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  1. Picked up a VW Bus the other day...I believe a 74, for a customer. He is going to finish the restoration and use it for camping...
    6 points
  2. After 20 years of service, we decided to replace our main Heavy Duty with a new Flag Ship. This is a Peterbilt 567 with a Jerr-Dan 35 ton Integral wrecker... These new trucks are pretty sweet... Cummins X15 550 with an 18 spd, 46k full lockers on Air Track, 18k Steer axle... Navigation, Satellite radio, Wi-Fi with a built in browser, heated & cooled seats... It's a big step up from my "Shaker"... Spent most of the day figuring out boxes & equipment...it's a big change in the body as well.
    5 points
  3. Towed from DOT Scales to dealer with an engine "noise"
    5 points
  4. One reason people fail in small business is they don’t truly understand the difference in profit and cash flow. So, they blow their cash flow on personal crap and starve their business to death. Then when a tire burst or an engine blows they find themselves in dyer straights. Why because they blowed the business money on personal pleasures never realizing the profit margin was much lower than the cash flow going thru the accounts !! At my company we know trucks are gonna break down so we have funds set aside to allow for that we keep 50-100 tires in stock for our unit
    5 points
  5. Had a nice 2 car yesterday...New vehicles, clean up with the van...and everything had coverage! We have had a rash of junk vehicles lately without coverage.... It comes in spirts sometimes but when you're spending big coin....you like to see all premium jobs! LoL Had this little rocket the day before with no coverage due to an excluded driver.... Ran in to the back of a moving Wedge Trailer.
    4 points
  6. We had a trip planned last year to take my Grandson on a road trip to the Florida show but was cancelled. So this year we made a 11 day adventure out of it. Thought I would share some pics for the folks that don't get to go...
    4 points
  7. Did this one for a friend. He bought it from a guy I worked for in high school many moons ago.
    4 points
  8. Took a truck & loaded car trailer about 100 miles in Up State NY yesterday... Made for a nice ride for Rob...
    3 points
  9. Very Busy Week. Nice job Koders, Matthew Will.
    3 points
  10. Loaded this tonight for a broken left rear spring. Left rear tire was almost bottomed out in the wheel well.
    3 points
  11. A few jobs Eddie sent me pics of this week... Super Stretch on a 40 mile tow. I don't like putting these on dollies but with the AWD, didn't have a lot of choices. Package van that the Tie Rod Tube fell off of...nice maintenance program...
    3 points
  12. 2020 Talbert 53' sliding axle. I can not thank our customers, employees, friends, and family enough for helping us grow. It is very humbling that we have had such success in a relatively short time. We truly appreciate everyone's hard work and loyalty. Let's make 2021 a great year and many more to come.
    3 points
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  14. Battelini's Transportation & Heavy Duty Towing
    2 points
  15. I'm going on 40 years doing Heavy Duty work and I can't recall ever having a trailer that the landing gear legs crossed themselves! Side shot the trailer so we could hook a Yard Truck to it... 40,000 in the box... And the "money shot"... I didn't want to use it until it was ready but what are you going to do... She goes down Monday to get a wrap.
    2 points
  16. We got this call for an SUV that ran into the back of another SUV pulling a small trailer. When we got there we found that the Jeep was resting on the trailer, and the front wheels were actually off the ground. So we hooked up to the back, and tried to just pull it off, but we found the that part of the frame of the Jeep was caught on the fender of the trailer. So we slid our bed under the Jeep, and lifted it off the trailer, and had the driver of the SUV and trailer pull out from under it. Then we set it back down and winched it on the rest of the way.
    2 points
  17. My guys got all the decals off and they done an excellent job of power washing it ,,,all new rubber is mounted So glad to finally see some black on the boom,,, slowly but surely its getting there. The red is getting close,,,,,,, The new truck is coming along nicely,,, Now she's got some of that BARKER RED,,, now to paint the cab and then time to reassemble. We are on the third and final stage,,,now to paint the
    2 points
  18. Eddie had a customer that rolled a rental machine over while trying to dig out a stump... Had to recover through the trees because we couldn't get close to it. Fortunately nobody hurt... just his check book when he returned the machine...
    2 points
  19. Thanks for the comments. I ran all day in it yesterday and it worked great. Nice profit day as well...took a box truck 110 miles to NJ in the morning... On the way back through Philly got a call from a customer broke down on the Turn Pike in Philly. Made for a nice return trip & I was on scene in 10 min! Can't stay clean forever... 😞
    2 points
  20. Stainless Steel Body with Pass Through Tunnel Box Cat C12 385hp engine with 500k miles 10 Speed Trans Air Ride Suspension Power windows, dual air ride seats $125,000
    2 points
  21. If you plan on signing up for our June 26th seminar, we are almost at capacity! Register now on our website! https://recoverybillingunlimited.com/register/ Thank you to all of the companies who attended our May 1st seminar!
    2 points
  22. We will be back out tomorrow to set the unit.
    2 points
  23. Impounded this one for LE after a short chase.
    2 points
  24. From Tom Leiss: On Wednesday, April 21st, the Exeter Township Police Department conducted a Move Over educational/enforcement detail along Rt. 422 in Exeter Township (Berks County), Pennsylvania to raise awareness of the Pennsylvania Move Over Law. Assisting in the Move Over Detail were V&M Towing ,
    2 points
  25. After leaving the Miller Factory, we went to the ITRHF. I have contributed thousands of dollars to this organization but never got to visit the facility. It was a very nice time and I would recommend it to anyone interested in our industry. Here are some pics for the folks that have never seen it... I also have high resolution pictur
    2 points
  26. I put 75 foot of 7/16 on the right side, I put 100 foot of 7/16 on the left side, with a miner modified bracket.
    2 points
  27. Topic Originally Created by Chuck at Noltes in June of 2008: Here is the 35 ton we got in Feb, painted, lettered and pinstriped. Need to add some more snatch blocks and chains but all in all ready. EdsTowing said: Looks good & is outfitted nice. Why the second remote? I assume for the drag winch? I'm surprised that they didn't spec it with the proportional remote so it would be all on one. Santi
    1 point
  28. I am not one to transport customers even before this Covid crap.. It is simply not my job. I am not a taxi. The added risk of liability is my number one reason behind it. People these days are so quick to sue anybody over anything. I got a buddy who owns another company in town who is going through the wringer right now because some bozo he gave a ride to claims he slipped getting out of his truck and screwed his ankle up. Supposedly he has had 2 surgeries already and claims he will never walk right again. Worse part is, My buddies already through the roof insurance rates went up even more and
    1 point
  29. testing the unit and the optional dually L Arm Extensions.
    1 point
  30. As we are approaching the next installment of the Advisor, I thought I would add one more thing here to get some input. This letter to the editor came in from a member last quarter and we published it in the last edition of the Advisor. The member reaction has been limited and not what I expected. I would be very interested in the opinions of the Tow411 community... There are too many times I hear guys griping about smaller towing companies or motor clubs keeping rates so low we can't make any money. This is America! You have got to convince your customers that hiring you for the job is bet
    1 point
  31. California Plates, all you need to know. When she said I just came from my storage facility. What she means is I just came from where I live.
    1 point
  32. Move Over Law Expected To Get Name Change After Bill Passed OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma law requires drivers to move over when approaching an authorized vehicle on the side of the road, but that law could be getting a name change. Bernardo Martinez was a tow truck driver servicing his truck when a driver veered off the road and hit him. Both of his legs and an arm were amputated. He died sometime later, and his family has taken on the cause of telling Oklahoma drivers to slow down and move over. House Bill 1584 passed in the house and s
    1 point
  33. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in October of 2007: After our road trip on Saturday to the Ohio tow show, this morning we got the chance to try out our new rotator. We received a customer request for a rolled over, loaded, tractor trailer, The scene is a single lane hiway off-ramp with a very steep drop off. this ramp is a little deceiving and the bend tightens up as you get into it and very quickly, you can be going too fast. Loaded with 36,000 lbs of auto parts, this tractor trailer rolled onto its right side, started to slide down the embankment and then the top edge caught i
    1 point
  34. A giant “thank you” goes out to Reva Benefiel from Benefiel Truck Repair & Towing in Iowa for her testimonial about Towbook in this month’s issue of American Towman!
    1 point
  35. Another busy day at the Orlando PWOF Tow Show!
    1 point
  36. The NSD Network Team is attending the 2021 Florida Tow Show today and tomorrow in Orlando, Florida. As this is the industry’s largest towing convention, we are delighted to represent NSD and be able to connect with new and existing partners. Visit us at booth #349 to learn about our award-winning service.
    1 point
  37. I've been pretty bad about leaving my phone in the truck lately, so my supply of pictures is dwindling. This one was a pretty cool story though. I got a call about 5 minutes before my week was finished to tow a SUV about 50 miles away to a dealer down at the shore. My wife and daughters happened to be at our friends house right over the bridge, about 5 miles, from where I was dropping, so I wasn't that upset. I arrived at the breakdown spot, right in the middle of a fairy busy intersection., to find out was one of our local U.S. Congressmen. Needless to say he got a first hand lesson on the im
    1 point
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