Tow Industry Week offers multiple conferences, AT's legendary hospitality, special events, and the American Towman ShowPlace, featuring the industry's top suppliers. This year many activities and the Expo itself, will be inside one of Las Vegas' most unique exposition facilities:South Point Hotel Convention Center.
Co-sponsored by TowIndustryWeek.com, towing's exclusive online weekly publication, and American Towman Magazine, the industry's leading monthly magazine, American Towman ShowPlace - Las Vegas will put you face to face with suppliers, educators, top trainers, and leading towing professionals from around the world.
Wednesday, May 17, 12 noon - 5 pm
Thursday, May 18, 12 noon - 5 pm
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9777 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas
AT ShowPlace Headquarters & site of all exhibits
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is a resort located in the heart of the premiere southwest Las Vegas valley, just minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Strip. Some of our many amenities include a 16-screen Century Theatre movie complex, 64-lane bowling center and 60 lane tournament bowling plaza and a variety of 11 restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes. Our Las Vegas casino features a large selection of table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Progressive Fortune Pai-Gow Poker, No Commission Baccarat, Ultimate Texas Hold 'em with Progressive and Three Card Poker with Progressive. More than 2,200 of the most popular slot and video poker machines featuring ticket-in, ticket-out technology. Our distinctive hotel features spacious rooms and suites with 50 inch view surface with 4k resolution televisions, Point Plush mattresses and Wireless Fidelity throughout. A unique feature to this property is its Equestrian Center, which is the finest horse facility in the country. South Point also has a fabulous 400-seat showroom that features headliner entertainment and dancing to live bands. Stop by the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa today, we are sure you will want to stay.
Experience Las Vegas
Considered the most expensive 4 mile stretch in the world, the Las Vegas Strip which is the section of Las Vegas Blvd from Mandalay Bay to the The STRAT Hotel Casino and SkyPod, has some of the world's top hotels and attractions that are uniquely Las Vegas.
Equip yourself with a Vegas map because sightseeing along the Strip is like traveling the world on foot. From the pyramids of Giza (Luxor Hotel), to the Statue of Liberty (New York New York), to the Eiffel Tower in Paris (Paris Las Vegas), to the Colosseum of ancient Rome (Caesars Palace), to the canals of Venice (The Venetian), and everything else in between.
No one does educational conferences like American Towman. Get in on these in-depth Intelligence Briefings critical to a Commander In Chief of an emergency road service operation. Learn from industry leaders about crucial issues in managing a towing business.
CARTE BLANCHE PASSPORT:Access into all American Towman Conference-Seminars, $150 with advance registration. $225 after May 14th.
AMERICAN TOWMAN WAR GAMESTowmen team up in the classroom in groups of three to collaborate on the approach and implementation of a recovery for a specific incident. Fifteen minutes into the deliberation something unexpected happens and the team must adjust its approach. Two challenging scenarios are presented. Each team is graded on its response. Those receiving a passing grade will be sent an American Towman War Games Certificate. Everyone participating receives an exclusive War Games pin.
James Bennett Jr. Beard’s Towing. Wednesday, May 17, 10 am - 11:30 am
RECOVERY THEATERBobby Tuttle dissects real challenging recoveries using pictures and videos. Follows supper hospitality at 6pm with carved meats to include Roasted Suckling Pig and Steamship Round of Beef.
Open to all who sign up for the Carte Blanche Passport.
Bobby Tuttle, CIRT. Tuesday, May 16, 7 pm - 9 pm
BUILDING REVENUE CONFERENCE
Protect & Perpetuate your Towing BusinessLawsuit Protection, Tax Reduction & Estate Planning Strategies
Is your financial house in order? Discover the tools you can use to become invincible to lawsuits, save thousands in taxes, and achieve financial peace of mind.
Larry Oxenham, American Society For Asset Protection. Wednesday, May 17, 8 am
Tow Marketing & Advertising TipsBetter online visibility, more cash calls. Learn proven marketing strategies that can help you grow your business online. The team at OMG Tow Marketing will give tips and tricks to help take your online presence to the next level.
Jared Fischgrund & Christopher Blake, OMG National. Thursday, May 18, 9 am
Accident RemediationProvide and Bill for Environmental Services for Vehicle Fluid Cleanup
The incident management tower (IMT) is required to cleanup the vehicle operating fluids (VOFs) released at a traffic collision (TC). The cleanup materials used to pick up these VOFs are classified as hazardous wastes and must be handled according to law. Know and understand the regulations surrounding the proper handling and disposal, what the insurer needs to see to pay for these services, and how to properly cleanup a scene to minimize stormwater pollution.
Ed Grubbs & Jim Figueira, Environmental Chemical Solutions. Thursday, May 18, 9 am
How to Increase Your Profits PresentationKey Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the dashboard of your business. But to use these effectively you must understand what they are and how you analyze them correctly. Once you have learned how to do this you will be able to increase your sales and profits.
David Saline, DRIVE. Thursday, May 18, 11 am
A Chain Is Only As Strong As It’s Weakest LinkThe old adage “A Chain is Only as Strong as It’s Weakest Links” is absolutely true. Choosing the appropriate chain for a specific application is required to safely perform towing or recovery operations. The National Association of Chain Manufacturers (NACM) has developed standards for the chain manufacturing industry that requires grading and labeling. Terminology, identification , working load limits, connecting links, and proper inspection are some of the topics discussed in this seminar.
Terry Abejuela, American Towman. Tuesday, May 16, 2 pm
A Safe and EV Fire Compliant Vehicle StorageA coming storm involves the electric vehicle(EV). A damaged EV can spontaneously ignite anytime up to 45 days after an accident. Know, understand and prepare your facility to minimize this hazard. Since vehicle operating fluids (VOFs) are regulated wastes, understand how good housekeeping practices can eliminate fines and pollution from the damaged vehicle stored at your facility.
Ed Grubbs & Jim Figueira, Environmental Chemical Solutions. Tuesday, May 16, 3 pm
De-Escalation Prevention TechniquesFact: Dealing with angry customers is a process towers aren’t trained for. Never before has the topic of, “De-Escalation Prevention Techniques”, been formally discussed in tow-seminar settings. . With high-profile acts of violence that recur against tow operators, repo agents and tow staff working vehicle releases, this topic is both significant and timely as seen on industry forums.
Randall Resch, American Towman Magazine. Wednesday, May 17, 9 am
Electrocution Hazards at Crash ScenesDiscusses electrocution hazards when recovering vehicles at crash scenes that involve roadway infrastructure such as; light poles, traffic signal control boxes, etc…
Bobby Tuttle, CIRT. Thursday, May 18, 8 am
Marijuana and the Truck Driver, When Is Zero Really Not Zero?With the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana and derivative products like CBD oils positive drug tests among commercial drivers has spiked. Join Brian Riker as he digs into why this is happening to good drivers, both CDL and non-cdl, and how a driver can end up with a positive drug test and a driving disqualification without realizing they are doing anything wrong.
Brian J Riker, American Towman. Thursday, May 18, 10 am
The Tower as Incident CommanderA breakdown of the recovery work and road clearance of the Great Texas Pileup, and the role the tower plays with incident command.
James Bennett Jr., Beard's Towing. Thursday, May 18, 10 am
Risk Management and On-Scene SafetyPresented by veteran towers and American Towman’s, industry (safety) advocates, Randall Resch and Brian Riker; join us in this photo infused seminar focusing on what repeated causes result in tow operator fatalities.
Randall Resch & Brian Riker, American Towman Magazine. Thursday, May 18, 11 am
TOWING & RECOVERY CONFERENCE
Running Hard With Family in TowAre you raising young children and feeling like something is missing? Is your work-life balance out of alignment? Being a parent is hard enough but when you add in the stress of being part of a towing family it can become overwhelming. Join Brian and Michelle as they draw from decades of experience raising their families and running successful towing companies. They will discuss what they did right, and more importantly wrong, and how to avoid repeating their failures while learning from their successes.
Brian J Riker, American Towman & Michelle Sukow, HDM Truck Center. Tuesday, May 16, 1 pm
Snatch Blocks 101Most tow truck operators know that snatch blocks are used to reduce line tension and or change the direction of the pull. But do you really understand how they work? Are you able to calculate line loads? Do you know the difference between a simple and a compound layout? Are you able to determine snatch block loads? This seminar will cover the information you need to know to answer these questions when designing your rigging plan for a recovery.
Terry Abejuela, American Towman. Thursday, May 18, 8 am
Alternative Fuel Vehicles - A Continuing Course of SafetyWhat you need to know as a tower is this alternative world and the dangers involved. Certificated class.
Independent Course - $55/person; OR $105 after May 14.
John Borowski, American Towman, Tuesday, May 16, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
American Towman Quick Clearance Certification CourseArm your company and its tow operators with accepted quick clearance methods, on-scene incident management preparation, essential communications with police and fire command. Test follow 3 hours course, require for American Towman Quick Clearance certification card.
Independent Course - $75/person; OR $150 after May 14.
Wednesday, May 17, 9 am - 12 noon
Recovery Billing Course - 8 Hour TrainingPresented by Eric Fouquette and the Recovery Billing Team.
Part I - Wednesday, May 17, 9 am - 1 pm - 4 Hours classroom
Part II - Thursday, May 18, 9 am - 1 pm - 4 Hours classroom
Incl. Carte Blanche Passport both days!
You have spent hundreds of thousands on equipment…it's time to invest in a course designed to teach you how to invoice efficiently, stop settling, and get paid! After years of trial, error, and missed payment opportunities, we now know exactly what needs to be done to get paid for recovery work, how to navigate the various insurance/private payer routes and what triggers each to get paid time and time again. In this course, you learn in two days what took us 40+ years to acquire. The Recovery Billing Course will show you how to overcome recovery billing & collection obstacles that can be rectified with the proper education and systems. Join our elite network of thousands of tower owners and managers who've taken the course!
• Foundational Principles: Handbooks, policies, safety, insurance needs, and more.
• Documenting the Scene from Start to Finish.
• Drafting the Documentation Packet.
• Laws to Help Get Paid: Expert towing & recovery attorneys educate on the main reasons for claim denial (AND how to overcome them).
• How to Bill: Learn how to get paid on various types of insurances: collision, property damage liability, home owners, and more!
• How NOT to Bill: Learn how to avoid mistakes and spot objections before they happen!
• How to Navigate an Insurance Claim: Learn how to navigate various insurance processes and how to work with the vehicle owner and the payer, not against them.
• Negotiation strategies: How to respond to things like “sorry, that’s not covered” and “we never pay that” - you’re going to be fully prepared when it comes to communicating with payers.
Amount $2,500 per person
Must be accepted by Recovery Billing.
Work Smarter Not HarderBecome the True Executive of Your Business
Presenter: Jim Saeli
Length: This is a one-day, six-hour workshop.
To learn the key components for owning and managing a tow business and an auto repair shop with the goal of more profits and greater freedom for the business owner and their family.
• Owner’s vision compared with the current scene.
• Owner’s job and responsibilities.
• The Stages of a business and what they mean for success.
• KPI management and managing trends of the business.
• The crucial areas of the business and how each fit in with greater profits.
• Marketing actions that each business owner needs to take in today’s digital environment:
o Digital advertising.
o Websites and why an attractive up-to-date site is vital for any business.
o Social Media – the various platforms and how to manage. Consistency is key!
o Traditional marketing actions that still need to be enacted.
• Recruiting and hiring – why it’s important to never stop recruiting.
• Finances, profit & loss.
• Production and why it’s important to always keep your eye on this key area.
• Employee Management – get and keep a great team!
• Using Playbooks and why this should be considered the ‘blue print’ of your business.
A business owner who has the knowledge and tools to successfully increase profits and create greater freedom for both the business and their family.
Attendees bring to the workshop:
• Production and sales graphs.
• Current P&L.
• As an added bonus, anyone attending the DRIVE Work Smarter Not Harder event will also receive a 30-minute meeting with a DRIVE Business Consultant. During this one-on-one on the spot meeting, your business will be analyzed with key areas of your business discussed.
Independent Workshop - $195/person; OR $295 after May 14. Includes Lunch.
SPECIAL NEW PROGRAM - Tuesday, May 16, 9 am – 12 noon (Part I)
Tuesday, May 16, 1 pm – 4 pm (Part II)
Recovery Business SuccessPresented by: John Borowski, American Towman, Ron Myers, Pine Tree Towing. A special three-hour course geared towards the business end of recovery. Three crucial steps for recovery business success will be covered: Documenting the Recovery; Billing the Recovery; and Collecting on the Recovery Invoice.
Independent Course - $250/person; OR $350 after May 14.
Thursday, May 18, 9 am – 12:30 pm
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WreckMaster Rotator TrainingIndustry's Premier Rotator Training with WreckMaster Instructors
$695 – ($795 after May 14);
Part I • Tuesday, May 16
8 am - 12 Noon (4 Hours Classroom)
1 pm - 5 pm (4 Hours Hands-On)
Part II • Wednesday, May 17
8 am - 12 Noon (4 Hours Classroom)
Training with WreckMaster Instructor & lunch included
Location: South Point Convention Center & Silverado Parking Lot
Fee also includes Carte Blanche Passport
WreckMaster instructors conduct a special 12-hour training course on rotator recovery; classroom and outdoor hands-on.
INTRODUCTION & EXPLANATION OF STUDENTS ROLE
• Introduction of Lead Instructor, assistances and students
• Set Course goals and objectives
• Overview of WreckMaster program
YOU & THE TOW TRUCK SET-UP
• Positioning the truck
• Leveling the truck
• Recommended distances- Utilities Overhead & Underground
• Recommended cribbing
• Safety in General
• GROUND LOADS
• Calculating Out-rigger Loads
UNDERSTANDING THE LIFT
• Determining the weight
• Shock Loads
• Cause and effect of tipping
• Determining the COG “Center of Gravity”
• Calculating “Load Capacity”
• Calculating “Boom Top Load”
• General overview
• Wire Rope, Synthetic & Chain Bridles
• Calculating Bridle Leg Lengths
• Calculating Bridle Leg Loads
• Selecting the Correct Rigging for the job
• PPE “Personal Proction Equipment”
• Operator Training
• Rigging Training
• Site Supervisor Training
ERSCA - Advanced Winching and RiggingThis 4-hour intensive training will apply to all levels of operator experience and duty- status (Light, Medium, Heavy). Focusing on safety and performance, attendees will address and task real-world scenarios. Resistance, winch performance, winching systems, and knowledge in rigging deployment essentials will be focal points for tasking today's jobs, effectively and efficiently.
Shane Coleman, ERSCA
Tuesday, May 16, 8 am – 12 noon - 4Hrs - Classroom
For CTTA member - $295.00 and Non-member - $350.00
$295/$350 advance registration; $395/$450 after May 14th – Save $100 by registering now.
Allstate Safety and Technical Information SeriesAllstate Roadside will present informational sessions led by industry experts. During exposition hours, attendees will have the opportunity to expand their industry knowledge and skills by attending presentations on topics including growing your business, becoming a “Next Level Operator,” technical updates from General Motors and Ferrari, and electric vehicle best practices.
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American Towman Expositions are more than just tow shows; our Legendary Hospitality puts us a cut above the rest! Prepare for our networking opportunities, parties, and more.
American Towman Cactus FeastThe AT ShowPlace Cactus Feast Welcome Reception will be bigger and better than ever! Relax and enjoy a variety of premium meats and meet up with old friends and make new ones, as we get ready to enjoy the best Tow Show in the West. A perfect way to relax after traveling!
South Point Hotel Convention Center, Tuesday, May 16, 6 pm - Free Event
VIP Desert SmokerVIP DESERT SMOKE: STEVE CARDINALE MEMORIAL SMOKER
Named for veteran training director for the CTTA dubbed the "Godfather of Towing".
Add the VIP Smoker Package to your Registration!
South Point Hotel & Casino Pool Gazebo, Wednesday, May 17, 7 pm - 9 pm
2023 Encore ACE Awards for 2022 ACESJoin us in recognizing your fellow Tow companies who were nominated by motor clubs and call providers for being in the top 1% of towing operations for service excellence, reliability and professionalism, as they receive the prestigious Towman ACE award. Recipients are presented with the exclusive ACE Buckle Award by representatives of Allstate Roadside and GEICO.
South Point Hotel Convention Center, Thursday, May 18. Doors open 2 pm. Ceremony 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Pie PaloozaJoin us on the Exhibit Hall Show Floor for Pie Palooza! Choose from a variety of your favorite pies and enjoy as you continue through the west coast’s premier towing trade show.
South Point Hotel Convention Center, Thursday, May 18, 3 pm
The California Tow Truck Association holds its Annual Convention as a part of Tow Industry Week and the American Towman ShowPlace - Las Vegas.
Operator Safety & Legislation Round Table - Thursday, 9 am -11 am
CTTA Dinner & Comedy ShowThursday, 6 pm ($100 per person)
South Point Hotel, Casino & SpaSingle and double rates are $80 Sunday through Thursday, $145 Friday & Saturday. Each additional adult above 2 in the guestroom will incur an additional charge of $20. (Limit 4 persons per room)
Amenities are: wireless internet, fitness center, in-room coffee maker and mini fridge, courtesy airport shuttle and local and toll-free domestic calls.
9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183
You can reserve your hotel following registration. If you need to update your hotel information or make changes, Reservation Deadline is April 18 2023.
American Towman legionAs an attendee you earn a merit-based membership in the American Towman Legion, no fees or strings attached.
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