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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingOctober 19 - October 25, 2016

Tow Owner Arrested

Atlas Towing in San Antonio, Texas, is under fire after the owner was accused of not following a city ordinance. Police arrested owner Ricardo Venegas for felony theft of a vehicle. According to the arrest warrant, an employee with Atlas Towing retrieved a motorcycle from an apartment complex on August 27, but waited nine days before reporting it to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The city ordinance requires police notification within 45 minutes, which investigators say did not happen. The affidavit also showed the motorcycle was reported stolen before Atlas towed it. Source:
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21 Clubs and Call Providers at AT Expo

A record 21 motor clubs and call providers will be exhibiting at next month's American Towman Exposition in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 18-20 at the Baltimore Convention Center. It's believed to be the largest assemblage of motor clubs and call service providers ever in the towing industry. The show will provide a great opportunity to shore up relationships and begin new ones with national dispatchers. Motor clubs and service providers exhibiting at the Exposition are: AAA, Agero, Allstate Roadside Services, AutoReturn, Better World Club, Copart Auto Auctions, FleetNet America, GEICO, Honk Technologies, Insurance Auto Auctions, National Automobile Club, Nation Safe Drivers, Penske Truck Leasing, Pinnacle Motor Club, Quest Towing Services, Road America, Roadside Protect, TTN Fleet Solutions, USAC/MD, United Road Towing, and As of right now, there are over 240 exhibitors in the 28th annual American Towman Exposition.

Production Starts on Engine

Cummins Westport announced production has started on its ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine. The ISL G NZ has received emission certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and Air Resources Board in California to meet the optional 0.02 g/bhp-hr — the first midrange engine in North America to do so, Cummins said. It operates on compressed, liquid or renewable natural gas. The engine offers low engine ratings from 250-320 hp and will feature closed crankcase ventilation, reducing GHG methane emissions by 70%. Source:
21 Clubs at the AT Expo
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Production Starts on Engine
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American Towman, CTTA: 5-Year Pact

The California Tow Truck Association has entered into a five-year agreement with American Towman magazine, beginning with the 2017 Tow Industry Week and American Towman ShowPlace-Las Vegas next May.

By bringing its annual convention, which includes leadership meetings, conferences and a formal membership banquet to Las Vegas, CTTA will forego its own exhibit-based show that has been held annually and for the past several years alternated between Reno, Nev., and San Diego, Calif.

"We are thrilled to join Tow Industry Week and the American Towman ShowPlace-Las Vegas," said Terry Warford, CTTA's president. "We think we will add significantly to the Tow Industry Week, an event that has gained national stature in our industry, and also benefit from its success and marketing power.

"Working with American Towman will help CTTA control its convention costs and also help grow its membership, while giving it a greater platform. The arrangement will also help CTTA to focus on its primary mission: building a more successful towing industry in the great state of California," Warford said.

"CTTA is one of the industry's largest state associations," Henri "Doc" Calitri, president of AT Expo Corp. "The association has a stellar reputation and track record for strengthening its members in California. Working with CTTA will offer many mutual benefits. AT ShowPlace has drawn well from all the Western states, particularly California. Bringing the CTTA Convention into this event will only strengthen our attendance. "

Our goal is to help CTTA grow its membership, realize fund-raising opportunities, and engage with towers from California and state officials critical to its members' success," Calitri said.
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Emily Oz Reports • October 19 - October 25, 2016

What Did He Say?

Let's take a breather and visit "the lighter side" for a minute.

Every industry has its own lingo. If I were to say "dingers," "charts" and "arbs," a baseball player, a musician and a media personality (respectively) would get what I was saying right away. Taking it further, those words may even have different meanings in other industries.

What are some phrases or words that are unique to the towing industry—something that only people "on the inside" would know?

E-mail me your answer to me at, and we'll print the best ones here in Tow Industry Week next week.

Until then, I'm "gonna tip." (You have to answer me first, then I'll reveal what that is).
--Charles Duke
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