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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingSeptember 28 - October 04, 2016

Class 8 Orders Up: ACT

Class 8 net orders rose to a three-month high of 14,200 in August, aided in part by cancellations, which fell to a 33-month low, according to ACT Research Co. Seasonally adjusted, Class 8 orders were the best since March at 16,000 units. Kenny Vieth, ACT president and senior analyst, said, "Mexico remains the bright spot in the market as freight generation continues to benefit from peso weakness;" he believes a proposed emissions mandate in 2018 is "likely adding to market strength as truckers think strategically." Source:
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Photo credit: Tyler Brownbridge; The Windsor (Canada Star.)

'Fleet Owner' Salutes Industry

Fleet Owner magazine's website currently has a photo gallery, titled "A Salute to Tow Truck Operators," featuring 22 images, mostly of tow trucks, doing what towers do best: assist others. "Often underappreciated for the job they do," a statement in the tribute reads, "tow truck operators, in many cases, serve as a lifeline for stranded motorists and truckers. They work in all weather conditions, under duress, and in dangerous situations on a daily basis. It's time to offer a big thank you to the tow truck operator. This gallery is a look at some of the hard-working men and women—and their rigs—who rescue us." Source:

New Series from International

International Truck launched its LT Series, a new line of Class 8 trucks developed through "driver-centric design" and featuring advanced technologies designed to deliver fuel efficiency, improved uptime and driver appeal. "The new International LT Series reflects our vision for the future of the trucking industry, with a host of advancements that support improved driver safety and productivity, as well as fuel efficiency and uptime," said Bill Kozek, president, Navistar Truck and Parts. Source:
‘Fleet Owner’ Salutes Industry
Pictorial tribute shows tow industry hard at work
Class 8 Orders Up: ACT
Seasonally adjusted, orders hit highest mark since March
New LT Series from International
Class 8 LT Series features advanced technologies, more

Seven Conferences [b]at AT Expo

The American Towman Exposition in Baltimore, Md., once again will feature a stellar seminar program led by industry stalwarts. Tow business owners will benefit from the information provided at this year's AT Academy, taking place Nov. 18-20.

The Academy features more than 30 seminars to choose from in seven conferences: Towing & Recovery, Operations, Tow Management, Police Towing, Survival, Getting Paid by the Motor Clubs, and Diversification. A passport to attend all of the seminars is $75. Register today at

NRC's 50/65CSR

cover 50 65 3cee8The 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 50,000-lbs., NRC's 50/65CSR allows you to target big jobs with greater profit potential. See all that NRC Industries has to offer at the American Towman Exposition, Nov. 18-20, Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.
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Find Your Place [b]of Peace

Nothing relaxes me more than music. Be it letting my iPod roll through the 20,000 tracks it holds, experiencing a live jazz performance or even playing my congas in church service, music allows me to "take it down" after a busy work day or week.

It's important that we find those places of peace, where the batteries re-charge and the mind unwinds.

Tow Business Editor Don Archer wrote a somewhat humorous column this week for the Tow Business & Operations page you'll want to read. It tells the true-to-life tale of a towman who has a hard time getting away from the business—mentally and emotionally.

I got a kick out of it, and I'm sure you will too.
--Charles Duke
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