DEDICATED TO TRAINING AND SAFETY

13 All City Towing employees recently obtained their certifications from the Towing and Recovery Associates of America (TRAA).  The list included office staff, drivers, management and fleet service employees.   Those receiving their TRAA certification were:  

Patrick Altenberger

Patricia Atwell

Jeffrey Dunn

Mark Fortune

Michael Gallagher

Joe Gentry

Rubin Gonzalez

Mike Harvey

Robert Hayes

John Koch

Danny Nedbalek

Michael Stell

Jaime Wendlandt

These employees are awarded the title of Certified Tow Operator by the National Driver Certification Program. Developed by the Towing and Recover Association of America, TRAA, the exams are designed to measure knowledge of the towing industry and its key components.

Congratulations to all !

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Drive Hammered …..Get Nailed ! (Tempe 8/12/11)

Last Friday night, All City participated in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and law enforcement’s DUI Task Force Operations in Tempe.  The purpose of the operation is to provide education and reduce the number and severity of crashes in which alcohol and/or drugs are contributing factors.  The saturation point was Tempe and the following agencies participated:  Chandler PD, DPS, Gilbert PD, MCSO,  Salt River PD & Scottsdale PD.    

In 2010, the East Valley DUI Task Force (EVDUITF) was comprised of nearly 125 officers from local agencies.  They conducted saturation patrols in a different East Valley location each night the EVDUITF was operating.  Drivers found to be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs were arrested and transported to the command post for processing.  Additionally, the officers enforced the “ZERO TOLERANCE” policy toward underage drinkers.

The 2010 EVDUITF dedicated their efforts to the officers killed by alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers while in the line of duty.  To learn more about the statewide effort and statistics, click on the link below. 

http://azgohs.gov/media/GOHS_PressRelease_01052011_ANNUAL2010.pdf

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Dollars For A Hero

All City Towing was honored to be invited this past week to participate in a fundraising effort, which raised more than $70,000 to benefit a wounded Valley soldier who celebrated his birthday yesterday.

Private First Class Joshua Bullis, a graduate of Goldwater High School, lost both legs above his knees and his left arm after a roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan in September 2010.  The efforts to raise the funds were spearheaded by the Phoenix FOP Lodge #2.  Phoenix Officer Dave Hopkins, a friend of Bullis’ mother and father (also Phoenix police officers) handled the event and was ecstatic when the final number reached in excess of the initial $50,000 goal.  The group held a day-long, all-you-can eat buffet and raffle.  The funds will be used by Bullis to assist him with rebuilding his life and retro-fitting his home to make it more handicap accessible. 

Thank you, Josh for your service to our Country.

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Taking A Bite Out Of Crime

All City Towing was proud to be a sponsor of the 2011 Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association (A.L.E.C.A.) Desert Dog Police K-9 Trials. The event was held once again at Scottsdale Stadium, this past weekend. 

Attendees were able to observe many active Police, Military, Government and Security canine teams from around the nation competing in various field exercises. The teams competed in various building exercises; however, because the building, narcotics and explosives searches must take place in a controlled environment, these activities were unable to be showcased for the public.  The competition events included: Handler Protection, Tactical Building Search, Building Search, Agility / Obstacle course, Area Search, Narcotics and Explosives Search.

Congratulations to all participants but most especially to our public/private partners from CPD, DPS, GPD, MCSO, MPD, SPD & TPD.

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Release the Fear

All City Towing is proud to continue our support of Release the Fear, a non-profit health and human services organization which was started back in 1996 to counter the effects of violence in our society. Release the Fear (RTF) has worked with thousands of at-risk youth and adults in Arizona and around the world, offering experiential programs that help reverse the paralyzing effects of fear and diminished self-worth.  RTF empowers youth with the tools to overcome the paralyzing effects of fear and violence, allowing them to discover their true potential and purpose in life.

To learn more about this organization, please visit their website at www.releasethefear.org

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Drive Hammered…Get Nailed 2010

Drive Hammered …..Get Nailed !

Each year, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and law enforcement agencies throughout Arizona participate in DUI Task Force Operations to reduce the number and severity of crashes in which alcohol and/or drugs are contributing factors.  This is accomplished through continued zero tolerance enforcement during the holiday season.  All City has been a long-time sponsor and participant in these efforts. 

Other goals of this GOHS program are: to increase the statewide seat belt/child safety seat usage, to increase public information and education of the benefits of seat belt/child safety seat usage for adults and children and to achieve and maintain compliance with traffic laws such as aggressive driving, speeding and red light running.  This is done by combining the resources from multiple jurisdictions and focus enforcement activities in specific jurisdictional areas.

In 2010, the East Valley DUI Task Force (EVDUITF) was comprised of nearly 125 officers from local agencies.  They conducted saturation patrols in a different East Valley location each night the EVDUITF was operating.  Drivers found to be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs were arrested and transported to the command post for processing.  Additionally, the officers enforced the “ZERO TOLERANCE” policy toward underage drinkers.

The 2010 EVDUITF dedicated their efforts to the officers killed by alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers while in the line of duty.  To learn more about the statewide effort and statistics, click on the link below. 

http://azgohs.gov/media/GOHS_PressRelease_01052011_ANNUAL2010.pdf

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New Web Site Announcement!

ACT Towing, LLC d/b/a All City Towing (ACT) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website (www.acttowing.com) and the redesign of our previous website (www.allcitytowing.com).   The new sites went live in early January.

The web sites provide a complete overview of ACT’s services, experience, locations, management philosophy and involvement within the communities we service.  Customer testimonials as well as answers to many frequently asked questions are also provided.   Our goal with the new sites is to provide our current and prospective customers with enough information to make an informed decision when considering a provider.   A secondary goal is to educate the public about our industry.

We look forward to receiving feedback after visiting our web sites and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions about ACT.  Please click on the links provided below and navigate each site.

About ACT Towing, LLC

ACT Towing, LLC d/b/a All City Towing is Arizona’s largest, locally-owned towing company.  ACT’s history can be traced back over twenty years.  It is a privately held, locally-owned company with corporate offices in Tempe, Arizona.  AC T provides towing, transport, storage, roadside assistance and emergency recovery services to governmental agencies, commercial businesses and the general public.

For more information please visit our web sites at www.acttowing.comor www.allcitytowing.com .

ACT Towing, LLC  PO Box 25620, Tempe, Arizona 85285.  All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective entities

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Mesa company accomodate kids’ desire to attend D-Backs game

Last summer All City Towing partnered with the Mesa Police Honor Guard in order to help 30 children attend a D-Backs game. The Mesa Police Honor Guard were selling the tickets as a fundraiser commemorating Law Enforcement Day. All City Towing agreed to purchase and donate the tickets for these children that live at Sunshine Acres Children ‘s Home.

To access the full article at azcentral.com , click here.

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Employee Recognized As Top Ten Operator Of The Year

WreckMaster names Vance Demasseo of All City Towing as one of the Top Ten Operators of the Year.

Winners were chosen from a panel of finalists who demonstrated the ability to apply techniques learned throughout certification, were involved within the Industry and positively impacted their community.

Since joining All City Towing in 2007, Demasseo has worked closely with the Mesa Fire Department in organizing and providing training on quick clearance and rigging techniques.   A graduate of WreckMaster Inc., Demasseo is one of five operators with a 6/7A ranking in Arizona.  He holds the highest level of certification in this field and is the only operator locally nominated in this category.

“It’s a great honor to be amongst a group of guys who believe in the professionalism of the towing industry,” says Demasseo of his nomination.  “WreckMaster has not only showed me how to be a more efficient and proficient operator, they have given me the tools needed to show our operators how to be safe and detailed.”

WreckMaster Inc. is the largest tow training and certification organization worldwide.  They currently have over 18,000 certified operators.  Winners will be recognized Friday, November 12th at the American Towman Exposition in Baltimore, MD.  For more information on Wreckmaster, Inc., visit: http://www.wreckmaster.com.

For over 20 years, All City Towing has provided exceptional tow service for Municipal, multi-Housing, Residential, Commercial and HOA Communities.

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