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TOW PROFESSIONAL

Volume 3 • Issue 5 2014

CONTENTS

2014 Buyer’s Guide Companies 30 | Company Listings I n du stry NEWS

6 |Jerr-Dan PWOF 8 |Zip’s New and Improved Website 9 |Reduce Risk, Lower Costs and Improve Safety with GPS

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2014 Buyer’s Guide Categories 46 | Category Listing AW Direct

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New Products to “Help You Help Them”

Vehicle Tracking

12 |HAZMAT RESPONDER NETWORK 15 |TIRED OF SHOUTING? Your team will appreciate the calm communication!

16 |TRAO Continuing Education 16 |American Towing and Recovery Institute 17 |Education for the Towers in our State and Beyond 18 |Tracker Management Systems, Inc. 18 |Research, Development, and Growth

Hooked Up

56| TowMate

56| Next Generation 56| Ram Mount

56| Evans

57| AW Direct

57| AW Direct

Dynamic Towing Equipment & Manufacturing

19 |Twin State Equipment of Las Vegas ZACKLIFT’s Newest Dealer

19 |New Pig

58|Anchor Graphics 58| Anchor Graphics 59| Pheonix

Fuel 4 thought

20| Are You a People Builder? 59| Pheonix 22| Towing: The Future Lube tAlk

26| Diesel Fuel Additives

IN EVERY ISSUE

32| Wall of the Fallen / Hall of Fame

4 | Publisher Letter 59| Dealers Place

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61 | Market Place 64| Ad Index


PUBLISHERS

LETTER

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Professional Your Resource for Towing & Recovery

Volume 3 • Issue 5 2014

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PUBLISHERS Darian Weaver President & Co-Publisher darian@towprofessional.com

Hello from Birmingham, Alabama!

Jack Hartsfield Vice President & Co-Publisher jack@towprofessional.com

With this issue, we give you the 2014 Tow Professional Annual Buyer’s Guide. The Buyer’s Guide is a comprehensive resource for your Towing and Recovery products and services. It should be used much like a phone book for your purchasing needs; look up your company by product category and then find the contact information by the alphabetical listings. There are 372 companies listed; though we tried to include everyone, I apologize in advance knowing that we probably missed a few. Included in the issue, we have your standard “Fuel for Thought” by DJ Harrington, “Lube Talk” by Dan Watson, Business by Dan Messina and plenty of “Industry News” and “Hooked Up” pieces. Dan Messina’s editorial is written about an industry trend that we are seeing across the country, third-party companies earning city contracts and subbing the tow to local towers. There has been a lot of uproar in the industry about the companies that are doing this. Though I have my opinion, as a publisher, it is not my job to vocalize my opinion; my job is to help give you the knowledge to run your business more efficiently and give you the awareness of what’s going on.

Steve Goodwin Sales Manager steve@towprofessional.com __________________________

PRODUCTION Clint W. Cabiness Art Director Kattie Spence Graphic Designer Jill Hasty Managing Editor __________________________

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS DJ Harrington Dan Messina Dan Watson

Also, we have more advertisers in this issue than ever before. Please contact these companies with your questions and needs; they are the professionals and can provide you with what you need. Thank you to them, because they are also the people who make it possible for Darian, Steve, and me to put this in your hands.

Have a great day,

Darian Weaver and Jack Hartsfield Co-Publishers

Executive and Advertising Offices 2007 Old Montgomery Hwy, Suite B Birmingham, AL 35244 Toll free: 888-802-8544 Fax: 205-978-1550 www.towprofessional.com Tow Professional is published nine times a year by Over The Mountain Media, Inc., P.O. Box 26308, Birmingham, Alabama, 35260, USA. Tow Professional is distributed free to qualified subscribers. Non-qualified subscription rates are $57.00 per year in the U.S. and Canada and $84.00 per year for foreign subscribers (surface mail). U.S. Postage paid at Birmingham, Alabama and additional mailing offices. Tow Professional is distributed to qualified Towing & Recovery's Top Decision Makers. Publisher is not liable for all content (including editorial and illustrations provided by advertisers) of advertisements published and does not accept responsibility for any claims made against the publisher. It is the advertiser’s or agency’s responsibility to obtain appropriate releases on any item or individuals pictured in an advertisement. Reproduction of this magazine in whole or in part is prohibited without prior written permission from the publisher.

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Jerr-Dan

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We would like to thank all of you for taking time to visit our booth during PWOF 2014, Orlando. It was a pleasure to meet you personally, giving us the great opportunity to share and discuss our products with you all. Over 40 Jerr-Dan wreckers and carriers were exhibited at this year’s show. 3 NEW 50/60 Ton Rotators with the JFB Body Series and the NEW 8.5 Ton Carrier were on full display!

See it! Shoot It! Send It! Let’s Get Social! Jerr-Dan…Carrier, Wrecker, Rotator! You love it, we want to see it! We’d love to share photos of your Jerr-Dan trucks on our Facebook page. Email us photos from your recoveries, your

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Several Jerr-Dan Distributors participated in the show: Florida Wrecker Sales, TruckMax, TLC, Atlanta Wrecker, Ward’s Wrecker, Rush Towing Systems and World Wide Equipment. We appreciate your business and can’t wait to see you next year! Find your local Jerr-Dan Distributor: www.jerrdan.com. For more information, visit Jerr-Dan online at www.jerrdan.com.

truck or anything about your over-the-road journeys that inspire. Send your photos to marketing@jerrdan.com. Don’t forget to include your name, company & location. For a list of all guidelines, rights and submission information, contact: marketing@jerrdan.com.


............................................... Zip’s New and Improved Website >>>

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Zip’s is thrilled to announce that zips.com will soon be unveiled to the towing industry. Aside from an updated look, the new website will offer a powerful way for our towing customers to sort through hundreds of pieces of towing equipment, and the industry’s largest selection of parts and accessories. The site is set to be complete mid-summer and will feature:

• Powerful search functionality within the Parts Store that will help users find specific replacement parts and unique accessories to outfit their wreckers and towing equipment. • The “My Account” section, which will allow you to manage your parts account, locate both open and closed invoices, view your order history, and track your online purchases. • Wish List feature, which gives users the ability to save their favorite items, and come back to them at a later date for purchase. Zip’s wants to provide the towing industry with a comprehensive shopping experience, bringing all of the necessary elements into a one-stop-shop. The new website will give users a better understanding of the wide range of products and services that are offered by Zip’s. Customers can not only shop for parts and major equipment, including carriers, wreckers,

trailers, and service bodies, but they can also: • Apply for financing, complete a credit application online, and receive a response within 48 hours. • Schedule Service for their equipment at either the Iowa or Michigan location. • Read industry news, watch new product videos, and purchase the newest products on the market. • Sift through a library of towing equipment brochures and specification literature. • Browse training schedules, book your next session at Zip’s, and check out photo galleries from previous classes. • Watch your wrecker being built at Zip’s by viewing live webcams within the shop. Please stay on the lookout for the new website! Visit www.zips.com to stay in the loop, and don’t forget to friend us on Facebook.

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................................................................. Reduce Risk, Lower Costs and Improve Safety with GPS Vehicle Tracking

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Each day, towing and recovery companies are challenged to find new ways to better manage expenses while maintaining superior service levels. GPS vehicle tracking with telematics technology can help achieve these goals by improving safety, lowering costs and increasing efficiency.

Reduce Risk and Improve Safety For towing and recovery companies, risk can present itself in many forms. Poorly maintained vehicles can breakdown more frequently, putting your drivers at risk. Your company’s revenue and reputation is also on the line, as improperly routed vehicles can delay service response times to customers in need. Managing these threats begins with having a clear understanding of your vehicles’ specific risk exposures and a commitment to operating them safely. You can also reduce your risk by monitoring engine health through remote diagnostics to reduce vehicle breakdowns. In addi-

tion, you can reduce accidents by limiting miles driven and reducing aggressive driving habits. GPS tracking also safeguards your business against vehicle theft and protects drivers against false claims.

Lower Fuel Costs and Streamline Routing As fuel costs continue to fluctuate, businesses are looking for ways to keep expenses under control. But unless improving fuel efficiency becomes a company-wide effort, any cost savings are likely to be minimal at best. Having a GPS tracking system in place gives everyone in the company – from managers to drivers – the information and tools they need to help improve fuel efficiency and cut costs. By using precise GPS tracking, you can locate the closest driver to dispatch and route vehicles more efficiently. This streamlines routing and reduces fuel usage. In addition, understanding the idling patterns of your vehicles with near real-time alert notifications will help you to minimize unnecessary idle time. You can also lower fuel mileage by eliminating harsh acceleration and aggressive driving behaviors. At the same time, you can prevent fraudulent transactions

with the ability to track and verify fuel purchases.

Operate Efficiently with Preventive Maintenance A well-maintained fleet is a safer and more efficient fleet. With remote diagnostic monitoring, you can increase the safety of your drivers and the health of your tow trucks by detecting potential problems, such as engine malfunctions or bad brakes, before they become serious issues. In addition, you can reduce vehicle wear and tear by decreasing off hour usage and lowering miles driven. The benefits for GPS vehicle tracking don’t stop there. You’ll be able to bill more accurately by monitoring routing history and improving job dispatching. Many systems are easily integrated with other applications, such as with Garmin devices to facilitate turnby-turn navigation and direct communication with drivers. Once you start using GPS vehicle tracking, you will wonder how you ever got along without it.. Verizon Networkfleet 866.869.1353 • networkfleet.com sales@networkfleet.com

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I n du stry NEWS

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HAZMAT RESPONDER NETWORK

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HAZMAT RESPONDER NETWORK is a training program designed to certify Towing and Recovery Professionals to engage in the practice of cleaning up and disposing of spills related to transportation incidents, however not being limited to traffic accidents. Hazmat Technician training course satisfies the requirement of OSHA 29 CFR, 1910.120(q). That encompasses the "Awareness through Technician" training requirements of the OSHA standard. Our course will focus on the releases encountered by the towing professional and those participating in the product recovery to include appropriate disposal of spilled material(s). You will be trained to perform all functions of the Hazardous Materials Technician based on the OSHA standard, which includes serving in a given role in the Incident Management System. Hazmat Technicians are generally those who perform offensive countermeasures (stop and confine) spills of hazardous substances including the ability to perform defensive operations to confine spills beyond the point of release. This Certification is valid for one ( 1 ) year upon completion with HRN offering an eight ( 8 ) hour annual refresher course. For More Information, contact Perry Beaty at 877-356-9767.

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TIRED OF SHOUTING? Your team will appreciate the calm communication!

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COMSTAR is not voice activated, and there are no transmit buttons or delays. To operate, simply turn the system "ON" and talk. System includes “All-In-One headsets – no beltpakcs needed! John W. Callaway, owner of First Call Towing & Recovery, Inc., along with employee Erik Cober, are very pleased with the communication headsets purchased from the Eartec company, saying, “We feel they have stepped up our ability to improve safety and save time. We can communicate without even seeing each other at recoveries now. The other day, we were able to coordinate using 2 heavy recovery units along with a safety director without having any type of hand signals or eye contact. We feel these headsets have been an asset to our recovery business and we highly recommend them.” Contact Eartec or visit our website to experience Eartec’s renowned professional courteous service.

Take your team’s skills from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY. Communicate at whisper levels and perfect your process – up to eight crew can talk simultaneously no shouting necessary. Save time and money – your tows will be faster and safer!

Certified for worldwide non-licensed use. www.eartec.com/tow.html 800-399-5994

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............................................... TRAO Continuing Education >>>

I n du stry NEWS TOWING & RECOVERY

TRAO held an Educational Seminar on May 10 at Great Wolf Lodge. The class was sponsored by Insurance Auto Auctions. Guest speakers included: Ray Rodecker, Ron Walters, Jay Howell & Renee Rios representing IAA, discussing Don’t Crush Your Cash/’How to make money and save money’; Bill Giorgis/Saginaw, MI discussed How to Define Equipment ‘Loss of Use’; Doug Nelson/Canada on ‘Why are Towers maintaining the roadways without being paid?’; and James Traficant/Ohio, the voice for the working class. Members were introduced and ask questions of our new Lobbyist, Terry Fleming, and our ongoing legislative issues, followed by a General Membership meeting. All TRAO members who attended the class have received a Training Certificate.

........................................................... American Towing and Recovery Institute >>> American Towing & Recovery Institute proudly presented a check for $7640 to International Towing & Recovery Museum to be distributed between the general operating fund along with the Survivor Fund. The proceeds were generated from several sources: 1. From class attendees choosing to play an estimate the force game at American Towing & Recovery Institute Training & Certification courses held in 2013 and 2014 first quarters. 2. Auctions held during 2013. The first auction was on www.tow411.net and the second auction held during the Tennessee Tow Show. 3. Funds were generated from the reproduction agreement of manualsbrochures-ads from Miller Industries Towing Equipment, i.e. Holmes Wrecker, Century, Challenger, etc. 4. All items donated to the Museum that were sold at the gift shop. 5. Monies donated from the general operating fund from the American Towing & Recovery Institute 16

International Towing & Recovery Museum & Hall of Fame is a nonprofit trade organization that serves the interests of the professional towing operators worldwide. Activities include education, preserving the history of the industry, the Survivor Fund, Wall of the Fallen, networking and civic volunteer projects. AT&RI would like to thank the class attendees and the following Associations who allowed us to conduct these fund raising events during their classes: • Alabama Towing & Recovery Association • Tennessee Tow Truck Association • Texas Towing & Storage Association • Virginia Wrecker Operators Association • Miller Industries • www.tow411.net • Tennessee Tow Show • Along with everyone who bought a manual-brochure-ad American Towing & Recovery Institute is a not for profit membership based organization founded in 2013 to promote safety, ed-

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ucation, positive public relations and networking. AT&RI provides and promotes hands-on towing and recovery education seminars, Public Service Announcements promoting issues of common concerns between motoring public and the professional towing industry along with exclusive member discounts for products and services, business consulting, expert witness, recovery bill mediation or review, networking opportunities between members and outside clients and community events i.e. toys drives, etc. For additional information on International Towing & Recovery Museum & Hall of Fame, visit their website, www.internationaltowingmuseum.org, or contact ITRHFM at 423-267-3132.


................................................................. Education for the Towers in our State and Beyond >>>

We continue to strive to help our members as an association. For the California Tow Truck Association, one of our main focuses is education. Our Level 1 and Level 6 programs are both certified by the California Highway Patrol. Level 1 is our two-day course for light duty towing, with classroom and handson training. Students are taught not only technique but also the theory, safety, and professionalism for drivers. The Level 6 is a 3-day course, again with classroom and hands-on training. The Level 6 course is really focused on recovery and understanding more about how to get a variety of commercial vehicles upright, dealing with varying situations, and preparing the vehicles to be towed safely. Our new Level 2 is a real asset for our owners operators. It serves as a refresher for the Level 1, and is only one day, so the driver is only off duty / on the payroll for a single day. We’re added some info, so it’s more interesting to an experienced tower that’s liable to have been through several classes. And, like the others, it’s CHP approved. California is just getting started with the Traffic Incident Management Systems (TIMS) program, and we already have 3 people from our education team certified as “Train the Trainer” instructors. Again, any program that promotes safety and professionalism is critical. We know this will be a slow roll out with the number of different agencies whose teams require the training, but want to expedite it for our

members. The CHP has determined that TIMS certification will be required to be on their towing list in the future. Our goal is to have all of our towing instructors certified as TIMS trainers, always looking to improve the relationship with law enforcement, fire, and other agencies. In addition to training for drivers, we are working on business management classes for our owners. So often someone with great technical skill is spending all their time with the towing process and they don’t or can’t afford to hire a business manager. Our new Education Committee chair is committed to this. We are starting with a dispatching, fleet management, and customer service type of class. We also want to get some basic bookkeeping and human resource courses out to them. We are lucky to have some great associate members with expertise in these areas, so we anticipate being able to develop some seminars and entry classes quickly. From a continuing education standpoint, we’re really excited. Our staff is reformatting all of our manuals, so we have a consistent look and layout, so our students will be comfortable and familiar with each additional class they take. This will also allow us to quickly adjust to changes in standards or processes, as we can simply insert a page or section or remove one as needed. It also gives us flexibility as we train in other states so we can also tailor the course for local needs. With education being one of the pillars of our association, we are committed to continual improvement and making our industry professional, safe, and profitable for our members.

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Tracker Management Systems, Inc. Tracker Management Systems, Inc., was founded in 1987 by James M. Weaver, who is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and majority shareholder. The company has provided business management systems expressly designed for towing operations. Brad McIntosh of Sandy’s Towing stated, “We have used Tracker for many years now, and it really does a great job of helping us run our company. The dispatch functions are very useful and efficient. The report options truly give you a detailed look at every segment of your business. We recently made the switch to Tracker Touch for our dispatch operation. This is one of the smartest decisions that we have ever made. This system does all of the thinking for you and makes your call coverage as efficient as possible. The tracking and reporting capabilities have put our drivers on notice and has helped us

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make sure our trucks are only running when authorized. The speeding reports, idling reports, etc. give you every possible piece of information that you could ever need to increase efficiency. This system is definitely the future of the towing industry.” -Sandy’s Towing, Mason, OH: 85 Trucks.

Just because we have developed and support the best systems for towers doesn’t mean we’re satisfied. We are constantly looking for ways to add new capabilities to our existing systems. We also are developing new applications to run alongside our core products for tow dispatch and management. Our customers can and do expect the best ideas from us. We pledge to keep striving to make our solutions the best available. For more information on how we can help your company step to the next level, visit www.trackermanagement.com or give us a call today at 800-445-2438..

........................................................... Research, Development, and Growth Dynamic Towing Equipment & Manufacturing >>> Dynamic Towing Equipment & Manufacturing president, Anthony Gentile, recognizes that a high level of investment in research and development is essential for sustainable business growth. He said, “Our market is a competitive one, and it is important that we continue to listen to our customers and fulfill their needs by producing products that make their jobs easier and more efficient.” When designing and developing Dynamic’s SV100 Service Truck, Gentile and his staff spoke with numerous auto club owners and employees, repair shop owners, municipal members, and highway assistant employees, asking, “What would make the ideal service vehicle?” Gentile’s engineers took the information gathered and worked long hours, day and night to achieve designs that would accommodate needs for “the perfect road service vehicle.” The result was a very versatile service vehicle that contained not only storage

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for batteries, floor jacks and emergency repair equipment, but is also equipped with an optional Dynamic "Stealth" wheel lift. When a call is received, the dispatcher just needs to dispatch one truck and one driver, saving fuel, manpower, response time, and less equipment in a company’s fleet. If the driver is unable to repair on the scene, the driver is able to self-load the vehicle on the optional "Stealth" wheel lift and tow the vehicle into the shop for proper repair. The key to achieving their goals for growth at Dynamic is an open innovation strategy that enables their staff to listen to market needs, research and develop efficient practices, and collectively work to-

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gether to introduce new and exciting products and increase competitiveness. Gentile said, “We are proud of our new and improved SV100 Service Truck. It was built with our end-users in mind. We just took their suggestions and developed an affordable truck that would fulfill their needs, as well as last a lifetime. That’s the Dynamic way, to build equipment that’ll last. We have a number of projects in the works, so keep an eye out for new equipment to be introduced in the near future!” For questions or inquiries on Dynamic’s SV100 Service Vehicle, contact Dynamic Sales at (800) 831-9299 or contact a distributor near you.


................................................................. Twin State Equipment New Pig >>> of Las Vegas ZACKLIFT’s Newest Dealer >>>

Nevada’s premier towing equipment distributor is now proudly offering the full line of Zacklift FIFTHWHEELERs and permanently mounted underlifts. The Nevada distributor was hearing a demand for quality add-on underlifts, and now customers seeking a roadready transporter have an economical solution. Zacklifts are in stock at Twin State’s showroom and service center, 4495 Cooper Sage Street, Las Vegas. Sales contacts for Twin State Equipment are Adam Osterloo and Scott Rahner. Check out www.twinstateequipment.com and contact them at sales@twinstateequipment.com, (702) 269-1471. Watch the Zacklift FIFTHWHEELER drive on and off at www.zacklift.com.

New Pig is the No. 1 brand that helps companies manage leaks, drips and spills to protect workers, facilities and the environment. A multi-channel, multi-brand supplier of innovative liquid management solutions and industrial maintenance products serves industrial, commercial, utility, military and government facilities in 70 countries worldwide. The leading New Pig brands include the Original PIG Absorbent Sock, PIG Grippy Mats, PIG Spill Kits, PIG Spillblocker Dikes, and PIG Flammable Safety Cabinets. Other channels offering PIGL products include all Safety-Kleen branches, select Integrated Suppliers, and B-to-B E-Commerce exchanges. For more information, contact www.newpig.com. New Pig is headquartered in Tipton, PA.

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Fuel 4 thought By D.J. Harrington

Are You a

PEOPLE BUILDER? Unfortunately, while reading a note that someone just sent me, I discovered a dear friend of mine has passed away at the early age of 47. His name was Todd Smith. Todd was from Ashford, Alabama. What a wonderful guy he was, besides a great Dad to four children and a good husband who married his high school sweetheart. Todd loved the Lord, and it showed in the way he treated people. I had the privilege of knowing Todd Smith and got some good advice from him. It didn’t take me long to realize Todd had an innate ability of approaching business and life. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said. “When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.” This applies to my friend Todd. He had a way of taking hard decisions and

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making them seem simple. Todd was born with goodness of heart. His genuineness could be seen and felt by those people he helped…Todd was a man after God’s own heart. Todd would go out of his way to let people know that he or she was a winner. Most likely, there are such people like this in your life today. They may be people you work with, play golf with, or maybe even your own family members who are starving for your approval. They are craving for you to speak some good words over their lives. You don’t know what it will mean when you affirm them, when you give them your approval, and let them know in no uncertain terms that you are proud of them and you think they will do great things. Everyone


needs to be valued. Everyone needs to be appreciated. Every person needs a kind word from you. Consider these questions. What kind of seeds are you planting within your child or in my case grandchildren? Your spouse? Or that friend on your street? What about your nephew? Do you believe in anyone? Are you taking an interest in others to see how you can make someone else’s life better? Listen to the dreams of others. Remember God gave us two ears and one mouth. Having two ears is really a hint for us because we should do twice the amount of listening than talking. Let them know you are behind them. Give them your approval. If you talk with any successful people, they will tell you somebody believed in them. Somebody planted a seed and encouraged them when they were down. Somebody helped them get a good break. Somebody spoke faith when they didn’t feel they could do it. Thomas Edison encouraged Henry Ford. Ford was introduced to Edison as “the man trying to build a car that runs on gasoline.” When Edison heard it, his face brightened up. He hit his fist on the table and said, “You’ve got it. A car that has its own power plant - that’s a brilliant idea!” Up to that point, no one had encouraged Ford. No one thought it was a good idea. Ford had just about convinced himself to give up, but along came Edison and spoke faith into him. That was the turning point in Henry Ford’s life. Ford said, “I thought I had a good idea, but I started to doubt myself. Then came along one of the greatest minds that ever lived and gave me his complete approval.” That’s what can happen with a simple vote of confidence. We don’t realize the power we hold. We don’t always realize what it means when we tell somebody, “I believe in you! You’ve got what it takes. I’m behind you, 100%.” And really….everyone of us should be someone else’s #1 fan. We should be encouraging them, lifting them when they’ve fallen, celebrating when they succeed, praying when they’re struggling, urging them forward. That is what a people builder does.

When it is my turn to go and be with the Lord, I hope someone says of me, “DJ taught all of us what is really important in life and how in giving a little, you will indeed gain a lot.” Remember, when you are nice to people, you get it all back and then some. TOW D.J. Harrington is an author, journalist, seminar leader, international trainer, and

marketing consultant. He works primarily with customer service personnel, and his clients include such world-class companies as General Motors, DuPont, Caterpillar and Damon Corporation. He may be reached at 800-352-5252 or by email at dj@djsays.com, 52 weeks a year, we are as close as your telephone, or at www.djanddan.com.

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By Dan Messina

For the past two years, I’ve been telling towers how the industry is changing. Social media now plays a big part of our everyday life, our customers have gotten smarter, and they expect a better service, but the biggest change taking place is companies bidding for city contracts. In the past, if you were bidding on contracts:

a. Cities b. Counties c. Sheriff departments d. Toll ways e. Other municipal contracts

The tower would try and build a relationship with city officials, which were usually someone in law enforcement. It’s not in a tower’s DNA to build relationships with mayors or city council members. A tower would follow a simple procedure, and, if they met the qualifications, they would get in the rotation. Then things started to change. Single tow companies would try and get the entire contract, leaving many towers on the sidelines. Here are a few examples of things I’ve seen in Texas. In one city, a company did not even have a tow truck and bid. 22

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They told the city that if they got the contract they would buy all new trucks. They won the contract and purchased the trucks necessary to provide the towing. There was a sales pitch made along the way that left many towers out of the rotation. In another city, a group of towers formed a separate company, won the contract and would not leave other towers in because it was a private company…and yet in another city, they would pay the city for the right to tow. They set up requirements so that other towers could not meet them and be left out. Some tow companies were very successful and held these contracts for over 10 years, while many suffered because they did not know how to negotiate with higher city officials. Take a look at what is being done in your city. Do you think it’s fair? Now the bidding process is about to change again. Outside business people are looking at the towing industry and seeing tremendous opportunities with city contracts. They look at where the expenses are in the towing business.

Companies are coming into the industry that only want to provide storage and vehicle disposal while contracting local towers to provide the towing. They come in in three-piece suits and a suitcase full of money and start building relationships with city officials. This method is working and they have won contracts in some major cities. As their success grows, other

companies will start taking the same approach. As time goes on, tow companies will have one of three options going forward: They can buy a three-piece suit and learn how to build relationships with city officials. This approach will be hard for the average tower

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It is usually the tow company that incurs most of the expense:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Buying trucks Providing insurance Paying damages Paying the drivers Paying for the fuel Other equipment as needed

While the revenue in towing comes with:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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because, as I mentioned, it’s just not in their DNA. Get together with a group of other towers and bid contracts together. Once again, this will be hard for the average tower who hates his competitor.

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Build a relationship with the company that only wants the storage and vehicle disposal. They will need towers and that’s what you are good at. In many cases, you will be getting city rotation calls you never had before. This will be a new line of revenue you have never had.

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Companies are coming into the industry that only want to provide storage and vehicle disposal while contracting local towers to provide the towing. They come in in three-piece suits and a suitcase full of money and start building relationships with city officials. This method is working and they have won contracts in some major cities. As their success grows, other companies will start taking the same approach.

For the past few months, I have listened to towers complain about these new companies and how they will hurt the industry. These new companies are just trying to get into business just like any other company. They attend tow shows to meet towers who someday might be working for them. No one ever protested when a big tow company won a contract and eliminated the other towers. I recently attended a tow show where a new company with a new approach put on a seminar and tried to explain their approach. They did a terrible job explaining and the attendees showed no mercy. They talked about what the consumer was being charged and how much the tower was being paid. The tow ticket exceeded $550 and the tower made $78. The attendees were upset that the storage company was making over $475 for the call. Here are a few points I would like to make about that presentation:

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The tower who did the tow was there and he was happy with his fee. He explained that since he partnered up with this new company, he has gone from 4 trucks to 12 trucks. The people that were not happy were the tow companies that had 12 trucks and now have 4.

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This was a California tow. Everything in California is expensive and I’m sure the expenses could be justified.

2. 3. 4.

These new companies will not win every contract they bid on.

No tow company reveals their bid information to other competitors, yet questions were asked on their business philosophy. I talked to some towers after the seminar and they want this company in their city. They wanted on the city rotation for years and could not get on.

5.

As for consumer protection, they try and get laws passed every session in Texas because towers are constantly gouging the consumer. Apparently, this is not something new.

6.

About 3 years ago, I was bidding on a city contract with 10 other companies, and this new company was one of the 10 bidding against me. Yes, they were the only one in suits at the meeting. They submitted their bid just like I submitted mine. I just looked at them as another tow company submitting a bid on a contract. The only difference was that, after the meeting, their first stop was by my location to see if I would be interested in joining them if they won the contract. No other bidder offered me a partnership. I now increased my chances to be a part of the contract if I lost the bid. I’m sure they visited several other bidders, as well. I know this article will not sit well with some towers because you may think I’m defending these new companies. I’m simple letting towers know that the skyline of our industry is changing. Protest tow shows if you think that’s the right thing to do, but I assure you that by the end of 2014, there will be at least three other companies with the same approach. If you need help, www.djanddan.com can be of assistance. As I was leaving the show, a good friend summed it up when he told me, “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.” TOW Visit www.danmessina.com for more information.

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Diesel Fuel

ADDITIVES

B y D a n Wa tso n Ultra-low sulfur diesel, low-sulfur diesel, off-road full-sulfur diesel, number 1 or number 2 diesel, Cetane ratings for diesel and on and on it goes; what does it all mean and do I need to use an additive to supplement my diesel fuel? Today’s diesel fuel is very different from diesel of 30 years ago. Modern ultra-low sulfur diesel is required in all over the road diesel vehicles, and failure to comply with this requirement can result in costly fines. In this article, I will explain the sulfur content ratings and how the sulfur content affects the fuel system components. I will also take a look at Cetane ratings and why Cetane levels are important. And finally, I will explore using diesel fuel additives…how they work and whether you should consider using an additive.

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Sulfur is a natural component of crude oil that is not refined out when making diesel. Special processes are used to remove sulfur, and these extra steps in finishing diesel add cost to the finished product. Original diesel of 30 years ago was limited to 5,000 ppm sulfur in solution. In the early 1990’s, low-sulfur diesel set the sulfur limit to 500 ppm sulfur in solution. In October 2006, the ultra-low sulfur diesel limit of 15 ppm in solution was stipulated. The 15 ppm sulfur limit was primarily designed to prevent poisoning the catalytic convertor and adding to the clogging of the

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diesel particulate filter. Certainly, the 15 ppm limit would reduce sulfur based exhaust compounds such as sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxides. These sulfur compounds are directly related to acid rain, so reducing them is a good idea. So, there is no turning back on the quest to limit exhaust emissions and consequently reducing sulfur content in diesel fuel; the question is, at what cost to fuel system components and to diesel performance? Since removing sulfur has a positive effect on emissions, why make such a big deal about the resulting effect on the fuel system compo-


nents? The process for removing sulfur to such a low level of 15 ppm also strips out the compounds that provide diesel lubricity. Sulfur is not the actual lubricant but sulfur compounds are, and effectively removing sulfur from diesel results in a very poor lubricity rating for the fuel. Fuel pumps and injectors are lubricated by diesel and nothing else, so without sulfur providing the lubricity, these components are not lubricated. This is well known by the diesel manufacturers and the government, and standards for adding lubricants to the diesel have been established. It is a subject of discussion as to whether the levels of added lubricant are sufficient to provide for acceptable long-life expectations. Cetane number or CN is a measure of a fuel's ignition delay, the time period between the start of injection and the first identifiable pressure increase during combustion of the fuel. In a particular diesel engine, higher cetane fuels will have shorter ignition delay periods than lower cetane fuels. Cetane numbers are only used for the relatively light distillate diesel oils. In short, the higher the cetane number the more easily the fuel will combust in a compression setting (such as a diesel engine). The characteristic diesel "knock" occurs when the first portion of fuel that has been injected into the cylinder suddenly ignites after an initial delay. Minimizing this delay results in less unburned fuel in the cylinder at the beginning and less intense knock. Therefore, higher-cetane fuel usually causes an engine to run more smoothly and quietly. This does not necessarily translate into greater efficiency, although it may in certain engines. Diesel comes in two classifications, number 1 and number 2. Number 1 diesel is more highly refined (more waxes are removed) and is more resistant to freezing (becoming slush) than number 2 diesel. Contrary to many assumptions, number 1 diesel is not required to have a higher cetane number than number 2 diesel. In many cases, number 1 diesel does have a higher cetane, but it is achieved by adding a cetane enhancing additive. Generally, diesel engines operate well with a CN from 40 to 55. Fuels with higher

cetane numbers have shorter ignition delays, providing more time for the fuel combustion process to be completed. Hence, higher speed diesel engines operate more effectively with higher cetane number fuels. In North America, most states adopt ASTM D975 as their diesel fuel standard and the minimum cetane number is set at 40, with typical values in the 42-45 range. Clearly, it is relatively straight forward to

see that using an additive to raise cetane level would be dependent on the quality of fuel available. If diesel with proper cetane levels is available, then you might not get much improvement by using a cetane enhancing additive. Another consideration would be the expected RPM of the diesel engine being used. If the engine is turbo charged and runs at higher RPM, then the higher cetane will be useful is enhancing performance.

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Traditional Fuel Injector Pintal

When evaluating diesel additives for improving lubricity of ultra-low sulfur diesel, it is important to look at other factors involved in fuel system and cylinder maintenance and performance. Injector performance is a matter of design and quality coupled with cleanliness. A perfectly clean injector operating at design pressure can be very effective in providing fully atomized fuel to the cylinder for combustion. Allow deposits or lacquer to build up in areas of critical clearances and you have the formula for trouble. Injectors fire at pressures between 10,000 psi and

High-Pressure Common-Rail Fuel Injector Pintal

30,000 psi, depending on application and manufacturer. The slightest impairment can cause diminished performance. The optimum performance and efficiency takes place when the injector provides a 360 degree puff of fully atomized fuel to combust fully with no unburned fuel. Any liquid drops will be partially burned and result in high carbon waste and deposits. For years, the industry has concentrated on the injector tips as the critical point to maintain as clean as

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possible. Any buildup of carbon (coking) at

detergency. The current fuel injectors are

the tip would be immediately detrimental to

really modern marvels, and, as incredible as

the desired 360 degree puff and would

they are, they are more susceptible to

allow a droplet to be formed. Cleaning

being fouled by carbon and lacquer than

agents have been developed to keep the

the old fashioned injectors. The ramifica-

tips clean and they have been effective.

tions of poorly performing injectors are sig-

Today, with the extremely high pressure in-

nificant: poor performance, loss of fuel

jectors being smaller and having tighter

economy and clogged diesel particulate ex-

clearances internal diesel injector deposits

haust filters (DPF). Of course, the exhaust

(often abbreviated to “IDID”) have been

system is another story all in itself and I will

found within the injector body itself, such as

not go down that path in this article. When

at the armature group, on the piston and

looking for a good detergent additive, make

nozzle needle and inside the nozzle body.

sure you see some mention of the internal

These deposits can slow the response of the

diesel injector deposits (often abbreviated

fuel injector, or cause sticking of moving in-

to “IDID”); if the additive doesn’t address

ternal parts, which may result in loss of con-

this problem, don’t use it. With the cost of

trol of injection event timing, as well as of

today’s injectors running $600 to $800,

the quantity of fuel delivered per injection.

using an appropriate additive is a very cost-

In summary, you may or may not need a cetane boost additive, but you probably do need an additive for enhanced lubricity and

effective strategy.

TOW

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A AAA 1000 AAA Drive Heathrow, FL 32746 (407) 444-8845 www.aaa.biz/auto Able Weld Built Industries, Inc 1050 Grand Blvd Deer Park, NY 11729 631-643-9700 www.weldbuilt.com Access Tools and Equipment 1628 NW 28th Street Miami, FL 33142 (305) 635-1011 www.caropeningtools.com Advance Capital Group 110 Seaman Ave 7E NY, NY 10034 (888) 346-6871 www.advancetruckcapital.com Advantage Funding 1111 Marcus Ave, Suite M27 Lake Success, NY 11042 (516) 280-1375 www.advantagefund.com AGERO 1 Cabot Road # 4 Medford, MA 02155-5130 (972) 753-6230 www.argosiperks.com Akins Ford P.O. Box 280 Winder, GA 30680 (866) 389-4173 www.akinsford.com ALDRIDGE INSURANCE 404 W. Fairview St. Troy, AL 36081 334-566-0051 www.towtruckinsurance.biz

American Eagle Accessories Group 740 N. State Street Garner, IA 50438 800-392-3015 www.americaneagleacc.com American Enterprises 5508 Navarre Ave. Oregon, OH 43616 (419) 691-8888 www.am-ent.net American Force Wheels 12019 SW 114 PLace Miami, FL 33176 (786) 345-6301 www.americanforcewheels.com AMERICAN SAFETY & SUPPLY 77 B Napier Street Springfield, MA 1104 (413) 737-5176 www.americansafetysupply.com AMERICAN TOWING AND RECOVERY INSTITUTE PO Box 007 Wade, NC 28395 910-747-9000 www.americantowingandrecovery institute.org American Truck Technology 1624 Ogden Ave Lisle, IL 60532 800-985-0168 www.americantrucktechnology.com AMERIDECK 3550 Perry Hwy Hadley, PA 16130 (724) 253-2006 AMSOIL SYNTHETICS 2945 Starwood Dr Oviedo, FL 32765 800-370-2956 www.thelubepage.com

BEACON SOFTWARE 10091 Brecksville Rd Ste F Brecksville, OH 44141 (866) 437-6653 www.dispatchanywhere.com

ATOMIC LED, INC 49 Cedar Swamp Rd #12 Smithfield, RI 2917 (888) 305-1112 www.atomicled.com

BEST INSURANCE AGENCY P.O. Box 67 Trussville, AL 35173 (205) 655-2128 www.bestrl.com

Austin Hinds Motors, Inc. 3345 Hwy 2315. S Arab, AL 35016 256-550-0042 www.austinhindsmotors.com

Best Tools 2202 West University Siloam Springs, AR 72761 (800) 541-8568 www.besttools.net

AUSTIN INSURANCE 2109 Broadway Paducah, KY 42001 (800) 548-7538 www.wreckerins.com

Bishop Branding - AUTOW Custom Die Cast PO Box 21029 Lethbridge, AB T1K6X4 (403) 393-2665 www.bishopbranding.com

AUTO DATA DIRECT, INC 1379 Cross Creek Circle Tallahassee, FL 32301-3729 (850) 877-8804 www.add123.com Auto Equipment Inc. PO Box 392 Statesville, NC 28687 (704) 872-4116 www.autoequipmentinc.com AW DIRECT 1125 Deming Way Madison, WI 53717 (608) 662-3333 www.awdirect.com

B B&B Industries 1121 D.I. Drive Elkhart, IN 46514 (574) 262-8551 www.www.billbottoms.com BA PRODUCTS 8925 Mcgaw Court Columbia, MD 21045 (800) 327-3301 www.baprod.com

Associated Equipment 5043 Farlin Ave. St. Louis, MO 63115 (314) 679-2571 www.associatedequip.com

Badger Glove and Safety 2635 Raymond Ave Franksville, WI 53126 (262) 989-7010 www.badgergloveandsafety.com

Allison Transmissions 4700 West 10th Street Indianapolis, IN 46222-5200 www.allisontransmission.com

ATIG 1507 Park Center Drive, Unit 1C Orlando, FL 32835 (407) 472-9600 www.atiginc.com

Bailey's Towing 1422 Wall Road Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919) 562-2984 www.baileystowinginc.com/srg.htm

Allstate Roadside Services 2775 Sanders Road Building E Northbrook, IL 60062 800-582-6626 www.allstateroadsideservices.com

ATLANTA WRECKER 120 North Texas Avenue Chesnee, SC 29323 (864) 590-6177 www.atlantawrecker.com

Batchout 1770 E Lancaster Ave, Suite 10 Paoli, PA 19301 (610) 296-3264 www.batchout.com

Ambest 5115 Maryland Way, Suite 300 Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 371-5187 x331 www.am-best.com

Atlantic Emergency Solutions 12351 Randolph Ridge Lane Manassas, VA 20109 (302) 724-6288 www.atlanticemergency.com

Beacon Funding 3400 Dundee Road, Suite #180 Northbrook, IL 60062 (847) 291-6494 www.beaconfunding.com

all-grip 5453 North Peterson Road Sedalia, CO 80135 Sold only through Authorized Dealers www.all-grip.com

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Atlas Flasher & Supply Co 430 Swedesboro Ave Mickelton, NJ 08056-1208 (856) 423-3333 www.atlasflasher.com

ANCHOR GRAPHICS 10015 Rearwin Lane McKinney, TX 75074 (972) 422-4300 www.anchorgraphics.com

ALEXANDER INSURANCE AGENCY 909 NE Loop 410 Ste. 902 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 366-1455 x215 www.towagent.com

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BLADES TOW RIGHT, INC. 25220 Trans-X Rd Novi, MI 48375 (734) 449-0518 www.bladestowright.com BLINGMASTER, INC P.O. Box 738 Auburndale, FL 33823 (863) 248-2616 www.blingmaster.com Bob Fish Trucks 2275 S. Main St West Bend, WI 53095 (800) 471-1020 www.bobfishtrucks.com BOLT Lock 3333 West Good Hope Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53209 (877) 251-8798 www.boltlock.com Boss Industries Inc. 1761 Genesis Dr LaPorte, IN 46350 (219) 324-7776 x 214 www.bossair.com BOWERS GROUP P.O. Box 280 Cortland, OH 44410 (330) 638-6146 www.bowersgrp.com BOXES 4 U / CRASH FILM 1401 E. Plano Pkwy. Plano, TX 75074 (972) 516-0002 www.boxes4u.com BUDGETGPS PO Box 5695 Chattanooga, TN 37406 866-800-8677 www.budgetgps.com Bulldog Towing Products 215 Ford St Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 301-0553 www.bulldogtowingproducts.com Bully Dog 2839 Highway 39 American Falls, ID 83211


COMPANY LISTINGS (877) 285-5936 ext.1145 www.bullydog.com

Busch Enterprises 908 Cochran Street Statesville, NC 28677 (704) 878-2067 www.buschshineproducts.com Buyers Products Company 9049 Tyler Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060 (440) 974-8888 www.buyersproducts.com

C Cal-Van Tools 4300 Waterleaf CT Greensboro, NC 27410 (800) 537-1077 www.calvantools.com Car - Part.com 1980 Highland Pike Ft. Wright, KY 41017 (859) 344-1925 www.car-part.com Chalmers Suspensions International Inc. 12187 SE 60th Avenue Rd Bellview, FL 34420 (352) 470-5867 www.chalmerssuspensions.com Channel Islands Leasing and Loan 306 Descanso Ojai, CA 93023 (805) 646-3576 www.channelislandsleasing.com Chase Insurance Agency, Inc 333 NW 70 Ave, Ste 108 Plantation, FL 33317 800-940-4301 www.chaseinsurance.net Chester Point Programs P.O. Box 369 Chester, NJ 7930 (908) 428-4285 ext.112 www.chesterpoint.com Chevron 9401 Williamsburg Plaza, Suite 201 Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 420-7039 www.chevron.com Chevron Commercial 3545 George Street Highland, IL 62249 (618) 654-5555 www.chevroncommercial.com Chicago Pneumatic 1800 Overview Dr Rock Hill, SC 29730 (803) 817-7349 www.cp.com CLORE AUTOMOTIVE 8735 Rosehill Rd, suite 220 Lenexa, KS 66215 800-328-2921 www.cloreautomotive.com

Code 3 / PSE Amber 10986 N. Warson Rd St.Louis, MO 63114-2029 (314) 426-2700 ext 1251 www.code3pse.com COKER EQUIPMENT 9100 Ambassador Row Dallas, TX 75247 (214) 742-5221 www.cokerequip.com COLLINS MFG CORP. PO Box 1299 Jacksonville, OR 97530 (800) 332-9220 www.collinsdollies.com Columbus McKinnon 140 John James Audubon Parkway Amherst, NY 14228-1197 (716) 689-5568 www.cmworks.com Columbus Truck/Marietta Mack 127 Court Street Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-7200 www.columbusmack.com COMEUP USA 26300 SW 95th Ave Suite 103 Wilsonville, OR 97070-8205 (818) 246-5745 www.comeupusa.com Commercial Safety Services PO Box 1826 Beltsville, MD 20704 (301) 430-0947 x5 www.commercialsafetyservices.com/ Condor Lift 210 W. Stephenie Dr Cortland, IL 60112 (847) 394-2646 www.condor-lift.com Consumers Insurance 1620 Gateway Blvd ste 201 Murfreesboro, TN 37129 (615) 896-6133 x180 www.ciusa.com Copart 14185 Dallas Parkway ste 400 Dallas, TX 75254 (972) 391-5082 www.copart.com Creditors Speciality Service, Inc P.O. Box 764 Acton, CA 93510 (661) 269-0100 Crouch Tow Trucks P.O. box 174 Kingston Springs, TN 37082 (615) 952-3287 www.crouchtowtrucks.com CTTA 3050 Beacon Blvd, Suite 100 West Sacramento, CA 95691 (916) 617-2882 www.westernstatestowshow.com CUSTER PRODUCTS 4101 Shuffel Drive N.W. North Canton, OH 44720 (800) 490-3158 www.custerproducts.com

CW MILL EQUIPMENT CO, INC 14 Commerce Dr Sabetha, KS 66534 (785) 284-3454 www.cwkits.com

D D&J DIVERSIFIED LLC 2948 Starwood Dr Oviedo, FL 32765 407-657-5969 www.thelubepage.com DACOTAH -WALSH TIRE 80 W 78th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317 (952) 934-8427 www.tireauditor.com DAN MESSINA.COM. P.O. Box 640 Prosper, TX 75078 (469) 774-0340 www.danmessina.com Danco Products 411 South Cedar Lane Greencastle, PA 17225 (800) 453-2626 www.dancoproducts.com Dangelo's Custom Built Mfg, LLC 207 N Fraley Street Kane, PA 16735 (814) 837-6053 www.dangeloscustombuilt.com Der Manouel Insurance Group 548 W. Cromwell Ave, Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93711 (800) 447-4605 www.dmig.com DETROIT WRECKER 19630 Fitzpatrick St Detroit, MI 48228 (313) 835-8700 www.detroitwrecker.com DewEze Mfg / Harper Industries 151 E. Highway 160 Harper, KS 67058 (800) 835-1042 www.harperindustries.com DG TOWING EQUIPMENT 409 W218th Street New York, NY 10034 (212) 567-0255 www.dgtow.com Digital-Ally 9705 Loiret Blvd. Lenexa, KS 66219 (800) 440-4947 www.digitalallyinc.com DIRECT EQUIPMENT 915 Folly Rd, #11 Charleston, SC 29412 (800) 992-1478 www.45ul.com Diversified Products 8330 Atlantic Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32211-8784 800-874-4172 www.pushbumper.com

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2014 Exide Technologies 13000 Deerfield Parkway Building 200 Milton, GA 30004 (678) 566-9000 EYE3DATA 9624 Cincinnati Columbus Rd suite 310 Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513) 770-0550 www.eye3data.com

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ECMPERFORMANCE.COM 304 Indian Trace Suite 289 Weston, FL 33326 (888) 768-2447 www.ecmperformance.com

Federal Signal 2645 Federal Signal Dr. University Park, IL 60484 800-824-0254 www.fedsig.com

Energy Safe Technologies, Inc 98 Cuttermill Road, Suite 370 South Great Neck, NY 11021 (973) 378-3281 www.energysafetech.com

FLASH EQUIPMENT 2061 Whitfield Park Ave. Sarasota, FL 34243 800-570-8866 www.flashequipment.com

Equipment Sales and Service 152 Floyd Ave Bloomfield, NJ 7003 (973) 743-7516 www.esstrucksales.com

FLEET SALES WEST 2175 N Pacific Highway Woodburn, OR 97071 (503) 982-5095 www.fleetsaleswest.com

EVANS COOLING P.O. Box 434 Parkersville, PA 19457 (860) 668-1114 ext 203 www.evanscooling.com

FleetMatics 1600 E Golf Road Suite 800 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 (866) 844-2235 www.fleetmatics.com

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FleetNet America P.O. Box 970 Cherryville, NC 28021-0970 (800) 438-8961 ext 2544 www.fleetnetamerica.com Flitz Intl, Ltd 821 Mohr Avenue Waterford, WI 53185-4257 (800) 558-8611 www.flitz.com FLORIDA WRECKER SALES 6301 E. Hillsborough Ave Tampa, FL 33610 (813) 626-2144 www.flwrecker.com FLOW STOP PO Box 634 Denver, NC 28037 (877) 356-9767 www.flowstop.net Fluidall, LLC 860 Johnson Drive Delano, MN 55328 800-849-0591 www.fluidall.com FORD MOTOR COMPANY 16800 Executive Plaza Drive Regent Court Building Room 6N228 Dearborn, MI 48126 (313) 390-3029


COMPANY LISTINGS FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS 2477 Deerfield Dr. Fort Mill, SC 29715 803/578-3263 www.freightlinertrucks.com

G G&S Safety Products PO Box 282 McKean, PA 16426 (814) 476-7908 www.gssafetyproducts.com G&W Solutions 990 Little Lehigh Dr Emmaus, PA 18049 (610) 704-6959 www.gandwsolutions.com GAITHER TOOL 21 Harold Cox Dr Jacksonville, IL 62650 (217) 245-0545 www.gaithertool.com Gamber Johnson 3001 Borham Ave Stevens Point, WI 54481 800-456-6868 www.gamberjohnson.com Geico 4201 Springvalley Rd Dallas, TX 75244

(972) 701-1620 www.geico.com

General Mfg. (Saftlite) 1336 West Wiley Avenue Bluffton, IN 46714 (260) 824-3440 www.saftlite.com Gessel Insurance Agency 25 W. Fifth Street Suite N London, OH 43140 (740) 852-7725 www.gesselinsagency.com GLENN'S AUTO PARTS 110 Highway 70 Rockwood, TN 37854 (865) 354-0622 www.glennsautoparts.com GM Fleet and Commercial (313) 665-2368 www.GMFleet.com GOLDEN WEST 1850 E Orangethorpe Ave Fullerton, CA 92831-5324 (800) 724-8766 www.goldenwesttoweq.com Go-Light Inc 37146 Old Hwy 17 Culbertson, NE 69024 308-278-3131 www.golight.com

Goodall 7558 Washington Avenue South Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (952) 941-6666 www.goodallmfg.com

Hamby & Aloisio Insurance 53 Perimiter Center E ste 400 Atlanta, GA 30346 (770) 804-4829 www.towtruckinsurance.com

Goodyear Wrecker 19109 Hwy 134 Enterprize, AL 36330 334-347-3297 www.goodyearwreckersales.com

Hanscom K 1250 S. Grove Ave. Suite 308 Barrington, IL 60010 (847) 756-4808 www.hanscomk.com

GPS Insight 21803 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 220 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (866) 477-4321 x8003

Hedingers Equipment 321 S. Wilder St Greenburg, IN 47240 (812) 663-7885 www.hedingers.com

GULF ATLANTIC SUPPLY P.O. Box 738 Columbiana, AL 35051 (205) 669-2393 www.gasafetywear.com

H HAL KRESSER AGENCY 3045 Symmes Rd, Suite F Hamilton, OH 45215 (513) 942-5770 Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel Inc. 92 Route 73 & Cooper Rd Voorhees, NJ 8043 800-232-6535 www.haletrailer.com

Hide A Lift 3058 320th St Hull, IA 51239 (800) 634-9340 www.hidealift.com Highway Products 7905 Agate Rd. White City, OR 97503 800-866-5269 www.800toolbox.com HINO 41180 Bridge Street Novi, MI 48375 248-699-9300 www.hino.com

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HOLLY'S MESSAGE SERVICE 10 Melrose Dr Farmington, CT 6032 (888) 809-6182 www.hollysms.com HOOKS 83 CR 725 Wynne, AR 72396 (870) 238-4148 www.hookswreckersupplies.com House of Wreckers 161 Industrial Rd San Carlos, CA 94070 (650) 594-1530 www.houseofwreckers.com HUBCAPS UNLIMITED 4262 South Howell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207 (414) 769-0039 www.wheelcovers.com Hy-Tech Recovery Equipment 3225 Reagan Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76116 (817) 560-4610 www.sneekerlift.com

I I TOW IN, INC. 335 Locust Lane Bellevue, KY 41073 (800) 979-8697 info@skatesiti.com

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INTEK 152 Eagle Rock Ave Roseland, NJ 7068 (973) 403-7788 www.intekleasing.com

In The Ditch Towing Products 3195 Industrial Way Mountain Home, ID 83647 888-993-4824 www.intheditch.com

INTERNATIONAL TOWING & RECOVERY HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM 3315 Broad St Chattanooga, TN 37408-3052 (423) 267-3132 www.www.internationaltowing museum.org

INDUSTRIAL NETTTING 7681 Setzler Pkwy N. Minneapolis, MN 55445 800-328-8456 www.industrialnetting.com Insight USA 23330 Cottonwood Parkway, Suite 333 California, MD 20619 (301) 866-1990 x 203 www.mds-inc.com INSURANCE AUTO AUCTIONS Two Westbrook Corporate Center Suite 500 Westchester, IL 60154 (708) 492-7000 www.iaai.com Integerated Vehicles & Equipment Leasing 734 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747 (800) 551-4854 www.integratedleasing.com

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Horn Lake, MS 38637 866-280-6761 www.wrecker-sales.com

JERR-DAN 13224 Fountainhead Plaza Hagerstown, MD 21742 (240) 420-8781 www.jerrdan.com

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International Truck/ Navistar 4201 Winfield Road Warrenville, IL 60555-4026 (630) 753-5000 www.navistar.com

Kalyn Siebert L.P. 1850 Executive park Dr. nw Cleveland, TN 37312 (800) 400-6913 x1006 www.kalynsiebert.com

ISUZU 1400 S. Douglas Rd, Suite 100 Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 935-9425

Kavanaugh's Truck Sales 1383 Belmar Dr Louisville, KY 40213 (502) 454-4960 www.kavtow.com

J J.J. KELLER 3003 Breezewood Lane Neenah, WI 54957 (920) 967-7050 www.jjkeller.com Jeff Ingram Wrecker Sales, Inc 1677 Daney Blvd

KBK INSURANCE GROUP, INC. 1425 Sams Ave., Suite 201 Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 736-0690 www.kbkinsgroup.com KEYSTONE TAPE & SUPPLY OF TEXAS 1130 Blue Mound Road West Suite 304 Haslet, TX 76052 (817) 439-8898 www.keystonetape.com


COMPANY LISTINGS Kinco Gloves 751 West 800 South Salt Lake City, UT 84104 (888) 737-0233 www.kincoworkgloves.com Kinedyne 151 Industrial Parkway Branchburg, NJ 08876-3451 (908) 231-1800 x128 www.kinedyne.com Kinequip Inc 3708A Performance Rd Charlotte, NC 28214 (704) 392-5052 www.kinequip.net

L Landoll Corporation 1900 North Street Marysville, KS 66508 (785) 562-5381 www.landoll.com LARSON ELECTRONICS 11035 Jeanell Dr Kemp, TX 75143 800-369-6671 www.magnalight.com LDC INSURANCE SERVICES, INC. 900 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite A-8 Chandler, AZ 85225

(877) 988-1768 ext 1 www.ldcinsurance.com

Lift- All P.O. Box 27 Landisville, PA 17538-0027 (717) 898-6614 Ext.1162 www.wreckerstraps.com LIFT AND TOW 7660 Molly Pitcher Highway Shippensburg, PA 17257 (717) 532-5558 www.liftandtow.com LODARUSA Expressway 287 Henrietta, TX 76365 888-685-6327 www.lodar.com LOGANVILLE FORD 3460 Highway 78 Loganville, GA 30052 (770) 554-9994 www.loganvilleford.com Lube A Boom 8151 River Bay Drive East Indianapolis, IN 46240 (317) 501-1104 www.www.lubeaboom.com LUBRICATION SPECIALTIES, INC. 255 Neal Ave. Mt. Gilead, OH 43338 (419) 768-2647 www.hotshotssecret.com

Lynch 29000 Sharon Lane Waterford, WI 53185 (262) 514-4000 www.lynchtruckcenter.com Lynch Chicago 7335 West 100th Place Bridgeview, IL 60455 (708) 233-1112 www.lynchchicago.com

M Majestic Glove 6707 Hardeson Road Everett, WA 98203 (425) 407-1200 MARKING PEN DEPOT 41775 Elm St, Unit 403 Murrieta, CA 92562 (888) 396-3848 www.markingpendepot.com

301) 231-5447 www.mjia.com

Maryland Carrier & Wrecker Sales 1800 Sulphur Spring Rd. Baltimore, MD 21227 410-247-5700 www.mdcarrierwrecker.com Matheny Motors 4125 1st Ave Nitro, WV 25143 (304) 485-4418 www.mathenymotors.com MAT-JACK 2320 Duke St Indianapolis, IN 46205 317-359-3078 www.matjack.com Merritt 9339 Brighton Road Henderson, CO 80640-8229 (303) 289-2286 www.merrittequipment.com

Marr Software llc. 1712 Pioneer Ave Ste 464 Cheyenne, WY 82001 307-363-AUTO 2886 www.protow.com

MFR EXPRESS 7-A Donna Drive Wood Ridge, NJ 7075 (201) 266-0910 www.mfrexpress.com

Martens Johnson Insurance 6227 Executive Boulevard Rockville, MD 20852-3906

Mile Marker 2121 Blount Road Pompano Beach, FL 33069

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Miller Industries 8503 Hill Top Dr Chattanooga, TN 37363 (423) 238-4171 www.millerind.com Minute Man Mfg 6673 Pine Ridge Ct Ste B Jenison, MI 49429 (877) 593-6959 www.minuteman1.com MITI CO MFG 3183 Hall Ave Grand Junction, CO 81504 (970) 243-9500 www.mitico.com Mitsubishi 2015 Center Square Rd Logan Township, NJ 8085 (856) 467-3965 www.mitfuso.com

Mobile Relay Associates 15330 Vermont ave.. Paramount, Ca 90723 323-636-5202 www.nexedge-mra.com

National Ins Brokerage of Ny 175 Oval Dr Islandia, NY 11749 (631) 273-4242 www.nibony.com

MODULINE CABINETS 20 Holland Street Brockton, MA 2301 (888) 343-4463 www.modulinecabinets.com

National Interstate 3250 Interstate Drive Richfield, OH 44286 (800) 929-1500 www.natl.com

Muncie Power Products 201 East Jackson Street Muncie, IN 47305-2834 (765) 284-7721 www.munciepower.com

National Motor Club 130 E John Carpenter Fwy Irving, TX 75062-2708 (469) 524-5122 www.nmca.com

N NASCO INDUSTRIES 3 NE 21st Street Washington, IN 47510 800-767-4288 www.nascoinc.com

MOBILE AWARENESS, LLC 31200 Solon Road Suite 12 Solon, OH 44139 (440) 248-5523 x 205 www.mobileawareness.com

Nation Safe Drivers 800 Yamato Road Ste 100 Boca Raton, FL 33431 www.nac.com

MOBILE LIFTS, INC. 3476 Germantown Pike Collegeville, PA 19426 (610) 489-1900 www.mobilelifts.com

National Automobile Club 373 Vintage Park Dr Ste E Foster City, CA 94404 (650) 294-7000 www.nac.com

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North Haven, CT 6473 (203) 772-1217 www.netruckmaster.com

NEW PIG One Pork Ave Tipton, PA 16684 800-HOT-HOGS (468-4647) www.newpig.com/us/ NEXT GENERATION TOOL COMPANY 2527 Crooked Creek Middleburg, FL 32068 (800) 874-5625 www.nextgentool.com

National Traffic Signs, Inc 14521 60th Street N Clearwater, FL 33760 (727) 446-7983 www.ntsigns.com

NORTH AMERICAN BANCARD 303 5th Ave, Suite 407 NY, NY 10016 (866) 481-4604 www.nynab.com

NATIONWIDE TOWING & RECOVERY GROUP, LLC 1115A Falconcrest Ct. Nixa, MO 65714 417-595-0712 www.ntrg4u.com

North American Towing Academy 527 East Hillcrest Street Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 (407) 765-5149 www.thenata.com

NBB Controls 5909 School Ave Richmond, VA 23228

NRC Industries 2430 Principale St-Paul d'Abbotsford, QC J0E 1A0 (450) 379-5796 www.nrc-industries.com

New England Truckmaster 16 Bernhard Rd


COMPANY LISTINGS NUSSBAUM WRECKERS State Route 17 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 7604 (800) 922-1122 www.nussbaumequipment.com NUSSBAUM WRECKERS & ROLLBACKS 1628 Lancaster Ave Columbia, PA 17512 (800) 922-1122 www.nussbaumwreckers.com

O OHIO POWER SYSTEMS 807 E. Findlay St. Carey, OH 43316 419-294-4985 www.ohiopowersys.com OLSON & COMPANY 3 Oxford Ct Suffern, NY 10901 (845) 357-0829 www.axelcap.net Onscene Solutions 3660 Center Road #313 Brunswick, OH 44212 (330) 220-8111 www.onscene-solutions.com

P PACIFIC GENERAL INSURANCE AGENCY 5337 S. Main Street Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-515-0090 www.towtruckinsuranceusa.com

Peterbuilt 2605 River Road Piedmont, SC 29673 (864) 269-7202 www.thepetestore.com

Power Arc 7556 Watson Rd. Shrewsbury, MO 63119-3914 (314) 968-1115 www.powerarc.net

PHOENIX USA, INC 51 W. Borden Street Cookeville, TN 38503 (931) 526-6128 ext 2224 www.phoenixusa.com

POWERBILT WRECKERS / I-44 TRUCK CENTER 705 North Service Rd Saint Clair, MO 63077 (800) 660-7312 www.i44truckcenter.com

Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way 1H-5 Secaucus, NJ 7094 (201) 392-4193 www.panasonic.com/industrialtools

PIERCE AUTO SALES 549 U.S. HWY 287 S. Henrietta, TX 76365 (800) 658-6301 www.piercesales.com

Panor Corp (Maxxima) 125 Cabot Court Hauppauge, NY 11788 (631) 434-1200 x 200 www.maxxima.com

PILLOW PROTECTION CORP 9815-149th St Edmonton, AB T5P 1K5 780-908-9560 www.panpillow.com

Pelican Rope 4001 W. Carriage Dr. Santa Ana, CA 92704 (714) 545-0116 x5 www.pelicanrope.com Permco Hydraulics P.O. Box 2068 Streetsboro, OH 44241 (800) 626-2801 www.www.permco.com

PIP 26 Computer Drive East Albany, NY 12205 (518) 595-1539 www.pipusa.com PolyBilt 1821 NW 57 Street Ocala, FL 34475 (800) 864-3817 www.polybilt.com

POWERHOUSE INDUSTRIES, INC. P.O. Box 8 Eastport, NY 11941 (631) 325-5555 www.jiffyjump.com Prime Industries 525 Central Drive Virginia, VA 23454 (800) 446-1144 www.prime-industries.com PROFESSIONAL DISPATCH SERVICES, INC 901 SE Oak St Portland, OR 97214 (866) 382-7374 www.prodispatchservice.com Progressive Commercial Ins 747 Alpha Dr Highland Heights, OH 44143-2124 (440) 461-5000 www.progressivecommercial.com

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PROGRESSIVE PLATFORMS 60 Island St Lawence, MA 1840 (877) 304-4347 www.progressiveplatforms.com Pro-Vision PO Box 8821 Kentwood, MI 49518 (616) 583-1520 www.provsnusa.com PSE Amber 10986 North Warson Rd. St. Louis, MO 63114-2029 (314) 426-2700 x 1251 www.code3pse.com Purpose Wrecker 1732 Prospect Road Wentzville, MO 63385 (636) 639-9700 www.purposewrecker.com PWOF 4718 Edgewater Dr. Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 402-1040 www.pwof.org

Q Quality Craft Tools 8994 SR 73 Hillsboro, OH 45133

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Quest Roadside Services 106 West Tolles Drive St. Johns, MI 48879 (888) 295-2584 ext. 5 www.questsoftware.com

R RAM MOUNTING SYSTEMS 8410 Dallas Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108 206-763-8361 www.rammount.com RAM Trucks/Chrysler Group LLC 1000 Chrysler Dr Auburn Hills, MI 48326 www.chryslergroupllc.com Ramsey Winch 4707 N. Mingo Rd Tulsa, OK 74117 (918) 234-2130 www.ramseyindustries.com RANGER SST 34194 Aurora Rd #274 Cleveland, OH 44139 (440) 498-1495 www.rangersst.com

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Ratler Mfg 41 Granger Ave Scarborough, ON M1L 3K9 (416) 285-1876 www.ratler.com

RECOVERY FIRST INSURANCE P.O. Box 3142 Tulsa, OK 74101-3142 (918) 764-1656 www.recoveryfirst.com

RC Industries P.O. Box 1555 Elkhart, IN 46515 (574) 295-6641 ext 101 www.rctoolbox.com

Recovery Specialist Insurance Group PO Box 2707 Manassas, VA 20108 (703) 365.0199 www.rsig.com

Real Power 8401 Northwest Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46278 (877) 670-7325 ext.368 www.realacpower.com

Reelcraft 2842 E. Business Hwy 30 Columbia City, IN 46725 (260) 248-8188 www.reelcraft.com

Real Wheels Corp/ GS Marketing Corp. 3940 Tannahill Drive Gurnee, IL 60031 800-982-1180 www.realwheels.com

Regional International of WNY, LLC. 2425 Walden Ave. Buffalo, NY 14225 (800) 836-0409 www.regionalinternational.com

RECOVERY BILLING UNLIMITED 42 Quanapoag Road E. Freetown, MA 2727 (508) 763-5474 www.bigwheeltowingandrecovery.com

RICK’S AUTO SALES, INC. 920 W. Lima St. Kenton, OH 43326 (800) 639-4537 www.ricksautosales.com

RECOVERY CONSULTING SERVICES 106 Golden Rod Lane Warners, NY 13164 315-730-6566

RICK'S TRUCK CENTER 260 New Lancaster Rd Leominster, MA 1453 (978) 534-0120 www.rickstrucks.com


COMPANY LISTINGS RMP Powertrain Solutions 9040 Burrough Dover Lane Pennsauken, NJ 8110 (800) 257-7418 www.powertrainsolutions.com

R-O-M Corp 6800 East 163rd St Belton, MO 64012-5463 (800) 827-3692 www.romcorp.com

ROAD AMERICA 7300 Corporate Center Drive 6th Floor Miami, FL 33126 (305) 392-4327 www.road-america.com

Rontan Signals 7859 NW 46th Street UNIT 5B Miami, FL 33166 (305) 599-2974 www.rontan.com

Road Gear PO Box 1202 Russellville, AL 35654 (256) 331-9340 www.road-gear.com

RPM EQUIPMENT & WRECKER CAPITAL 13317 Chrisman Road Houston, TX 77039 (281) 590-1494 www.rpmwreckersandtowtrucks.com

Roadside Safety 1170 Center Dr suite A&B City of Industry, CA 91789 (909) 468-1393 www.roadsidesafety.net

RSIG 9381 Forestwood Lane Manassas, VA 20110 (703) 365-0199 www.rsig.com

ROBERT YOUNG'S TRUCKS 210 Carver Ave. NE Roanoke, VA 24012 (540) 982-3809 www.robertyoungtrucks.com

RUGGEDTOW.COM 778 Pittsburg Rd Butler, PA 16002 (724) 586-2900 www.ruggedtow.com

ROI PROTECTIVE TAPES 805 Ward Dr. Northampton, PA 18067 (610) 564-7135 www.roiprotectivetape.com

Rush Towing Systems 8810 IH-10 San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 835-2239 www.rushtowingsystems.com

RV WHEEL 4037 Phelan Rd, # A133 Phelan, CA 92371 (800) 215-8007 www.rvwheel.com

S S&J MFG P.O. Box 564 Cuba, MO 65453 (573) 885-4460 www.sjmetalmfg.com Safety Vision 6100 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N Houston, TX 77041-5113 (713) 929-1044 direct to Melissa www.safetyvision.com

(631) 531-0630 www.santanderbank.com

Santiam Enterprises, Inc 611 Main St Lyons, OR 97358 503-859-2793 www.santiam.info Savatech Corp 1300 N. Nova Rd Daytona Beach, FL 32117 (386) 760-0706 www.savatech.com Sefac 23 Fontana Lane suite 110 Baltimore, MD 21237 (443) 730-1025 x 102 www.sefac.com

Safetyline, Inc. 176 Shannon Lane Priest River, ID 83856 (208) 448-4000 x 105 www.safetyline.com

Sensata Dimensions 4467 White Bear parkway St Paul, MN 55110 (727) 253-4536 www.sensata.com

Sam Winer Motors, Inc 3417 East Waterloo Road Akron, OH 44312 (877) 379-4624 www.samwinermotors.com

SERVICE STATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS/SSCS 650 Work St # A Salinas, CA 93901-5013 800) 972-7727 Ext 4721 www.sscsinc.com

Santander 3 Huntington Quad – Suite 101N Melville, NY 11747

SHIELD SOLUTIONS, LLC W1737 Washington Rd Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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SLICK TOP SOLUTIONS, LLC 8800 Rhode Island Ave College Park, MD 20740-4114 (301) 943-8903 www.slicktopsolutions.com Sneed Robinson and Gerber Inc PO Box 34698 Bartlett, TN 38134 (901) 372-4580 www.sneedtowinginsurance.com SoundOff Signal 3900 Central Parkway Hudsonville, MI 49426 800-338-7337 www.soundoffsignal.com SPECIALTY VEHICLE & EQUIPMENT FUNDING 538 Broad Hollow Rd, Suite 221 Melville, NY 11747 (631) 753-6611 www.specialtyvehiclefunding.com Speedway Wrecker & Trailer Sales 2030 Fairfax Ave Columbus, OH 43207 (614) 491-6880 Spill King 130 Juno St, suite 1 Jupiter, FL 33458 www.spillking.com

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Sprint Enterprise Accounts 7751 SW 184th Terrace Miami, FL 33157 (913) 653-0662 Star 455 Rochester Street Avon, NY 14414 (585) 226-9787 www.star1889.com Starlight Lighting Systems 1409 N. Camden Cir Savannah, GA 31406 1-855-335-8333 www.itowlights.com STECK MFG 1115 S. Broadway Dayton, OH 45417 (800) 227-8325 www.steckmfg.com Stertil Koni 200 Log Canoe Circle Stevensville, MD 21666 (800) 336-6637 www.stertil-koni.com Stren Flex 6295 McDonough Drive Norcross, GA 30093 www.stren-flex.com Strobes R Us 820 South Dixie Hwy West Pompano Beach, FL 33060

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Summit Truck Equipment 1251 Century Ave Kansas City, MO 64120 (303) 301-7457 www.summittow.com Super Springs 5055 6th Street Carpinteria, CA 93013 (800) 898-0705 www.supersprings.com Superwinch,LLC 359 Lake Road Dayville, CT 6241 (860) 928-7787 www.superwinch.com SUREFLEET PO Box 2349 Keller, TX 76244 877-401-2345 www.surefleet.com

T T&L LIFTS 4421 Radian Dr Mobile, AL 36693 (251) 490-5693 www.tl-lifts.com

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Talbert 1628 W. State Road 114 Rensselaer, IN 47978 (800) 348-5232 www.talbertmfg.com TCF Equipment Finance 11100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 801 Minnetonka, MN 55305 (800) 442-7811 ext 7415 www.tcfef.com Teletrac 7391 Lincoln Way Garden Grove, CA 92841-1428 (817) 261-5756 x1448 www.teletrac.net Texas Hydraulics 3410 Range Rd. Temple, TX 76504 254-778-4701 www.texashyd.com The Crosby Group P.O. Box 3128 Tulsa, OK 74101-3128 (918) 834-4611 www.thecrosbygroup.com The Insurance Professionals 9343 East Bahia Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1559 (480) 991-3600 www.theinspros.com


COMPANY LISTINGS The Tool People 1255 La Quinta Dr, suite 200 Orlando, FL 32809 (407) 674-8775 www.thetoolpeople.com TIGER TOOL 34434 McConnell Road, Unit 160 Abbotsford, BC V2S 7P1 (800) 661-4661 ext.22 www.tigertool.com Tipton Sales & Parts, Inc 2384 Petersburg Rd Hebron, KY 41048 (859) 689-4888 www.tiptonsap.com Tomar 2100 W. Obispo Avenue Gilbert, AZ 85233 (800) 338-3133 www.tomar.com TOMTOM TELEMATICS 24 New England Executive Park, Suite 410 Burlington, MA 1803 866-459-3499 www.tomtom.com/telematics TOOLTOPIA 4508 Oak Fair Blvd suite 230 Tampa, FL 33610 (800) 794-6793 112 www.tooltopia.com

TOPS BY TOWXCHANGE PO Box 5695 Chattanooga, TN 37406 866-800-8677 www.towexchange.net

TOWING & RECOVERY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA INC. (TRAA) 700 12th NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005 888.392.9300 www.traaonline.com

Tow Dawg Software P.O.Box 221630 New Hall, CT 91322 (888) 486-9329 www.towdawg.com

TOWING AND RECOVERY ASSOCIATION OF OHIO 1339 US Hwy 50 Milford, OH 45150 (513) 791-3555 www.trao.org

Tow Signs 32430 NE 120th St Duvall, WA 98019 (800) 800-9470 www.towsigns.com

TOWING.COM 12 W. Benson St Cincinnatti, OH 45215 877-444-6339 www.towing.com

Tow Trucks & Trailers 1420 W Troy Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 786-8765

TowLot.com 10331 Ash Dr. Overland Park, KS 66207 (866) 263-8611 www.towlot.com

TOW411 (502) 376-3071 www.tow411.com

TOWMART 8029 Pittsburg Ave. North Canton, OH 44720 (330) 494-8544 www.towmart.com

TOWBOOK MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE 1161 S. Carney Drive St. Clair, MI 48079 (888) 884-9598 www.towbook.com

Towmaster 61381 US Hwy 12 Litchfield, MN 55355 (320) 693-7900 www.towmaster.com

TOWMATE 15704 E. Hwy 12 Rogers, AR 72756 800-680-4455 www.towmate.com TOWPARTNERS PO Box 2349 Keller, TX 76244 877-401-2345 www.towpartners.com TOWPARTNERS INSURANCE (GIA) 5849 Park Vista Cir, Suite 200 Keller, TX 76244 817-431-6035 www.towpartnersinsurance.com TOWRAMPS (BRUTE INDUSTRIES) 2003 23rd Ave North Suite A Escanaba, MI 49829 (906) 786-0585 www.raceramps.com towSearch PO Box 2349 Keller, TX 76244 817-337-8111 www.towsearch.com Towtruckinsurance.com 53 Perimeter Center E. Aluna, GA 30346 770-804-4829 www.towtruckinsurance.com

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Track What Matters 2652 FM 407 Suite 215 Argyle, TX 76226 (817) 430-9201 www.trackwhatmatters.com TRACKER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 4600 Rockside Road Suite 205 Cleveland, OH 44131 (800) 445-2438 www.trackermanagement.com Trail-Eze P.O. Box 1188 Mitchell, SD 57301 (800) 232-5682 www.traileze.com Transportation Information Systems, Inc. 5435 Cahuenga Blvd Suite#D North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 563-2839 www.tisfleet.imagineit.com TRAVIS BARLOW INSURANCE 1002 West Highway 80 Pooler, GA 31322 (800) 537-7152 www.travisbarlow.com Traxxis GPS Solutions 945 NE 118th St Miami, FL 33161

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TRIPLE K INDUSTRIES 47219 W. Schweigers Cir. Ste. # 3 Sioux Falls, SD 57107 (800) 624-2892 ext 3 www.triplekindustries.com TRU-BALANCE WHEEL CENTERING PRODUCTS 671 Academy Ct., Unit A Windsor, CO 80550 (970) 686-5716 www.tru-bal.com Tulsa Winch/ TWG 11135 S. James Ave. Jenks, OK 74037 918) 298-8300 www.team-twg.com Twin Cities Wrecker Sales 1301 Jackson Street St. Paul, MN 55117 (651) 488-4210 TWIN STATE EQUIPMENT 4495 Copper Sage Street Las Vegas, NV 89115 (702) 269-1471 X203 www.twinstateequipment.com

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V Vehiclepath (a division of Spireon Inc.) 17600 Gillette Ave , STE 100 Irvine, CA 92614 877-299-6544 Press 4 for Sales www.vehiclepath.com

UNITED PLASTIC FABRICATING, INC. 165 Flagship Dr North Andover, MA 1845 (800)638-8265 www.polybody.com

VELVAC 2405 S. Calhoun Rd New Berlin, WI 53151 (262) 786-0700 www.velvac.com

United States Auto Club 3410 Midcourt Rd, suite 215 Carrollton, TX 75006 214-576-9948 www.usacmd.com

VERIZON NETWORK FLEET 6363 Greenwich Dr, Ste 200 San Diego, CA 92122 866-869-1353 www.networkfleet.com

US Cargo Control 202 Blue Creek Drive Urbana, IA 52345 (319) 443-3106 www.uscargocontrol.com

Viair 15 Edelman Irvine, CA 92618 (949) 585-0011

USFleet Tracking 2912 NW 156th Street

VIP Tow Dispatch P.O. Box 626 Framingham, MA 1702


COMPANY LISTINGS (866) 462-4475 www.viptowdispatch.com

(847) 304-4550 www.webriggingsupply.com

VTS SYSTEMS 14935 Dunwoody Bend, Suite 100 Cyprus, TX 77429 (281) 373-3072 www.vts-systems.com

WEISS INSURANCE 683 Trade Center Blvd Chesterfield, MO 63005 (636) 534-7226 www.weiss-ins.com

Vulcan Brands 14300 Schaefer Hwy. Detroit, MI 48227 (313) 935-3013 x214 www.vulcanchain.com

WES WILBURN CONSULTING P.O. Box 007 Wade, NC 37051 910) 486-8928 www.weswilburn.com

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Westend Service, Inc 8600 FREDERICK RD. ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21043 (410) 465-4455 www.westendservice.com

Warn Industries 12900 S.E. Capps Road Clackamas, OR 97015 (503) 722-1200 www.warn.com Weathergaurd 420 East Terra Cotta Avenue Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (815) 459-6020 www.weatherguard.com WEB RIGGING SUPPLY, INC. 27W966 Commercial Ave. Lake Barrington, IL 60010

Western Star 2477 Deerfied Dr Fort Mill, SC 29715 (803) 578-3553 www.www.westernstartrucks.com WHELEN ENGINEERING CO 51 Winthrop Road Chester, CT 06412-0684 860)526-9504 ext 2229 www.whelen.com

WILL-BURT COMPANY 169 S. Main St. Orrville, OH 44667 (330) 684-4024 direct mel www.willburt.com WINDSHIELD CAM 303 Pinewind Close NE Calgary, AB T1Y 2H5 (403) 616-6610 www.windshieldcam.com Wireless Links 1050 Wall Street, Suite 202 Lyndhurst, NY 7071 www.wlius.com WORKSAFE USA, INC. 326 Hopple Hills Dr. Springfield, IL 62707 (217) 487-7045 www.no-jack.com WORLDWIDE EQUIPMENT SALES 601 Walnut Ct Rockdale, IL 60436 (815) 725-4400 www.newtowtrucks.com Wreck Master P.O. Box 473 Lewiston, NY 14092 (800) 267-2266 www.wreckmaster.com

Y YALE CORDAGE 77 Industrial Park Road Saco, ME 4072 (207) 282-3396 x23 www.yalecordage.com

Z ZACKLIFT 1102 E 1st Street Cle Elum, WA 98922 (509) 674-4426 www.zacklift.com Zendex Tool Corporation 4 Larson Drive Danbury, CT 6810 (203) 778-0400 www.zendextool.com ZIP'S TRUCK COMPANY 316 W. Milwaukee Street New Hampton, IA 50659 (641) 394-3166 x225 www.zips.com Zone Defense, LLC 1700 66th Street North Suite 300 St. Petersburg, FL 33710 (866) 672-1212 x 727 www.zonedefensetruck.com

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Bailey's Towing Best Tools BOLT Lock Boxes 4 U / Crash Film Bulldog Towing Products Columbus McKinnon Detroit Wrecker

Goodyear Wrecker Mat-Jack Pan Pillow Savatech Corp.

Air Compressors Boss Industries Inc. Viair

Auto Auctions Car - Part.com Copart Insurance Auto Auctions TowLot.com

Able Engineering Amerideck B&B Industries Danco Products Dangelo's Custom Built Mfg., LLC Detroit Wrecker Direct Equipment Dual-Tech Dynamic Jerr-Dan Kilar Miller Industries NRC Industries PolyBilt Powerbilt Wreckers Ratler Mfg United Plastic Fabricating, Inc. Weathergaurd Zacklift

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US Cargo Control Vulcan Brands Web Rigging Supply, Inc. Worldwide Equipment Sales Yale Cordage

Chassis Manufacturer Detroit Wrecker Ford Motor Company

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Dispatch Service Holly's Message Service Kolo DBS National Automobile Club Professional Dispatch Services, Inc. Service Station Computer Systems/SSCS VIP Tow Dispatch

FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS Hino International Truck/ Navistar Isuzu Kenworth Mitsubishi Peterbuilt RAM Trucks/Chrysler Group LLC Western Star

Communication Eartec Ranger SST Recovery Consulting Services Sprint Enterprise Accounts

Distributor Akins Ford American Enterprises Atlanta Wrecker Atlantic Emergency Solutions Austin Hinds Motors, Inc. Auto Equipment Inc. Bailey's Towing Best Tools Buyers Products Company Chevron Commercial Coker Equipment Columbus Truck/Marietta Mack Crouch Tow Trucks Detroit Wrecker

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DG Towing Equipment Dynamic East Coast Truck & Trailer East Penn Truck Equipment Eastern Wrecker Equipment Sales and Service Flash Equipment Fleet Sales West Florida Wrecker Sales Glenn’s Auto Parts Golden West Goodyear Wrecker Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel Inc. Hedingers Equipment Hooks House of Wreckers Jeff Ingram Wrecker Sales, Inc Kavanaugh's Truck Sales Loganville Ford Lynch Lynch Chicago Maryland Carrier & Wrecker Sales Matheny Motors Mobile Lifts, Inc New England Truckmaster NUSSBAUM WRECKERS Nussbaum Wreckers & Rollbacks Purpose Wrecker Regional International of WNY, LLC. Rick's Truck Center RPM Equipment & Wrecker Capital Rush Towing Systems Santiam Enterprises, Inc Speedway Wrecker & Trailer Sales Summit Truck Equipment Super Springs T&L Lifts Tipton Sales & Parts, Inc. Tow Trucks & Trailers TowMart Twin Cities Wrecker Sales Twin State Equipment Weld Built Westend Service, Inc. Worldwide Equipment Sales Zip's Truck Company

BUYER’S

GUIDE FleetMatics GPS Insight Progressive Platforms Ranger SST TomTom Track What Matters Transportation Information Systems, Inc. Traxxis GPS Solutions Vehiclepath (a division of Spireon Inc.) Verizon Network Fleet

Hydraulics CW Mill Equipment DewEze Mfg / Harper Industries Muncie Power Products Ohio Power Systems Permco Hydraulics Texas Hydraulics

Insurance Aldridge Insurance Alexander Insurance Agency ATIG Austin Insurance Best Insurance Bowers Group Chase Insurance Agency Chester Point Programs Consumers Insurance Der Manouel Insurance Group Geico Gessel Insurance Agency Hal Kresser Agency Hamby & Aloisio Insurance IGTC - McManus Pearl & Gesl, Inc. KBK Insurance Group, Inc. LDC Insurance Services, Inc. Martens Johnson Insurance National Ins. Brokerage of NY National Interstate Pacific General Insurance Agency Progressive Commercial Ins. Recovery First Insurance Recovery Specialist Insurance Group RSIG

GPS/Fleet Tracking Beacon Software BudgetGPS

Sneed Robinson and Gerber Inc. The Insurance Professionals towPartners Insurance (GIA)


C AT E G O R I E S Towtruckinsurance.com Travis Barlow Insurance Weiss Insurance

Jump Starters AW Direct Associated Equipment BA Products Clore Automotive Energy Safe Technologies, Inc Flash Equipment Goodall Powerhouse Industries, Inc. Roadside Safety

Lease & Finance Advance Capital Group Advantage Funding Beacon Funding Channel Islands Leasing and Loan Creditors Speciality Service, Inc Integerated Vehicles & Equipment Leasing

Intek Regional International of WNY, LLC. Santander Specialty Vehicle & Equipment Funding TCF Equipment Finance

Lifts/Motorcycle/ Vehicle/Wheel Amerideck Condor Lift Hide A Lift Hy-Tech Recovery Equipment Lift and Tow Minute Man Mfg Sefac Stertil Koni T&L Lift Equipment Triple K Industries

Lighting & Accessories all-grip American Truck Technology

Atlas Flasher & Supply Co. Atomic Led, Inc Austin Hinds Motors, Inc. AW Direct BA Products Bailey's Towing Buyers Products Company Code 3 / PSE Amber Commercial Safety Services Custer Products Detroit Wrecker East Penn Truck Equipment Federal Signal Flash Equipment Fleet Sales West G&W Solutions General Mfg. (Saftlite) Golden West Go-Light Inc.

Minute Man Mfg

TowMate

New England Truckmaster

Whelen Engineering Co. Will-Burt Company Worldwide Equipment Sales

Panor Corp (Maxxima) Phoenix USA, Inc. Power Arc Pro-Vision

Lock Out Equipment

PSE Amber

Access Tools and Equipment

Regional International of WNY, LLC.

all-grip

Rick's Truck Center

AW Direct

Roadside Safety

BA Products

Robert Young's Trucks

Bailey's Towing

R-O-M Corp

Best Tools

Rontan Signals

Detroit Wrecker

Ruggedtow.com

East Penn Truck Equipment

Santiam Enterprises, Inc

Flash Equipment

Slick Top Solutions, LLC

Hooks

SoundOff Signal

Next Generation Tool Company

Star

Rick's Truck Center

Starlight Lighting Systems

Robert Young's Trucks

Jeff Ingram Wrecker Sales, Inc

Strobes R Us

Santiam Enterprises, Inc

Kinequip Inc. Larson Electronics Maryland Carrier & Wrecker Sales

The Tool People

Steck Mfg.

Tomar

The Tool People

Tow Mart

Worldwide Equipment Sales

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Kinco Gloves

AW Direct

National Motor Club

Majestic Glove

BA Products

Ambest

Quest Roadside Services

NASCO Industries

Badger Glove and Safety

Amsoil Synthetics

Road America

New Pig

G&S Safety Products

AW Direct

United States Auto Club

PIP

Go-Light Inc.

Rick's Truck Center

Gulf Atlantic Supply

Roadside Safety

J.J. Keller

Robert Young's Trucks

Lodar USA

Safetyline, Inc.

New Pig

Unifirst

PIP

Worldwide Equipment Sales

Pro-Vision

Lubricants

Bailey's Towing Chevron D&J Diversified LLC

Polishing/Cleaning Supplies

Detroit Wrecker

Blingmaster, Inc

Evans Cooling

Busch Enterprises

Gaither Tool

Flitz Intl, Ltd.

Lube A Boom

Shield Solutions

Lubrication Specialties, Inc. Olson & Company

Protective Clothing

Regional International of WNY, LLC.

American Safety & Supply

Robert Young's Trucks

AW Direct Badger Glove and Safety

Motor Clubs

Bailey's Towing

AAA

Detroit Wrecker

Agero

Flash Equipment

Allstate Roadside Services

Gulf Atlantic Supply

FleetNet America

Keystone Tape & Supply of Texas

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Safetyline, Inc.

BA Products

TowMate

Pelican Rope Web Rigging Supply, Inc. Yale Cordage

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GUIDE Shop Tools & Equipment American Towing and Recovery Institute AW Direct BA Products Boss Industries Inc. Cal-Van Tools Chicago Pneumatic Clore Automotive Eartec Fluidall, LLC Gaither Tool Goodall Merritt Minute Man Mfg Mobile Awareness Moduline Cabinets Panasonic Corporation of North America Phoenix USA, Inc. Powerhouse Industries, Inc. Quality Craft Tools


C AT E G O R I E S Sefac Steck Mfg Stertil Koni The Tool People Tiger Tool ToolTopia Tow Ramps (Brute Industries) WorkSafe USA, Inc. Worldwide Equipment Sales

Signs & Graphics Anchor Graphics National Traffic Signs, Inc. Tow Signs

Spill Control/ Clean-Up all-grip AW Direct BA Products Flow Stop Keystone Tape & Supply of Texas

New Pig Spill King

Tow Software Auto Data Direct, Inc. Batchout Beacon Software Insight USA Marr Software LLC Onscene Solutions Progressive Platforms Pro-Vision Ranger SST Service Station Computer Systems/SSCS sureFleet Teletrac TOPS by towXchange Tow Dawg Software Towbook Management Software Track What Matters Tracker Management Systems

Transportation Information Systems, Inc. Traxxis GPS Solutions USFleet Tracking Verizon Network Fleet VTS Systems Wireless Links

TRADE SHOWS CTTA - Tow Show Westernstatestowshow.com 916-617-2882 Las Vegas/San Antonio/ Baltimore Tow Shows towshow.com • 800-732-3869 PWOF - Trade Show Floridatowshow.com 407-296-3316 Tennessee Tow Show tennesseetowshow.com 800-308-3745 TRAO - Ohio Tow Show trao.org • 877-341-3400

Trailers BOLT Lock Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel Inc. Kalyn Siebert L.P. Landoll Corporation Miller Industries

J.J. Keller North American Towing Academy Recovery Billing Unlimited Recovery Specialist Insurance Group Wes Wilburn Consulting Wreck Master

Regional International of WNY, LLC. Talbert Towmaster Trail-Eze Weld Built Worldwide Equipment Sales Zip's Truck Company

Training & Education American Towing and Recovery Institute AW Direct Dan Messina.com DJ Says Hazmat Responder Network

Truck Equipment Dealer Akins Ford Allison Transmissions Atlanta Wrecker Atlantic Emergency Solutions Austin Hinds Motors, Inc. Auto Equipment Inc. AW Direct Bailey's Towing Bob Fish Trucks Buyers Products Company Chalmers Suspensions International Inc. Chevron Commercial Coker Equipment

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Columbus Truck/Marietta Mack Crouch Tow Trucks Custer Products Dangelo's Custom Built Mfg., LLC Detroit Wrecker Dual-Tech Dynamic East Coast Truck & Trailer East Penn Truck Equipment Eastern Wrecker Equipment Sales and Service Fleet Sales West Florida Wrecker Sales Gaither Tool Golden West Glenn's Auto Parts Golden West Goodyear Wrecker Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel Inc. Hedingers Equipment Hooks House of Wreckers In The Ditch Towing Products Jeff Ingram Wrecker Sales, Inc Kavanaugh's Truck Sales

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Lift and Tow Loganville Ford Lynch Lynch Chicago Maryland Carrier & Wrecker Sales Matheny Motors Minute Man Mfg Mobile Lifts, Inc. New England Truckmaster NUSSBAUM WRECKERS Nussbaum Wreckers & Rollbacks Phoenix USA, Inc. Pillow Protection Corp. Powerbilt Wreckers Purpose Wrecker RAM Mounting Systems RC Industries Regional International of WNY, LLC. Rick’s Auto Sales, Inc. Rick's Truck Center Road Gear Robert Young's Trucks R-O-M Corp. RPM Equipment & Wrecker Capital

Rush Towing Systems Santiam Enterprises, Inc Speedway Wrecker & Trailer Sales Summit Truck Equipment T&L Lifts- Underbody lift Tipton Sales & Parts, Inc. Tow Trucks & Trailers TowRamps (Brute Industries) Triple K Industries Twin Cities Wrecker Sales Twin State Equipment Westend Service, Inc. Worldwide Equipment Sales Zip's Truck Company

Video & Security Digital-Ally Eye3data Flash Equipment Hanscom K Mobile Awareness, LLC Next Generation Tool Company Pro-Vision Velvac

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Windshield Cam Zone Defense, LLC

Wheels & Accessories American Force Wheels Dacotah -Walsh Tire Hubcaps Unlimited Miti Co. Mfg. Olson & Company Phoenix USA, Inc Prime Industries Real Wheels Corp/ GS Marketing Corp. RV Wheel Tru-Balance Wheel Centering Products

Winches & Accessories Able Engineering all-grip Austin Hinds Motors, Inc. AW Direct Buyers Products Company

BUYER’S

GUIDE Columbus McKinnon ComeUp USA Detroit Wrecker Custer Products Hooks LodarUSA Maryland Carrier & Wrecker Sales Mile Marker NBB Controls New England Truckmaster Ohio Power Systems Pelican Rope Pierce Auto Sales Pro-Vision RAM Mounting Systems Ramsey Winch Regional International of WNY, LLC. Sam Winer Motors, Inc. Superwinch,LLC The Crosby Group Tulsa Winch/ TWG Warn Industries Web Rigging Supply, Inc.


C AT E G O R I E S WorkSafe USA, Inc. Worldwide Equipment Sales

Windshield/ Vehicle Wrap

Yale Cordage

Boxes 4 U / Crash Film Keystone Tape & Supply of Texas ROI Protective Tapes

Other American Eagle Accessories Group Heavy-duty drawer systems Amsoil Synthetics - Filtration and Fuel Additives Auto Data Direct, Inc. - Certified Mailing Tools & Real Time Vehicle Inquiries BA Products - Motorcycle Recovery Products, Snatch Blocks, Cables, Chains, Hooks, Slings Beacon Software - Lien Processing

Bishop Branding - AUTOW Custom Die Cast - Promo Items BOLT Lock - Locks Boxes 4 U / Crash Film Windshield/Vehicle Wrap Bully Dog -Aftermarket Parts Manufacturer Clore Automotive - Testing equipment CTTA - Association and Trade Show CW Mill Equipment Co, Inc. Clutch Pump, Alternator, A/C Compressor Mounting Kits Direct Equipment - Detachable 5th Wheel Wreckers Diversified Products - Manufacturer of PushBumpers, Winch-Mount PushBumpers, Tow Slings, Truck Bars, Self-Loading Dollies, Cable Tensioners, Roller Guides, Scotch Blocks, Fold-Down Light Bar Brackets, Cam Locks Ecmperformance.com - Custom Engine Control Module (ECM) Programming & Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Deletion

Evans Cooling - Coolants Exide Technologies - Batteries Flash Equipment - Trailer parts, Truck Mirrors FleetNet America - Fleet Maintenance Fluidall, LLC - Fluid Storage and Handling, Oil Storage Tanks, DEF Tanks Goodall - Service truck accessory equipment I Tow In, Inc. - Container Movement International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum - Industry Hall of Fame, Museum, Wall of the Fallen and Survivor Fund Lift and Tow - Underbody lift LodarUSA - Radio remote controls Lubrication Specialties, Inc. Fuel Additives Marking Pen Depot - Vehicle marking Merritt - Truck Boxes

Minute Man Mfg - Repo Equipment Mobile Awareness, LLC Obstacle Detection Sensors Mobile Relay Associates - Two Way Radio Digital Coverage Southern California Moduline Cabinets - Shop cabinets Nation Wide Towing and Recovery Group, LLC - Data Base of Towing Professionals specific to the Trucking Industry NBB Controls - Controls Pillow Protection Corp. - Oil pan protection Real Power - Electric Vehicle Charging Reelcraft - Hose Reels Regional International of WNY, LLC. Body and Paint Repair RMP Powertrain Solutions - Engines and Transmissions Sensata Dimensions - Power Inverters SoundOff Signal - Switches, electronics & work area lighting

Super Springs - Suspension Enhancement Products sureFleet - Fleet Management T&L Lifts - Underbody lift Tow411 - Industry forum Towing & Recovery Association of America Inc. (TRAA)- National Towing Association Towing and Recovery Association of OhioAssociation Towing.com - Search For Towing Services towPartners - Buying Club towSearch - Towing Locating Service Tow Ramps (Brute Industries) Work Mats and Extension Ramps Triple K Industries - Underbody lift Unifirst - Uniforms Yale Cordage - Synthetic Rope & Rope Assemblies Zacklift - Underreach Mfr

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New Products to “HELP YOU HELP THEM” Long hours, dangerous situations. That sums up a day in the life of a tow operator, right? Well, here are just a handful of new products to help you do your job faster and safer. Low-Profile Chain and Strap Bridles New to the market, Low-Profile Chain and Strap Bridles help reduce damage to the undercarriage of the towed vehicle. The oblong connecting link on the bridle attaches to your wire rope hook with the hook’s point facing sideways. This reduces the chance of damaging or puncturing something underneath the vehicle – snagging an oil pan, radiator, or bumper can get expensive. Also, during loading of the vehicle, the hook’s point Low-Profile V-Bridles won’t get caught on the end of the bed. Try using a swivel-style hook for the best results. The bridles have Grade 70 hardware and are available in four chain varieties and 12 strap varieties with 8-inch Jhooks, 15-inch J-hooks, and mini J- and T-hooks in various combinations. As always, any grade 70 assembly should not be used for recovery.

Flatbed Tow Ramps Flatbed Tow Ramps are designed to get low-clearance vehicles safely on/off flatbeds and are safer and more professional than using wooden boards. Made of high-density polystyrene with a polyurethane coating, they’re almost indestructible. They’re very lightweight with the largest ramp weighing less than 20 pounds. The ramps won’t slip or slide and are very easy to use, store, and transport. Available in 4 different sizes and sold in pairs.

Flatbed Tow Ramps

In The Ditch™ Motorcycle Caddy

LED AirGuard Tire Pressure Monitor

Easily and safely load a motorcycle onto your flatbed. Made of solid steel with a black Tuff coat finish, the Motorcycle Caddy has a 900-lb. working load limit. It easily disassembles into three sections for storage and transport in a toolbox. The Caddy has tie down rings on each axle for securing the motorcycle with straps..

Never get caught with low tires again. The LED AirGuard Tire Pressure Monitor alerts you when tire pressure is low by providing a quick visual check of each tire – the LED begins flashing red when tire pressure drops 8 psi. This monitor works on tire pressures between 10 and 200 psi and within a temperature range of -40 F to 275 F. The AirGuard memorizes the tire pressure when it is first installed and can be recalibrated. Included with the monitor are a protective cover and 1 install key. Battery life in stand-by mode is 2-3 years; when flashing, 3 weeks.

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Steck Super Easy Wedge The Steck Super Easy Wedge has a plastic insert for stiffness, which makes for easier insertion into window and doorframes. Made of nylon to prevent damage to vehicles and prevent slippage. Measuring 7 inches long by 9 inches wide, it has a larger surface area to create wider openings and weight distribution – this means less chance of damaging the vehicle. Perfect for opening tighter and/or larger doors. Super Easy Wedge ANSI Class 2 Black-Bottom Tee

ANSI Class 3 Long Rain Coat

The ANSI Class 2 Black-Bottom Tee keeps you looking cleaner while at work. Its black bottom front hides the dirt, with the 2-inch wide reflective tape keeping you visible. The 3.8-ounce lightweight ANSI wicking fabric helps keep you cool. This short-sleeve shirt, available in yellow, has one left chest pocket and comes in 8 sizes.

The ANSI Class 3 Long Rain Coat has a black lower body and sleeves – good for hiding dirt and stains. Reflective piping on the shoulders, hood, and sleeves provides improved visibility, along with the 2-inch wide reflective tape. Made of waterproof material including durable seam-sealed construction, it has a zipper/storm flap closure for added protection in addition to adjustable wrist cuffs and a hood. Two lower front pockets include a flap. Choose from 4 different sizes. ANSI Class 3 Long Rain Coat

These are just a sliver of new products out there. Many new solutions are available to keep you on time, on budget and out of harm’s way. TOW ANSI Class 2 Black-Bottom Tee

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TOWER SURVIVOR FUND RECEIVES $10,000 DONATION FROM IAA The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum (ITRHFM) has announced that Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR) and the leading live and live-online salvage auto auction company, donated $10,000 to the museum’s Survivor Fund. The funds will provide financial support to families of those lost in the line of service. Kelly Ingersoll, Director of Transportation and CAT Logistics at IAA, presented this donation to representatives of the museum’s Survivor Fund committee on May 17 during the 2014 American Towman Showplace at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. “On behalf of the Museum and the Survivor Fund, we would like to thank IAA for their generous support and donation,” said Tom Tedford, ITRHFM Board Member.

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Order Your New Ford F-650 or F-750 Truck with the Velvac 2020XL Mirror System Velvac’s 2020XL mirror system is the new OE standard production option on Ford F-650 and F-750 truck chassis. The 96”and 102” wide models provide great styling and visibility for many wide body commercial vehicle applications. It achieves class-leading visibility and glass stability through a series of innovative design features aimed at improving the rigidity of the mirror system as well as dampening unwanted vibration frequencies. • Integrated base, arm and mirror head for added stability • Innovative pivot system allows mirrors to fold and return to a patented adjustable “home” position for easy vehicle storage and added safety • Advanced vibration dampening ensures clear visibility even on rough road surfaces • Large 93.4-sq.-in. flat and 44.4-sq.-in. convex glass eliminate blind spots • Mirror glass and mirror heads are easily replaceable to reduce vehicle down time and service costs • Mirror shell available in textured black or with chrome skullcap • Flat glass available in manual or heated/remote control adjustment options

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TowMate Reveals New Low Cost Series of LED Light Bars Looking to replace an old rotator beacon bar with an LED light bar, or simply looking to find an affordable LED light bar without purchasing cheaply made imports destined to fail? Well, TowMate has just announced their new LC Series of 59” light bars to fill that role. Unlike their 59” Power-Link light bars (their line of ‘essentially wireless’ lighting) that contain up to 32 LED light heads on a fully populated unit, the LC59 contains 14 extremely brilliant light heads in two different configuration options (evenly spaced or concentrated towards the ends). An upgraded version is available that incorporates two LED work lights and wireless S/T/T modules that are also compatible with the ever-popular TM22G “Limelight” wireless tow light. Units start at $750 and, as with all TowMate products, are made in the USA and carry a lifetime warranty. For information or to find a local dealer, visit www.TowMate.com or call (800) 680-4455.

Next Generation Tool Company is pleased to introduce our new Pink Reach-It Tools.

These are available in both 58-inch lengths and 44-inch lengths and come with a super-grip silicone tip. In honor of two friends, a donation will be made to Breast Cancer Research with the sale of every Pink Reach-It. This is a permanent commitment by Next Generation Tool Co., not a seasonal promotion. For more information, call us at 800.874.5625.

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RAM Laptop Mount for the 2014/2015 Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Sierra The best option for mounting a laptop in your vehicle, RAM provides a laptop mount that is ergonomic, safe and secure. With RAM's patented rubber ball design, our ruggedized laptop mount is built to absorb vibration and shock for years of productivity. No drilling is required during installation; using the existing hardware in the vehicle is all that is required to secure the laptop base. The dual articulating swing arm with telescoping feature provides multiple articulation points for both driver and passenger use. 800-497-7479 • www.rammount.com

Evans Cooling Evans Waterless Heavy Duty Coolant has a boiling point of 375°F, and although it operates at normal temperatures, Evans has the capacity to safely operate and protect the engine at temperatures well above the boiling point of water. Evans coolant will not form vapor and operates at a much lower, safer pressure, eliminating hotspots and overboil, reducing downtime. This means continual productivity – and no worries of overheating. Evans coolant also protects an engine from corrosion, electrolysis and cavitation erosion. Evans waterless formula protects from -40°F to 375°, lasts the life of the engine, and never needs changing out. With less downtime and decreased maintenance costs, Evans is a cost-effective alternative to water-based coolants. Call 860-668-1114 or visit www.evanscooling.com.

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AW Direct® Low-Profile V-Strap Bridle w/Cluster Hooks– TPV3C This Low-Profile V-Strap Bridle has a patented connecting link that attaches to your rope hook with point facing sideways instead of upwards. This reduces the risk of punctures in objects underneath the vehicle—oil pan, transmission pan, valance, etc. Works best with swivel-style hooks. Comes with double-ply, gray AW DirectE or yellow polyester straps, Grade 70 5/16” cluster hooks and 3’L legs. 4,700-lb. WLL. USA made. Not for recovery. (800) 243-3194 www.awdirect.com

ITI® Control Arm Skates – ITCAS4 and ITCAS6

These ITIE Control Arm Skates are perfect when you’re working with a damaged vehicle that’s missing a wheel. The radius at both ends enables ease of loading and unloading without moving or reinstalling. Available in small (18”L x 3-1/2”W x 3-1/2”H) and large (19-1/2”L x 5-1/2”W x 5-1/2”H) sizes. Both are made from recycled materials and resist rust, oil and grease. USA made. (800) 243-3194 www.awdirect.com

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NCR Warning & Violation Stickers This PSE Amber6 21TR LED Lightbar uses Torus LED technology for incredibly bright signals. Features 8 LED modules with 2 LED stop, tail and turn, 2 LED work lights and 12 flash patterns with available dimming mode to lessen intensity. 12 VDC. Measures 47”L x 12-1/4”W x 2-1/8”H. USA made.

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TOWING SIGNS Anchor Graphics Offers Chorplast (corrugated) or aluminum signs in all shapes, sizes and colors. State Compliant Now offering Reflective signs! • Aluminum: Durable Rust proof .040 •Chorplast: High density fluted polyethylene •Variety of colors available

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Phoenix USA, Inc. introduces corrosion resistant galvanized toolboxes

Phoenix USA, Inc. introduces new galvanized steel toolboxes. These boxes are specifically designed to withstand the corrosive elements of calcium chloride – commonly used to clear ice and snow covered roads. These toolbox bodies, made with hot-dipped galvanized steel and a black, automotive powder-coat finish, showed considerable resistance to corrosion when tested to more than 1,000 hours of exposure to calcium chloride. The toolboxes are available in two sizes: 36”W x 18”H x 18”D and 48”W x 18”H x 18”D. Phoenix USA Inc. 51 E. Borden Street, Cookeville, TN 38501 931.526.6128, www.phoenixusa.com

Phoenix USA, Inc. introduces 18and 24-post junction box Phoenix USA, Inc. introduces new 18- and 24-post junction boxes to its line of trailer and utility vehicle accessories. Featuring a compact, low-profile design, this product provides a safe and convenient method for wiring multiple electrical add-ons. Either of these boxes helps eliminate the clutter and inefficient method of direct wiring each discrete device by consolidating all electrical circuits into one unit that is then connected to a controller via a single cable. Phoenix USA Inc. 51 E. Borden Street, Cookeville, TN 38501 931.526.6128, www.phoenixusa.com

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Pillow Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Powerbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Powerhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Ram Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Recovery Billing Unlimited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Recovery Consulting Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Recovery First Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Robert Young's Wrecker Sales & Service . . . .60 Rugged Tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 RV Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 S&J Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Steck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 sureFleet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 TomTom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Towmate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BC TowRamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Tracker Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Travis Barlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Triple K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Tru-Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Velvac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 VTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Web Rigging Supply, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Weiss Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Whelen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Windshield Cam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Worksafe USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Worldwide Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Yale Cordage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Zacklift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Zip's Truck and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8


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