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in In The Ditch
Posted 12 hours ago
in Insurance, Safety & Training
Posted 18 hours ago
June is Move Over-Slow Down Month. Towing operators have one of the highest fatality rates of any industry.
Be aware. Stay safe. Make sure everybody in your region knows about Move-Over-Slow Down.
Spread the word.
View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
in Miller Ind.
Posted Monday at 11:00 AM
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.
View the full article on Millerind.com
in It Came From YouTube
Posted Saturday at 11:06 PM
We have been so busy with calls I have had no time to VLOG. This is a VERY SHORT VLOG so no hate lol. Enjoy! Thanks for watching as always LIKE, ...
Posted Friday at 08:13 PM
This video demonstrates how to lubricate the control stations on Century and Vulcan Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Wreckers, as well as Rotators.
Posted Friday at 08:09 PM
In this video we explore the back-up camera option for the Century, Vulcan, and Chevron heavy-duty and medium-duty wreckers.
Posted Friday at 08:07 PM
This video reviews the importance of inspecting your wrecker or rotator subframe mounting bolts, and demonstrates a simple technique for quickly checking for ...
Posted Friday at 07:58 PM
This video demonstrates how to lubricate the recovery boom and discusses recommended intervals for maintenance on Century® and Vulcan® rotators from ...
Posted Friday at 07:55 PM
This video showcases the Ramsey® Sierra 8000 lb. winch found on our 10,12, & 16-Series Car Carriers from Miller Industries.
Posted Friday at 07:48 PM
This short video showcases Miller Industries car carrier manufacturing facility located in Hermitage, PA. This facility is the largest dedicated car carrier or rollback ...
Posted Friday at 07:43 PM
In this short video we demonstrate a helpful technique to aid in changing the gear oil on the DP winches found on our heavy wreckers and rotators.
in General Equipment
Posted Friday at 07:09 PM
Redline Emission Products’ National Sales Manager, Wayne Cochrane, provides guidance on how to tackle DPF cleaning and replacement.
View the full article on vehicleservicepros.com
Posted Friday at 04:00 PM
TEMPERATURE: 114 F (45.5 C) In today's video Plaza Towing responds to a rolled over semi and a semi in the ditch. Plaza Towing was specifically called ...
Posted Thursday at 04:00 PM
In today's short video Trent Jr offloads a wrecked trailer from our landoll into the customer's yard Thanks for watching as always LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE, ...
in 411 Main Street
Posted June 12
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.
In today's video Trent jr and Jared (his brother) go to Palm Springs CA to retrieve 2 wind turbine gearboxes and transport them to the wind farm. Thanks for ...
Posted June 11
A driver parked behind a building awaiting his drop off time and when he decided to move he thought he was a little closer to a telephone poll so he turned a bit ...
Posted June 10
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.
View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
What’s needed to raise the bar of professionalism in the towing and recovery industry?
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.
A driver pulled into a truck wash and exited his vehicle to pay for the truck wash and once he exited his vehicle while he was inside his truck had rolled down ...
A driver leaving a facility after he had gotten loaded had tried to leave the place when he failed to slide his tandems forward making the pivot point of the trailer ...
Posted June 9
In today's video Trent Jr delivers a John Deere 5115 to a farming family who is very excited to revive their new to them tractor with brand new disc attachment.
Posted June 7
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.
Posted June 5
With Trent Jr at the controls of the rotator and Darl at the controls of the landoll watch how the Plaza Towing team tackles this completely burned RV. With tight ...
Posted June 4
Today we look at what is Trent Jr's EDC or everyday carry. What is on his person at any given time. Enjoy! Thanks for watching as always LIKE, COMMENT, ...