How the aftermarket’s value is being drained by high-tech tricks BY ELIZABETH SARGEANT The value of undrivable vehicles could go up significantly if auto parts customers had access to the same vehicle scanning technology given to auto repair facilities. For towing professionals, this means that the value of their specialized cargo is not being realized […]

Magna releases trailer angle detection system

Magna’s trailer angle detection system features image-processing software, which determines the angle between truck and trailer and provides the most appropriate view to the driver, depending on the trailer's trajectory. High-resolution cameras and colour-coded diagrams of the truck help warn the driver of potential jackknife conditions.

Aurora, Ontario — December 14, 2017 — At work or play, trailer angle detection technology from Magna helps drivers tow like pros, according to the company. The electronic driver assistance system, available on Ford F-Series pickup trucks, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards. Image-processing software determines the angle between truck and trailer […]

Lift calculator available from Canadian Towing Equipment

Canadian Towing Equipment includes a graphic showing how to take various measurements to use the calculator.

Ayr, Ontario — September 20, 2017 — How much can your truck lift? Canadian Towing Equipment has the answer. The company, headquartered in Ayr, Ontario, has included an easy-to-use calculator on its website. A few caveats are in order before you use the calculator. As Canadian Towing Equipment notes, the calculator is for estimating purposes […]

Canadian Towing Equipment offers free online lift calculator

Ayr, Ontario — July 24, 2017 — Canadian Towing Equipment offers a free online towing calculator that calculates how much weight your tow truck is capable of lifting. While the calculator serves for estimating purposes only, it can give tow truck drivers a good idea of what their truck can handle before heading out to get […]

RoadScan Canada offers collision reconstruction services with dash cams

Formed by two retired police officers with over 25 years of experience as collision reconstruction experts, RoadScan Canada offers not only dash cams for your fleet, but collision reconstruction support services as well.Cameras start from $199CAD. For fleet purchases, the cost of collision reconstruction support and technical support is included with purchase price.“As soon as […]

Cycle Caddy now available from Canadian Towing Equipment

Ayr, Ontario — December 16, 2015 — A new motorcycle dolly is available through Canadian Towing Equipment. According to the company, the innovative Speed Ramp on the Cycle Caddy makes loading a motorcycle smooth and nearly effortless. The Cycle Caddy stores in a folded, compact position, saving valuable room in the tool box. The Cycle Caddy […]

Miller debuts 10 Series Generation II Carriers

Ooltewah, Tennessee — August 18, 2015 — Miller Industries recently announced the release of their 10 Series Generation II car carrier line. Featuring a new subframe design capable of lowering the deck height 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) to 2 inches (50.8 mm), the company says the new carriers allow for a better centre of gravity, making […]

Miller releases new spreader bar

Ooltewah, Tennessee —- March 11, 2015 -– Miller Industries is now offering a new spreader bar that works in conjunction with its full line of heavy-duty products. The adjustable, five-piece bar is designed for use in all ranges of lifting applications, from heavy through light-duty, allowing for straight vertical lifts without damaging or collapsing the sides […]

Holmes adds power tilt option to 440-SL

Ooltewah, Tennessee — February 24, 2015 — Holmes is now offering their 400-SL self-loader with optional power tilt. The Miller Industries-distributed 400-SL’s new option operates via a 30-degree arc to provide positive tilt for increased vehicle clearance and negative tilt for hooking while on uneven or sloping road surfaces. Proximity limiter switches on both the tilt […]