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September 01, 2017 9:51PM
Tow truck driver hurt after being hit by semi on Interstate 70 - WTHR
Tow truck driver hurt after being hit by semi on Interstate 70WTHRINDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A tow truck driver is hospitalized after he was hit by a semi on Interstate 70 near downtown Indianapolis Friday morning. Police say the crash happened on eastbound I-70 near Harding St. around 1:30 Monday morning while the man...
September 01, 2017 4:38PM
New Training For Oklahoma Tow Truck Drivers May Help Save ... - News On 6
New Training For Oklahoma Tow Truck Drivers May Help Save ...News On 6As of Friday, all tow truck drivers in Oklahoma are now required to go through Traffic Incident Management training before they can receive their state...and more
September 01, 2017 4:17PM
A Milwaukee tow company is answering the call to help victims of Hurricane Harvey - WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)A Milwaukee tow company is answering the call to help victims of Hurricane HarveyWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)The call for help came from the towing company's insurance partner. The number of flooded cars is unknown. "The rough estimate is 500,000 flooded cars. That's the best guesstimate right now," Piller said. Ryan Helmer is one of the tow truck drivers ...
September 01, 2017 12:05PM
New Training For Oklahoma Tow Truck Drivers May Help Save Lives - news9.com KWTV
news9.com KWTVNew Training For Oklahoma Tow Truck Drivers May Help Save Livesnews9.com KWTVAs of Friday, all tow truck drivers in Oklahoma are now required to go through Traffic Incident Management training before they can receive their state certification. The class helps speed up and streamline the process of clearing the scene of an accident.and more
September 01, 2017 10:24AM
Three tow trucks needed to dislodge semitruck from hole at Sprague ... - The Spokesman-Review
The Spokesman-ReviewThree tow trucks needed to dislodge semitruck from hole at Sprague ...The Spokesman-ReviewOne of the Spokane's busiest intersections was closed from more than two hours Friday morning while crews worked to dislodge a semitruck that got stuck in a...TRAFFIC ALERT: Semi truck partially tips over at Division and Sp ...KHQ Right Nowall 3 news articles
September 01, 2017 8:22AM
Tow truck driver seriously hurt during hit-and-run crash involving semi on I-70 - Fox 59
Fox 59Tow truck driver seriously hurt during hit-and-run crash involving semi on I-70Fox 59INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - A tow truck driver suffered serious injuries after being struck on the interstate early Friday morning in a hit-and-run crash. Jack Deaton, 53, was outside his truck on the right shoulder preparing to tow a disabled vehicle along I ...Police search for semi after tow truck driver struck on I-70WANETow Truck Driver Struck Along I-70 In Hit And Run CrashWIBQTow truck driver struck in hit-and-run on I-70WISH-TVall 5 news articles
August 31, 2017 6:55PM
Morris Park tow truck drivers begin trek to Houston - News 12 Bronx (registration)
Morris Park tow truck drivers begin trek to HoustonNews 12 Bronx (registration)A group of tow truck drivers in Morris Park are starting their trek to flooded areas of Texas Thursday night in an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The 1,600-mile trip will take approximately 27 hours to make. Those in the caravan ...
August 31, 2017 4:44PM
Driving a tow truck: People don't accept mistakes, says 29-year-old - The Indian Express
The Indian ExpressDriving a tow truck: People don't accept mistakes, says 29-year-oldThe Indian ExpressOn Tuesday, however, as the city was paralysed by relentless rainfall and vehicles were stranded, Kumar's tow truck brought relief to many. “Often, cars on the ground can be taken out quickly, sometimes by ordinary residents too. But we are needed when...
August 31, 2017 7:02AM
Tow truck driver responding to accident arrested for DUI at scene - Picayune Item
Picayune ItemTow truck driver responding to accident arrested for DUI at scenePicayune ItemA Pearl River County tow truck driver was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol Saturday night after he allegedly arrived intoxicated to the scene of a wreck. An MHP trooper was dispatched to Highway 26 near Windy Hills Farm Road in Poplarville at...
August 30, 2017 7:40PM
Suburban Towing Company Sends Trucks to Help Harvey Victims - NBC Chicago
NBC ChicagoSuburban Towing Company Sends Trucks to Help Harvey VictimsNBC ChicagoDrivers for W & W Towing in Blue Island loaded supplies onto their trucks Wednesday for what could be a lengthy stay in Texas. Henry Craig said he got the call from his boss just before noon. "A little nervous, but hey, that blessing someone else ...


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September 01, 2017 11:15AM
Michael's Auto Parts in Macedonia is powered by loyalty - Columbus CEO
Michael's Auto Parts in Macedonia is powered by loyaltyColumbus CEOPietro has owned and operated Michael's Auto Parts at 9566 N. Bedford Road since since he started it in his parent's basement in 1950 when he was 15 and attending Nordonia High School. At that time, he called his business Michael's Auto Wrecking.and more
September 01, 2017 1:07AM
Michael's Auto Parts in Macedonia is powered by loyalty - Columbus Alive
Michael's Auto Parts in Macedonia is powered by loyaltyColumbus AlivePietro has owned and operated Michael's Auto Parts at 9566 N. Bedford Road since since he started it in his parent's basement in 1950 when he was 15 and attending Nordonia High School. At that time, he called his business Michael's Auto Wrecking.
August 31, 2017 11:08PM
Car guy still has treasures stashed in Salem garage - SalemNews.net
SalemNews.netCar guy still has treasures stashed in Salem garageSalemNews.netHe ran an auto salvage business, junk yard to be precise, for 20 years on McCracken Road, closing it in 2000. That was after working almost 20 years at Patterson Chrysler Plymouth in Salem pretty much after graduating from the third class at the then ...
August 31, 2017 7:48PM
Automotive Hurricane Harvey Relief, Warnings & Gas Finding - AUTO Connected Car News (registration) (blog)
Automotive Hurricane Harvey Relief, Warnings & Gas FindingAUTO Connected Car News (registration) (blog)NICB's VINCheck allows car buyers to see whether a vehicle has ever been declared as “salvage” or a total loss by an NICB member that participates in the program. Insurers representing about 88 percent of the personal auto insurance market provide ...and more
August 31, 2017 12:46PM
Beware of vehicles damaged by Hurricane Harvey on used car market - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal SentinelBeware of vehicles damaged by Hurricane Harvey on used car marketMilwaukee Journal Sentinel"That's the economic side of the salvage auto market that makes sense ... as long as people know, 'Hey, you're buying this thing as-is. It's got water damage.'" "The person who has actually taken steps to hide the damage is committing fraud," Scafidi ...and more
August 31, 2017 8:13AM
Auto recycler to redevelop former Alpine Avenue junkyard - MLive.com
MLive.comAuto recycler to redevelop former Alpine Avenue junkyardMLive.comThe owners of Weller Auto Parts in Wyoming have received the approval from Walker to begin redeveloping the former Baker Auto Parts site at 1981 Alpine Ave. The nearly 17-acre site has been vacant since Baker closed its salvage yard two years ago.
August 31, 2017 4:00AM
Hurricane Harvey car insurance: How your auto is covered - CBS News
CBS NewsHurricane Harvey car insurance: How your auto is coveredCBS NewsAn estimated 300,000 to 500,000 vehicles in the Houston area alone could be a total loss due to damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, according to an analysis by Cox Automotive, the company that includes Kelley Blue Book and AutoTrader. If your vehicle ...and more
August 30, 2017 4:04PM
Police: Bulldozer stolen from Arkansas school district property, used to damage several vehicles - Arkansas Online
Police: Bulldozer stolen from Arkansas school district property, used to damage several vehiclesArkansas OnlineIt was found near the pickup at Autorama Auto Salvage, 715 N. 6th Ave. The bulldozer was used to push open the locked gate to the salvage yard, where it caused damage to multiple vehicles inside, according to one report. Authorities said the bulldozer ...and more
August 30, 2017 2:27PM
Avon man arrested again in major car theft scheme - Enterprise News
Avon man arrested again in major car theft schemeEnterprise NewsAfter towing the vehicle, and upon further examination, investigators learned that the vehicle had all identifying numbers removed and replaced with those from a salvage vehicle of similar make and model in an effort to disguise it. Investigators also ...and more
August 30, 2017 6:29AM
Business Spotlight: Dunn Scrap Iron & Metal celebrating 30 years - Fayetteville Observer
Fayetteville ObserverBusiness Spotlight: Dunn Scrap Iron & Metal celebrating 30 yearsFayetteville ObserverAt the time, there was an auto salvage yard in town, but not another scrap metal business like it in Dunn. This is our 30th year in business. All together, I have been in the scrap metal business for 47 years.” Who are your key people? “We are a family ...


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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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