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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingSeptember 19 - September 25, 2018

Robert's Towing Helps Hurricane Areas

Robert's Towing in Albany, New York, mobilized some of its trucks and drivers to help people in the path of Hurricane Florence. Four trucks made the trip down as of press time. The trucks were loaded with a total of eight large generators and transported to Greenville, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, and Savannah, Georgia. "As of right now, we're working with companies to send more trucks indefinitely to move water pumps and construction equipment, anything that they may need," said Kenny Jack of Robert's Towing. Source:
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Towman Recognized for Saving Trapped Man

A Diamond, Missouri, man is recognized for saving a man who was trapped underneath a car after a jack fell over. Ron Riediger of Riediger Antique Auto & Towing received an Honorary Trooper Certificate from the Missouri State Highway Patrol for his quick response back in May. Riediger heard about the incident over a scanner and responded immediately, using his own tow truck to lift the truck off of the trapped man, who escaped with minor injuries. Highway Patrol officials say he responded without being asked, and was nominated for performing "in an exemplary manner, and under dangerous conditions, to aid another person." Source:

Woodford Remembered with Procession

Area towmen in and around McCracken County, Kentucky, paid their respects to one of their own Friday with a fitting funeral procession. Towman Dallas Ray Woodford Sr. passed away Sept. 9 of a heart attack. His casket was taken to the cemetery on the back of a tow truck, and other trucks made up the funeral procession to Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Drivers came from Paducah, Mayfield, Murray, Livingston County, and other places to honor Woodford in the procession. Source:
Towman Honored for Saving Trapped Man
Recognized by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for his heroics
Robert’s Towing Helps Hurricane Areas
Sends total of eight generators to North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia
Woodford Remembered with Procession
Procession drew from numerous areas in western Kentucky

Eight Sessions Highlight Conference

The Towing & Recovery Conference taking place at the 30th American Towman Exposition will feature eight information-packed seminars that tow bosses will not want to miss. Industry lecturers and trainers will share their knowledge and expertise with attendees over the three-day event, expanding their towing and recovery know-how.

The eight seminar topics to be covered are: Protecting Evidence Hold Vehicles; What NOT to Expect on a Recovery; Wreckers in Trouble; Towman/Fireman Cross Training 101; Synthetic Chain Vs. Steel Chain; Billing for Liquid Debris Cleanup—an Untapped Resource; and Dissecting the "Donnies."

Of particular interest will be the Towman/Fireman Cross Training 101 seminar, which will be presented in two segments Friday evening.

In the first 90-minute session of Cross Training 101, respected cross-trainer for the fire, rescue and towing disciplines Ron Moore will show how to organize and conduct a cross training exercise with the fire department. This will be followed by "Towmen and Firemen: Situations and Expertise," a second 90-minute session that teaches how fire and towing can rely on each other's knowledge and expertise in specific situations.

Both segments will present fresh information tow towmen and firefighters, alike.

The Towing & Recovery Conference will take place Nov. 16-17 of the American Towman Exposition at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Register today at

Source: AT Staff
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Take Time Out

Every once in a while, I have to take time out for a moment of gratitude. It's OK, and it really helps, to reflect upon the blessings one has received in life.

My health, being blessed to work at something I love to do, a wonderful family, great work colleagues, a roof over my head—the blessings are endless.

Do you ever take time out to reflect on the good things? I'm here to tell you, it is one of the most beneficial things to do, especially when you're living through a stressful day.

Do it right now; you owe it to yourself. Close your eyes and reflect. Think about all the people and all the things that make you smile. You're allowed to be happy.

It's all a part of living, my friend.

--Charles Duke
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