Richard A. Frasier

Little did Dick Frasier know he’d me an Olympic star for towing.  Dick’s towing company, Lakeshore Garage, was contracted by New York to provide 30 wreckers for the 1980 Winter Olympics.  Dick organized equipment and manpower from seven states to handle the Olympics.  But undertaking challenges is not new to Dick.  He was instrumental in…

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Richard D. Bays, Jr.

Since purchasing his first tow truck in 1971, Rick has followed his passion for the towing industry.  He joined the California Tow Truck Association (CTTA) in 1979 and quickly began climbing the leadership ladder.  After serving various roles, he became President.  Rick has always been an advocate of education and training, and also became active…

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Randall W. Olson

On the way to a tow, Randy’s father dropped off his laboring mother at a hospital in Virginia, Minnesota.  And Randy has been involved in the towing industry ever since.  His future seemed on a path to take over his fathers company; however, a drunk driver struck him while he was working a tow.  After…

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Pat Herring

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…

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Joseph Pedigo

In the 1980’s, Joe Pedigo found himself leading a successful state towing association, the Professional Towing & Recovery Association of Illinois.  That’s where he learned the ropes of the legislative world, writing legislation supportive of Illinois towers while battling against opposing legislation.  His victories included helping establish commercial relocation ordinances for Bloomington, Normal, and several…

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Harriet Cooley

For the past thirteen years, Harriet has been Director of Certification for the Towing & Recovery Association of America (TRAA) and currently serves as it’s Executive Director.  Early in her position, she helped develop a National Driver Certification Program for tow truck operators in light, medium, and heavy duty modules.  Completed in 1995, TRAA has…

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Edward J. Chambers

Ed started his towing company in 1973 with one small tow truck.  Today, Chamber’s Towing has two heavy-duty tow trucks, one tilt’n’load, two small tow trucks, and air cushion recovery equipment.  Ed has served as Secretary/Treasurer and President of the Orangeville Towing Association and President of the Dufferin Area Towing Association.  During his reign, he…

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Stephen B. Shinnick

Stephen B. Shinnick was born in London, England during the era of the WWII.  In 1962 he went to work for the British Armed Forces; Royal Corps of Transport where he became involved in tank transporting and tank recovery. In 1965 he went into business with a lifelong friend and started G & S Motors…

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