Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Zip's 2008 Heavy Duty Truck of the Year Winner

Here's the Zip's press release:

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa, December 30, 2008-Cardinal Towing Service, Inc., of Brooklyn Park, Minn. has been crowned the winner of the Zip’s Owners Club 2008 Heavy Duty Truck of the Year Award. The winning truck is a 2008 Peterbilt 367 Century 1075S Rotator SDU/4 built for Cardinal Towing Service and owner Denny Cardinal.

Cardinal’s Century 1075S 75 ton, three-stage Rotator has an aluminum modular body, dual 60,000 lb. planetary two-speed winches, dual 35,000 lb. belly drag winches and dual 20,000 lb. turret drag winches. It is one of the first rotators built with this six-winch configuration. In addition, it is equipped with hydraulic front and rear outriggers, radio proportional controls, handheld lanyard, 48” tunnel toolbox, galvanized double panel doors, SDU/4 heavy duty three-stage underlift with 17,000 lb. lift capacity at 143.5” extended, low profile crossbar, low profile fork holders, eight pairs of cast steel forks, custom tool and attachment placement, and more.

“This is of the toughest trucks around,” said Denny Cardinal. “We know it can handle just about anything we can throw at it.”

“Everyone knows that Zip’s is the place to go for the best new and used towing equipment,” he added. “It’s the fit and finish and the service after the sale that sets them apart from other distributors.”

Votes were cast online at Zips.com for three months to select three Heavy Duty Truck of the Year finalists. In addition to Cardinal Towing Service, other finalists were Topel’s Truck Center of Lake Mills, Wis. ; and Beaupre’s Inc. of Kankakee, Ill. The Missouri Tow Truck Association (MTTA) selected the winner.

Cardinal Towing Service, Inc. was presented with the coveted Zip’s Owners Club Truck of the Year Award. In recognition of the assistance from the MTTA, Zip’s has made a $500 donation in the association’s name to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum’s Survivor’s Fund.

“Every heavy duty truck Zip’s builds, bold or basic, is always quality,” says Paul Rottinghaus, president of Zip’s. “During the contest, it’s nice to see which trucks are most popular and stand out from the rest.”

Votes are currently being taken at Zips.com for the Zip’s Owner’s Club 2008 Medium Duty Truck of the Year. You can vote by visiting the site and clicking on the Cast Your Vote link.

Earlier this year, Prairieland Service Center of Sun Prairie, Wis. received the 2008 Zip’s Car Carrier of the Year Award for its 21-foot Century Aluminum Car Carriers, and Don’s Towing Service of Decorah, Iowa, received the 2008 Zip’s Light Duty Truck of the Year Award for its Chevy K30 4x4 Vulcan 882.

Based in New Hampton, Iowa, Zip’s makes you the towing leader with superior service and the best and largest selection of tow trucks, car carriers, parts and accessories.

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