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  1. Working in the 24/7 Towing & Recovery Industry requires wreckers, rotators, and rollbacks to be ready to go at a moment's notice.  Ensuring that your truck chassis is maintenanced properly helps ensure maximum performance and efficiency.  This video demonstrates how to change the air intake filter for different Class-6 truck chassis with Cummins® and Paccar® engines. 

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  2. A man charged with aggravated assault, OVI and drug possession after crashing into a tow truck in Cleveland, Ohio, pleaded not guilty in a court arraignment Wednesday.

    Roy Hollingsworth, 35, is accused of being three times over the legal alcohol limit when his vehicle collided with the tow truck on March 18. He was reportedly driving 66 mph in a 35 mph zone.

    The crash left tow operator Ronald Urbansky, 53, pinned under the tow truck. Urbansky survived but lost a leg below the knee. He was loading a vehicle impounded after a traffic stop when the crash occurred.

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    The Tow Times June issue focuses on safety with top 10 crash avoidance tips, teaching safety in the workplace and safety measures towing operators can use on the job.

     

    This issue also includes a look at how tires are a critical foundation for any tow truck. Tire selection, maintenance and brands are some of the topics covered.

     

    In the Recovery Review department, a Doug Yates Towing & Recovery rotator is used to clear I-75 after a bridge collapse near Chattanooga, Tenn.

     

    Find these articles and more in the Tow Times June issue.

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  4. What’s needed to raise the bar of professionalism in the towing and recovery industry? 

     

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    What will it take to raise the standards of quality or the motoring public’s expectations our industry?

     

    My first thought would be education and communication. I had a lively discussion with a fellow tower about training and the three levels of TRAA certification. He told me he didn’t see the need or value of a certification certificate at all.

     

    My comment back to him was, that piece of paper shows the motoring public that you are better than the guy down the road. It says something to your employees, customers, law enforcement and insurance companies. It shows that you care. You care about safety, training and certification to counter the bad perceptions of our industry. The perceptions that towing operators are rip-offs, dirty, uneducated and unprofessional.

     

    Let’s continue to raise the bar of expectations for our industry. If we don’t start reaching for a higher goal of earning the respect we need and deserve by continuing with education and communication, we’ll just be the guy down the road.

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  5. Heavy-duty recovery fees can run into the tens of thousands of dollars and bill collection may be challenging. With over 50 years of combined experience representing towing and recovery companies, TowLawyer.com is offering a webinar titled, “Turn That Wreck Into a Check!” to help towing professionals maximize collections.

    The webinar is scheduled for June 14 at 1 p.m. CDT

    TowLawyer.com was founded by Michael McGovern and Nicholas Porto, authors of the popular “Legaleze” column in Tow Times magazine. TowLawyer.com offers seminars and presentations at towing and recovery conferences throughout the year. Together, McGovern and Porto have collected over $1 million in towing fees and related charges for their towing clients.

    Learn the tricks insurance companies use to minimize or avoid payment by attending the webinar, the first of its kind in the towing and recovery industry. It’s free to subscribers of TowLawyer.com, which offers comprehensive legal services to towing professionals including legal articles, state laws, forums, industry forms and more. Plus, get up to one hour of personal phone time free each year with a TowLawyer.com attorney.

    Heavy-duty recoveries require expensive equipment and skilled labor. Towing professionals often have difficulty collecting for those jobs. Get help by attending the “Turn That Wreck Into a Check!” webinar — June 14 at 1 p.m. CDT.

    Visit TowLawyer.com and click on “Events” to register.

    Source: Newswire.com

     

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