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  1. I’m often frustrated when I don’t know how to do something new on my computer or smartphone. I’m a hands-on learner and need to be shown, then told the hows and whys something is done to completely understand. I also like to write down instructions. Doing these things helps me process what I’m learning. Show me and I’ll understand much better than if you just tell me. As my three-year-old niece use to say: “Me do myself.” If you have the latest and greatest — whether it be a new cell phone, washing machine or heavy-duty tow truck — it won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to use it to its fullest capacity. You can have the shiniest tow truck loaded with all the specialized equipment, but if you can’t operate it properly, what good is having it? There’s been a lot of debate with regard to training, certification and plain old “learning on the job.” Each is valid and critical to doing a good job; it doesn’t matter if you’re a tow operator, dispatcher or office manager. When you have training, certification and on-the-job experience, the bonus is that when you have the latest and greatest in technology and equipment, you can use all of these to make your job better and easier, and work smarter, not harder. View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  2. Good old boy was just trying to help . He offered to pull them out . He backed up to the 2018 VW rental vehicle and another good samaritan offered to hook up ...
  3. A driver was loading up his truck with a container and Unfortunately where the company had them located at was in a grassy lot where they parked the trailers at ...
  4. A driver was driving down a road that has a weight limit and the driver failed to see the sign so as he was driving down this small 2 lane rd and got pulled over by ...
  5. Halloview reached out to me and sent us this awesome camera system with an amazing magnet mount instead of all that drilling in to 1.5 inch thick steal was so ...
  6. The sand is getting dry and unless the city and County keep up on the beach accesses were going to be busy . County has rocked the ends of the 5 beach ...
  7. In today's video, Trent Jr and Mark go to the thermal race club to lift a sea container loaded with a BMW racecar and parts. Once we lift it and set it on the ground ...
  8. This guy claims to be an Uber driver . Driving a $16000 SUV pleads poverty can't pay for a tow bill . The only reason I did not charge him was to let the Park ...
  9. Monster Jam hits up Orlando, Fla., this week and dozens of trucks are arriving in the city for the World Finals XX. Here’s one: Pirate’s Curse being transported by Stepp’s Towing and Heavy Transport . Way to go! View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  10. The tow truck driver who died in a roadside accident in Dallas earlier this week is Dominic Cook, 46, of Tow Jam of North Dallas. “The tow truck driver rear-ended a vehicle, crashed through a guardrail, crossed the access road and struck a tree.” No further details are available. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/traffic-accidents/2019/05/06/tow-truck-driver-killed-35e-crash-stemmons-corridor-authorities-say View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  11. In today's VLOG Trent Jr gets some tasks done around the yard before he has to head to the thermal club to lift a container with a racecar inside of it. After that ...
  12. Josef Korey, senior vice president, parts, for Navistar, discusses recent advancements in access and ordering that have been made to Navistar’s parts distribution and service networks. View the full article on vehicleservicepros.com
  13. Thanks for watching as always LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE, and SHARE the HECK out of this video! ▻Support my channel-paypal.me/plazatowing (copy ...
  14. Young lady with kids got stuck out in dunes trying to get to beach . I told her no charge as we have had a petty good last couple of weeks . She told me she was a ...
  15. Driver was coming down a steep hill with loose gravel . As he hit the corner the truck slid to the right sending him over the side . Lucky for him that a tree kept the ...
  16. In todays video Trent Jr and Roberto use the rotator and 35 ton to lift a 40000-pound engine. According to the shipper and manufacture the engine crate has lift ...
  17. In today's FIRST VLOG Trent Jr completes a few tasks that need to be done in between calls and takes you along for the ride! Tasks include cutting some wood, ...
  18. Junk boat was being transported to owners property so they could use trailer on another boat . Not sure what was being used to secure it to trailer . Boat slid off ...
  19. Peterbilt, a PACCAR Company (NASDAQ: PCAR) showcased its on-highway Model 579 featuring new exterior options and the proprietary PACCAR Powertrain at the American Trucking Associations Technology Maintenance Council (TMC) 2019 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. On display were two Model 579s equipped with the advanced PACCAR Powertrain, Peterbilt’s most fuel-efficient option. One of the trucks featured the UltraLoft integral sleeper and the new Blackout Exterior Package, which includes an exclusive black effect exterior paint for the cab and sleeper, Dura-BlackTM aluminum wheels and a black finish grille crown. The package is available for order, and Peterbilt customers can also order the black finish grille crown and Dura-Black aluminum wheels as standalone options with any exterior color. For more information visit www.peterbilt.com. View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  20. For the tenth straight year, crowds gathered at the Florida Tow Show to see if they were going to drive away as the owner of a new 2019MY Hino Model 258ALP with a Miller Industries Chevron Carrier. The truck is part of a raffle that supports The Professional Wreckers of Florida (PWOF) Education and Legislation Programs. Gary Mickiewciz, Eastern Region Sales Vice President for Hino Trucks addressed the anxious crowd, “This is one of the best functions we have because we are changing someone’s life today and giving one lucky tower a new 2019MY truck to add to their business. We appreciate the risks that tow truck drivers take every day and this is one way of saying thank you.” This year’s winners are Lynn and Sheronda Hope of Lynn Hope Towing LLC of Greeneville, Tennessee. When asked, who was the first person they called after the win, Lynn replied, “I didn’t have to call anyone — they called me!” In business for 19 years, the Hopes have attended the Florida Tow show for the past 18 years and buy $100 in raffle tickets every year. This year paid off as their fleet of 12 grew to 13. “We look forward to the excitement of this event every year at the Florida Tow Show and we’re proud of our partnership with Hino Trucks over the past ten years to make it a success. It’s always a great feeling to see the look on the winner’s face when their name is chosen,” added Todd Harless Marketing Manager for Miller Industries. Source: PRnewswire View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  21. A tow operator in Forsyth, Ga., survived a crash that occurred April 19 when a vehicle hit his tow truck on the side of I-75. A Tennessee man was behind the wheel of a Honda Civic that hit the tow truck as the operator, Robby Callahan, 59, had finished loading a disabled pickup. Callahan reportedly had to dive over a guardrail as he heard screeching tires before the crash, which totaled three vehicles. The driver of the Civic said wet highway conditions may have caused his vehicle to hydroplane into the tow truck. View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
  22. In today's video Trent Jr takes the blue pete landoll to RDO equipment John Deere in Indio Ca to load up a John Deere 315SL Backhoe and deliver back to the ...
  23. Friends and relatives of the late Mississippi tow operator Tommy McKee are focusing their efforts on strengthening enforcement and penalties for the state of Mississippi’s move over law. McKee died April 23 when he was struck by a vehicle while loading a car on his tow truck on the shoulder of I-55 near Hernando, Miss. The driver of the vehicle that hit McKee was cited for failing to move over. Tow operators, family and friends of McKee want to see more enforcement of the state’s move over law and harsher penalties. See the news report here. View the full article and more on TowTimes.com
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