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Post by harold67wm on Fri 12 Feb 2010, 10:48

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get more people to post here? And how to gain more members? We are open to ANY ideas that you may have as we want TowInfo to grow to be THE place on the internet for the towing professionals!!!

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Post by weboslh on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 10:07

Well as for me and locally we are very busy and some days get slammed.. then its time to sleep for a few hours and do it again. Could be just busy.
But you could pay for posts, don't have to be much....many of us work for next to nothing anyway......lol!!!
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Post by wauto on Sat 13 Feb 2010, 16:40

Harold, how about a room called "just the basics" ? A place where the inexperienced lurker or new kid on the block could go to get pointers. Seems that on other places and sites, if a guy or gal asks a general knowledge question they get mocked or persecuted for even bringing it up.

Stuff like ....Steps to take on a simple call with a ld wrecker. Walk around inspection, hook ups, drag lites ect. get it?

There are bunch of folks that do not know everything there is to know about towing.

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Post by j hook 74 on Sat 13 Mar 2010, 18:06

How about recovery of the week. Or maybe month. Have everyone vote for there choice. 1 vote per company. As a prize have the vendors maybe give a free gift or discount in a purchase. Has got to be a new recovery and maybe have different points structure. 1 for rigging 1 for equipment. The less equipment used the higher the score. The better you rig the higher the score. Lets say you got a tractor trailer loaded and you use 3 rotators. If someone else does it with 3 30 ton integrated then the smaller trucks have my vote.
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Post by Jerrys Towing on Sat 13 Mar 2010, 19:46

All good ideas keep them coming
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Re: Anyone have any ideas on getting more people posting?

Post by charli on Wed 07 Apr 2010, 01:54

How about "controversy"? How about politics? How about teaching each other the truth about recoveries? How about teaching each other that the police don't rule the day and you have a right to solicit business anywhere you like on FEDERAL interstates? How about teaching that what we do is not that hard thus in lies the pay? How about teaching what we do is specialized and dangerous and therefore demands higher pay? How about teaching you no more have to be green or even have to have any gdamn thing that is in order to operate nor should you have to pay any green people in order to know how!! How about teaching people to ask their boss how to operate the truck instead of a sheriff or a DOT official telling them to take a class? How about telling them why metermaid or freelance advocates that they must!!! I would say because a green deal advertises on their web site!! How about it?
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Post by general tow on Wed 07 Apr 2010, 13:54

No problem here eating stuff from the "Valley of the Jolly Green Giant" , using stuff from the Green people, or accepting "Green" for my work. I do agree that we do not need government dictating to us who we use or where we get our stuff, but maybe there is a need for a way to insure that operators working our public streets are qualified to be there. It could just maybe be one of us or our families that gets hurt due to someone else not knowing their job, or being able to do a proper hook-up.
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Post by shuman services on Wed 07 Apr 2010, 14:44

Police, Fireman, EMT's, Doctors, Electricians, Linemen and many, many other occupations are properly trained and certified to do their jobs. Not only to do there jobs but to do them safely and properly in a manner that will not cause harm to innocent people in and around their workspace.

I don't know about anyone else but I feel much more comfortable with a properly trained surgeon doing my surgery than some guy that saw it on TV one time and says, "That's easy, I can do that for ya'!"

Proper training and certification is the way to go if you want to be a true professional.

Who would hire an attorney that hasn't been to college nor had any formal training or certification to defend them in court? NOT ME!
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Post by autoexpresstow69 on Wed 07 Apr 2010, 22:29

put up some naked women on towtrucks!

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Commercial Truck Trader is running a free paper magazine

Post by paulstow on Thu 08 Apr 2010, 13:14

Commercial truck trader is no longer charging for thier paper version, towinfo website is been always on my add, recruerting new members in the western states,.........I think its been working, it should be working better, as the magazine is been giving out free...hopefully........

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Post by autoexpresstow69 on Thu 08 Apr 2010, 16:38

hows this......maybe a towinfo pit stop....we recently closed on the purchase of a nascar sanctioned mini-modified series yes....the whole series......not just the cars.the whole friggin thing! and as soon as i can get the friggin picture deal to work ill start posting pictures of the cars being built as well as raced...we are still in the inventory stage but we are starting to put out orders for parts we currently have 4 cars race ready and are in the process of completing anothe 8 cars.we are in negotiations at this time with a fabrication shop who is going to build us anothe 75 chassis.....this is the real deal hoss and my dick has been hard for 2 weeks.....anytime you guys are in town if we have a race scheduled for that week end and if you think you have the balls......your driving one...see ya soon...... Banana

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Post by shuman services on Fri 09 Apr 2010, 05:57

I think Leo hit on a point that may hinder some people from posting more. Inserting photos. Some of us don't have a problem with it but others have difficulty and it is a little complicated.

If we had space to host images and could simplify the process it may encourage more people to post.
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Post by tlwtowing on Fri 09 Apr 2010, 22:23

Politics would really get the blood boiling and the keyboards humming. Or you could unban charli he seems to do the job!
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Re: Anyone have any ideas on getting more people posting?

Post by harold67wm on Fri 09 Apr 2010, 22:25

Charli just received a LIFETIME Ban! End of that discussion!

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Post by ELIMINATOR II on Sat 10 Apr 2010, 12:47

is there a way to make it easier to post pictures?
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Post by gentlyrotate on Sat 10 Apr 2010, 12:57

As far as the posting of pictures, in order for us to "host" them here it would add quite an expense in order to pay for the room to keep them. The free 3rd party hosts like photobucket fit out budget better at this point?

Either way it would basically be the same process, select a picture, upload, click a link to copy a location and paste into the post.


And if i can get back to Florida, I am definitely in on the racing the mini-mods Leo!

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Post by ELIMINATOR II on Sat 10 Apr 2010, 13:05

Ok so I guess I will have to keep practicing the picture thing... Sad
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Post by badgertow on Sun 13 Nov 2011, 21:42

Contacting The Fabricators ie @ Bill Bottoms ( I Just Did About Five e-mail About 5 Minutes Ago & SomeBody Should Telephone Him ) , Weldbuilt ( hint , hint..) , And All State Towing Associations , Contact The Auto Associations Get A List Of There Towing Providers , Speak With AWDirect & TrucknTow See If We Could Get a Tow Co.'s List , Speak To TowTimes And American Towman Magazines As Well As The Co.'s That Produce Tow. Supplies,

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Post by chris77 on Thu 14 Jun 2012, 00:00

Maybe a mounthly, quarterly and or yearly contests for the hottest topic. Maybe venders could donate the prizes.
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Post by fasthook on Mon 06 Aug 2012, 22:14

I agree with chris77
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Post by Countryduck27 on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 18:28

maybe a room for "kids of towing" a room to show off the youngsters of towing. They are our future. I know a guy here that has a son that is 7 and is all bout his daddy's wrecker and this guy is always talking bout his son helping on jobs(hes a owner/op). We could call it ""Tots of towing"" I do agree bout maybe the contest idea. Not cash or nothing but like a deal on stuff from one of our venders here.
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Re: Anyone have any ideas on getting more people posting?

Post by harold67wm on Tue 07 Aug 2012, 20:09

chris77 wrote:Maybe a mounthly, quarterly and or yearly contests for the hottest topic. Maybe venders could donate the prizes.

fasthook wrote:I agree with chris77

Countryduck27 wrote:maybe a room for "kids of towing" a room to show off the youngsters of towing. They are our future. I know a guy here that has a son that is 7 and is all bout his daddy's wrecker and this guy is always talking bout his son helping on jobs(hes a owner/op). We could call it ""Tots of towing"" I do agree bout maybe the contest idea. Not cash or nothing but like a deal on stuff from one of our venders here.

I've tried to get vendors on here to even participate... even to advertise their stuff for FREE unlike other boards and places... still not getting them on here much... any ideas???

Had a "Future tower room" never got used, would bring it back IF it would get used...

ANY other ideas????


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Post by weboslh on Thu 09 Aug 2012, 07:17

How about you?
This question is to the people that have never posted a topic or replied to a topic.
Now forgive me on this. I "surf" many towing sites. I see the same names on many of the same sites I go to. There are over a thousand people on this one. I think...it would be good to some how encourage the tower who doesn't respond to a topic or post to simply "enter" a topic or start one. A topic of towing, without emabarressment or strong criticism. Unless it was purposely posted to get MY dander up. lol. And direct it to towers who have, say, less than 10 posts or replies. Just like in the election coming , one person one vote....one tower, one opinion. Present it.
You have heard, don't worry about asking a dumb question. That is basically what I'm trying to present here. EX. What size tire for my dollies?,,,What's the best color for my truck? Does this new sling make my butt look big? Why don't I post?,, Things that some of us don't think of.
Then to, it could be some of the towers here are just too busy to post. Well I took up enough time. I believe every tower here has a voice on something, and I personnaly would like to hear it.
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