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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingNovember 14 - November 20, 2018

Towing In Tribute to a Friend

0 06a19By George L. Nitti

When it comes to exhibiting a professional image in the towing industry, LW's Towing of Frisco, Texas, is at the top of their game.

Owner Larry Haynie—who has been in business for 38 years and who was one of the first certified WreckMasters—said, "It's all about image. When I first started out, towers didn't care about appearances and I wanted to change that."

In keeping with his mission, Haynie has assembled one of the most attractive fleets of tow trucks anywhere in the country.

The units, custom painted by Texas Wrecker Sales, often have a motif of checkered patterns and vibrant colors. However, one of their latest acquisitions, a 2019 Kenworth T270/Vulcan 19 Series LCG, departs from that theme.

This unique unit, a first-place winner in the Carrier Class at Tow Expo-Dallas in August, is a tribute truck to a fallen police officer named Jerry Walker. Walker was killed in a shootout in January 2017.

"He was a personal friend of mine, a detective in the town of Little Elm, Texas," Haynie said. "The bullet ricocheted off the ground and hit him in the chest."

The centerpiece of the unit is the tribute to Walker, found on the center of the hood. An eagle is depicted holding a badge that contains Walker's badge number, 633. That number is also designated as the truck's number.

Adding to the tribute, also on the hood, is the Flag of the Fallen Officers, where a rich blue background and gray stars are impeccably rendered. On the side of the unit are stripes of gray and blue.

On both sides of the back pillars the badge number is reiterated with the time and date of Walker's end of watch.

Law enforcement, which comprises the biggest part of the company's business, appreciates the tribute and the relationship they have formed with LW's.

"We tow for law enforcement," Haynie said. "To show courtesy, we carry ice chests in the units, giving water out to both customers and police officers.

"When people are on the side of the road, their world comes to an end. We show them compassion."

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Should your truck be featured here? Send a few pics and your contact information to the editor at bdooley@towman.com . You might even be selected to go in print, too, in American Towman magazine!
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Towing In Tribute to a Friend

0 06a19By George L. Nitti

When it comes to exhibiting a professional image in the towing industry, LW's Towing of Frisco, Texas, is at the top of their game.

Owner Larry Haynie—who has been in business for 38 years and who was one of the first certified WreckMasters—said, "It's all about image. When I first started out, towers didn't care about appearances and I wanted to change that."

In keeping with his mission, Haynie has assembled one of the most attractive fleets of tow trucks anywhere in the country.

The units, custom painted by Texas Wrecker Sales, often have a motif of checkered patterns and vibrant colors. However, one of their latest acquisitions, a 2019 Kenworth T270/Vulcan 19 Series LCG, departs from that theme.

This unique unit, a first-place winner in the Carrier Class at Tow Expo-Dallas in August, is a tribute truck to a fallen police officer named Jerry Walker. Walker was killed in a shootout in January 2017.

"He was a personal friend of mine, a detective in the town of Little Elm, Texas," Haynie said. "The bullet ricocheted off the ground and hit him in the chest."

The centerpiece of the unit is the tribute to Walker, found on the center of the hood. An eagle is depicted holding a badge that contains Walker's badge number, 633. That number is also designated as the truck's number.

Adding to the tribute, also on the hood, is the Flag of the Fallen Officers, where a rich blue background and gray stars are impeccably rendered. On the side of the unit are stripes of gray and blue.

On both sides of the back pillars the badge number is reiterated with the time and date of Walker's end of watch.

Law enforcement, which comprises the biggest part of the company's business, appreciates the tribute and the relationship they have formed with LW's.

"We tow for law enforcement," Haynie said. "To show courtesy, we carry ice chests in the units, giving water out to both customers and police officers.

"When people are on the side of the road, their world comes to an end. We show them compassion."

Brag @ TIW!
Should your truck be featured here? Send a few pics and your contact information to the editor at bdooley@towman.com . You might even be selected to go in print, too, in American Towman magazine!
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