Thank you for your interest in becoming a TRAG Member. As a member, you will email updates and information on items affecting the towing industry. You will also receive our quarterly newsletter “TowTips” , and access to other information on the “members only” portion of our website.
Other benefits of becoming a TRAG Member is access to affinity programs. One such program is through NEXGEN, a credit card processing company, who offers TRAG members’ great rates on credit card processing. NEXGEN also donates a portion of the fees back to TRAG as a added bonus! We have also partnered with Insurance Auto Auctions (IAAI) to provide an online auction service for abandoned vehicles at a great rate. And we offer a tire purchasing program through Carroll Tire. Look for more information on these and other programs on the website. TRAG works hard to solve issues that face our industry on local, state, and national levels. TRAG has been instrumental in adopting and changing the state laws that govern our industry. TRAG and our registered lobbyist, The Thrash Group, have been very successful in recent years both preventing destructive legislation and adopting positive legislation for the towers in Georgia.
But the cost for this success has been substantial. And we ask for your support so that we may continue our work at the “Gold Dome” and with other state agencies concerning towing industry issues.
TRAG has also worked with local law enforcement in developing criteria for rotation lists, government contracts, and training requirements for contract towing companies. TRAG currently works with the State Department of Public Safety and the “HERO” units to provide towing services for the areas they cover, which utilizes existing contract towers. TRAG representatives attend DOT meetings to address our members’ concerns, and TRAG is in the forefront of the TRIP Program (Towing & Recovery Incentive Program), continually working with the various State agencies to improve and administer that program in the metro Atlanta area and across the state.
As President of the Towing & Recovery Association of Georgia, I would like to encourage you to join. As a TRAG member, you will have the opportunity to meet others in your industry with which you can exchange insight and ideas, as well as develop a network of towing industry contacts across the state. Thanks to the support we receive from people like you, we can continue to work to improve our industry and our profession.
Phil Howard, President
Towing & Recovery Association of Georgia
Howard's Wrecker Service & Body Shop, Inc.