The Towing & Recovery Association of Ohio

The Towing & Recovery Association of Ohio has had a very active year so far. TRAO’s lobbyist Terry Fleming along with TRAO’s legislative board has been working on legislative issues such as SB274 . TRAO has also been actively working on trying to keep its members updated with information that affects each and every one of us as towers in the industry. TRAO has a Facebook page that we are using to keep information out there to our members and is updated weekly.

There will be a FREE seminar for all TRAO members in Columbus on June 8th at 10am at The Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N High Street. Brad Thoma with Towing Solutions & Consulting along with Beacon Software will be there as well as our lobbyist Terry Fleming who will be discussing the latest with the law changes, amendments and the importance of TRAO having a PAC fund. To Register for this event please contact our office at 513-791-3555 or email

TRAO’s very own President Vaughn Gobel of Gobels Towing & Recovery out of Youngstown, Ohio will be 1 of 9 inducted into the 2015 International Towing & Recovery Museum Hall of Fame in September. The ceremony will take place at the Double Tree Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

As the summer gets hotter and days are longer, so does the Midwest Tow Shows, list of vendors. The Midwest Tow Show will again be at Great Wolf Lodge, in Mason Ohio on September24-27, 2015. If you have never attended then you DON’T know what you are missing!! TRAO’s Show Coordinator Donna Brock-Mesaros has made this show one of the favorites among towers across the United States. So mark your calendar and bring the family because “It’s a Family Affair” at The Midwest Regional Tow Show is definitely worth attending. For show information & hotel reservations please contact Donna at 513-831-7469 or

If you aren’t yet a member of TRAO you can go on the TRAO website at and submit the application online. Because in the towing industry you CAN’T afford not to be a member.