Tow Business Podcast

Tow Business Podcast
There’s No Business Like Tow Business

Industry Thoughts and Discussions - 46
Oct 18 • 76 min
Most of the problems in this industry need to be discussed in order to fix them. That’s what we do in this episode. We each took a few of our top subjects, complain about them, offer ideas on how to fix them, but most importantly want others to discuss…
Pricing and Invoices - 45
Oct 4 • 87 min
Our first show of season 6 touches on many topics in our industry
Workplace Behaviors
Aug 30 • 80 min
We discuss workplace behaviors, stress, trauma, and what we can do about them. We also have a discussion about whether or not being a First Responder is good or bad.
The International Towing Museum
Aug 16 • 94 min
What does the International Towing & Recovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee really do for our industry? We spend a little over an hour speaking with those who know. It’s not just about history. The museum is instrumental in the success of Survivor…
Tow Business Accounting
Aug 2 • 78 min
Lacey Harnar CPA joins us to discuss the proper structuring and accounting basics for your tow company
Tables were Turned
Jul 19 • 151 min
Jeff & Brad got interviewed. Matt Ruth from Tracker Management, Clarissa Powell from Tow Times, and Sam Johnson, The Blue Collar Guy ambushed Jeff & Brad with some really great questions during a 2.5-hour interview.
PD Rotation Issues
Jul 5 • 61 min
The Ups and Downs of Being on a Police Rotation
Miller M100 Event
Jun 21 • 60 min
We visited the Miller plant to discuss what went on behind the scenes at the towing industry’s first private unveiling of new equipment. The M100 100 ton rotator is impressive and so was the show that introduced it to the world.
Additional Revenue with Existing Equipment
Jun 7 • 61 min
It seems like the companies that are well diversified seem to handle downturns in the economy better. We offer some ideas on how to increase revenue with the equipment you may already have.
Disaster Plan
Apr 26 • 81 min
As a business owner, you always have that what if in the back of your head. Accidents, Tornadoes, Hurricanes. We’ve all thought about what we’d do in case of a disaster but who saw COVID 19 coming? Were you prepared? Probably not. We can we all do to be…
SBA Relief for Towers Explained
Apr 12 • 91 min
Agero reached out and offered to have their Lead Counsel come on the show and help to explain the current SBA Programs and their requirements so towers could have a better understanding of them. The first half of the show is explaining the Paycheck…
Driver Health with Dr. Dixon
Mar 29 • 62 min
Dr. Bethany Dixon, known as The Driver’s Doctor from joins us to discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while on the road. Learn about some of the small changes we can make to get big results.
Little Things
Mar 15 • 60 min
The towing industry is tough. Each one of us can do at least one thing each day to make it easier. Challenge yourself and those around you to make the day the best it can be and increase your pay at the same time.
Controlling Insurance Costs
Mar 9 • 40 min
Wichert Insurance joins us again to discuss driver selection and other tips to help control our insurance rates. You can reach them at or 740-654-0532
Towing Gadgets
Mar 1 • 72 min
There are certain tools and equipment that every tower and tow truck should have. We go over some old must-haves and some new must-gets. We also discuss who should pay for them and why.
Towing Technology with HONK
Feb 16 • 76 min
Rochelle Thielen with HONK joins us to discuss the current state of towing apps as well as other technology we all depend on these days in the towing industry. Sorry, no rates are discussed but considering how quickly this space is changing all towers…
Positives and Negatives
Feb 2 • 80 min
With all of the negative issues we are bombarded with daily it’s nice to sometimes talk about the positive issues too. We spend over an hour talking about just that. Facebook, technology, motor clubs, it’s all in there.
A Success Story
Dec 29, 2019 • 67 min
Sam Johnson came from an automotive family. Things were going great, his business was booming, then he received the death blow. Listen to how Capital City Towing not only survived but has succeeded in a big way.
Insurance Talk with Wichert Insurance
Dec 24, 2019 • 29 min
Towing insurance rates have increased drastically over the past few years even putting some companies out of business. Today more than ever it is important to have the best agent, the best coverage, and the best partners when it comes to insuring your…
Towing Safely
Dec 15, 2019 • 55 min
We all have a responsibility to conduct ourselves in the safest manner possible. As owners, we have a responsibility to provide our employees with safe equipment and provide policies that are both understood and practiced.
Towing Regulations & Invoice Auditors
Nov 28, 2019 • 80 min
The Massachusetts State Patrol has proposed some scary new regulations that could devastate the towers in that state. We also talk a bit about tow invoice auditors, who they are, whey they exist.
Best of Season 1
Nov 10, 2019 • 54 min
We decided to put together a show with clips from season one. Motor Clubs, Hiring and Retaining Employees, Towing Technology, Online Reputations, Equipment Purchasing, Insurance.
Questions and Answers
Sep 22, 2019 • 86 min
We did this a little different this time. We recorded later at night at our homes for a more relaxed show and had a lot of fun with it. Several listeners provided great questions and Brad and I responded with our thoughts and opinions.
Miller Exclusive Warranties & Heavy Specs
Sep 14, 2019 • 56 min
Some of our friends from Miller Industries join us for a great discussion recorded at the Miller Plant in Ooltewah, Tn. These Miller Specific Warranties are just one more reason that Miller is the world leader in towing equipment
Some Employees get it, some don’t
Sep 7, 2019 • 65 min
A tow operator’s job involves so much more than just driving and running the controls. There is a lot of technology used today from routing and dispatching, to sending invoices and taking electronic payments. Unfortunately, not all of them approach the…
Specialty Tow Equipment with Axe Trailers
Aug 24, 2019 • 81 min
We talk about all of the specialized equipment it now takes to stay on top in the towing business. The crew from Axe Trailers joins us on-site to discuss the importance of trailers in your towing operation and what makes them different from the rest of…
Operator Certification
Aug 10, 2019 • 60 min
Can an industry-wide certification program help us improve our image, income, and wages? Let’s talk to Justin Cruze with WreckMaster and find
2019 Tow Summit with OOIDA
Aug 6, 2019 • 58 min
Join the Tow Business Podcast at the 2019 Tow Summit in Washington D.C. Tom Tedford and Bill Giorgis join the discussion about recovery fees and upcoming legislation. OOIDA has become Enemy #1 to some in the towing industry but according to Mike, they’ve…
Employee Pay
Jul 28, 2019 • 48 min
Last week we got the name wrong of the Maine Towing Company who just won a big court case against an insurance company, Congratulations Statewide. Are you attending this year’s Tow Summit? Finally, we talk about employees and how they get paid.
Quick Clearance Programs S2E1
Jul 14, 2019 • 70 min
Jeff, Brad, and Sean Loscalso from Superior Towing in South Florida talk about some of the ups and downs of Quick Clearance Programs. Like it or not, one of these programs is coming to a city near you soon. We also have a quick interview with someone…
FTS Bill Gorgis Interview
Jul 7, 2019 • 36 min
We interviewed Bill Girogis from Saginaw, Michigan at the 2019 Florida Tow Show. We discuss everything from OSHA regs to his state association and the benefits of becoming a member of the Michigan Towing Association.
Florida Show with Ron Meyers
Jun 25, 2019 • 25 min
Ron Meyers, owner of Pinetree Towing in Ohio joins us to talk about the benefits of joining your state tow association.
Steve Palmer TRAA
Jun 16, 2019 • 19 min
This is from a discussion we had while at the Florida Tow Show in 2019. We discuss the benefits of joining your state and national associations as well as some motor club specific items. Steve is the head of the Motor Club Committee with TRAA. Steve can…
Florida Tow Show Interview Clarissa Powell
Jun 10, 2019 • 17 min
Have you ever wondered how much work goes into a tow show? Clarissa from Tow Times is one of the people who can tell you. Listen to the live interview with her from this year’s Florida Tow Show interview that was recorded live in the pavilion.
Insurance Talk - S1E7
May 12, 2019 • 62 min
There is one day a year that each tow company owner dreads and that is the day they renew their insurance policy. We discuss how it’s gotten to this ugly place and what we can all do to help control both personal and industry-wide costs.
Managing Your Online Reputation
Apr 28, 2019 • 96 min
Do you have a web presence? Is it a positive web presence? Are you using a system to gather reviews? Do you respond to your reviews? If you answered no to any of the above you’ve got a lot to learn. Luckily Tow Business Podcast has you covered. Thanks to…
Equipment Purchasing and Financing - S1E5
Apr 10, 2019 • 58 min
Dillon Swaim from Blackburn Truck Equipment in Lilburn, Ga and Mike Haney from Ascentium Capital join us to provide some great information regarding equipment choices and financing. Both will be at the Florida Show this week so please stop by to see them…
Towing & Technology - S1E4
Mar 31, 2019 • 46 min
We spend forty-five minutes talking about technology and how it has helped transform our industry by helping us grasp the large amounts of data required to manage efficiently. JD from Tracker Management explains the origins of the technology as well as…
Recruiting and Training Part 2
Mar 17, 2019 • 68 min
We ended up cutting so much content out of our Recruiting and Retaining episode that Part 2 pretty much made itself. There is a lot of good info for employees hidden between the lines. Do you want to move up in your company listen to what the owners are…
Recruiting Part 1 - S1E3
Mar 3, 2019 • 46 min
We’ve all heard about the driver shortage in the Transportation Industry but it gets even worse when those drivers need a very specialized toolbox full of skills like a Tow Operator. We discuss the national job boards like Indeed and Tow Recruiter as well…
Slow Down Move Over Bonus Content S1E2.5
Feb 23, 2019 • 49 min
Please listen and share this bonus episode about slow down move over on your social media pages and with family and friends. The key to the law’s success is education. People don’t know how to save lives unless we teach them. Please like and share.…
Motor Clubs with Rex Dunn - S1E2
Feb 17, 2019 • 65 min
Talking about Motor Clubs and an Interview With Rex Dunn from Rex A. Dunn Consulting and Towzing. Rates, free miles, GOAs and billing. Everyone complains about the clubs but are they really as bad as some say? AAA, Agero, NSD, and now Honk, Urgently, and…
Tow Business Podcast Show Debut - S1E1
Feb 3, 2019 • 36 min
This episode is the Tow Business Podcast show debut and gives the rundown of what the show will be about, who it involves and what it hopes to accomplish for our industry. The hosts, Jeff & Brad come from two very different paths into towing and both…
S1E0: Tow Business Podcast Introduction
Jan 18, 2019 • 6 min
This is the introduction to season one of Tow Business Podcast. We’re going to be discussing tow shows, towing shows, slow down move over and how to run your towing business better. No matter if you run a Century 1075, an NRC Slider, or an integrated…
Tow Business Podcast Teaser 2
Jan 11, 2019 • 0 min
The New Tow Business Podcast debut’s February Third. You’re in the towing business but do you know your business?
Show Debut Teaser
Jan 2, 2019 • 1 min
The Tow Business Podcast debuts on February 3, 2019. Please join us each episode and let us help you improve your towing business.