Tow Business Podcast Debut Teaser
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Season 2 has started! This season discusses a wide range of topics including driver pay structures, alternative equipment, and buying/selling a towing company! Be sure to subscribe and stay up to date on all episodes!
A Success Story
We shine a spotlight on a true success story with Sam Johnson of Capital City Towing
Sam Johnson came from an automotive family. Things were going great, his business was booming, then he received the death blow. Listen to how Capital City Towing not only survived but has succeeded in a big way.
Insurance Talk with Wichert Insurance
Why are rates increasing?
Towing insurance rates have increased drastically over the past few years even putting some companies out of business. Today more than ever it is important to have the best agent, the best coverage, and the best partners when it comes to insuring your business. If they don’t know towing, find someone who does. Wichert Insurance knows towing.
Safety..it’s everyone’s job
We all have a responsibility to conduct ourselves in the safest manner possible. As owners, we have a responsibility to provide our employees with safe equipment and provide policies that are both understood and practiced.
Towing Regulations & Invoice Auditors
Scary new proposed regulations in Massachusetts
The Massachusetts State Patrol has proposed some scary new regulations that could devastate the towers in that state. We also talk a bit about tow invoice auditors, who they are, whey they exist.
The Best Clips of Season 1
Listen to our best clips of season 1
Motor Clubs, Hiring and Retaining Employees, Towing Technology, Online Reputations, Equipment Purchasing, Insurance.
Questions & Answers From Listeners
You sent questions…we answered
We did this a little different this time. We recorded later at night at our homes for a more relaxed show and had a lot of fun with it. Several listeners provided great questions and Brad and I responded with our thoughts and opinions.
Miller Exclusive Warranties & Heavy Specs
Podcast recorded at Miller Industries
Some of our friends from Miller Industries join us for a great discussion recorded at the Miller Plant in Ooltewah, Tn. These Miller Specific Warranties are just one more reason that Miller is the world leader in towing equipment
Some Employees Get It, Some Don't
What does it take to get them all on board?
A tow operator’s job involves so much more than just driving and running the controls. There is a lot of technology used today from routing and dispatching, to sending invoices and taking electronic payments. Unfortunately, not all of them approach the latter with the same skill and attention to detail as when they are running your equipment. Why not? What can we as owners and managers do about it?
Specialty Tow Equipment: Axe Trailers
Specialty Equipment, DTUs, Skid-Steers & Trailers
We talk about all of the specialized equipment it now takes to stay on top in the towing business. The crew from Axe Trailers joins us on-site to discuss the importance of trailers in your towing operation and what makes them different from the rest of dealers out there.
How can the towing industry benefit from certification?
Can an industry-wide certification program help us improve our image, income, and wages? Let’s talk to Justin Cruze with WreckMaster and find out.
2019 Tow Summit
We talk with OOIDA at the 2019 Tow Summit in D.C.
Join the Tow Business Podcast at the 2019 Tow Summit in Washington D.C. Tom Tedford and Bill Giorgis join the discussion about recovery fees and upcoming legislation. OOIDA has become Enemy #1 to some in the towing industry but according to Mike, they’ve been blamed for some things they’ve had no hand in.
How are your employees paid?
Last week we got the name wrong of the Maine Towing Company who just won a big court case against an insurance company, Congratulations Statewide. Are you attending this year’s Tow Summit? Finally, we talk about employees and how they get paid.
Quick Clearance Programs
Three perspectives on TRIP and RISC
Eff, Brad, and Sean Loscalso from Superior Towing in South Florida talk about some of the ups and downs of Quick Clearance Programs. Like it or not, one of these programs is coming to a city near you soon. We also have a quick interview with someone being referred to as a towing hero.
Season 1 Podcast Teaser
Welcome to the Tow Business Podcast
The New Tow Business Podcast debut’s February Third. You’re in the towing business but do you know your business?
FTS Bill Gorgis Interview Podcast
We interviewed Bill Giorgis at the Florida Tow Show
We interviewed Bill Girogis from Saginaw, Michigan at the 2019 Florida Tow Show. We discuss everything from OSHA regs to his state association and the benefits of becoming a member of The Michigan Towing Association.
Florida Show with Ron Myers
A talk with Ron Meyers at the Florida Show
Ron Meyers, owner of Pinetree Towing in Ohio joins us to talk about the benefits of joining your state tow association. If you are a serious tower it’s getting hard to survive without some help. Joining a state association is a great way to find that help. Legislative alerts, PPI rate increases, participating in your association is a great place to find some good information before it’s too late and you lose money. This was recorded at The Florida Tow Show in 2019
Steve Palmer TRAA - Tow Business Podcast
Extra Content: Talking with Steve Palmer with TRAA
This is from a discussion we had while at the Florida Tow Show in 2019. We discuss the benefits of joining your state and national associations as well as some motor club specific items. Steve is the head of the Motor Club Committee with TRAA. Steve can be reached at email@example.com
Florida Tow Show with Clarissa Powell
Extra Content: Tow Show Interviews Clarissa Powell
Have you ever wondered how much work goes into a tow show? Clarissa from Tow Times is one of the people who can tell you. Listen to the live interview with her from this year’s Florida Tow Show interview that was recorded live in the pavilion.
Insurance Talk - Tow Business Podcast
Insurance, the subject most towers dread
There is one day a year that each tow company owner dreads and that is the day they renew their insurance policy. We discuss how it’s gotten to this ugly place and what we can all do to help control both personal and industry-wide costs.
Managing Your Online Reputation
What do people see about your company when they search for towing?
Do you have a web presence? Is it a positive web presence? Are you using a system to gather reviews? Do you respond to your reviews? If you answered no to any of the above you’ve got a lot to learn. Luckily Tow Business Podcast has you covered. Thanks to Miller Industries we have some great giveaways for whoever sends us the craziest, most interesting, or funniest tow company review. Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Equipment Purchasing & Financing
2 guests discuss equipment purchasing & financing
Dillon Swaim from Blackburn Truck Equipment in Lilburn, Ga and Mike Haney from Ascentium Capital join us to provide some great information regarding equipment choices and financing. Both will be at the Florida Show this week so please stop by to see them and mention you heard them on the show.
Towing & Technology Podcast
Towing & Technology with JD from Tracker Management
We spend forty-five minutes talking about technology and how it has helped transform our industry by helping us grasp the large amounts of data required to manage efficiently. JD from Tracker Management explains the origins of the technology as well as where he sees it heading in the future. Are you still using pen and paper? You may change your mind after listening to this episode.
Recruiting & Training Part II
Recruiting & training quality employees part II
We ended up cutting so much content out of our Recruiting and Retaining episode that Part 2 pretty much made itself. There is a lot of good info for employees hidden between the lines. Do you want to move up in your company listen to what the owners are looking for.
Recruiting & Training Part I
Recruiting and retaining quality employees
We’ve all heard about the driver shortage in the Transportation Industry but it gets even worse when those drivers need a very specialized toolbox full of skills like a Tow Operator. We discuss the national job boards like Indeed and Tow Recruiter as well as what we ourselves have found to work well. Are you looking to replace employees who have left or are you looking because of growth? You better know the difference. When was the last time you weren’t looking for that next A player?
Slow Down Move Over - Bonus Episode
A special episode about roadside safety
Please listen and share this bonus episode about slow down move over on your social media pages and with family and friends. The key to the law’s success is education. People don’t know how to save lives unless we teach them. Please like and share. Five-star reviews on whatever you listen to podcasts on would also help.
Motor Clubs with Rex Dunn
Special guest Rex Dunn joins the Tow Business Podcast
Talking about Motor Clubs and an Interview With Rex Dunn from Rex A. Dunn Consulting and Towzing. Rates, free miles, GOAs and billing. Everyone complains about the clubs but are they really as bad as some say? AAA, Agero, NSD, and now Honk, Urgently, and Towzing are here to mix things up for the standard club models. See what former Motor Club executive Rex Dunn has to say.
2019 Tow Business Podcast Debut
2019 Tow Business Podcast Official Debut
Tow Business Podcast is centered around the towing & recovery industry. It features news, industry insiders and upcoming events. This episode is the show debut and gives the rundown of what the show will be about, who it involves and what it hopes to accomplish for our industry. The hosts, Jeff & Brad come from two very different paths into towing and both bring their unique perspective to what current industry issues are and where they are going. This season is brought to you by Tracker & trackermanagement.com, Tracker, where towing meets technology.
Tow Business Podcast Introduction
Introduction to the Tow Business Podcast
This is the introduction to season one of Tow Business Podcast. We’re going to be discussing tow shows, towing shows, slow down move over and how to run your towing business better. No matter if you run a Century 1075, an NRC Slider, or an integrated Jerr-Dan, this show is for you.
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