By The Tribune-Review
Saturday, January 26, 2008
A Mt. Washington tow truck crew prevented a sport utility vehicle with three passengers -- including a baby -- from rolling onto its roof Friday when they ran to the tipping vehicle and held it upright, Pittsburgh police said.
The SUV drove down Greenleaf Street, above the West End Circle, about noon and slid on ice, skidding past police and crews that were removing two cars from a previous minor crash, police said.
The SUV slid into a hillside at the bottom of Greenleaf and nearly tipped onto its roof before the crew members from MRS Towing ran to it and held it up by pushing against it. They then backed the tow truck into the vehicle to keep it upright. There were no injuries.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
From Chicago, IL: Principal preyed upon by tow truck company
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Another from Knoxville, TN: Tow truck drivers left to clean up mess in Knox County
From Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: Tow truck driver 'assaulted with metal pole'
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
From Pocatello, ID: Rexburg Towing Battle Continues
From Lansing, MI: Towing Companies Busy in Cold Weather
From Great Falls, MT: Deep freeze puts tow trucks in overdrive
From Madison, WI: Towing away the winter
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
South St. Paul
Saturday, January 19, 2008
My wife asks, "Do you know her?" "Yes," I sighed. "She's my old girlfriend. I understand she started drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since."
"My God!" says my wife. "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"
So you see, there really are two ways to look at everything...
From Sioux Falls, SD: Cold Weather Causes Many Car Problems
Friday, January 18, 2008
Aircraft Recovery Solutions is offering Aircraft Recovery Training. This class is designed for towing operators wanting to tap into the multi-million dollar market of Aircraft Recovery and transportation. This is the first class of its kind to be offered in the United States . Class is going to be held in on May 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th 2008.
The Aircraft Recovery School will teach students how to get the job, how to do the job and how to get paid for the job. Enrollment is limited to the first 17 students, so be sure to register today. For more info go to www.airplanerecovery.com or call
From Winchester, VA: A busy time for tow trucks
Join fellow towers from around the country on March 6, 7 and 8 in
Prior to the conference, on March 5 and March 6, the I-95 Corridor Coalition will hold its first Towing Summit at the Marriott Crystal City Hotel. This summit is separate from the TRAA conference, but will address items of interest to towers.
Registration is $245. Discounted pre-registration of $195 is available before Feb. 12. Lodging is available through Marriott Crystal City Hotel and a special room rate of $149+taxes is available before Feb. 12, too.
For information, visit www.towserver.net or call TRAA at 800-728-0136. A downloadable registration form is available online.
Sponsored by Wes Wilburn Consulting, this three-day course April 15-18 in
More about Tom: Luciano is well known throughout the
More about Wes: Wilburn of
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
And our condolences also to the family and friends of VA tow truck driver Darrell Jones, 36, who died after a car he was repossessing rolled over him. Read the story of his tribute here.
From Santa Ana, CA: Mission Viejo crash still clogging southbound I-5
From Indianapolis, IN: Man Gets 30 Years for Trying to Arrange Wife's Death
From Albertville, AL: Wrecker services speak out in Boaz
Monday, January 14, 2008
From Suffolk, VA: Man killed when repossessed car falls on him
From Bangor, ME: Submerged truck pulled from Ebeemee Lake
From Johannesburg, South Africa: Tow truck driver kills four pedestrians in Durban
Friday, January 11, 2008
From Shelbyville, TN: Wrecker ordinance approved
From Denver, CO: Colorado Renaissance Woman is Towing Champ
From Gainesville, FL: Unfair prosecution in towing case?
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Read it here.
Another article on this lucky tow truck operator.
And one other.
From Hollister, CA: Free Lance Archives Help Prosecutors Tackle Tow Truck Operator
From Ocala, FL: City Council Approves Tow Truck Ordinance
From Timmins, Ontario, Canada: Snow Brings Road Chaos
Good, creative photo, too.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
From Hollister, CA: Tow Truck Owners to Appear In Court Today
From McHenry County, IL: Loophole in Towing Law Could be Closed
From Madison, WI: Pileup Victims Feel Victimized by Towing Charges
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Monday, January 7, 2008
From Denver, CO: CDOT Uses Private Tows to Clear I-70 in Snowstorm
From Middleton, NY: Cops Say Drunken Driver Hit Tow Truck
From Henderson, KY: Towing Company Owner Held on Meth Charges
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Read the KULR-8 TV story and access the video report here.
Read more about Margo of Bolster's Towing here.
Learn more about the Montana Tow Truck Association at www.montanatowing.com.