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It’s more common for operators to be assaulted on the job
Commissioner said she was “sickened by the story”
Design features extension for tandem- or tri-axle jeep dolly
Showcasing an orange and black scheme
Categories include Recovery Agent of the Year, others
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Nov. 19-22, 2020
American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in Towing February 19 - February 25, 2020

Ford's F-600 Super Duty Cab

FordF600 725b3Ford has introduced an all-new F-600 Super Duty chassis cab, a medium-duty truck that delivers the capability of a Class 6 truck, including a maximum GVWR of 22,000 lbs., in a Class 5 Super Duty package. Customers no longer have to choose between a truck that doesn't have enough payload and a truck that's too big. For customers who need additional payload or need to mount heavier upfits but don't want to move into a larger truck, the all-new Ford F-600 Super Duty chassis cab is designed to fill the sweet spot between F-550 and F-650. Although the overall vehicle is the same size as an F-550, F-600 uses upgraded driveline and chassis components, as well as higher-weight-rated 19.5" tires and wheels to help it achieve a higher GVWR.

F-600 customers can choose from two engines: the 7.3-liter gas V-8 or the third-generation 6.7L Power Stroke diesel. An all-new 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission is available across all engine offerings with available live-drive power take-off provision.

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ARI's HD Brake Maintenance Tools

tools2 2e6d9ARI Phoenix recently released its new Brake Maintenance Tools hub and caliper removal system. The Wheel Hub Removal Jack, No. WS-18-HR, and Brake Caliper Jack, No. WS-18-BC, allow one person to quickly and safely service heavy-duty vehicle brake assemblies and reduce manual lifting. Features of the Brake Maintenance Tools include:
• Helps avoid damage to hub seals and components.
• Removal of the hub and caliper is safe and simple.
• Reduces chance of injury.
• Fits in tight spaces.
• Easily moves around shop.

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International Truck's CV Series

Press5 2e122International Truck's CV Series features many commercial-grade features, like a gear-driven transfer case, a high-strength, low-alloy steel frame rail and painted chassis for corrosion resistance. For faster, more convenient service, the CV Series includes a commercial-style forward-tilting hood. Under that hood is the International 6.6L, 350-horsepower engine with 700-lbs./ft. of torque and one of two Allison transmission options. The CV is capable of handling up to a maximum GCWR of 37,500 lbs. Straight frame rails with no rivets on the top flange provide a clean area from cab to axle, making it easy to mount bodies for virtually any commercial-grade application. The Series offers a dual battery box mounted under the cab, multiple fuel tank options, optional exhaust outlets, and multiple wheelbase options.

internationaltrucks.com

Allison 1000/2000 Series for International CV

Allison 94ccbWith proven durability and reliability in the commercial truck segment, the Allison 1000 Series and 2000 Series are the exclusive fully automatic transmissions for the new International CV Series vocational trucks. In this series, the six-speed Allison automatics are paired with the International 6.6L turbo-charged diesel engine. The Allison-equipped International CV Series trucks are rated up to 22,900 lbs. GVWR. Features a power take-off option which enables users to run power auxiliary equipment and close-ratio six-speeds, with double overdrive, to climb challenging terrain and maximize fuel economy.

allisontransmission.com.


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In honor of these men and to stop these preventable deaths from happening again, AAA is urging drivers to do their best to keep towmen, drivers, and first responders safe on the roads.
New Braking Technology Leads to a Safer Ride for Towing Industry
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Join Paul Stephens of B/A Products for his seminar, “Mitigating Damage Claims.” This informative seminar will show attendees how to reduce the probability and possibility damage accusations and will present strategies to deal with damage accusations in the event they occur. It will take place during Tow Industry Week at the Westgate Paradise & Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 14-15, 2020. atshowplace.com

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--Charles Duke
By Don Lomax
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What would be the most effective way to mitigate towman roadside deaths?
Allow for blocking vehicles
Allow police vehicle lighting for tow trucks
Education/TIM training
Steeper fines for Move Over violations
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Jeremy Price saved a young man’s life last Wednesday evening when he pulled a driver from the wreckage of a burning car. Image - Woody Anderson Ford.


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Yellowstone Valley Tow Truck Association staged a 'light up' for a young girl who is battling cancer. Image – kulr8.com.
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The North American Repossessors Summit has announced the opening of nominations for their second annual Industry Awards.
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