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  1. Police chased this flatbed tow truck that was going about 5 miles per hour through Little Italy in San Diego on October 18th, they finally stopped him at the Santa Fe Depot train station. Man in stolen tow truck leads police on wild chase through San Diego streets SAN DIEGO – A man in an allegedly stolen tow truck led San Diego police on a low-speed chase for more than an hour Monday night, hitting one vehicle before being apprehended, authorities said. The tow truck’s driver was dropping off a car about 7:45 p.m. on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach when the man jumped in the truck and stole it, a watch commander told FOX 5. Police say the truck then hit a vehicle on nearby Mission Bay Drive, drawing the attention of officers who began pursuing the driver. The man then hopped on southbound Interstate 5 traveling at roughly 5 mph. Once on the interstate, police deployed spike strips to slow the driver down, striking the truck’s front two tires but not ending the pursuit. The chase later ended around 9 p.m. in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood when officers say they began firing pepper balls at the driver on Kettner Boulevard. Video captured from FOX 5 shows officers taking the man, who has not been publicly identified, into custody. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said. The extent of his injuries were unclear. No other injuries were reported. RESOURCE LINK with video
  2. OHIO - In a multi-agency campaign to raise awareness for the Move-Over Law, Saturday, October 16th is being designated as “Move-Over Day” by Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Turnpike, ODOT, OSHP, and the Risk Institute. This is to educate drivers on the law in not just Ohio, but in all the other 49 states. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly one in every four drivers are unaware of their state’s Move Over Law. The same study stated that 42% of drivers who did not move over or slow down did not think they’re reckless behavior was dangerous. “It’s not only the law, but it’s also for the safety of the men and women that are protecting us and working hard on our roadsides. So this includes: law enforcement, construction workers, tow truck drivers, anybody that’s working on our roadside doing a job; they want to get home to their families too,” Kimberly Schwind, the senior manager for public affairs at the AAA Ohio Auto Club stated. The AAA wants to stress the significance of this day as in just Ohio alone, 5,561 crashes, 59 injuries, and 21 deaths have resulted in failure to follow Move Over Laws between 2015 and 2020. “It’s more than just a law or the numbers that are behind it, these are people on our roadways. You know, when it comes to AAA, these are our roadside heroes that are out there every single day assisting motorists,” Schwind said. While the law states you have to move over no matter the amount of lanes, the law understands you may not be able to move over safely. Failure to move over when able to, or not slowing down considerably in the adjacent lane, can result in a minor misdemeanor charge and up to double the fine for first violation. https://whiznews.com/2021/10/15/aaa-raises-awareness-for-move-over-day-on-october-16th/
  3. Occurred on October 11, 2021 / Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil Info from Licensor: "The car fell off the winch and the driver did not pull the truck's brake.The rolling truck collided with the car and knocked over a coconut tree." https://www.sharedots.com/tough-day-for-tow-truck-driver-34458.html
  4. Register now! For our Med./HDuty course coming in October. This course will cover Towing & Recovery. Training = Safety! https://www.ttsa.org/forms/training-registration/
  5. Co-workers caravan on I-5 to honor fallen tow truck driver
  6. Ohio - Mid America's Tow Show / Midwest Tow Show The state's mask mandate expired June 2 as the Ohio Department of Health lifted most other pandemic health orders. COVID-19 safety precautions remain in place in nursing homes and other group residential settings where there is heightened risk of contracting the coronavirus. Masks are required in indoor public places in Columbus, the state's capital and largest city, with the exception of state, federal and religious buildings. Learn more: Read Gov. Mike DeWine's statement on ending COVID-19 health orders. Great Wolf Lodge Mask Policy: All guests ages 5 and older are required to wear face coverings indoors at the resort. It’s just one of the ways Great Wolf Lodge is keeping your family safe while you play as part of our Paw Pledge. Note: This includes the Conference Center, however mask are not required in the Water Park. Tennessee - Tennessee Tow Show Gov. Bill Lee did not impose a statewide mandate and in late April issued an executive order barring local mask orders in the 89 counties in which public health policies are directed by the state. Shelby County, home to Memphis and one of six Tennessee counties with an independent health department, has an indoor mask mandate in effect through at least Sept. 30. Learn more: Read the Tennessee health department's mask guidance. Maryland - Baltimore Tow Expo Gov. Larry Hogan ended Maryland's statewide mask mandate along with all other COVID-19 emergency orders July 1. Masking remains the rule on public transportation and in transit hubs, per a federal mandate. The city of Baltimore and Montgomery and Prince George's counties outside Washington, D.C., have reimposed local orders requiring most people, vaccinated or not, to wear face coverings in indoor public settings. Learn more: Read a statement and FAQs from the governor's office on ending Maryland's emergency orders. RESOURCE LINK
  7. From ServiCase: Join ServiCase at the 2021 American Towman ShowPlace in Las Vegas booth #1603! Find out how ServiCase connects carriers and fleet managers to roadside service providers! www.servicase.com
  8. I am posting this TikTok here because everyone of us knows someone who says they're alright, that someone may even be you. I feel you brother cause "I'm Alright Too" and 24/7 just a phone call away if you're fighting them demons cause just maybe I have fought them too... So, before you just accept them as being alright, take a moment to ask them if they are really alright or even just okay. We report Tower Downs far too often, if the industry really knew how many are lost due to those demons and the PTSD that can effect several in the industry. They say they are alright, but deep down they're hurting. Take a moment, cause that moment may be just the moment in time they needed to get past whatever it is. Tow Truck Operators can be among the most faithful, though often have lost faith. God Bless...
  9. https://www.ttnews.com/articles/2021-national-truck-driver-appreciation-week
  10. CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police is asking for the public’s help with locating a tow truck that was used to steal a car from a resident living in an apartment complex in Ohio City. According to the Second District Community Relations Committee, on Aug. 18 a tow truck stole a white Toyota Prius from a resident living in West 25th Lofts, located at West 25th Street and Church Avenue. The truck and the white Prius can be seen heading southbound on West 25th Street at Franklin Avenue, but it never crossed Lorain Avenue. Police said this incident could be related to catalytic converter thefts in the area. If anyone recognizes the tow truck or has information on the theft, you’re asked to contact the Second District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5218. RESOURCE LINK
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