J.E. Herring Motor Company is a multi-generation business and Pat has played a role for over 30 years, taking over the helm in 1978. He has been a longtime member of the Pennsylvania Towing Association (PTA), holding numerous offices and currently serving as second vice president. When his father’s tow truck was forced off the road in 1969, Pat commenced on his journey to improve safety in his company and throughout Pennsylvania. He strongly promotes education and training for all and has for 15 years hosted open classes for PTA members and all interested in towing and recovery. He worked diligently with fellow PTA members to get a move over law passed and he was part of a committee that traveled throughout the state assisting Pennsylvania towers to understand new regulations. He is a longtime member of the Towing & Recovery Association of America (TRAA) and regularly attends the annual legislative conferences. Pat was asked to haul the breathing pipe placed in the mineshaft for the Quicreek miners and was one of the first responders to the Flight 93 crash on September 11, 2001.