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Highlights from The American Towman Exposition 2023

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Couldn’t make it to this year’s American Towman Exposition in Baltimore? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Our recap will catch you up on all the highlights and essential information you might have missed.

Discover everything you need to know about the 2023 event!

2023 American Towman Exposition Recap

The 2023 American Towman Exposition hit it out of the park at the Baltimore Convention Center! This year’s expo proved to be a resounding success, serving as a bustling hub for networking, spotlighting the latest towing equipment, and providing a wealth of resources for towing enthusiasts.

This year’s expo was a testament to the towing community’s passion and dedication, and we’re thrilled to have been a part of the action.

Networking Showcase

The convention center came alive with the vibrant energy of towing professionals, all eager to forge connections with manufacturers, national dispatchers, and motor clubs. One standout feature was the golden opportunity for towers to engage with Transit Pros, renowned as America’s largest sub-hauling coordinator, offering a gateway to join a network of emergency roadside service providers.

One not-to-miss moment involved towers getting the chance to meet both Beacon Funding and Transit Pros simultaneously. Attendees at the expo seized the opportunity to sit down and explore the benefits of becoming Transit Pros vendors. At the same time, conversations flowed freely as towers discussed how they could expand their fleet by securing financing for a tow truck with Beacon Funding and tap into the numerous benefits offered by the Transit Pros Advantage.

It was a valuable exchange that opened doors to new opportunities and growth for towing businesses.

Educational Opportunities

One of the expo’s standout features was its commitment to education. The event offered a diverse range of resources, allowing towers to enhance their knowledge on various top-tier topics.

From hands-on training for roadside assistance safety to business-focused sessions aimed at increasing towing profits, the expo catered to towers at every stage of their careers.

People and Connections

The expo provided a platform for meeting fascinating individuals within the industry.

Notable encounters included Beacon Funding’s Stephanie Richards and Sandy Young crossing paths with TowTruckTech’s Chris Young, highlighting the diverse networking opportunities available.

Wrecker Beauty Pageant

The atmosphere at the expo brimmed with enthusiasm as wreckers from across the nation competed in the American Wrecker Pageant. The trucks were adorned with spectacular paintwork, mesmerizing lights, and meticulously crafted chrome wheels and components.

Brian Dean, from C.A.R.S. Towing & Recovery, won third place in the light-duty division in the wrecker beauty pageant. We’re thrilled to share his well-deserved recognition and be part of his journey as we had the privilege of financing his truck for Brian!

Congratulations, Brian! May you relish every moment behind the wheel of one of Chenango County’s most exceptional trucks.

Giveaway Winners

Adding excitement to the event, one lucky father and son towing enterprise won Beacon Funding’s exciting tow basket worth $300!

Congratulations to G. Gambardella & Son from Yonkers, NY!


David Gambardella and his son Pasquale celebrated at Beacon Funding’s booth.

Allstate’s Training Session

Allstate Safety and Technical Information Series was led by experts to help attendees expand their industry knowledge and help them grow their businesses.

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Allstate Giveaway

Adding an extra layer of excitement to the event, Beacon Funding sponsored the giveaways at the Allstate seminars. Attendees at the seminars were in for a treat as ten fortunate individuals walked away with Hi-Vis safety vests, a practical and valuable token for participating in the training sessions.


These giveaways emphasized the critical importance of tow truck safety. As staunch supporters of the Slow Down, Move Over Movement, Beacon Funding aimed to underscore our commitment to fostering a safer environment for towing professionals across the nation.

A heartfelt congratulations goes out to the Allstate Giveaway Winners:


  • Joe Mitchell, owner of Mitchell’s Towing and Recovery in Roanoke, VA
  • Debra Houchens, driver at Williams Garage Towing & Recovery in Barboursville, VA
  • Robert Olson, president of Robert C. Olson Transport LLC in Burgaw, NC
  • Richard Forstner, supervisor at CEI in Sparks Glencoe, MD
  • Shon Richardson, owner of Richie’s Full Service & Roadside Assistance in Wilson, NC
  • David Zenaro, mechanic at APR Towing & Recovery in Ware, MA
  • Dedra Dickens, management at Richie’s Full Service & Roadside Assistance in Wilson, NC
  • Jake Brian, driver at G-Vegas Towing & Recovery in Greenville, NC
  • Sam Elder, mechanic at 64 Motor Cars in Middlesex, NJ


The Allstate Giveaway Winners left with prizes and took home safety lessons supported by Beacon Funding's equipment financing expert, Stephanie Richards!

Tow Truck Financing with Beacon Funding

Since 1990, we’ve been helping companies of every size get the tow truck they need to grow their fleet and quickly rev up more revenue. We’ve financed over $1 billion in equipment, providing quality customer service to tow truck companies of every size.

As an A+ rated Better Business Bureau lender, our experienced financing consultants can have you with a tow truck that’s right for you in no time.

Apply for tow truck financing today and see why thousands of towing companies chose us to help them keep more cash in their hands and get the truck they need while earning revenue to grow their towing business.

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