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Lansdowne’s Parade Reminds Drivers to Slow Down and Move Over

The second annual Light it Up Ceremony and Parade, held in honour of fallen tow truck operators and in support of the roadside workers’ safety, will be hosted at the Lansdowne Fairgrounds, Ontario, on June 18, 2022. The local towing community, firefighters, police, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and other industry stakeholders are all welcome to …

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Ontario Fuel Tax Rebate Helps Towing Companies Leverage Increased Fuel Costs

As soaring gas prices squeeze the towing industry across Canada, many companies are looking for ways to leverage their increased operating costs. In Ontario, towing businesses may take advantage of the government’s fuel tax refunds on power take-off equipment. A towing company can recover a road tax ($0.143 per litre for diesel and $0.147 per …

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Mitchell’s Towing Becomes First EVfriendly Certified Towing Business

Mitchell’s Towing Ltd., based in North Vancouver, B.C., has become the first towing business to become EVfriendly Certified. Owner Mitchell Martin and his staff successfully completed the associated training on safe towing, handling, and storing of zero-emission vehicles, giving their customers peace of mind that their EVs will be cared for by a qualified professional. …

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2021 Hero of the Industry Award

Although the Covid-19 pandemic put the kibosh to the Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) Annual Tow Show for 2021, the PTAO board did find two candidates most deserving of the Hero of the Industry Award. In a statement released by Durham Towing, the company recognized two of its employees, Keian Jainarine and Karan Patel, …

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Jerr-Dan Celebrates 50 Years

Jerr-Dan has announced its 50th anniversary plans. Jerr-Dan will celebrate the milestone anniversary throughout 2022 with activities planned for team members, distributors, and customers to commemorate its five decades of innovation and commitment to quality and reliability. Founded in 1972, Jerr-Dan initially built carriers and trailers and introduced the first aluminum carrier in 1977. Over …

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Top WreckMaster Training Comes to Canada for the First Time

For the first time ever, Canadian tow truck operators got an opportunity to advance their skills to the highest level available through a five-day WreckMaster training held in Canada. It was hosted by the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) and sponsored by its towing and recovery division members, Mitchell’s Towing and Roadway Towing, at North Vancouver Fire …

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