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Michael R. DeHaan was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on December 24, 1941. He was married to Terry Ann Gaffney on February 5, 1963. Together they have three children, Elizabeth, Sara and Selina.
In 1959, Michael joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served until 1963, at which time he was honorably discharged. He went on to receive his Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Physical Education in 1968 from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He entered the towing industry in 1976 as Director of Field Services of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association. Currently, Michael works in the areas of motor carrier safety and regulatory compliance.
Michael is an expert on towing and recovery laws and policies, has published numerous guides for tow truck operators in Wisconsin, to include “Abandon Motor Vehicles in Wisconsin”, “Towing & Storage Liens”, and “Regulatory Guide for Tow Truck Operators”. He has helped with state and national legislative issues affecting the towing industry and is recognized by the Wisconsin DOT and Transportation Commission for legislative testimony.
Michael has served as the Director of the Wisconsin Towing Association for 30 years, served on the TRAA Legislative Board, and has received numerous awards for his outstanding service to the industry from the TRAA, Wisconsin Towing Association, Tow Times, and the Minnesota Professional Towing Association.
Michael hopes to retire in 2007, however, will continue to work for the Wisconsin Towing Association in some capacity. He and his wife hope to travel and relax in the years to come.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
20th Anniversary Celebration of the Museum
International Towing Museum - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday, September 11, 2015
Welcome Reception and Auction (Ticketed Event)
DoubleTree Hotel - 7pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Wall of the Fallen Ceremony
International Towing Museum - 10am
2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet (Ticketed Event)
DoubleTree Hotel - 6pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Breakfast (Ticketed Event) - 9am
General Membership Meeting - 10am
For questions or comments about the museum, contact us
Admission and Hours
Adults - $10.00
Seniors (55 or older)/Military - $9.00
AAA - $8.50
Children 6 - 14 - $6.00
Children under 5 are free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer Hours (March. 1-Oct.31)
Monday - Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 11 - 5
Winter Hours (Nov 1-Feb.28)
Monday - Saturday 10 - 4:30
Sunday 11 - 5
Closed Major Holidays
The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum, Inc.
3315 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408