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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Everyone has been hearing about their own, as well as, other companies going green in every corner of daily life from paper goods to bi-products; it is the new proper. The towing industry is no differ- ent; office works, shop mechanics, phone and call dispatchers, and even the wreck- er drivers now are being faced with new challenges as companies try harder and harder to look out for the environment we live in. One of the bigger changes in the towing industry over the last few years has been the cleanup of the fluids and hazardous materials from crashes and recoveries. What had been acceptable 30 and 40 years ago is no longer acceptable today: oil, debris, and other fluids from a crash were left or just washed away. Today that no longer would even be con- sidered an option. Wrecker crews that cannot cleanup and dispose of these haz- ardous materials themselves have to call in specialized companies that can handle the job. With Hazmat cleanup having become such an intricate part of the recovery process, it is very important for wrecker companies to take that next step into this field. For this to happen, they need to have training, and this sort of training is not easy to come by. Special teachers such as Perry Beaty and Rudy Dinkins with Hazmat Responder Network are working hard to bring classes to the tow- ing industry. People like Mr. Beaty and Mr. Dinkins spend numerous man hours preparing for these classes to ensure that the men and women taking the classes 4 Tow Professional | Volume 6 • Issue 1 | Responding to the Need Story and Photos by Bill Carson

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