Tow Professional

VOL6 ISS1 2017

Tow Professional is a comprehensive publication for the towing and recovery market. It is mailed directly to more than 29,000 decision makers including owners, presidents, CEO's and principals of towing companies throughout the United States.

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Volume 6 • Issue 1 | | Tow Professional 27 Backup connection The law requires secondary restraints or safety chains. On some vehicles, they can be difficult to install and as a result are sometimes overlooked. To make mat- ters worse, slip or grab hooks can be diffi- cult to thread through certain areas. When the suspension is going up and down while being towed, the hooks can get pinched due to their bulkiness. This additional wear and tear can cause bro- ken latches making the hooks unusable. An alternative is to hook safety chains directly to a vehicle using axle straps with protective sleeves. Axle straps are thin- ner, lighter and easier to install than heavy chains. The magnetic versions in particular, keep your hooks away from pinch points, speed up the hooking process and get the operator back on the road in a safe and compliant way. u AW Direct Helping You Help Them For more information: Call 00-243-3194, or visit

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