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Author: Jeff Poquette / Brad McIntosh

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There’s No Business Like Tow Business
Running a towing business in today's world is tough. The Tow Business Podcast focuses on towing business topics and discusses all topics that relate to owning and operating a successful towing company. We welcome all show ideas and feedback.
46 Episodes
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Most of the problems in this industry need to be discussed in order to fix them. That's what we do in this episode. We each took a few of our top subjects, complain about them, offer ideas on how to fix them, but most importantly want others to discuss these problems and offer their solutions too.
Pricing and Invoices - 45

Pricing and Invoices - 45

2020-10-0401:27:27

Our first show of season 6 touches on many topics in our industry
Workplace Behaviors

Workplace Behaviors

2020-08-3001:20:05

We discuss workplace behaviors, stress, trauma, and what we can do about them. We also have a discussion about whether or not being a First Responder is good or bad.
What does the International Towing & Recovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee really do for our industry? We spend a little over an hour speaking with those who know. It's not just about history. The museum is instrumental in the success of Survivor Fund, The Wall of the Fallen, and The Hall of Fame. Find out how you can help contribute to all of these great causes.
Tow Business Accounting

Tow Business Accounting

2020-08-0201:18:00

We speak with Lacey Harner of Lacey Harnar CPA about the proper structure and accounting basics every tow company owner needs to know.
Tables were Turned

Tables were Turned

2020-07-1902:31:54

Jeff & Brad got interviewed. Matt Ruth from Tracker Management, Clarissa Powell from Tow Times, and Sam Johnson, The Blue Collar Guy ambushed Jeff & Brad with some really great questions during a 2.5-hour interview.
PD Rotation Issues

PD Rotation Issues

2020-07-0501:01:02

So, everything would be great if you could just figure out how to get on your local police rotation. This episode might open your eyes to the fact that rotations are difficult and perhaps it just isn't a good fit for you.
Miller M100 Event

Miller M100 Event

2020-06-2101:00:19

We visited the Miller plant to discuss what went on behind the scenes at the towing industry's first private unveiling of new equipment. The M100 100 ton rotator is impressive and so was the show that introduced it to the world.
It seems like the companies that are well diversified seem to handle downturns in the economy better. We offer some ideas on how to increase revenue with the equipment you may already have.
Disaster Plan

Disaster Plan

2020-04-2601:21:57

As a business owner, you always have that what if in the back of your head. Accidents, Tornadoes, Hurricanes. We've all thought about what we'd do in case of a disaster but who saw COVID 19 coming? Were you prepared? Probably not. We can we all do to be better prepared next time something comes out of left field?
Agero reached out and offered to have their Lead Counsel come on the show and help to explain the current SBA Programs and their requirements so towers could have a better understanding of them. The first half of the show is explaining the Paycheck Protection Program then we finish with an in-depth rundown of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan. If you own a small business and are not clear on the SBA relief programs or what it takes to apply and qualify you must listen to this show. We'll continue to provide the best COVID advice and info we possibly can until we all make it through this.
Dr. Bethany Dixon, known as The Driver's Doctor from https://drivershealthclinic.com/ joins us to discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while on the road. Learn about some of the small changes we can make to get big results.
Little Things

Little Things

2020-03-1501:00:38

The towing industry is tough. Each one of us can do at least one thing each day to make it easier. Challenge yourself and those around you to make the day the best it can be and increase your pay at the same time.
Wichert Insurance joins us again to discuss driver selection and other tips to help control our insurance rates. You can reach them at Wichert.com or 740-654-0532
Towing Gadgets

Towing Gadgets

2020-03-0101:12:54

There are certain tools and equipment that every tower and tow truck should have. We go over some old must-haves and some new must-gets. We also discuss who should pay for them and why.
Towing Technology with HONK

Towing Technology with HONK

2020-02-1601:16:05

Rochelle Thielen with HONK joins us to discuss the current state of towing apps as well as other technology we all depend on these days in the towing industry. Sorry, no rates are discussed but considering how quickly this space is changing all towers should listen to this whether you're a driver or decision-maker.
Positives and Negatives

Positives and Negatives

2020-02-0201:20:56

With all of the negative issues we are bombarded with daily it's nice to sometimes talk about the positive issues too. We spend over an hour talking about just that. Facebook, technology, motor clubs, it's all in there.
A Success Story

A Success Story

2019-12-2901:07:00

Sam Johnson came from an automotive family. Things were going great, his business was booming, then he received the death blow. Listen to how Capital City Towing not only survived but has succeeded in a big way.
Towing insurance rates have increased drastically over the past few years even putting some companies out of business. Today more than ever it is important to have the best agent, the best coverage, and the best partners when it comes to insuring your business. If they don't know towing, find someone who does. Wichert Insurance knows towing.
Towing Safely

Towing Safely

2019-12-1555:47

We all have a responsibility to conduct ourselves in the safest manner possible. As owners, we have a responsibility to provide our employees with safe equipment and provide policies that are both understood and practiced.
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Linda Scott

Really enjoyed the cast guys! A wealth of insight and knowledge into current trends and future possible realisms with MC's and Tow apps. Good thought points that I as an owner need to start focusing on. 5 stars from Tow n Go in Lewisville, Texas

Mar 16th
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