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  1. The kids all arrive at the camp yesterday and Savannah is having a great time. Again, thanks to everyone that supported her during the fundraiser held a few months ago.
  2. On Tow411 we always held an Annual Member Roll Call. During the first quarter of each year a Member Roll Call post was created. The purpose of the Roll Call is to hear from members that primarily lurk throughout the year. Members that we have not heard from in the past 18 months are subject to a purge. This means they will need to register again if the have not logged in during an 18 month time frame. With the change to TowForce on a new message board system we need to hold the twice a year until all members have make the change themselves or transfer in small batches. Sorry the files would not all transfer between the two systems. Our apologies and if you find your screen name is not available it could have been transfer without notification. We are trying our best to prevent that but it has occurred a couple of times in the last 18 months. To sign the Roll Call simply add a reply. The reply can be as simple as HERE or it can be a statement, a quote, a company name, a goal or any short note you would like to leave. Really anything, as much or as little as just HERE. While we cannot guarantee a prize. One of our valued sponsors may add something as a give-a-way when they sign our Roll Call. Let's get this Rolling as this Topic will only remain open from July 1st to July 11th. FTI Groups "Since 2003" Doreen ur Finance Lady "Since 2005" Gold Plus Sponsor Tow Truck Exchange "Since 2008" Randy Olson "Since 2005" WEDOTOWS "Since 2004" myerstowing Since 2008" BRONZE 1Towman "Since 2002" Mike Pool "Since 2003" Towman21 "Since 2005" billsautobody "Since 2007" Crashfilm "Since 2012" Robsertow "Since 2018" Mayestruck "Since " Auto Rescue "Since 2002" Heffy004 "Since 2002" rreschran "Since 2002" Kentows "Since 2003" REDD2 "Since 2003" ASAPautomotive "Since 2004" Brian991219 "Since 2004" mushspeed "Since 2005" ESC "Since 2006" hookrite "Since 2006" mooresbp. "Since 2006" EdsTowing. "Since 2007" Cooter64 "Since 2008" Towman2 "Since 2009" cws "Since 2011" V J Wood "Since 2011" Doubleellc. "Since 2013" ChuckUD "Since 2014" Ehofer. "Since 2014" TACTOWBOSS "Since 2018" WM96511 "Since 2002" ProTower "Since 2004" Stuart Wagner "Since 2006" Towwind44 "Since 2006" Dan Turpin. "Since 2009" SURRYTOWER "Since 2009" Jim B. "Since 2010" 5Towman "Since 2011" mikesab1939 "Since 2013" Njsss "Since 2014" Kelly Neal "Since 2003" Jeff Myer "Since 2005" A100GEORGE. "Since 2007" dperone "Since 2007" DodgeTowGuy134 "Since 2007" Yobdabeno. "Since 2017" Suloff's Towing. "Since 2011" 28 Supporters have replied in the roll call as of 07.10.19 ------------- TowZone "Since 2001" Hdtowing "Since 2002" Nattow. "Since 2002" Melville "Since 2003" "Since 2004" SouthernStar1 StatewideTX Towinguy Towmaster UK Wrecker Repairs "Since 2005" WestlakeTowing Qtrmiler MidnightMitch "Since 2006" Jennings Towing John Marsee Midway Towing Towbear "Since 2007" AutoHaus1 Biltowsonabed carl4tow gmd1984 Split Second Towing Towhero19 WildwoodJack "Since 2008" Magarro Towing Steve Catlett TurkWLF "Since 2009" CM1 Retired Kevtowz pullinghorse Scooter theoldgirl Towem Towgirl4 "Since 2010" fenderbender6 McEwen Tow TTOUT Turbo4whl Conwaym "Since 2011" "Since 2012" DrDieselUSA GarageSB. Iwasborn2hook jmak Doc65ca. "Since 2013" "Since 2018" Alex Allmitty Beattie Towing LLC CandDtowing Charles D. Grachanin Jeff J Njringleader Oldtow ouij67 Prohook Putman Shoptow Steinberg129 Towman12318 Towya88 "Since 2019" Fastlane Bobtow Blueskyboss Blackbeauty7 izz Jeremy Akin justmy2sense IKelly88 Paul Branch Randy Muehlbauer Iwasborn2hook Scot Garrett TWRECKSLLC abysstowing Tech201 Hector GarageSB TxTowMan Hessco Innovations esr Tom Conlin 131 General Members have replied to this roll call which ended 07.31.19 777 of 3,600 members logged in during the roll call conducted in July. Note: not all the records from Tow411 can be accessed. If you were a Tow411 member and the member since is accurate. Please PM me so I can search through a print out I have. Keep in mind the print out has more than 7000 member names. Since there is no search feature it takes time. But, I do want to get the info transferred over. Thanks
  3. For those that desire to talk politics with other Tow Operators. The Polititow forum is where Tow Truck Operators Talk Politics "Forum is open to members during each Presidential Election Cycle" which runs about 18 months. Nearly anything goes, just keep it civil. In the past this was a request entry level forum. With the new system it would have to be a Club Level forum. In the new system we are just opening it up to all registered members. Lurkers will need to register to enter the forums in the Command Center Category.
  4. How to Enter to Win: Each Light Duty Recovery Topic a member creates from July 1, 2019 to October 1, 2019 which includes a minimum of 4 images and a minimum of one paragraph narrative describing the recovery and even what equipment equipment was used will be entered into this drawing. The more topics a member creates the better their odds are of winning. Yes, you can stack the deck Towing & Recovery Topics which lead to constructive discussion were the norm for many years on social media as relates to the message board. On other forms of social media today there are images without a narrative or even a dialog. The dialog we do see is reminiscent of the early days of Tow41. Today, we seek to bring back constructive discussion and also avoid the good job type responses the members complained about in the early days of the Towing Information Network. Topics can be created in Light Duty & Carrier Recoveries. These need to be actual recoveries and not just regular hooks or what is on the truck type images. Those can be posted in Light Duty & Carrier Towing, these are Recoveries. Here is a Bonus for those who will be participating: Simply add a reply in this topic and receive an additional entry with your first recovery topic. TowForce reserves the right to extend this promotion through 100 entries. Thanks 1) Orcas Tow - Narrow Road Recovery 2) ESC - Motorcycle on top of a car 3) dperone - 2 Car in the Woods 4) Orcas Tow - 32' travel trailer disconnect 5) ESC - Fishing for a pickup 6) Mooresbp - On a culvert 7) Orcas Tow - Bring the small truck he said 8> Orcas Tow - 15k pin puller on steep narrow driveway 9) Orcas Tow - Making use of what's available 10) Orcas Tow - Tractor down on nasty driveway 11) dperone - Hot & Sweaty Chevy on Chevy Action 12) Orcas Tow - Scooby Doo almost into house. 13) dperone - New Car + DUI= Another New Car 14) Orcas Tow - Teetering with propane tanks below. 15) dperone - Hard Hit in the Woods 16) dperone - Another One in the Woods 17) dperone - Holmes Tree to the Rescue 18) ESC - - Dodge Ram off the roadway- Driver took a nap 19) Orcas Tow - A rare 2 trucker 20) dperone - Pole Dancing Gone Wrong 21) ESC - - Honda Pilot overturned 22) dperone - They Don't Make Them Like They Used To 24) ESC - - Overturned Explorer at 6 am 25) ESC - - Ford Ranger off the road 26) ESC - - BMW in a culvert 27) 28) 29) 30)
  5. Savannah made it to Old Town Warsaw today and they all had some Lody. Yeah, Lody is Ice Cream. It's suppose to be really good Ice Cream. Anyone know first hand if that is true. Sure hope are resident Polock checks in. I'd say he knows of the Lody. Kevin Cieciorka aka @Kevin aka polock
  6. Thank you MarcRowan, you are now number 3 in the drawing. The more qualifying recovery topics you create, the better your odds. Oh, wait a minute I am being told that it's not longer politically correct and if we cannot give everyone a prize then don't do it. In checking, their are no PC Police on TowForce. Not many grammar police either, that's Facebook. We know what you meant here.
  7. Is anyone still having problems uploading images. KatKiller (Chris) is constantly working to make this community more user friendly. However, we know there are going to be issues which arise. A new bug occurred last week in the store. If you paid by card, it may not have gone through and the Patron/Sponsor status may not have shown. Let us know so we can fix it. Thanks
  8. 18 months into the new system and I now see life coming back. Well we do see many more members from Tow411 returning. Best of all we see many members we have never seen before. A Semi Annual Rollcall will begin this Monday, I can hardly wait.
  9. Waiting patiently for another Heavy Duty Recovery Entry. Hard to believe so few want a more than $1100 Light Bar. A decade ago and there would have been a dozen or two recoveries posted. It need not be a resent recovery as long as it has not been posted before then it qualifies. Yes, it needs a minimum of 1 paragraph narrative. That can be taken from the invoice. Yes, I have had those who asked if a narrative was really necessary. When i suggested they copy the narrative from the invoice. The response is, we don't include a description or narrative in our invoice.
  10. This video is presented for discussion into methods used to negotiate traffic when responding to a Breakdown or Accident Scene. As well as the level of urgency of an accident with multiple lanes blocked compared to slowed traffic. Note: there maybe an underlying reason the horn was used in this manner. I will add that information as the discussion progresses along with my own responses to the orginal post found on FB.
  11. Beginning July 1st there will be a Light Duty Recovery Topic Challenge similar to the current Heavy Duty Recovery Topic Challenge which began June 1st. This drawing will be for one of these NEW TowMate TM- FLUX Light Bars. Watch for details in the next couple of days and Good Luck.
  12. Just landed in Warsaw 6:30 am Sent from my SM-G950U using TowForce mobile app
  13. Off to Poland, leaving out from Charlotte soon. Sent from my SM-G950U using TowForce mobile app
  14. Tucson police have arrested a man in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed two men earlier this month. Justin Lang, 32, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of two counts of manslaughter. He was located at a home near East 30th Street and South Marc Drive, near East Golf Links and Pantano roads, Tucson police said in a news release. On the night of June 10, Lang was allegedly driving eastbound on West Simmons Road at a high rate of speed when police say he crashed into a tow truck and the two men in a Discount Tire parking lot at 3760 N. Oracle Rd., near West Prince Road. Ramon Murillo, 32, and Richard Struble, 57, were both killed. Struble was a tow truck driver dropping off Murillo's car, police said. Lang is accused of fleeing the scene on foot. He has been booked into the Pima County Jail and is being held on a $1 million bond. Lang previously served time in prison for aggravated assault, auto theft and a drug violation, according to court records
  15. Condolences to the Family, Friends and Co-Workers. Such a tragic work place accident, please Owners review this with your employees and Drivers review this with your co-workers. This type of event it seems occurs in our industry at least once a year on average. I have to admit in my youth I made poor decisions and lucked out. Never Ever Get Behind a vehicle in an attempt to stop it from rolling the outcome is often like trying to beat a train across the tracks. Don't Do It, nothing is worth more than your life. Gods Speed Young Tow Truck Driver...
  16. Answers found on FB: JS said: You need one that they integrate in your truck so it sends live footage to your home computer or office Them sd cameras get stolen lol
  17. For those of you who have just joined over the past few months. At the end of 2018 we held a fund raiser for my daughters Mission Trip to Poland this Summer. I just want to take a moment to inform those who supported her that she leaves tomorrow for the adventure. The fundraiser was primarily done in the form of new patrons and sponsors. Again, I thank those that assisted in her reaching the goal along with supporting the community. I hope to pay it forward in the future if a member has a child on a mission. For those that are new or who have let their supporter status lapse would like to support the community and future efforts to provide support for different fundraisers please check out the supporter levels. Thanks https://www.towforce.net/subscriptions/ More Images will be added to this topic as we receive them. And please feel free to add your family images, we lost that some where as social media changed. Let's bring it back... Savannah was $300 Short due to an itinerary change, Our New Patron Goal is $300 now thru July 7, 2019. 1. Andy Cox - Patron II $50.00 2. 3. 4. 5.
  18. To be honest I am giving serious thought to doing a video challenge as to what we carry. It would be much like the one Trent at Plaza Towing did a few weeks back. That video can be found in the "As Seen on Youtube" forum. I know that mine is likely to draw some comments as I have nearly doubled what I regularly carry over the past few months. Got tired of going to the truck every time I needed something. LOL This Trekz Headset works at a distance of at least an average of 40 feet from the source. So, I can leave the phone in the truck walk away and still be connected. It makes a noise out of distance and I just walk back in range. Generally I tell whoever is on the other end their going to loose me for a minute and I'll be back. When I step back in range their still there. Most of these headsets are like this however a few are not. Make sure the one you purchase stays on, does anyone have one that cuts off. I had a Jawbone ear piece that would turn off out of range. What is everyone currently using and add a picture if you can...
  19. First is is not a topic about Team Headsets. This discussion is about bluetooth headsets that are used for extended periods. You listen to your music on them and answer your phone. The common Trucking Industry Type Headset work well for Truckers. But, are Tow Truck Operators Truckers. Not really the Tow Truck operator needs to be able to hear sounds, the ability to hear sounds in both ears and even talk on the phone at the same time is crucial. Check these out, About 6 months ago Kat Killer got me the AfterShock Trekz by Titanium. I have to say for me they are great. Do all headsets work for everyone, of course not. However these are not an in the ear type headset so you find yourself wearing them more. But, be warned they look kinda cyborg. I'll take that over the Trucker Image any day. Do they work in a high noise environment. I do not have experience in an industrial setting. I do know, Roadside they work very well. That's Trekz by Titanium. The come in several colors, I have the slate gray as pictured above.
  20. Thanks Jeff, we're half way back to we once were. Traffic on the New Board is High, but as in the past few years there is more reading then posting. I honestly believe that the amount of topics on the old board had something to do with that along with other forms of social media many just sit back and watch. Participation will increase as we bring back to give a ways as we did in the early days of Tow411. Right now there is a TowMate 36" Wireless Light Bar up for grabs. With only 2 entries this could take some time. Soon a Light Duty Challenge will be added along with a semi annual roll call next month. Thank you for your continued support, I will not let you down again.
  21. This was a memory that lives on in Ricks Showroom and now on TowForce. @someotherplace there is a Like button in this new system. Try It... @DAVIDV440 It's been more than a couple of years now. Still Got that 1970 Dodge?
  22. That's probably right, at this time I am transferring verified member information from 2011. When I get to 2009 most all should be already have been transferred. My painful moments are yet to come, when I get into more members who are no longer with us. Many are recognized in recreated topics as in memory of...
  23. The comment at the bottom is original from 2005. That exact line could be added to this kind of list today. I'll work on that bare with me, the New Force in the Towing and Recovery Industry is TowForce. There isn't anything Towing Related like it.... May the TowForce be with you! Use the Force, spread the word, just as Tow411 became active through Word of Mouth so with TowForce. Only with our membership does the The Towing Information Network lives in TowForce. I get busy and I never Thank you as much as I should for your support and participation over the years. Thank You
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