Meet Sherry White, President of ERSCA.

Meet Sherry White, President of ERSCA.

Sherry White began her career in towing in 1972 when she, and her husband Walt, purchased a Shell gas station and their first tow truck. As their business grew into four stations Sherry became involved in every facet of the industry, but after 23 years of operating the service station their focus shifted to just…

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Welcome Shane Coleman to ERSCA

The Emergency Road Service Coalition of America is excited to welcome Shane Coleman to our staff. Shane will lead ERSCA’s training department. ERSCA President Sherry White states. “It is an honor to be able to work with Shane. His experience and his training techniques are unparalleled in this industry. I speak for all of our…

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Tow Industry Narrowly Escapes Costly Regulation Again

  Greetings Fellow Industry Men and Women, Our last communication with you hopefully conveyed a State of the Union vibe.  I attempted to give you an account of what the Coalition had done while painting a picture of what may be around the corner.  At the risk of repeating myself I feel I must address…

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Big Changes at the Coalition

Greetings to all of my fellow emergency road service providers. As you may know we just held our election at our annual membership meeting, just in case you were not able to attend here is the scoop on some of the critical happenings in 2017 and the start of 2018. First, yours truly, (Craig Baker)…

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April 2017 – President’s Message

Hello Coalition Members Spring is upon us. Themes of rebirth and renewal often use symbols from the Spring season. After sometimes harsh winters, we look forward to a change in season and what Spring offers us. It seems fitting after over a year and a half of working on our training initiative with our partners…

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How to Kill Two Birds with One Stone

Servicing your motor club customer today requires an efficient business model. Your machine has to be well oiled to meet the demands of volume and customer expectations. Many of the motor clubs perform customer service surveys to let know how they are doing and of course you end up being the most important part of…

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U.S. SUPREME COURT DOES NOT OVERTURN CALIFORNIA TOWERS’ ABILITY TO CHARGE A CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE

Back in 2015, a federal court declared that California Civil Code section 1748.1, which bans businesses from charging surcharges on credit card purchases, was unconstitutional and unenforceable.  As a result, the ban on surcharges was lifted and California retailers, including tow companies, are free to offer dual-pricing.  Thus, you can charge one price for customers…

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CARB PROTECTIONS FOR TRUCKERS INCLUDED IN CALIFORNIA’S DIESEL & TAX BILL

After two years of negotiations, the California Legislature passed a 10-year, $52 billion transportation funding bill, SB 1 (Beall), on April 6th, which will raise $5.2 billion annually to fix the state’s roads and highways.  While the bulk of this money will come from diesel and gas tax increases, UCMCS is pleased to let you…

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CHP CLARIFIES NEW CELL PHONE PROHIBITIONS

Since California’s law prohibiting cell phone use while driving was amended last year with AB 1785, there has been some confusion about which devices towers are allowed to use while driving. The towing industry has worked with the CHP to help identify the parameters of Vehicle Code 23123.5. Accordingly, the CHP has notified their enforcement…

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