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  1. BTS: Sneak Peak Of HighwayThruHell's Opening (SEASON 9) || Jamie Davis Towing
  2. Will Jamie Ever Buy a Rotator again? Q&A || Jamie Davis Towing
  3. When you go to the emergency room or doctor’s office you’re asked to rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 — zero being no pain and 10 being the most severe. My question to you today is not so much about physical pain, but what about your mental pain? When you own or work for a 24/7 towing and recovery company you will most likely have some anxiety, but now add in all the other stressful concerns of the times we’re living in — which can lead to anger. While anger is a normal emotion that everyone experiences from time to time, being able to control it is important to help you avoid saying or doing something you may regret. I have to confess, I lost it this week. It took me a while to calm down and then I felt foolish for reacting the way I did. I could’ve handled the situation so much better, and my own words that I told my children many times — be the better person — came flying back in my face. I know I’m better than the person who flew off the handle. My husband has been calling me grandma crab-pants, and while I try and laugh it off, that time I really was a crab-pants. I know it doesn’t pay to worry, and worry escalates anxiety. We’re all facing uncertain times, and I’m only human. A tow lady friend advises to practice gratitude, and to write in a journal. Taking a moment to focus on what’s right when everything feels wrong helps you realize how many good things you have in your life. Take it from grandma crab-pants, don’t escalate any pain to a 10. Stay safe and thinking of you. View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  4. A flooding emergency deemed “catastrophic” has occurred in mid-Michigan after multiple dams failed on the Tittabawassee River during the first of this week. Approximately 10,000 people were asked to evacuate their homes. Flooding resulted from heavy rains that fell in central Michigan on May 17. In the following days, dam failures caused rivers and streams to overflow, inundating surrounding areas with floodwaters. One of these areas is Sanford, Mich., home of Cole’s Wrecker Service & Garage, a a family-owned towing and recovery service in business since 1924. The company suffered extensive flood damage on the heels of economic hardship brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. A GoFundMe page has been set up for owner Dennis Cole. Those who would like to make donations can click on this link. View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  5. COASTLINE TRUCK/ 47's PLAN || Jamie Davis Towing
  6. This heavy-duty from the fleet of Bill’s Towing & Auto Body Repair in Salesville, Ohio, is a 1996 Mack mounted with a 60-ton rotator from Custom Built Manufacturing. In business since 1972, Bill’s Towing has a fleet of 20 trucks, light- to heavy-duty, serving southern Ohio and surrounding areas. In addition to towing and recovery the company offers transport service, full auto body work and auto repair. This truck is one of four heavy-duty units that were entered in the 2019 Shine ‘n Star contest and featured in the Tow Times May issue Trucks on Call department. Entries from all categories — light-, medium- and heavy-duty, plus car carrier and working truck — are now being accepted for the 2020 contest. Deadline for entries is June 30, 2020. For entry information see page 44 of the May issue, visit shinenstar.com or check the Tow Times Facebook page. View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  7. From: Geri Roskopf’s Blog One of the things I’ve been doing during the past couple of weeks is reaching out to several towing friends to check in and to see how things are going. Usually I get an annual update on my friend’s businesses and families at our state towing association’s tow show, but that has been cancelled for this year. As I listen to their stories about the struggles, challenges, heartbreaks, etc. — as is often the case during trying times — I realize that in the long run, I don’t have it so bad. Like me, most towing companies are just plugging along and I’m happy to hear many are healthy and safe, and sharing some of the tips they have for keeping afloat. The conversations have helped me keep what’s happening in perspective. It felt good to talk to others, as all the news isn’t bad. One tow lady friend just became a grandma. So, here’s a short quiz for you: Can you name the last Nobel Peace Prize winner? Can you name a recent Pulitzer Prize winner? Can you name athletes who received gold medals in the last Olympics” Can you name the last woman to be crowned Miss America? (My answer to all of the above questions was “no.”) Can you name the last person who told you they loved you? Can you name a person who recently showed you kindness? Can you name someone whose smile makes a difference in your day? Can you name a teacher whose dedication made a difference in your life? (My answer to each of these questions was a resounding “yes.”) So, how did you do on my short quiz? I’m pretty sure most of you can list many towing colleagues who you call friends and who you have counted on at one time or another. We hear over and over again that we’re all in this together, so take it from Joseph Addison who wrote: “Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by doubling our joy and dividing our grief.” View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  8. The U.S. Treasury and Small Business Administration have issued a clarification that business owners who borrowed less than 2 million from the Paycheck Protection Program will be considered to have made the certification in good faith and won’t face additional scrutiny. The “safe harbor” has been established to alleviate borrowers’ concerns that they will be penalized for taking a loan. The clarification was made in question 46 of the Treasury Department website’s Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Paycheck Protection Program. Click here to reach the site. View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  9. Hagerstown, MD (May 1, 2020) – Jerr-Dan, an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK), and the single brand leader in the towing and recovery industry, announces the appointment of Bob Nelson as the company’s new vice president and general manager. Nelson brings to the position over 25 years’ experience in sales and distribution management, as well as a deep knowledge of both business-to-business and manufacturing operations. “For more than two decades, Bob has contributed to the long-term success of our organization through his efforts at JLG®. I look forward to seeing how he advances the towing and recovery side of our business in his new leadership role,” said Frank Nerenhausen, executive vice president, Oshkosh Corporation and president, access equipment segment. “His commercial business acumen and vision for growth will position Jerr-Dan for continued success.” After beginning his career in sales for a nationally recognized rental company, Nelson started selling SkyTrak® telehandlers. After being tapped by SkyTrak to serve as a regional sales manager, Nelson was named Southeast district sales manager when JLG acquired SkyTrak in 1998. He was later promoted to regional vice president for the Mid-Atlantic region, where his career continued its upward trajectory. In 2010, he was named vice president of North American sales. Over the years, Nelson has received numerous accolades for his sales performance, receiving three prestigious JLG sales awards including Rookie of the Year, Salesman of the Year and the John L. Grove Leadership Award. “I am honored to lead the future growth and expansion of Jerr-Dan,” said Nelson. “We will continue to grow Jerr-Dan’s market leadership across the towing and recovery industry through increased market share, expansion of aftermarket offerings and widening of our distributor base in support of international expansion.” Nelson is a graduate of Purdue University and is a resident of Winchester, Virginia. To learn more about Jerr-Dan products, visit jerrdan.com/equipment. About Jerr-Dan Corporation Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is a leading manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment. Its full line includes light-duty, medium- duty and heavy-duty carriers and wreckers, industrial transporters and four-car carriers. The company is headquartered in Hagerstown, MD., and its products are backed by industry leading warranties and a strong service network dedicated to the towing professional. To learn more about Jerr-Dan, visit www.jerrdan.com. About Oshkosh Corporation Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com. ®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Jerr-Dan® Names Bob Nelson Vice President and General Manager Press Release The post Jerr-Dan® Names Bob Nelson Vice President and General Manager appeared first on Jerr-Dan. View the full article on Jerrdan.com
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