Sluggish economy makes for cautious operators

By Mark Kimmich Toronto, Ontario — September 21, 2012 — The face of the towing industry is the ubiquitous tow truck. Of course, for operators, the truck represents their livelihood and their main piece of equipment, so this equipment undergoes a lot of wear and tear over the course of a given day, month, year and […]

TowShow 2012 opens in Hamilton

By Mark Kimmich Hamilton, Ontario — September 20, 2012 — TowShow 2012, the Provincial Towing Association of Ontario’s annual trade show, opened today in Hamilton, Ont. Running through Saturday at the Hamilton Convention Centre, the towing industry trade show features a host of events that are sure to satisfy all curious participants. Activities range in tone […]

Miller Industries debuts Port-A-Ring

Ooltewah, Tennessee — September 19, 201 — Miller Industries has recently debuted the new Miller Port-A-Ring, a portable D-ring that the company says quickly and easily fits into any key slot on Century, Vulcan and Champion steel carrier beds. The Port-A-Ring’s patent-pending design allows it to drop into the key slot hole and slide securely into […]

Revelstoke tow company helps pair complete cross-country tractor journey

By Mark Kimmich Revelstoke, British Columbia — September 18, 2012 — One towing company went out of their way—a total of about 18 hours out of their way—to help an Ontario couple complete a tractor journey nearly two years in the making early last week. “They were awesome peopled and [John Varty] has taken this upon […]

There are pros and cons to GPS systems

Toronto, Ontario — September 12, 2012 — GPS technology has become a commonplace technology in everyday life. In its growth from a highly specialized and rare piece of technological gadgetry and mystery to a nearly omnipresent household object, GPS technology evolved into a common tool for fleet operators. This type of technology has more than a […]

Pan Pillow promises protection

Cambridge, Ontario — September 12, 2012 — The Pan Pillow is an inflatable bladder, which attaches to your wheel lift, and once inflated, creates a durable, yet flexible barrier between the wheel lift and the undercarriage of the towed vehicle. You will no longer have to worry about undercarriage damage while towing. The Pan Pillow is […]

New Stylized Light Pylon from Miller Industries

Ooltewah, Tennessee — September 7, 2012 — Miller Industries has introduced a new stylized light pylon to help you add even more bling to your Century or Vulcan heavy-duty unit’s accessory wardrobe. The pylons are available in 38, 43 and 51-inch heights and feature a 72-inch, 16 head LED light bar encased with a custommade aerodynamic […]

Tow truck fire in Mississauga

Mississauga, Ontario — September 6, 2012 — The driver of a Canadian Automobile Association tow truck was lucky to escape without injuries when his vehicle caught fire recently in Mississauga, Ont. The fire took place near the intersection of Eglinton Ave. and Dixie Rd. Firefighters arrived on the scene quickly and extinguished the blaze. The truck’s […]

Vulcan 810 Intruder from Miller Industries

Ooltewah, Tennessee — September 4, 2012 — The Vulcan 810 Intruder has been specifically designed to fill the needs of private impounders and professional repossessors. The low-profile boom and low mount planetary winch provides a sleek appearance and superior visibility. The modular design body is adjustable from 88-inch to 94-inch, eliminating the need for fender flares, […]