLS…

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Blessing Celebration/Tribute for NRC HIM

We recently added an NRC 60/80SR HIM (Heavy Incident Manager) to our fleet. For many years Bill Jackson has been a huge influence on my desire to seek out training as a professional towing and recovery operator, and cross training with other emergency service agencies. In 2016 I was offered an opportunity to become an…

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The Dodgebeast

Brian Beauman of Beauman’s Garage in Lockport, N.Y., calls this 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 with a Chevron 408TA the “Dodgebeast”. “I’ve run this truck since new and has towed and recovered everything,” he writes. Beauman’s Garage has been in business over 50 years and offers light- to heavy-duty towing, complete auto and heavy truck repair…

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Custom-built for AE Collision & Towing Inc.

This 2016 Ford F-550 4 wheel drive with a Chevron 408TA is from the fleet of AE Collision & Towing Inc. in Eugene, Ore. Custom-built by Fleet Sales West of Woodburn, Ore., the bed can be controlled from inside the cab or the rear of the bed and features rear hydraulic stiff legs — a…

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