14 Jan 2016
Adding heavy hauling to your towing business may be right for you. Heavy hauling is a natural extension of any towing company already providing heavy towing and recovery. Many government contracts now require contracted towing and recovery provider companies to maintain lowboy & drop-deck type trailers to efficiently clear wrecks and cargo from an accident scene. Getting that asset working harder for you can deliver financial rewards if you are able to navigate the heavy hauling space including the permit and routing issues that can deliver more headaches than upside. This thought lead to an interesting conversation I had with Ken Preston from Presto Permits at the Baltimore Tow Show.
02 Nov 2015
The 2016 tow show schedule of towing industry gatherings follows. Tow Shows are a fantastic way to learn more about towing, to discover ways to improve your towing business, and to meet peer towers who know what you go through to make a living. If we need to add or update a show on this list, please let us know!
18 Oct 2015
Free Pass 2015 Baltimore Tow Show
2015 has been a great year for tow shows. The Florida Tow Show was a hit once again. The California Tow Show moved back to Reno and as this year’s tow show season comes to an end its time for the grandaddy of them all; The Baltimore Tow Show.
TowProgram will once again be attending the show. Our booth number is 1311 and we are just behind AW Direct. We have new products and all sorts of new information on how you can become more successful online. We will also be hosting a seminar detailing all of these juicy tips on Sunday morning. The seminar series does require a seminar passport and this pass will get you into the exhibit area, truck beauty contest and all of the after hour events.
02 Apr 2015
I learned recently of the passing of Joe Pedigo of Joe’s Towing in Bloomington, IL. Joe was a committed and fierce advocate for the towing industry and remained active in its causes throughout his life. My personal experience with Joe was serving along with him on the PTRIO (Professional Towing & Recovery Association of Illinois). As I was a new and very green member of the towing community, I found Joe to be always an welcoming and encouraging voice. He was actively involved in the legislation committee and served all Illinois towers well. I would often see Joe at Tow Shows around the country and would always approach him as if we were old friends. Truth be told, I’m not sure he always remembered me as the kid from Naperville. He was a true legend and was constantly being greeted by a long line of people saying hi to Joe as he walked the tow show floor
. He was so kind to so many of us I think we all felt like Joe’s good friend.
20 Mar 2015
We see a lot of tow truck pictures here at TowProgram.com. With the average towing company website containing no less than 20 images we have experienced our share of bad tow truck pics. That is why I was so delighted to see the March 2015 issue of Tow Times Magazine feature an article about how to take a good tow truck picture. The article provides clear detail on how to make your truck look great. Tow Times doesn’t release their magazine online but I do have an image of the article from Van’s Towing’s Facebook page here.
25 Feb 2015
One of the horrors of working in the towing business is we all know someone who has been touched by a roadside accident. Now that the Move Over Law exists in all 50 states its partly our responsibility as emergency vehicle operators to get the word out about what every motorist should do when they see a squad car, tow truck or fire truck in a lane or on the shoulder.
12 Dec 2014
2015 Tow Show Schedule
The 2015 tow show schedule will bring all sorts of new and exciting experiences to the towing industry. Tow Shows are a great way to learn more about our industry, improve your towing business and meet some folks who know what you go through all day long. Below is a list of shows we are aware of. If we need to add or update a show on this list please let us know!