Hello Coalition Members,
Before I brief all of you on news and updates, I would like to first thank you for being members and supporting us in our growth, initiatives and ideas about progressing as an organization. Many of you will send off emails expressing gratitude for the work that is being done on your behalf and I cannot express enough how thankful we are for you helping us to stand up and face the challenges in this industry. I have quite a bit of information to share and I’ll do my best and try not to take up too much of your valuable time.
We recently attended the Tow Summit in New Orleans, sponsored by Tow Times. We would like to thank Tow Times for the invitation and donating our booth space. This summit is focused on managing your business and solutions to the challenges our industry is facing from safety to diversification to driver shortages. We had an opportunity to speak to towers and vendors about our Coalition and our vision for the future. I would encourage all of our members to attend this valuable summit next year.
Afterwards we were approached by Clarissa and Brenda from Tow Times about attending the Tennessee Tow Show in September. There will be a first ever press conference on safety with a panel of experts and we have been asked to sit on this panel. As I understand it, the press conference will be taking place at the Wall of the Fallen at the Towing Museum. Please consider attending the Tennessee Show September 10th through the 12th.
Speaking of trade shows, CTTA is having their annual show this year in Reno on October 1st through the 3rd. Thank you to Karly and the CTTA for donating booth space for the Coalition. CTTA is offering some terrific seminars and TIMS classes. Please click on the link below to register and book your hotel room. If we get enough members to attend, we will plan a gathering while at the show and don’t forget to stop by the UCMCS booth. For further information, go to http://westernstatestowshow.com/
There was earlier discussions about another membership meeting towards the end of August. Logistically it doesn’t look like it will take place. A good alternative would be to meet in Reno. Ill keep you updated.
We have signed up another sponsor. TBS, Truck Body Sales has generously donated to our cause! Thank you to Brandon and Jason and the crew at TBS. We have added their logo to our trade show booth and our website. As with all of our generous sponsors, please consider them when making business purchases.
Below is an updated list of our associates and sponsors.
Associate Members and Sponsors
Driver Awareness 24 – 7
House Of Wreckers
Fleet Sales West
RA Storlee Ins.
Discovery Bay Insurance Services, Inc
Truck Body Sales
Finally, we are continuing our commitment to a training program for our members. Soon I will have some exciting news to share with all of you on that front. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your board if you have any questions.