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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingOctober 26 - November 01, 2016

Four Indicted in $2M Scheme

Four men were indicted by a Clark County, Nev., grand jury for operating a false towing operation scam in Las Vegas that may have cost people at least $2 million, according to the Nevada attorney general's office. They face 21 felony charges operating the scam between July 2013 and January 2015. The indictment alleges the men filed false documents with the DMV claiming lienholders had been notified of vehicle tows, then sold the vehicles at auction; which allegedly netted the defendants at least $2 million. Source:
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TRAA Donates to Cancer Research

The TRAA Education Foundation recently donated a portion of the proceeds from its Pink Tow Truck Raffle to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. TRAA Education Foundation members took the opportunity during a recent meeting for an official check presentation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Tow Truck Raffle kicked off last November at the AT Expo in Baltimore and the winner was drawn in April. Sponsors included Jerr-Dan Corp., B/A Products, FastSigns, Sava and Beacon Funding. The winner of the Pink Tow Truck was Michael Graff of Graff Trucking & Towing in Pennsylvania. Pictured above are (front row): Wendy Wallace, Belinda Harris, Gay Rochester, Marci Gratzianna, Cynthia Martineau, Glenn Landau, Michelle Topel, Frank Gentilquore; and (back row): TRAA President Jeff Roskopf and Michael Wildman. Source: TRAA.

Tower Joy Ride in GTR?

Brian Montgomery's Nissan GTR was acting up and he had it towed to the dealership in Houston, Texas. The car is equipped to record video, audio, speeds and GPS every time the car is turned on. After he picked it up the next day, he took a look at the video. He was shocked: there are several minutes of video that show someone driving the car, at one point admitting it belongs to a customer and that he almost lost control while driving it. Police are investigating. Source:
Four Indicted in $2M Scheme
Fake lien notices before cars are auctioned
TRAA Donates to Cancer Research
Pink Tow Truck Raffle benefits foundation
Tower Joy Ride in GTR?
Tower accused of driving recklessly in customer’s car

250 Exhibitors in Baltimore

Some 200 trucks and 250 exhibitors will pack the Baltimore Convention Center on Nov. 18-20 for the American Towman Exposition XXVIII. Among the exhibitors are 50-plus equipment manufacturers and 21 motor clubs and call providers. Billed as the Greatest Show of All Time, it's the largest event ever produced in the towing industry, worldwide.

Attendance is on pace to be the largest draw ever as well, according to AT Expo Registration Manager Miriam Ortiz. "Those planning to come who have not yet registered need to act quickly," Ortiz said. "Our room blocks in eight Inner Harbor hotels are 90-percent filled at this time."

More than 14,000 towmen are expected in Baltimore.

The show is celebrating 100 Years of Towing throughout the week with souvenirs and the Centennial Celebration on Festival Night, Nov. 19, with the Mike Corbin Band performing the musical premiere of "100 Years," composed for the occasion.

NRC's 50/65CSR

765432 d70bcThe 367" boom reach combined with NRC Industries' Slider System is designed to allow you to safely reach the unreachable, every time. With a 65-ton capacity and standard winch capacity of 50,00-lbs., NRC's 50/65CSR allows you to target big jobs with greater profit potential. See all that NRC has to offer at the American Towman Exposition, Nov. 18-20 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.
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Scout tow equipment developments
Network with others in the towing trade
Purchase products & services
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Emily Oz Reports • October 26 - November 01, 2016

Settle Down

Ever thought you lost something forever, and you wouldn't be able to recoup? An expensive piece of equipment? A valued operator? A major account?

In the instant that you realize something is "not where it should be," the natural first reaction is to panic. Then, as you settle down, you begin to strategize all the necessary steps you need to take to recover what you think is lost.

As a calmer head takes over, you somehow come up with the necessary alternative answers ... and come to find out, eventually, those answers are even better than what you originally lost. Undoubtedly, you learn something in the process.

It's a part of the growth process. No matter how much age or experience one has, there's always room to grow. The initial problem is just the universe giving us the necessary "kick-in-the-pants" to pursue the path to such growth.

So, calm down. All is not lost.
--Charles Duke
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