The 2021 Tennessee Tow Show

Attendees from Tennessee and surrounding states gathered in Chattanooga, Tenn., October 6 through 10 for the Tennessee Tow Show hosted by the Tennessee Tow Truck Association and Tow Times magazine.

The show, which coincided with the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum Weekend, kicked off Wednesday and Thursday, October 6 and 7, at the Chattanooga Convention Center with a well-attended, two-day training class covering the Essentials of Light-duty Towing by the Emergency Road Service Coalition of America (ERSCA) and instructor Shane Coleman. 

Free registration and exhibits opened Friday, along with industry seminars that included a safety symposium and towing incident management training. Evening festivities featured the annual Hall of Fame Meet and Greet and Fundraising Auction and the Dave Jones Leadership Award presentation, in which Michigan tow company owner and industry safety advocate Bill Giorgis gratefully accepted the honor. Attendees were also treated to a Southern Hospitality Night with free food, drinks and entertainment.

Saturday morning the Wall of the Fallen Unveiling ceremony was held at the International Towing Museum where, in a moving ceremony, the names of 41 tow operators who lost their lives in the line of service were added to the memorial wall. 

Free attendance to show exhibits opened at 11 a.m. The show floor included rows of polished trucks entered in the beauty competition, which this year featured more categories to win, and cash prizes powered by Ford Trucks. The day closed with the 2021 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner. 

Sunday morning’s Annual Museum Member Meeting and Breakfast concluded the show’s activities.

The Tennessee Tow Show thanks its generous sponsors, exhibitors and attendees, all who make this successful event possible.

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