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A Good Offense. It’s the best defense against those who would regulate our industry. The author of The Black Book business column advises towers to get involved to protect yourself, your company, and the industry.

A Life On The Road

Published: 08/01/2011 by Chuck Murphy in Business

Chuck Murphy sent us a story about his life as a towman. He covers many issues of interest to others who have shared a similar life, unsung and often unappreciated, but always out there in bad weather and good, working hard to help motorists and clear the highways for police and other responders.

Diane Richardson’s husband tragically developed an illness that took him away from his beloved towing business. But this didn’t stop Diane from taking over Arrow Wrecker Service to not only keep the doors open but put the company on the road to even higher success.

The impact of the new rules against cell phone use while behind the wheel is discussed in two brief articles, which note that this is not just a safety issue but affects company liability as well. Read the first of the two articles below.

ADVISOR: I want to be a REPOMAN

Published: 09/01/2011 by Dan Meeks in Business

"The difference between a good agent and a bad agent is not always natural ability. If you take the time and learn the ropes, you can really prosper in this industry. If you jump right in and try to learn from every mistake you make, you are a fool and an enemy to us all. No one is really afraid of competition, because the cream still tends to rise to the top."

A Bridge Too Far

Published: 10/01/2011 by FRANÇOIS CHARRON in Business

Eight tractor-trailers were blown over by high winds