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2018 Schedule

THURSDAY – APRIL 5

   
11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. SHUTTLE BUS
Sponsored by
   
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. TRAA – AFFILIATE STATE ASSOCIATION FORUM BREAKFAST
By Invitation Only. Pre-registration required.
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11 a.m. 11th ANNUAL USAC/MD CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC 
   
Noon FREE REGISTRATION
Sponsored by
   
7 p.m.
Jerr-Dan Booth
JERR-DAN TOW SHOW KICK-OFF PARTY
Hosted By
   

FRIDAY – APRIL 6

   
8 a.m. – 11 p.m. SHUTTLE BUS
Sponsored by
   
8:30 a.m. FREE REGISTRATION
Sponsored by
   
9 a.m. TOW TRUCK BEAUTY CONTEST REGISTRATION
Sponsored by
   
9 – 9:45 a.m.
SIMPLER OPTIONS FOR DISPATCHING AND PRICING
By Jim Shellhaas
   
9 9:45 a.m.
Allstate Outside
PAUL’S TECH CLASS
Hosted by
   
8:45 – 12 p.m.
TOWLAWYER SEMINAR
By Michael McGovern, Nick Porto
   

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN

   
10 – 10:45 a.m. CONSUMER TRENDS DRIVEN BY TECHNOLOGY
Presented By The Blue Collar Guy 
Sponsored By 
   
10 10:45 a.m. SIMPLER, SMARTER TRANSPORT OPTIONS
By Jim Shellhaas
   
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Allstate Outside
MOTORCYCLE TOWING
Hosted by
   
11 – 11:45 a.m.
PPI-DISPATCHING, IMPOUND AND LIEN PROCESSING AUTOMATION, LOCATING, DISPATCHING, IMPOUNDING, NOTIFICATIONS
AND SELLING/CRUSHING VEHICLES
By Todd Althouse
   
11 – 11:45 a.m.
SMARTER NOT HARDER – MAKE YOUR WEBSITE WORK FOR YOU
MAINTAINING A SUCCESSFUL WEBSITE
By Carol Snelling, Lauren Colón, MarketSmart by TowTimesMarket Smart
   
11 – 11:45 a.m.
PAYMENT SYSTEM IN CRYPTO COINS OR GOLD
Tired of paying out 2.5% and more in credit card charges?
Find out the latest on a new payment system for our industry.
By Beth Preston
   
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. LOCKOUT CLASS
By Steve Young
Sponsored by Autolock Info
   
1 – 1:45 p.m.
Allstate Outside
GM
Hosted by
   
1 – 2:30 p.m. BILLING FOR DEBRIS CLEANUP, AN UNTAPPED RESOURCE

HOW TO GET PAID FOR YOUR SERVICE
By Jim Figueira

   
1 – 3 p.m. FLORIDA LIEN AND TITLE WORKSHOP
By Carole Jean Jordan, Indian River Tax Collector
   
3 – 3:45 p.m.
Allstate Outside
DAMAGE MITIGATION (ROUND TABLE)
Hosted by
   
7 – 11 p.m.
Miller Industries
Booth
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT AND STREET PARTY
Sponsored by millerlogo

SATURDAY – APRIL 7

 
8 a.m. – 11 p.m. SHUTTLE BUS
Sponsored by
   
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
NATIONAL TIM RESPONDER TRAINING
Hosted by TRAA & FHWA
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Pre-Registration Required. Must Register no later than March 30, 2018
   
8:30 a.m. FREE REGISTRATION
Sponsored by
   
9 – 9:45 a.m.
HOW TO HOST DRIVER SAFETY MEETINGS – THE IMPORTANCE OF HOSTING REGULAR SAFETY MEETINGS
By Bill Giorgis
   
9 – 9:45 a.m.
MASERATI
Hosted by
   
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Palm 2
LIL’ TOWERS EVENT
Sponsored by carpart-1
   

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN

   
10 a.m.
Across From
Holiday Inn
TOW TRUCK BEAUTY CONTEST JUDGING
Sponsored by
   
10 – 10:45 a.m. KEEPING PACE WITH GOOGLE CHANGES
By Dennis Wencel
   
10 – 10:45 a.m. WATER RECOVERY AND TOWING
By Bill Giorgis
   
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. FLORIDA LIEN AND TITLE WORKSHOP
By Carole Jean Jordan, Indian River Tax Collector
   
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

BEACON SOFTWARE FORUM

TRAINING AND DISCUSSION ON THE NEW DISPATCH ANYWHERE
By Matt Tortorici

   
 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.  BMW
Hosted by
   
11 – 11:45 a.m. SMARTER NOT HARDER – MAKE YOUR WEBSITE WORK FOR YOU
MAINTAINING A SUCCESSFUL WEBSITE
By Carol Snelling, Lauren Colón, MarketSmart by TowTimes

   
11 – 11:45 a.m.
CONSUMER TRENDS DRIVEN BY TECHNOLOGY
Presented By The Blue Collar Guy 
Sponsored By 
   
11 – 11:45 a.m.
PAYMENT SYSTEM IN CRYPTO COINS OR GOLD
Tired of paying out 2.5% and more in credit card charges?
Find out the latest on a new payment system for our industry.
By Beth Preston
   
11:45 a.m.- 1 p.m.

WOMEN OF THE TOWING INDUSTRY LUNCHEON
PRESENTED BY PWOF WOMEN’S DIVISION
Sponsored by
   
   
1 – 1:45 p.m.
LOSING A DRIVER – THE EMOTIONAL UPHEAVAL ON THE TOWING COMPANY EMPLOYEES IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG
By Bill Giorgis
   
 1 – 1:45 p.m.  FERRARI
Hosted by
1 – 3 p.m.
LOCKOUT CLASS
By Steve Young
Sponsored by Autolock Info
   
 3 – 3:45 p.m.  LUXURY (ROUNDTABLE)
Hosted by
   
5 – 5:30 p.m.
Miller Industries
Booth
THE LUCKY WINNER OF THE HINO/MILLER TRUCK TO BE DRAWN
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7 – 10 p.m. ALLSTATE FAMILY FUN NIGHT  

ALL ATTENDEES WELCOME

Courtesy of 

TOW TRUCK BEAUTY CONTEST AWARDS PRESENTATION
Sponsored by

SUNDAY – APRIL 8

 
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. SHUTTLE BUS
Sponsored by
   

9 a.m. – Noon   EXHIBITS OPEN