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  1. 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
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  2. Did this one for a friend. He bought it from a guy I worked for in high school many moons ago.
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  3. 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...
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  4. 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
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  5. 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.
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  6. We are proud to announce support from one of the automotive leaders Green Flag to help bring awareness and safety. Damon Jowett Head of Service Delivery at Green Flag: "Green Flag never underestimate the valuable job people in the breakdown recovery industry, emergency services and road maintenance industry do and the vulnerable position they place themselves in everyday to keep the UK moving 24/7. We realise drivers not slowing down and moving over as they approach a temporary hazard is a major concern and often the cause of many avoidable collisions. The work that Sl
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  7. Many of you have waited more than a year for this RBU News... Recovery Billing Unlimited In Person Classes return June 26, 2021. Register here: https://recoverybillingunlimited.com/register/
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  8. From the Blog of Geri Roskopf: I came across a poem titled For the Garden of your Daily Living. It seemed appropriate during springtime, and a great reminder of “you reap what you sow,” or in other words, you eventually have to face up to the consequences of your actions. Use this planting advice to make your garden grow both in your personal and business life. “Plant three rows of peas: 1. Peace of mind. 2. Peace of heart. 3. Peace of soul. “Plant four rows of squash: 1. Squash gossip. 2. Squash indifference. 3. Squash grumbling. 4. Squas
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  9. We got this one the other day. The pickup truck and trailer and an old Mercedes were in the turn lane waiting to make a left hand turn. The black Colorado never hit the brakes and slammed into the back of the Mercedes, which then pushed the Mercedes into the trailer. It really hit hard, and there was a lot of debris to clean up.
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  10. Sorry for the delay in response. We just got back from a trip to the Florida show. I think everything is here to finish this truck but they were swamped while I was away. We are going to be in and around the low $30k's number once we are done. It's a DT466 Pre Emission, Alison Auto, Hyd. Brake, Spring suspension. I bought the truck new in 08' as an 07' pre emission unit. It was a great truck for us and I believe will be for years to come.
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  11. Currently we have a 12 ton in the works but we'd be willing to design and build anything for a prospective customer as long as time permits. We hope to be manufacturing at our new facility within one year. We have just been dealing with a lot of slowdowns with construction due to the covid restrictions we will post some updates as soon as we get rolling on the new factory. Thanks for the interest!
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  12. The biggest player there would be Falzone's. His boys may be members on here, not sure though.
    1 point
  13. 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
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  14. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in August of 2007: Like many people here, we have our share of little projects that we work on in the shop from time to time. We seem to always have at least one on the go at most times as well as keeping our other 30 units up & running. Over 3 years ago we started a project to build our own heavy duty rotator. We started out with a 1990 Autocar twin steer 6x8 extreme duty chassis, stretched it out some, triple framed it & added another rear drive axle. We purchased a vandalized crane for salvage that had the driver's cab fire bombed. The
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  15. lol on my phone it looked like a normal load but I viewed this on my computer screen and I'm embarrassed to have said it looks ok. It's not.
    1 point
  16. Welcome. TowForce is a wealth of information. Far more professional than Fakebook.....
    1 point
  17. 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!
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  18. Sorry we have not been as active online as we usually are, we have been very busy with the preperation of the construction of the All New State of The Art Canadian Metro Tow Trucks Manufacturing Facility! A Special Thank You to our Past and Present Clients that have helped make this vision a reality, your support will not be forgotten. Stay tuned for progress on this new project and Thanks again for the support and words of encouragement it is very much so appreciated!!
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  19. We had a WONDERFUL time at the Florida Tow Show! It felt so good to be able to catch up with so many of our clients, thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to show us some love. We are beyond grateful for each and every one of you!
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  20. Great time seeing customers and putting on Spill Tackle demos for all! The Spill Tackle team is looking forward to the rest of the shows this year!
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  21. Very awesome!! The first big event since the virus!! Very nice to see everyone!! Nice job from Tow Times, Miller and Jerr-Dan!! Also very nice to get away spend some family time and have a awesome support team back in Wisconsin to keep things moving!! I saw the guys and gals where keeping busy!! Thank you Team Bills!!
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  22. This car is owned by a friend of my dad. In the 10 years or so he's owned it, it has more miles on one of our trucks then it does being driven. He has a guy down in Delaware that specializes in restoring these cars and a couple times a year he drags it down there to get something "restored", even though it was mint when he bought it. Today's reason was too paint the door jambs, because he told them not to do it last year when they painted the car and now regrets it. It was a fun 50 miles with his tape job coming apart in the wind and the rear hatch unlatched because he removed the catch, but w
    1 point
  23. Another busy day at the Orlando PWOF Tow Show!
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  24. Busy morning at the CollinsDollies.com booth #148! Stop by for a free dolly drawing! #collinsdollies
    1 point
  25. 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
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  26. I would have to say this has to be one of my favorite light duty tows,,, took this 66 Mopar to the interior shop for a friend,,, jolly rancher green.
    1 point
  27. Topic Originally created by Jennings Towing on Tow411 in 2006: I would like to introduce myself. I am Joe Jennings. I along with my wife, Sylvia, and our three sons, Rick, Tony and Joe Jr. own and operate Jennings Tow and Repair in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Tow and Recovery is my thing. I love what I do. I enjoy the tow411 forum and hope it continues forever. hookrite said: Welcome from North Carolina Curtis auto rescue said: Welcome to the forum... moranmg said: Welcome aboard TOwBoY88 said: Welcome fro
    1 point
  28. Topic Originally Created by mooresbp on Tow411 in 2006: I am not real new here but I never have introuduced my self, sorry about that but was unsure what I would find here. You people are the greatest. I am George Moore and my wife(Anita) and I own and operate Moore's BP Amoco, Inc. We bought the business from her dad 5 years ago. He had operated a full service station for 34 years, towing, repairs, car wash and fuel. When we purchased the business we remodeled the service bays into a c-store, updated the car wash and wreckers. We now have 3 trucks plus a service vehicle. One li
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  29. About a week ago, just after 7 pm we were called to Pennsylvania Drive just off of Route 100 for an F650 Uhaul truck that was stuck in the mud. We arrived to find that the driver had become lost and attempted to turn around. We were able to winch the truck back to the roadway so they could get on their way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  30. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in January of 2013: This video was made by the Point Blank team on Orcas Island. They made this video so they could educate their peers, family, and community members about the harmful affects of texting and driving In Memory of NationalAutow who said: We will REQUIRE all of our drivers to see this tomorrow before they get a paycheck. mooresbp said: Very powerful
    1 point
  31. We bought the NRC 9945 in 2002 and mounted it on a Freightliner Classic. After 18 years of faithful service it was time to give the Freightliner a rest. The wrecker was sent to Pardo's Service in Richmond IN our NRC Dealer for updates and remount. We purchased a 2016 International 5900 new spec'd and ready for the 9945. We operated the unit with a NRC quick swap until 2020. Cummins with 8LL trans, 46k rears with full lockers 20k steerable lift axle, on 24.5 rubber. Along with an NRC tag axle if needed. Always put the 5 axle where it matters.... During the process we updated the rea
    1 point
  32. On The Hook is an American Towman Feature with John Borowski If you have a industry issue you believe would be a good subject for this series send John an email.
    1 point
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  34. Metro Tow Trucks RTR-50-SL Recovering Loaded Tractor Trailer
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  35. Couple Tows, threw dollies (the old man still knows how to put them together) Outlander with broken lower ball joint and a load swap. Get-R-Done
    1 point
  36. Topic Originally Created on Tow411 in May of 2011: After 2 weeks trying to get permits, carted this Tauranga to Auckland on Sat night to fit with motorway closure 130T total train weight, beam 78.6T, total train length 45.2m, beam length 28.0m 5 hrs for 220km, a sigh of relief all round when we got there, was first serious workout for "JINKA", handled it well netowman said: That rear tractor is wild!!! can we get more pics of it? nice move. meggala said: the poor bugger driving the jinker would of had a stiff
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  37. So . . . Sent email back in few hr's max of this with my list of items . . . . Still ZERO reply back . I sent a screen shot of the exact items and quanity today and still no reply . Guess these people dont want my money . . . Yes i am bitching up a storm . . . But also showing the truth of a member here and in the towing world .
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