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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NJ's Logan's Towing Celebrates 60th With New Truck

A new Peterbilt all-wheel-drive heavy-duty towing rotating wrecker has joined the fleet of vehicles at George Logan’s Towing in North Brunswick. The vehicle can lift 100- ton vehicles in the event of heavy-duty tows or serious accidents. JENNIFER AMATO
Congratulations from all of us at Towing & Recovery Footnotes! Here's the story from the Sentinel:
NORTH BRUNSWICK — To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the longest running business in North Brunswick, George Logan’s Towing purchased one of the largest heavy-duty towing rotating wreckers available in the country.

“The Iron Emperor” is an all-wheeldrive Peterbilt from Elkhart, Ind., which serves to lift large vehicles weighing up to 100 tons in the event of heavy-duty tows or serious accidents. Its boom goes up an extra two lengths to extend and rotate to lift vehicles that may be in hard-to-reach locations.

“We get called to a lot of really bad stuff that has a lot of weight on it,” George Logan II said.

George Logan Towing was established on Jan. 7, 1950, on Route 130. George Logan II runs the business with sons George III, Richard and Ronald, who are all trained to operate the huge new truck. There is a staff of employees who operate the other 35 tow trucks, carriers, heavy-duty wreckers and flatbeds that are used in accidents in Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

George Logan II comes in every morning at 6 a.m. to start working, emulating the work ethic his father and uncle had in the industry. Because of the 24/7 service provided, George Logan II and George Logan III agreed that some days are difficult, especially when they have to respond to scenes such as a pedestrian getting killed, a schoolteacher being pinned under a tractortrailer or bad crashes at the North Brunswick circle.

“It’s just the kind of business we’re in,” George Logan II said.

“You never know if it’s going to be family or friends [at a crash scene]; that’s the hard part,” George Logan III said.

Another milestone George Logan II celebrated this year was his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife, Rosemarie. Besides their three sons, they have twin daughters, Lori and Lynn.

George Logan II is an honorary life member of several police departments, fire departments and rescue squads.

He received the Order of Towman from American Towman Magazine in 2009, a Maltese cross with a unique towing icon sculpted inside, for his dedication to his profession and for service to the community.

“I’ve always been treated nice here. They like me. They’ve treated me with respect,” George Logan II said of his time working in his hometown.

“It’s been a long life,” George Logan II said with a smile.

Contact Jennifer Amato at

jamato@gmnews.com.

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