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  1. Related Story: http://www.knoxpages.com/history/mount-vernon-window-shopping-gone-wrong-in/article_45b33246-6db8-11e9-8d25-778362c7dc9f.html
  2. On October 19th, I would like to see the industry come together. Decide on a time where all tow truck operators can park there truck on the side of a major roadway nationwide and turn on their lights. From Coast to Coast I believe within just a few minutes the exposure this would receive could have more impact then anything the industry has done to this point. Broadcast this in advance to all news outlets, local and national. The duration could be 10 mins to 30 minutes, that would have to be worked out with other details. This will take months of effort, I feel it is worth looking into. Does anyone else agree?
  3. Thieves are watching your Heavy... No really there are plenty of thieves out there and one is watching your 250,000 plus Heavy. When they get the opportunity, they will be gone with it and likely headed south where they have connections in ports. Has anyone thought about hiding a second GPS tracking device in the truck. Thieves will disable your GPS Tracking immediately, however their are numerous devises available today at low cost. Is the added cost worth it to you?
  4. Heavies generally head to South America where they bring high dollar. Many are cut up, but I am sure a few are intact. There's at least one stolen rotator down there.
  5. Just 1 week remaining. are you going or not this year?
  6. I had hoped that we would have added 1000 new members in the first 45 days. Instead we have added 400 members, still a very strong showing though it is not going to help us reach our goal of 6000. I ask that if you are lurking the message board, take the time to join. Thanks
  7. I do not know how we can make this process easeier for you. But, I we ask Chris aka Kat to look into it if it would help. @Kat @thtdon
  8. This doesn't look like other Air Cushion Recoveries I have seen. While the recovery was successful, I would like to hear some opinions. Professional discussions have always been what sets the message board apart from other forms of social media. Let's hear it...
  9. It is too quiet in here, so while I am on this Roll Over Recovery search. I thought I would share this short clip.
  10. As seen on youtube: Heavy Duty Operator Rob Long recovering a truck that rolled onto its side.
  11. Personally, I have never used a J-Hook as such in a roll over procedure.
  12. Wow, just when you think you have seen everything on a car carrier. This comes along!
  13. There was approximately a 100 trucks there to show there respect today to support the family of Michael Buffington. The family was really appreciative of all the area services who brought equipment, there was a great turnout.
  14. Thought's and Prayer's to the Family, Friends and Co workers. I never knew so many regions have barriers on bridges and overpasses that were so dangerously low. Block motorist views and the odds of this as well as distracted drivers would decrease to odds of this occurring again.
  15. That part should not make it effect us with more emotion then any other Tower Down. But, it does because it pulls at our emotions with an angle we are not accustom too. Lest we forget them on the long road home The tow operator stood and faced his Maker, which must always come to air. He hoped his chains were left behind and he hadn't brought them on to bare. "Step forward now, wrecker driver how shall I deal with you?" Have you always rendered aid? To your Maker, have you been true? The tower, with dirt on his hands, said "No sir, I guess I ain't. Because those of us who drive wreckers can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've taken people cars, because life is just that tough. But I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep. Though I logged a lot of hours when the bills just got too deep. And I never passed by a cry for help though at times I had little to gain, and sometimes, please forgive me, I could do little more than feel their pain. I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They only wanted me around in their worst of moments there. But if you have a place for me here, well...it need not be too grand. I never expected or had too much so if you don't...I'll understand." There was silence all around the room where the saints respectfully stood. As the tow operator waited quietly, for the judgment...bad or good. "Step forward now, wrecker driver, you've borne your burdens well. Come tow on heaven streets, You've done your time in hell."
  16. History photos sunmitted by Bill Ludewig, Ernies Wrecker Service Vernon Hills Illinois The same picture of Terminal Garage Holmes 850 in all 3 Holmes literature.
  17. Man dies in I-55 accident One man is dead and another has been cited in connection with a fatal accident that took Tuesday morning in DeSoto County. The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported the accident took place around 11 a.m. on northbound I-55 just north of Slocum Road, south of Hernando. According to the MHP, a vehicle driven by Devan E. Simpson of Mason, Tennessee, struck a man who was on the shoulder of the roadway attempting to load a disable vehicle on to a tow truck. DeSoto County Coroner Josh Pounders later identified the victim as Tommy Ray McKee, age 40, of Courtland. The Highway Patrol reported McKee was killed as a result of the accident and Simpson was issued a citation for failing to move over. According to the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department, a tow truck driver identified as Tommy R. McKee was loading a car onto his wrecker when another motorist identified as Devan E. Simpson hit and killed him in the northbound lanes of I-55 near the the East Commerce Street exit. " The investigation continues into the cause of the accident, according to the Highway Patrol. RESOURCE LINK Off-duty officer killed, other driver cited after deadly accident on I-55 DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. - A Mississippi tow truck driver was hit and killed on Tuesday while on the job. Investigators said he was loading a disabled car on I-55 in DeSoto County when a driver sideswiped him. Officials have identified the driver killed as Tommy R. McKee from Courtland, Mississippi. Investigators say McKee was an off-duty officer in Crenshaw and Pope, Mississippi. Both cities are in Panola County. According to the DeSoto County Sheriff, the accident happened on Slocum Rd and I-55. Information is limited however, FOX13 learned the driver was loading up a car on the overpass to Slocum Road when he was hit and killed. The driver of the car has been identified as Devan E. Simpson from Mason, Tennessee. Simpson was cited with failure to move over. Mississippi Highway Patrol told FOX13 this is an ongoing investigation and more charges could be added. Tracy Robinson lives on a road that parallels that area on I-55. "It's just horrible, I just can't believe things like that would happen here," Robinson said. FOX13 talked to the wrecker service where McKee works in Panola County. The company said he was a great man and he will be deeply missed. The wreck backed up traffic for nearly an hour while MHP investigated. Officials say this case is still under investigation. RESOURCE LINK with video
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