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September 10, 2017 6:54AM
Tow truck driver, operator of broken-down car, killed when struck by ... - PennLive.com
PennLive.comTow truck driver, operator of broken-down car, killed when struck by ...PennLive.comPolice in Lancaster County are investigating an early Sunday crash in which they say a man heading north on Route 222 struck and killed a tow truck driver and...Police ID tow truck operator, disabled vehicle driver killed on Route ...FOX43.com2 people, including tow truck operator, killed Sunday in roadside ...LancasterOnlineTow Truck Operator, Disabled Vehicle Driver Struck, KilledU.S. News & World Reportwitf.orgall 11 news articles
September 09, 2017 2:19PM
APD SWAT responds to stolen tow truck report | KVUE.com - KVUE
KXAN.comAPD SWAT responds to stolen tow truck report | KVUE.comKVUETwo people were arrested after stealing a tow truck late Friday night.Stolen tow truck leads to SWAT standoff in east Austin | KXAN.comKXAN.comall 3 news articles
September 09, 2017 8:19AM
Thin margins - Bellefontaine Examiner
Bellefontaine ExaminerThin marginsBellefontaine ExaminerIn May, a sport utility vehicle hit a Wren Towing truck as it slowed to pull over for a disabled pickup truck. The tow truck driver had activated his overhead lights and right turn signal prior to the rear end crash. (PHOTO | LOGAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S ...
September 09, 2017 7:34AM
Legal row between police and tow truck operator letting hoons off the hook - Courier Mail
Courier MailLegal row between police and tow truck operator letting hoons off the hookCourier MailTow.com.au was contracted to provide tow work across the state under the tough anti-hooning laws introduced in 2013 but the company is now battling to recover millions of dollars in unpaid storage fees. Owner Dominic Holland said police were impounding...
September 09, 2017 12:34AM
Stolen tow truck leads to SWAT standoff in east Austin - KXAN.com
KXAN.comStolen tow truck leads to SWAT standoff in east AustinKXAN.comAUSTIN (KXAN) - Police have blocked off Oak Springs Drive and Airport Boulevard after a tow truck was stolen and the driver is now barricaded inside with a passenger. A nearby McDonald's and bystanders have been evacuated from the area. Officers do...
September 08, 2017 2:02PM
Sheriff: Tow Truck Removes Stolen Vehicle from Lake - OzarksFirst.com
OzarksFirst.comSheriff: Tow Truck Removes Stolen Vehicle from LakeOzarksFirst.comBAXTER COUNTY, Mo. -- A vehicle stolen from Ozark County was recovered from a Baxter County Lake, according to a news release from the Baxter County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a call on Sept. 7 of a submerged vehicle in the Calamity...and more
September 08, 2017 12:49PM
Coffin recognizing "Slow Down, Move Over" law makes Lancaster stop - Lancaster Eagle Gazette
Coffin recognizing "Slow Down, Move Over" law makes Lancaster stopLancaster Eagle GazetteLaw enforcement, firefighters, tow truck drivers and more gathered at the Pleasant Township Fire Department Friday morning. A ceremonial casket is making its way across the country by car carrier in the Spirit Ride. The ride hopes to bring awareness to ...
September 08, 2017 12:44AM
Tackling Houston's Flood-Damaged Cars Takes an Army of Tow Trucks - Insurance Journal
Tackling Houston's Flood-Damaged Cars Takes an Army of Tow TrucksInsurance JournalHow do you remove hundreds of thousands of damaged cars from a massive city still mired in water and muck? Tow-truck driver Alex Toll will tell you: one vehicle at a time. Toll is part of an army of more than 1,000 tow truck pilots contracted by ...
September 07, 2017 12:52PM
Tow-tool-fail: Moment hapless driver man wrecks the back of his own truck after trying to tow a car with no DRIVER - Daily Mail
Daily MailTow-tool-fail: Moment hapless driver man wrecks the back of his own truck after trying to tow a car with no DRIVERDaily MailA hilarious video posted online shows the cringe-worthy moment a man wrecks his own pickup truck by trying to tow a car behind it with no driver. A man followed the truck and filmed the whole incident. The video shows a blue pickup truck dragging a ...and more
September 07, 2017 12:19AM
RPT-EXCLUSIVE-An army of tow trucks tackles Houston's flood-damaged cars - Reuters Africa
RPT-EXCLUSIVE-An army of tow trucks tackles Houston's flood-damaged carsReuters AfricaToll is part of an army of more than 1,000 tow truck pilots contracted by Insurance Auto Auctions Inc (IAA), a unit of Carmel, Indiana-based KAR Auction Services Inc. Their job is to extricate vehicles swamped by Hurricane Harvey so insurance companies ...


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September 06, 2017 11:56AM
How to spot a hurricane-damaged used car - USA TODAY
USA TODAYHow to spot a hurricane-damaged used carUSA TODAYHundreds of thousands of storm-damaged cars are poised to flood the used-vehicle market following Hurricane Harvey, and now Hurricane Irma is threatening to place even more consumers at risk of unknowingly buying a wrecked ride. With as many as 1...Watch Out for Flood of Water-Damaged Used CarsCars.com Newsall 9 news articles
September 05, 2017 2:24PM
Why the auto industry gained Wall Street favor in storm's wake - Automotive News (subscription) (blog)
Automotive News (subscription) (blog)Why the auto industry gained Wall Street favor in storm's wakeAutomotive News (subscription) (blog)Hurricane Harvey did for the auto industry what record profits for automakers, rising volumes for auctions and increasing business for dealerships' highly profitable service-and-parts business had failed to do: Make Wall Street happy. General Motors ...KAR Auction Services, Inc (NYSE:KAR) Trading Down - Short interest fell by -22.80%Highlight PressKAR looking to care for employees & customers in wake of HarveyAuto RemarketingTeacher Retirement System of Texas Raises Position in KAR Auction Services, Inc (KAR)TrueBlueTribuneall 19 news articles
September 05, 2017 11:10AM
Sixth annual Blue Oval rally starts Saturday - The Salem News
Sixth annual Blue Oval rally starts SaturdayThe Salem NewsSunday there will be a scenic drive from Salem to Echo Bluff State Park in Shannon County for a free, picnic-style lunch provided by Jamie Schwartz, Schwartz Auto Salvage and Towing and The Auto Connection. The scenic drive convoy will be departing the...
September 05, 2017 7:33AM
Flood damaged cars: What to do with them in Harvey's aftermath - Fox News
Fox NewsFlood damaged cars: What to do with them in Harvey's aftermathFox NewsTo find out where the car came from and if it has a salvage title, experts suggest keying the vehicle identification number into services (there's a charge) that search car histories such as Autocheck or Carfax. Carfax and the National Insurance Crime ...and more
September 05, 2017 5:08AM
What happens to flooded cars? - WGEM
What happens to flooded cars?WGEMHe went on to explain some of the cars will be re-purposed and after that, it can be hard to tell if it has been damaged. He said it may look brand new but Snider explained the problems with these salvage cars can and most likely will happen later.
September 03, 2017 8:44PM
Flooding to affect used car market - News - The Times ... - Apalachicola Times
Apalachicola TimesFlooding to affect used car market - News - The Times ...Apalachicola TimesHistoric flooding in nearby Texas coupled with massive flooding in Louisiana last year and this past spring have made it more important to be wary about buying...and more
September 03, 2017 6:36PM
Flooding to affect used car market - Holmes County Times Advertiser
Holmes County Times AdvertiserFlooding to affect used car marketHolmes County Times AdvertiserMany flood-damaged cars last year ended up at auto salvage yards such as Insurance Auto Auctions in Livingston, where their identification numbers are registered with the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Motor Vehicle Title Information...
September 03, 2017 1:02PM
Life as I know it: The auto scrap yard is a sad, sad place - Traverse City Record Eagle
Life as I know it: The auto scrap yard is a sad, sad placeTraverse City Record EagleWell, the aftermath of that car crash included a trip over to Brickyard Towing to take one last inventory of my personal items that may have been left in the car and let me tell you, a salvage yard filled with wrecks is a sad, sad place. Rummaging ...
September 03, 2017 6:17AM
How to deal with flooded cars in Harvey's wake - The Washington Post - Washington Post
Washington PostHow to deal with flooded cars in Harvey's wake - The Washington PostWashington PostAs Harvey moved away from Southeast Texas, aerial photos revealed thousands of cars covered by floodwaters on streets, parking lots and in driveways.How to deal with flooded cars in Harvey's wakeABC Newsall 5 news articles
September 03, 2017 6:01AM
Hurricane Harvey Destroys Up to a Million Cars in Driving ... - Wired - WIRED
WIREDHurricane Harvey Destroys Up to a Million Cars in Driving ... - WiredWIREDReliable transportation is a daily, fundamental need, almost more so in the wake of a disaster.Hurricane Harvey car insurance: How your auto is coveredCBS NewsWatch Out for Hidden Flood Damage in That Used CarNerdWallet (blog)Harvey may have wrecked up to 1M cars and trucksUSA TODAYall 32 news articles


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September 26, 2017 1:06PM
Laredo man pointed gun at tow truck drivers who repossessed his car, police say - Laredo Morning Times
Laredo Morning TimesLaredo man pointed gun at tow truck drivers who repossessed his car, police sayLaredo Morning TimesLaredo man pointed gun at tow truck drivers who repossessed his car, police say. By Csar Rodriguez, LMTonline.com / Laredo Morning Times. Published 12:58 pm, Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Javier Lopez, 28, was charged with aggravated assault with...and more
September 26, 2017 10:55AM
Milwaukee woman charged in mayhem that followed chase in loaded tow truck - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukee woman charged in mayhem that followed chase in loaded tow truckMilwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukee police say Murphy led them on a brief chase while driving a loaded tow truck, then crashed into a minivan, nearly killing the driver. Then she endured Taser and pepper spray shots and bit an officer before escaping in a bystander's car and ...Out-of-control tow truck driver accused of causing crash now chargedfox6now.comMilwaukee woman who stole tow truck, injured officer chargedWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)all 4 news articles
September 26, 2017 6:54AM
Out-of-control tow truck driver accused of causing crash now charged - fox6now.com
fox6now.comOut-of-control tow truck driver accused of causing crash now chargedfox6now.comMILWAUKEE - A 29-year-old Milwaukee woman has been criminally charged - accused of fleeing from police in a tow truck, causing a crash, and then fleeing the scene in a stolen vehicle. This series of incidents unfolded in Milwaukee's Riverwest...Milwaukee woman who stole tow truck, injured officer chargedWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)all 3 news articles
September 26, 2017 12:34AM
Tow truck operators ask drivers to slow down, save a life - WFMZ Allentown
WFMZ AllentownTow truck operators ask drivers to slow down, save a lifeWFMZ Allentown"Of 100 first responders that are killed nationwide annually, 60 percent of them are tow truck drivers. So, what we're trying to do is get motorists to slow down and move over when you see these guys working the roadways," said Charles Duke, senior ...

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