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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingOctober 19 - October 25, 2016

Responders Training in N.Y.

A training event in Cohoes, N.Y., hosted by T&T Towing and Savatech Corp. Rescue Recovery Division of North America, featured scenarios and demonstrations of emergency situations involving vehicle crashes. Crews learned how to work as teams with different agencies during and after a situation. "We're showing them also the towing industry's capabilities when they get on a scene; how we can come and help them stabilize a vehicle, remove a vehicle off a casualty—not just clean up the mess afterward," said Tom Brennan, T&T Towing owner. Source:
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Baltimore Roster Rises to 250 Exhibitors

Some 200 trucks and 250 exhibitors will pack the Baltimore Convention Center on Nov. 18-20 for the American Towman Exposition XXVIII. Among the exhibitors are 50-plus equipment manufacturers and 21 motor clubs and call providers. Billed as the Greatest Show of All Time, it's the largest event ever produced in the towing industry. Attendance is on pace to be the largest ever, according to AT Expo Registration Manager Miriam Ortiz. "Those planning to come who have not yet registered need to act quickly," Ortiz said. "Our room blocks in eight Inner Harbor hotels are 90-percent filled at this time." More than 14,000 towmen are expected in Baltimore. The show is celebrating 100 Years of Towing throughout the week with the Centennial Celebration on Festival Night, Nov. 19, with the Mike Corbin Band performing the musical premiere of "100 Years," composed for the occasion.

APTO's Reverse Raffle

The Association of Professional Towers—Ohio will host its inaugural reverse raffle event on Nov. 5 from 6-9 p.m. The reverse raffle will take place at Chapparells Bingo, 2418 S Arlington Rd in Akron, Ohio. The event will feature an open bar, steak dinner and a raffle that will have a $3,000 payout, according to a release by the association. Room blocks are reserved locally at Residence Inn, Hampton Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites. Source:
Baltimore Roster Rises to 250 Exhibitors
American Towman Exposition XXVIII to be the largest ever
Responders Training in N.Y.
T&T Towing and Savatech co-host training for first responders
APTO’s Reverse Raffle
First annual event for Ohio association on Nov. 5

American Towman, CTTA: 5-Year Pact

The California Tow Truck Association has entered into a five-year agreement with American Towman magazine, beginning with the 2017 Tow Industry Week and American Towman ShowPlace-Las Vegas next May.

By bringing its annual convention, which includes leadership meetings, conferences and a formal membership banquet to Las Vegas, CTTA will forego its own exhibit-based show that has been held annually and for the past several years alternated between Reno, Nev., and San Diego, Calif.

"We are thrilled to join Tow Industry Week and the American Towman ShowPlace-Las Vegas," said Terry Warford, CTTA's president. "We think we will add significantly to the Tow Industry Week, an event that has gained national stature in our industry, and also benefit from its success and marketing power.

"Working with American Towman will help CTTA control its convention costs and also help grow its membership, while giving it a greater platform. The arrangement will also help CTTA to focus on its primary mission: building a more successful towing industry in the great state of California," Warford said.

"CTTA is one of the industry's largest state associations," Henri "Doc" Calitri, president of AT Expo Corp. "The association has a stellar reputation and track record for strengthening its members in California. Working with CTTA will offer many mutual benefits. AT ShowPlace has drawn well from all the Western states, particularly California. Bringing the CTTA Convention into this event will only strengthen our attendance. "

Our goal is to help CTTA grow its membership, realize fund-raising opportunities, and engage with towers from California and state officials critical to its members' success," Calitri said.
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Emily Oz Reports • October 19 - October 25, 2016

What Did He Say?

Let's take a breather and visit "the lighter side" for a minute.

Every industry has its own lingo. If I were to say "dingers," "charts" and "arbs," a baseball player, a musician and a media personality (respectively) would get what I was saying right away. Taking it further, those words may even have different meanings in other industries.

What are some phrases or words that are unique to the towing industry—something that only people "on the inside" would know?

E-mail me your answer to me at, and we'll print the best ones here in Tow Industry Week next week.

Until then, I'm "gonna tip." (You have to answer me first, then I'll reveal what that is).
--Charles Duke
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