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  1. Kat

    Holmes ad poster 1976

    looks like it came in two colors. 😀
  2. The "i can't hear you" line, drives them nuts. also the bad phone line bit. scratching on the phone when thay talk. Thay are started to pass the caller id as a local number awhile ago, that really throws up the flag when its the same 3-digit prefix as yours. Everything from tech support scams to back pain and everything you can think of. Thay have really killed off the telemarketing industry, and not in a good way.
  3. http://www.fox19.com/2018/09/14/fema-taps-cincinnati-tow-truck-company-hurricane-disaster-relief/ FEMA taps Cincinnati tow truck company for hurricane disaster relief A local tow truck company is sending 10 trucks down to the Carolinas to help move vehicles stuck in flood waters. By Maytal Levi | September 13, 2018 at 8:29 PM EST - Updated September 13 at 8:38 PM CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A local tow truck company is sending 10 trucks down to the Carolinas to help move vehicles stuck in flood waters. Priority Towing says since they’r’e already going down there, they’re hoping to fill their truck beds with supplies. The owner of the company, Bob Meyer, says FEMA called and asked if they would help "I have 50 drivers and all of them want to go and a lot of them don't realize they got to stay here to work also but, yeah, we have a lot of volunteers ready to go," said Meyer. The company drove down to Texas last year to help with relief following Hurricane Harvey. His crew spent 44 days down there towing around 250,000 vehicles. Meyer isn't sure what the aftermath of Florence will look like yet, but he worries it might resemble Harvey. "Vehicles are everywhere and it water is getting 3 to 4 feet deep it's going into all your electrical components, your brakes, everything and usually the insurance just totals them out," said Meyer. FEMA is paying for fuel and board. "We up the insurance cause there's a lot that can happen and then we donate a lot of water and stuff," said Meyer. Priority Towing is heading down Sunday at noon. They're accepting donations at the shop located at 4119 Spring Grove Avenue.
  4. http://www.wfmz.com/news/berks/tow-truck-company-heads-to-hurricane-zone/794244671 READING, Pa. - The call has been made. "If you've been asked to evacuate, don't wait," said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. "Leave now." Thousands are answering the call to evacuate as Hurricane Florence twirls toward the eastern seaboard, but one Berks County-based tow truck operator is planning a trip toward the storm. "They're telling us Saturday, but we are going to hold off a little bit due to the hurricane hovering over North Carolina [on] Friday night at midnight," said Will Arndt, owner of Arndt's Recovery Solutions in Heidelberg Township. It's not the first time Arndt has taken his tow truck to areas hit hard by hurricanes. "We did it last year for Hurricane Harvey," said Arndt. "[A] couple of local companies went down to Houston, Texas, and we were down there for quite some time." Working on the side of a busy road to recover a car can be difficult, but Arndt said post-hurricane, things are much worse. "Something you can't really describe," Arndt said. "You walk into it and you go to work." The work won't be easy, as the need to remove ruined cars will remain nearly constant. "On an average day in Houston, we did about eight to 12 cars," Arndt explained. In addition to bringing his towing experience, he'll also be hauling much-needed water and food. "Right now, my company is going to be picking up pallets of water from Sam's Club, and we're going to be transporting probably three pallets of water out to them, plus whatever the food bank provides," Arndt said. Arndt is also prepared for the emotional aspect of dealing with those in dire circumstances and said it comes with the territory. "Kinda try not to dawn on the situation," Arndt said. "Cars can be replaced, people can't. Property can be replaced, people can't." As for how much time he'll spend down south? "We're gonna be down there until the job is done," he said.
  5. Kat

    I found the bear.

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  6. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/06/us/ford-f-150-recall/index.html (CNN)Ford has recalled about 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because a seat belt mechanism has started fires. The company said it was aware of 17 reports in the United States where smoke or fires broke out, and another six cases in Canada, but said it didn't know of any accidents or injuries that resulted. The company blamed the issue on the vehicle's seat belt pretensioners, equipment designed to help secure passengers in the event of an accident or crash by reducing the slack in seat belts. The equipment uses a small device that emits gas, Ford said, which could ignite if there are "excessive sparks," causing insulation and carpets inside the truck to catch fire. The recall affects 2015-2018 F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab vehicles manufactured at its Dearborn Assembly Plant in Michigan and its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri, Ford said in a statement. The lion's share of vehicles affected -- about 1.6 million -- are in the United States, while about 340,000 are in Canada and nearly 37,000 are in Mexico, Ford said. "Dealers will remove insulation material from the B-pillar trim, remove remnants of wiring harness tape in the B-pillar area, and apply heat-resistant tape to the carpet and its insulation," Ford's statement said. "Dealers also will modify the back interior panels of Regular Cab vehicles." The company will conduct the repairs at no cost to customers, it added.
  7. https://www.wftv.com/news/local/crane-topples-onto-orlando-home-under-construction/827045150
  8. You know with a flatbed you could haul a big load of shine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Sounds like he was towing something else than cars.
  10. https://www.wftv.com/news/local/uber-driver-shoots-kills-man-who-was-threatening-him-in-polk-county-officials-say/822975102 https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-polk/uber-driver-shoots-kills-man-in-what-sheriff-judd-calls-classic-stand-your-ground-case-
  11. A few new things have gotten checked off my long list. We now have a SSL cert's on towforce.net, tow411.net, and tow.photos. So that " Not Secure" message in Chrome, Firefox or any other bowser will not be popping up any more. It will be showing the address's with https://. 😸 Along with being able to sign in with your Facebook, Google, Linkedin, and Twitter logins. you are about to signin with your microsoft login also. Moving to SSL has made those alot more reliable. We now have more payment options along with PayPal, I have added a new payment processor to the site for cards. We also now support Apple Pay and Google Pay for those bowsers/phones that can handle it. ✔️ Few little fix's here and there and thats all to report right now..... back to the road.
  12. https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-in-line-backlog-for-big-rigs-stretches-to-2019-1534500005 WSJ LOGISTICS REPORT Get in Line: Backlog for Big Rigs Stretches to 2019 With freight demand red-hot, truck manufacturers expect to break records for orders this year, and deliveries will reach deep into next year Analyst group ACT Research says manufacturers are on track for 450,000 orders for heavy-duty trucks this year, easily By Erica E. Phillips Aug. 17, 2018 600 a.m. ET Anyone ordering a new heavy-duty truck this summer will have wait until sometime next year to get it, assuming strained manufacturing supply chains hold together. An unprecedented run of orders for big rigs has pushed the backlog at truck factories to nine months, according to industry analysts, the largest since early 2006, when truckers stocked up to get vehicles in place before tougher environmental restrictions would take effect. Typically the backlog is about five months for the truck industry’s manufacturers, analysts said. “It is longer than it should be,” said Magnus Koeck, vice president of marketing for Volvo AB’s North America operation, where Class 8 truck orders this year soared to 25,000 from 11,000 during the first six months of 2017. “Of course we are not alone in this situation,” he said. “Everyone is in the same boat.” North American freight-haulers ordered more than 300,000 Class 8 trucks in the first seven months of this year and are on track to order a record 450,000 of the heavy-duty vehicles for the full year, according to ACT Research. That would be the largest book since 2004, when orders reached 390,000, according to analysts. In July, North American fleets ordered more than 52,000 trucks, an all-time monthly record. Freight-hauling fleets are trying to keep up with swelling demand in a robust U.S. economy even as they say they face difficulty finding drivers. New trucks are one recruiting tool, and the new vehicles also get better fuel mileage—an attractive feature for fleets as other costs are rising. The orders are coming at a rapid pace as more U.S. companies, from construction equipment makers to retailers, say rising transportation costs and tight truck capacity are crimping their ability to grow and slicing into profit margins. Cass Information Systems Inc., which processes freight payments, says its monthly index of U.S. trucking costs rose more than 10% in July, the first double-digit year-over-year increase in the 13 years of the measure. It may be months before trucking capacity scales up enough to meet the growing shipping demand. Many of the new trucks are aimed at replacing older vehicles, trucking companies say, and production still lags far behind orders. Manufacturers delivered 30,000 new vehicles in June, ACT said, but factories are still catching up after trouble earlier in the year getting the parts they needed to keep up with demand. “There’s basically a shortage of trucks right now because of supply-chain issues,” said Don Ake, an analyst with research group FTR. Manufacturers “can’t build trucks fast enough because their suppliers can’t keep up.” Navistar International Corp. NAV 1.73% ▲ , Daimler AG DMLRY 0.29% ▲ and Volvo, along with engine-maker Cummins Inc., CMI 1.84% ▲ have said they faced supply-chain problems earlier this year as the broader manufacturing sector coped with delays in supplier deliveries to factories. “It doesn’t matter if it’s one tiny screw or one tiny hose, if it’s missing or late, you can’t complete the truck,” said Volvo’s Mr. Koeck. Any delays at one supplier can ripple across the business, companies say, because companies often build certain parts for several different truck manufacturers. And companies say the low national unemployment rate makes it tougher to fill vacant jobs. “The challenge was finding the labor, I suppose the next challenge is keeping the labor,” said Kenny Vieth, an analyst with ACT. Manufacturers say their suppliers have hired the necessary staff and now are pushing through parts at a faster pace. Volvo Trucks North America delivered 15,658 vehicles through June, up 71% from its deliveries in the first half of 2017. “With the strong demand and the corresponding increases in production levels, the entire industry has been faced with supply constraints and pressure on delivery timing,” Jeff Allen, senior vice president of operations and specialty vehicles at Daimler Trucks North America, said in an emailed statement. “Recently we have begun seeing these constraints lifting and an overall improvement of the situation.” Still, Mr. Ake said maintaining the high pace of production across all factories will remain a challenge. “The situation is week to week,” he said. Michael Cancelliere, president of Navistar’s truck and parts division, says the company has been meeting with customers and with suppliers to make sure they are getting the components they need to keep assembly lines moving. “The system gets somewhat stressed when you’re dealing with the capacity we’re dealing with,” Mr. Cancelliere said. “That’s forced us to get better.”
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