AT ShowPlace - Las Vegas
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: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

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.
Exhibit Hours:

Thursday, Sept. 10, 11 am-5 pm
Friday, Sept. 11, 12 noon-5 pm
American Towman Conferences
American Towman Conferences
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.

$125 Intel Passport through advance registration gets you access to all the seminars you are able to attend.

Price increases to $195 after Sept 8th, so register today to SAVE BIG!
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Police Towers Conferences
Strategies for increasing your town's regulated rates. Having statistics to back up one's case for a rate increase can mean all the difference. The Conference will also cover ways to cultivate a strong relationship with the town and the police department. Ron Myers, Police Towers of America, Moderator.

Includes Conference Passport and access to all the week's seminars. $150 advance registration fee; $200 after Sept. 8th - Save $50 by registering now.
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Towing & Recovery Conference
Seminars:
Calculating Recovery Resistance
Seminar will highlight techniques for calculating recovery resistances due to the recovery path surface and slope, as well as rolling resistance.
Terry Abejuela, American Towman.

Defensive Driving for the Tow Industry
Presenting real world techniques to improve your skills as a professional driver.
Brian J. Riker, American Towman.

Recovery from Median Cable Barriers Systems
Discusses options for how to safely recover all sizes of wrecked vehicles when entangled in the cable barrier systems. Discusses issues with releasing the tension of the cable barrier system.
Bobby Tuttle, CIRT.

Flatbed Carriers and Safety Considerations
A photo presentation inviting attendees to acquire fundamental skills, techniques and considerations necessary to avoid tragedy and work in the best interests of quick clear programs and ongoing workplace safety.
Randall C. Resch, American Towman.

Effective Lockout Techniques
Foundational training on lockout basics with a focus on damage prevention. Topics include basic lockout guidelines, discussion of locking mechanisms, safety around airbags and key lockout techniques.
Automobile Club of Southern California, AAA Texas.

Understanding Recovery Equipment Ratings
Knowing working load limits and determining loads imposed on equipment is required to safely perform recovery work.
Terry Abejuela, American Towman.

Let There Be Light...or Not!
A discussion on how to use your emergency lights--as many tow company owners don't train their drivers on proper usage.
John Borowski, Auto Return.

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Insurance Conference
Seminars:
Using Technology to Reduce Insurance Costs
Exploring how technology can reduce the cost of operating your fleet, improve driver performance and reduce your insurance costs dramatically.
Brian J. Riker, American Towman Magazine.

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Business Operations Conference
Seminars:
Mitigating Damage Claims
This informative seminar will show attendees how to reduce the probability and possibility damage accusations and will present strategies to deal with damage accusations in the event they occur.
Paul Stephens, B/A Products;

Introduction to Data Management and Analytics
Location history, fuel receipts, maintenance invoices, tow tickets, auction logs, etc. do not add value unless you know how to manipulate that data.  With a basic understanding of spreadsheet applications, we can help make sense of some of these data points and help businesses put the data to work for them. 
Daniel Young, US Fleet Tracking;

The Uncontaminated Vehicle Storage Facility (VSF)
A presentation that addresses the leaks and staining at VSF’s from the damaged vehicles. Save thousands of dollars in cleanup costs, fines, and bad publicity.
Jim Figueira, Ed Grubbs, Environmental Chemical Solutions.

Technology and Preventative Maintenance
Unexpected repairs are not only expensive, they pull trucks off the road and keep them from generating revenue. Taking a more proactive approach to preventative maintenance can avoid expensive repairs and help offset the vehicle downtime. This session will review some technology and processes to help make maintaining your fleet turnkey. 
Daniel Young, US Fleet Tracking;

How Tow Owners Can Protect Their Business
Discover the tools you can use to protect 100% of your assets from lawsuits, Save thousands of dollars each year in taxes and avoid probate and eliminate all estate taxes.
Larry Oxenham, American Society for Asset Protection.

The Value of a Solid PPM Manual
This seminar gives emphasis to nonspecific and uncommon employee situations not typically covered in HR manuals for towing and recovery.
Randall C. Resch, American Towman.

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Safety Conference
Seminars:
Driver Safety & Legislation Roundtable
A two-hour President’s Roundtable on what is the tow industry doing legislatively regarding the Slow Down/Move Over law. How can the industry get more enforcement of the law for roadside protection? What other kinds of legislative work could be done to optimize operator safety?
Quinn Piening, CTTA President, Moderator.

Roadside Safety
Tow industry veteran Bobby Tuttle will discuss: responder struck-bys from drunk drivers, Slow Down/Move Over laws, emergency lighting, and the need for roadway safety tactics, proper parking of the truck, customer safety and avoiding the traffic side of the truck.
Bobby Tuttle, CIRT.

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Building Revenues Conference
Seminars:
Eyeball Impressions to Sales Conversions
Spending money doesn’t mean you make more money unless you do it right. Learn how to cut the fat, raise your search rankings and build your brand. Including: truck photography, responding to bad reviews, cutting the fat on Google ads and mobile sales funnels.
Daniel Ostrov, Whiterail Reviews;

Start. Sustain. Sell.
How to start your business. How to sustain your business. How to sell your business. The entire blueprint in 90 minutes.
John Borowski, Auto Return; Bill Johnson, Hampshire Towing.

Billing for Liquid Debris Cleanup
This seminar will address law and regulation, dealing with the insurer, proper cleanup and getting paid from this untapped revenue resource.
Jim Figueira, Ed Grubbs, Environmental Chemical Solutions.

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Training & Hands-On Education
Recovery Training
The nation's top trainers are ready and eager to teach YOU how to be the best tower you can be. This year, we are offering Light- and Heavy-Duty training, from the CTTA and WreckMaster, respectively. Click the menu items to see more information about each training.

Heavy-Duty Recovery
Industry's Premier Rotator Training with WreckMaster Instructors

WreckMaster instructors conduct a special 12-hour training course on rotator recovery; classroom and outdoor hands-on.

FEE REQUIRED $595/person. $695 after Sept. 8th

Wed. Sept. 9, 8 am - 5 pm.
Thurs. Sept. 10, 8 am - 12 noon.

Fee also includes Friday Conference Passport

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CTTA Light Duty Level 1
CTTA Light Duty Level 1 Towing and Recovery Training and Certification

The California Tow Truck Association Light Duty Level 1 Certification course is a 16 hour program approved by the California Highway Patrol for their Rotation Tow program. The course introduces students to the proper use of light duty towing and recovery equipment and acceptable standards in the industry.

New and experienced tow truck operators will benefit from the 8 hours of classroom instructions and 8 hours of hands on demonstrations. Each student will receive a comprehensive training manual and must pass a 50 question written exam to be issued a certificate and ID card.

Subjects include:
• Truck Inspection and Maintenance
• Ratings and Tow Capacities
• Basic Roll-over and Recovery Techniques
• Calculating Recovery Resistance
• Towing and Transport Techniques
• Tow Dollies
• Winches and Wire Ropes
• Scene Incident Management
All towers may participate - you do not need to be a CTTA member.

FEE REQUIRED:
non CTTA Member - $495/person
CTTA Member $180/person (ID required)

Wed. 8 am - 6 pm classroom.
Thurs. 10 am - 1 pm, 4 pm - 7 pm hands-on
Friday 1 pm Certification Testing.



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Recovery Business Success
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. John Borowski, Auto Return & Ron Myers, Pine Tree Towing.

Independent Course - $250; $350 after Sept. 8th
Friday, 10 am - 1 pm.

Documenting the Recovery, John Borowski

The essential first step toward a credible invoice and successful collection

Billing the Recovery, Ron Myers

A smart invoice validates the fees being charged and makes an airtight case on the value of the recovery

Collecting on Recovery Invoice, John Borowski

Proven and effective methods for collecting from commercial accounts and their insurance companies
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Luxury Vehicle Education
Intermittent classes on handling luxury vehicles conducted by Allstate Roadside Services.

Free to show attendees.
Schedule available soon
American Towman Events
American Towman Events
American Towman Expositions are more than just tow shows; our Legendary Hospitality puts us a cut above the rest! Select one of the events from the menu to get started and prepare for our networking opportunities, parties, product demos, and more. Event schedule coming soon
Desert Smoke
Steve Cardinale Memorial Cigar Smoker Event
Named for veteran training director for the CTTA dubbed the "Godfather of Towing", the Steve Cardinale Memorial Smoker provides attendees with a complimentary cigar and unrivaled camaraderie among your fellow towers.

VIP Smoker
Become a VIP Smoker and gain exclusive access. For only $25, the VIP package also includes one American Towman Signature cigar, one drink ticket, one premium cigar and a special gift exclusively for VIPs. Add the VIP Smoker Package to your Registration!

Sponsored by AutoReturn and Police Towers of America

 
Thurs. 8 pm; FREE hand-rolled cigar

Westgate Hotel
Welcome Reception
Take a load off and kick back! The ATShowPlace Welcome Reception is the perfect way to relax after travelling, meet up with old friends and make some new ones as we get ready to enjoy the best tow show in the West

Sponsored by:
 
Wednesday, 7 pm. FREE. Westgate Hotel.
Towman Game Feast & Winners Circle
Join us for our wrap-up hospitality event, the Towman Game Feast, featuring game meats like elk, bison and suckling pig, where we will crown the winners of the American Towman Cup in the Winners Circle! Towman Feast is FREE so bring all your workmates and family to fill up on the feast while you cheer on the winners of the best trucks that have been on display all throughout Tow Industry Week.

Friday, 5 pm • Westgate Events Center
Live Recovery Demos
All of the live demos are free to attend with your A.T. ShowPlace - Las Vegas badge. We're sure to have some big booms, rotators, and maybe even a steel horse, or two on hand.

 
Make sure to put these don't-miss-demos on your calendar!

Wed, 9/9, 6pm, Jerr-Dan
Fri, 9/11, 11am - 12pm, NRC
Towman Trust Awards
American Towman magazine is creating a new awards program designed to reward towing operations for their demonstration of trust to its customers and towing industry partners. Tow business owners will be honored with the Trust award in Las Vegas on Sept. 11, 2020. This is the second opportunity to receive the premium trust pin.

Diamond Sponsor
ACE Award Encore
A great time to network with peers and motor club representatives.

Tow companies nominated by motor clubs and call providers for service reliability and service excellence qualify for the Towman ACEs award. Recipients receive certificates and a press release mailed to their local newspapers. ACEs who attend AT ShowPlace receive the 2019 ACEs Buckle.

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Pie Pallooza
Thursday night activities featuring the Recovery Demo with Miller Industries, the American Towman Cup wrecker pageant photo shoot, the Desert Smoke, and all the pie you can eat. Pie Palooza includes blueberry, apple and pecan pies and more! It all starts at 8 pm beneath the Las Vegas stars in the outdoor lot adjacent to the exhibit hall.
CTTA Annual Convention
CTTA Industry Leaders & Awards Night
The California Tow Truck Association holds its Annual Convention as a part of Tow Industry Week and the American Towman ShowPlace - Las Vegas.

All towers are welcome. You do not need to be a CTTA member to attend.

Westgate Hotel Ballroom
Wrecker Pageant
The American Towman Cup
World-Class Wreckers Compete for the vaunted Towman Cup

The towing industry's most amazing wreckers from the West compete for the American Towman Cup. Pageant contestants vie for the Cup in several weight classes.

Entry fee: $50 for light duty (pre-2019), Light duty (2019-2020), medium duty, Vintage (40+ years), service/support truck. $75 for HD Single Axle, HD Tandem, Rotator, Carrier. A towing company may enter one truck per class and up to four trucks.

Truck Schedule Available Soon
Whether you compete in the Pageant or take it all in and vote on your choice picks, the spectacle of the world's finest wreckers at the American Towman Cup is a great experience.
Location Information
Westgate Resort Hotel & Casino Events Center
Discover a True Las Vegas Resort and Casino

Located adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center and just one block from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the Westgate Resort Hotel & Casino Events Center offers the finest amenities and spacious rooms. Enjoy the World's Largest Race & Sports Book, dine at the world-famous Benihana, and experience legendary performers like nowhere else. In addition, Westgate Resort Hotel & Casino Events Center features a Las Vegas Monorail stop onsite for easy access to the rest of the excitement on the Las Vegas Strip.

Single and double rates are $79 Tuesday through Thursday, $139 Friday and Saturday. Triple and Quad are additional $20 per person. If rooms are reserved through our hotel room block, the resort fee is waived.

Other amenities are: wireless internet, cardio room, in-room safe, complimentary parking and local and toll-free domestic (800) calls.
For show information please contact: 800-732-3869
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