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Dawn Avery hasn’t heard from her husband, Walter, a towman for A Plus Towing and Repair in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, since Saturday, Nov. 9. Image - kdlt.com.


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The Towing and Recovery Professionals of Maryland held a “Slow Down/Move Over and Family Fun Day” event Oct. 19. During the event, TRPM held a Spirit Ride ceremony featuring the Spirit Ride casket honoring fallen towmen who’ve been killed roadside. Image – TRPM.
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Kaskia Jackson, 40, is being held on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after almost running down a recovery yard employee last April. Image - fox44news.com.

A Classic with Outstanding Pinstripes

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Herring Motor Co. of Somerset, Pennsylvania, has been in business a very long time, operating several trucking-related businesses spanning four generations.

At one point in time, the company served as a distributor/dealership of the Marmon Motor Co., which was a low-production, handmade truck sometimes referred to as "the Rolls-Royce of trucks." However, due to an overcrowded American truck industry and the lack of a nationwide sales network, the last Marmon was made in 1997.

Fortunately, Herring collected a number of Marmons over the life of the motor company and is still using them in their towing and recovery units, including their sprawling, classic 1989 Marmon/Century 5230.

"Over the years we sold a lot of glider kits," said owner Pat Herring, "which included the truck frame, the hood, cab and the sleeper while the other components were added later."

In the vein of their other trucks, this one is painted red, and carries a couple of distinctive features: the classic Herring Motor lettering on the side of the sleeper and the superlative pinstriping done by Casey Kennel of nearby Paint Chops.

On the sleeper, the company name stands out in super-large white lettering like on a billboard. The lettering itself recalls another era, further distinguishing it while its phone number and address sit underneath.

As for the pinstriping, Kennel prides himself as a master pinstriper of East and West Coast new and old school style ... since 1974.

"We have always used pinstriping on our trucks," Herring Manager Ernie Devine said. "The way he (Kennel) sponges it on is old school. He puts paint on a sponge and sponges it on. The paint is real thick."

The lines are done in colorful pink around the unit for a pleasing aesthetic with a timeless feel.

In the world of design, it's the little things that matter next to a name that is bold.

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