JERR-DAN

When industry experience counts, Jerr-Dan’s counterweight accessories for Standard Duty and Heavy-Duty Wreckers deliver.

The Jerr-Dan Counterweighted Winch Bumper is available with a Pre-Runner Bar and without a Pre-Runner Bar. The Counterweighted Winch Bumper (not painted) is the ideal aftermarket accessory with the following features:

• For Ford F450 and F550

• Model years 2017 to current

• 2,000 lb. Ramsey Winch

• Full weight bar tray with (5) 31.5 lb. removable weights

• Designed specifically for towing and recovery

• Stainless Steel Jerr-Dan logo

• Prepped for paint

• Universal mounting brackets for 6 LED lights (LED lights not included)

Adjustable Performance Counterweight for HD Wreckers

Jerr-Dan’s Adjustable Performance Counterweight is the smart way to improve your fleet’s performance. The counterweight puts weight where it’s needed to improve the performance of your truck.

• This accessory is available to most OEM Class 8 Chassis. Modular design for installation and removal.

• Hydraulically rotates down 90 degrees to allow the truck hood its full range of motion

• Manual pump override

• Fully adjustable counterweight between 1700-3600 lbs.

• This aftermarket base unit is 1,700 lbs and adjustable in 220 lb increments to a maximum capacity of 3,600 lbs to improve the tow performance of your wrecker.

Contact your local Jerr-Dan Distributor to find out more about this unit.

The California Tow Truck Association Elects State Officers for 2019

On January 17th, 2019, the Board of Directors of the California Tow Truck Association elected its Executive Committee for the year. The California Tow Truck Association (CTTA) is a 501 c 6, not for profit trade association for the benefit of Tow Truck Companies in California offering education, discount programs, legislative and lobbying activities as well as networking opportunities at regional chapter meetings. The Association’s mission is to cultivate a community of professionals able to provide the highest caliber of towing and emergency road service for the motoring public.

The newly-elected State Officers are as follows:

President: Quinn Piening, Central Tow & Transport – Fremont, CA

Vice President (TROC South): Steven Hendrickson, Western Towing – San Diego, CA

Vice President (TROC North): Sam Johnson, Capitol City Towing – Sacramento, CA

Vice President (Education South): Sean Van Lingen, Van Lingen Towing, Inc – Torrance, CA

Vice President (Education North): Doug Nelson, College Oak Towing – Sacramento, CA

Secretary: Andrea Olivarez, Mike’s Towing – Stockton, CA

Treasurer: Bruce Johnson, Extreme Towing – Diamond Springs, CA

Immediate Past President: Terry Warford, Jr., Dollar Tow Company – Sacramento, CA

ERSCA Representative: Craig Baker, Cupertino Towing – Antioch, CA

ERSCA Representative: Steve Sgarlato, Dick’s Automotive – Campbell, CA

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the CTTA and these new leaders are eager to continue the Association’s growth as the largest state towing association in the United States. As the CTTA looks to the next 50 years of protecting the CA towing industry, the new President, Quinn Piening, is determined to focus on Member outreach, enhancing Member benefits, providing new cutting edge training solutions, continuing the fight for tow operations in our CA legislature, and so much more.

“There are many challenges facing towing company owners in our state and I could not be more excited to jump into the fray and fight for our Members,” said Mr. Piening (pictured at left with Immediate Past President Terry Warford, Jr.) after his election. “I want to thank all of the new State Officers sworn in beside me today for their dedication to our industry and their willingness to join me in creating the next chapter of CTTA’s story.”

Launches New Certification Program

The Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc.® (TRAA) is proud to announce its launch of the all-new Towing & Recovery Support Certification Program™ (TRSCP™).

This innovative certification program, which took effect January 1st, is designed specifically for professionals that aid in incident clearance but are not themselves towing operators; the first program of its kind! Dispatchers, office managers, and administrative staff have a vital role to play in safe incident clearance that has yet to be fully appreciated. The TRSCP™ aims to inform, evaluate, and set the national standard for professionals working in this important capacity. The TRSCP™ covers a wide variety of content from customer service, on-scene and off-scene considerations, traffic incident management, post incident activities, and more. The program is open to all eligible participants employed in an incident management field such as towing, fire, EMS, DOT, or law enforcement.

As a professional certification program, participants review a written study guide before taking a proctored exam objectively evaluating their content knowledge. Upon successful completion of each level, participants will earn professional designations: Nationally Certified Towing Support Professional™ for the Entry Level and Nationally Certified Towing Support Specialist™ for the Advanced Level. Professional designations, which are unique to professional certification programs, offer benefits for both the participant and their employer. Such as competitive advantage applying for contracts, added credibility, and increased employee satisfaction.

This is the first new certification program TRAA has launched since the long-running National Driver Certification Program® (NDCP) premiered over twenty years ago in 1995. As with the NDCP, the TRSCP™ was developed with the encouragement and grant funding of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.

TRAA greatly appreciates the support of the Federal Highway Administration and the efforts of the TRSCP™ Advisory Committee for their invaluable contributions to this significant, industry changing project. The TRSCP™ is going to be the baseline for support personnel moving forward! Registration officially opened January 1, 2019; visit: traaonline.com/trscp to learn more!

New Light-N-Carry COB LED Flood Light

Clore Automotive introduces a new 1500 Lumen COB LED Flood Light, Model No. LNC2251, from Light-N-Carry. The LNC2251 is an ideal answer when it comes to the tasks of Area/Flood/Site (A/F/S) light illumination. Whether on a building site, in an industrial environment or in an automotive garage, Light-N-Carry A/F/S lighting solutions provide bright illumination, long run times and easy recharging. The LNC2251 combines advanced COB technology, high lumen output, a removable battery, dust/water resistant housing and an easy-to-use micro-USB charging system.

The LNC2251 features three intensity settings (1500/1000/500 lumen), allowing the operator to select the setting that best meets their needs based on the application performed. Its work light function is powered by advanced COB LED technology utilizing a Citizen CITILED chip for clear, bright viewing, elimination of hard edges, cool, pleasing light and low power consumption.

The LNC2251 comes equipped with two removable batteries, which adds convenience and doubles your effective working time, allowing the light to perform for a full work day (each battery enables 4 hours of run time on the high output setting). Plus, each battery serves as a power supply, with a 1A USB outlet to charge small electronic devices. It features an IP64 dust/water ingress protection rating, magnetic 180˚ swivel arm for easy mounting and a protective rubber bumper casing.

The LNC2251 includes two rechargeable lithium batteries, a wall charger with braided charging cord and a Repair Service Coupon. The Repair Service Coupon provides for a low, one-time, fixed fee repair of the unit after the warranty period, regardless of the reason why the unit is no longer working (original coupon required to participate). The unit comes with a 1 Year Limited Warranty.

Clore Automotive is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of automotive service equipment for professionals and consumers, including jump starters, battery chargers, battery testers, power inverters and LED lighting solutions. Clore Automotive products can be found in a wide variety of outlets servicing professionals and automotive enthusiasts, including auto parts stores, mobile tool dealers, industrial MRO distributors, farm and ag outlets and more. More information can be found at www.cloreautomotive.com.