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Texas Towman Honored for Actions

Towman Larry Scott received a commendation recently from the Bridge City (Texas) Volunteer Fire Department. Scott was honored for going above the call of duty when he hooked his tow chain to an overturned and burning vehicle lying on its side near a residence. Using his tow truck, Larry dragged the burning vehicle a safe distance away to where the volunteer fire department was able to extinguish the flames. Scott received his certificate to a standing round of applause. Source: orangeleader.com.
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CarriersEdge Adds Training Course

CarriersEdge, a provider of online safety and compliance training tools, has introduced a new course on distracted driving. Combining text, images, interactivity and real-world scenarios, the course is designed to help truck drivers understand the dangers distractions pose and gives them practical strategies for minimizing whatever might take their attention away from driving. "By providing specific, useful information in a format that makes it easy to understand and remember," said Jane Jazrawy, co-founder/CEO of CarriersEdge, "this course can help drivers learn how to reduce distractions, and help fleet managers and their drivers toward their goal of making every trip a safe one." Source: carriersedge.com.

Man Robbed Brooklyn Tow Company

A man forced a woman to the ground while robbing a towing company last week in Brooklyn, New York, police said. The NYPD said the female worker at Mike's Heavy Duty Towing in East New York was not hurt by the man who walked into the store and simulated that he had gun last Friday just before 10 p.m. Once the man had the worker on the ground, he demanded cash and payroll checks and the victim complied, police said. Source: nbcnewyork.com.
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Texas Towman Honored for Actions
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Man Robbed Brooklyn Tow Company
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Biggest Tow Show in Texas History

With a record advance-attendance and the Spirit Ride coming to Grapevine and the Gaylord Texan, Tow Expo-Dallas promises to be the biggest tow show in the state's history.

Nearly 140 exhibitors will be on hand for the three-day event, which will also feature seven conferences, two live demonstrations, on-site towing and recovery training, the USA Wrecker Pageant and several networking events that collectively will be a powerful experience for all who attend.

Tow Expo-Dallas will be capped with the Spirit Ceremony celebrating the nationwide Spirit Ride initiative in the Longhorn Hall demo area August 19 beginning at 5 p.m. The Spirit Ride has been attracting media attention across America, bringing awareness to the Move Over law while paying tribute to those towers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Mike Corbin will be on hand to perform "Booms In the Sky" and other songs honoring fallen towmen.

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#NoExcuse

You don't have to search high and low in the towing industry for inspiring stories. This week, I found one such story in Phillip West, a towman in Austin, Texas, who truly loves his job. (See News Page.)

You see, West operates with the use of only one leg. He so inspired someone watching him in action that the observer posted his work on Facebook with the hashtag #NoExcuse.

Aside from his towing, West also is a football coach to young kids in his area.

It's truly inspiring to come across individuals like West whose life is a prime example of never giving up, regardless of your circumstances.

My hat is off to West. We can all learn from him.
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