Towing and Recovery Association of Georgia

Towing and Recovery Association of Georgia

Introducing the Georgia Impounded Vehicle Sales Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) and the Towing & Recovery Association of Georgia (TRAG) present seven opportunities to get more money for your impounded vehicles. These ongoing sale events are open to the public and feature customized incentives for TRAG members and nonmembers.

Click here for details: https://iaa-auctions.com/TRAG

Our Mission

The mission of the Towing and Recovery Association is to work to make Georgia the best state in the nation in which to base and operate a towing company. To that end, TRAG seeks to promote:

  • Reasonable Laws,
  • Even-handed, common-sense administration,
  • Equitable and competitive fees and taxes,
  • A market, political and social environment favorable to the towing industry, and
  • Good citizenship among the people and companies of Georgia’s towing industry.

Legislative Advocacy

TRAG serves as your advocate to the lawmakers and regulators that affect our industry.

TRAG is instrumental in assuring that the towing industry perspective is incorporated into pending legislation in Georgia’s state legislature.

TRAG’s legislative agenda targets the association’s lobbying efforts at legislation and regulations that will provide support to vulnerable groups and advance professional practice training and research opportunities for the towing industry.

TRAG works to elect officials that best represent its interests. Your membership with TRAG will help support these vital efforts which will benefit your company as well as the industry as a whole.

Promote Your Industry!

TRAG creates a greater awareness of the economic and public service role of the towing industry through:

  • Leadership - TRAG produces voluntary leadership, colleagues who actively mobilize you and your peers toward industry-wide action, who chart your industry’s future. 
  • Organization - TRAG presents one strong, unified voice to the mass media and those special interest groups that try to limit or take away your rights and/or hard-earned accomplishments.
  • Outreach - TRAG community outreach programs tell the story of the importance, professionalism and many contributions you make to improve Georgia.

Stay Informed

TRAG keeps you abreast of potential industry-wide problems, solutions, and vital information through the quarterly Tow Tips Newsletter.

Members receive four issues each year of Tow Tips, which features in-depth coverage of developments in the Georgia Towing industry, political and legislative news, achievements of towing professionals, and a Marketplace classified section.

Professional Review

TRAG promotes the quality and effectiveness of the towing industry. This mission encompasses the maintenance of ethical conduct and fair practices. TRAG can help to review and resolve complaints of ethical violations or unfair practices that could be detrimental to this mission.

Get Involved

One of the most valuable benefits of TRAG membership is the opportunity for members to discuss problems, probe new directions, and share and criticize each other’s thoughts. To that end, TRAG sponsors a variety of events and activities:

  • Annual TRAG Meeting
  • TRAG Spring Golf Classic
  • Southeastern Regional Tow Show

Professional education through TRAG provides continuous opportunities for hands-on training. TRAG holds monthly board meetings to share ideas. They enable you and your key people to improve your skills, receive industry recognition and increase your knowledge. Who profits from that? WE ALL DO!

Save Money With TRAG!

Your ability to be competitive and generate a profit is our primary concern, and our programs are geared to help you do just that. TRAG is working to offer a variety of money-saving programs to members and their employees such as the following:

  • Long Distance Telephone and Data Services
  • Exclusive Workers Compensation Programs
  • Disability Insurance and Income Protection Plans
  • Next-Day Air Services

Becoming a member of TRAG makes you stronger-and you make us stronger too. The many benefits of membership are designed to help every towing company in Georgia increase their bottom line. Your investment in TRAG will ensure that we remain your strongest advocate.

TRAG has reactivated our membership with TowPartners, which means that all TRAG members are now TowPartners Gold Level Members courtesy of TRAG. You can visit the website at www.towpartners.com to view all of the benefits you receive as a TowPartners Gold Level Member.

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Towing Traffic Incident Reporting System (TTIRS)
https://ttirs.wufoo.com/forms/r14pt1p21fjjlei/
To report struck-by and near-miss events.

TRAG Auction Services
http://trag.ibidsmart.com/
Bringing towers and buyers together.

towPartners®
http://www.towpartners.com/
towPartners is a buying club program designed to bring better pricing on services and products that towing and road service companies’ use every day.

National Traffic Incident Management Coalition
http://ntimc.transportation.org/
Information related incident mitigation on a national level

Traffic Incident Management Enhancement Task Force (TIME)
http://www.timetaskforce.com/
TIME Task Force, Incident Management, Georgia Open Roads Policy, Freeway Incident Management and Clearance

Towing and Recovery Footnotes Newspaper
http://www.trfootnotes.com/
Valuable Towing Industry information

Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA)
http://traaonline.com/
National Towing Association website

Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida, Inc.
http://www.pwof.org/out_of_state/
Information on the Florida Towing and Wrecker Association

BuyAutoInsurance.com
http://www.buyautoinsurance.com/tow-truck/
Tow Truck and Towing Insurance.


State of Georgia

Georgia DOT/HERO
http://www.dot.ga.gov/

Georgia Dept of Revenue
http://dor.georgia.gov/

Georgia Secretary of State
http://www.sos.ga.gov/

NMVTIS
http://www.vehiclehistory.gov

Georgia Department of Public Safety
http://dps.georgia.gov/
The Georgia Department of Public Safety oversees the day-to-day operations of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD).

Georgia Department of Public Safety - Non-Consensual Towing
http://www.gamccd.net/NonConsensualTowing.aspx
Issuer of Non-Consensual Permits and other for hire permits

Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
http://www.grta.org/
State of Georgia authority working to improve Georgia's mobility, air quality, and land use practices.

Georgia Public Safety- Motor Carrier Compliance Division
http://dps.georgia.gov/motor-carrier-compliance-division-0
Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Authority, Vehicle Inspections, Amber Light Permits

Georgia DOT Navigator
http://www.511ga.org/
Information on Freeway and State Highway road closing primarily in the Atlanta Metro area due to Traffic Incidents, Weather or other disasters

Georgia Department of Transportation
http://www.dot.ga.gov/
Accident Reporting- Navigator Web Services, Size and weight Permits, Georgia HERO Unit

Department of Drivers License Services
http://www.dds.ga.gov/
Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL's), MVR's (driving History), Drivers Manuals, License Replacements

Department of Revenue
http://dor.georgia.gov/
Motor Fuel Tax (IFTA) and International Registration Program (IRP) Vehicle Registration-Tags and Titles


Federal Agencies

Federal Motor Carrier Compliance Administration
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/
Federal Motor Vehicle Compliance, Driver Qualification Files, Hours of Service, Log Books, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Audits

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
http://www.nhtsa.gov/
NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.

I am Excited to Announce I have worked a partnership with one of the largest tire wholesaler in the SOUTHEAST for all TRAG Members. The Partnership with Carroll Tire will have a real value to your membership.
 
Please visit their site to see if a warehouse is near you, http://www.carrolltire.com/
 
If you would like to take advantage of this benefit reply to this email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  I will set up your login information, so that you can see the cost of tires. http://www.carrolltire.com/
 
This is how the price sheet will look, the dealer price is the our cost, in the following example the 1st one on the list is $201.14 FET included in the price.

If you are located outside of Georgia, and would like to take advantage of this partnership, please Contact TRAG. An Associate Membership is $250.00 a year to start saving on tires.

* If applicable, FET is included in price. 
 
 Your
WH
Qty
Other
WH
Qty
Product No.
Vendor No.
Vendor
Warranty
Description
Size
Service
UTQG
SW
PLY
Retail
Dealer
FET (*)
      8254387 SLN 245/70R19.5G S637 AP HWY                 $301.71 $139.00
                 
      8244986 SLN 245/70R19.5G SLN S737 OSD   BW $317.39 $148.00
                 
      DY3394797 CMA 245/70R19.5H DC RT500 136J BSW $319.11 $212.74


I will work to bring value to your membership.

Greg Greeson
South Metro Towing
(404) 624-8071
Cell (770)596-3506

NXGEN Payment Services

TRAG Recommends NXGEN Payment Services

NXGEN is the largest merchant services provider of Elavon, the #2 processor in North America. NXGEN is the experienced leader working with financial institutions across North America to bring merchants product and service innovations that fuel real business growth.

We invite you to learn all that NXGEN can do for your business. For a free analysis that will demonstrate just how NXGEN can improve your profitability and reduce your business risk, please fill out the form below.

Reduce your Business Risk

Most data breaches happen to businesses with less than $2 million in annual sales. The nightmare of a single data breach can cost you, your business. NXGEN works diligently with each merchant to ensure they become and stay PCI Compliant. Our recommended partner goes a step further. Because NXGEN represents the very best of Elavon Processing, once you are PCI Compliant, Elavon will warranty each data breach for up to $100,000 in reimbursed fines/costs. Now that’s a pro-growth business program!

Transparent Easy-to-Use Reporting Gives You Control

Complicated reporting can leave you wondering. What’s your true costs? Which transactions could have cost you less if you’d only run it differently?

NXGEN offers the type of reporting, access and control that merchants value most highly. Always online, always available, always easy to understand. As you take advantage of all the services NXGEN provides, you’ll find your business enjoying big business advantages, no matter what your current volume or number of transactions.

Exceptional Customer Service 24/7

Merchants who choose to work with NXGEN quickly recognize the positive difference personal-based customer service makes. Knowledgeable, friendly, and committed to your success are NXGEN’s hallmarks. Merchants come for the NXGEN clout and stay for the service.

Accept all Payment Types Credit and Debit Card Processing

TRAG is committed to saving you money on all your credit and debit card processing. Through NXGEN, we offer the lowest rates to our business clients.

  • All Cards; One Statement, One Funding (show each card type logo Visa, MC, Amex Discover)
  • 24 – 48 hour funding, one integrated statement, single funding deposit
  • All PIN Debit networks, Canadian PIN networks too!
  • Specially negotiated rates. $3.5 billion processing volume in rate clout
  • Mobile, Wireless and Paperless Flexibility
  • Integrated Software Solutions, including QuickBooks • Equipment reprogramming, rent, lease and purchase options

Dynamic Currency Conversion

International Visa and MasterCard credit card purchases are converted instantly at the point of sale to the cardholder’s home currency. A share of the conversion fee is rebated to your business!

Gift Cards; Realize the Same Performance and Profitability as the National Chains

Merchants of all sizes are launching profitable gift card programs every day. Customers prefer them! • 57% of gift card recipients spend more than the value of the card.

  • 12% of gift cards are never redeemed. NXGEN provides everything to ensure your personalized card program reaches full sales potential
  • Quality card production, in-store merchandising, real-time transaction processing, robust activity reporting
  • Gift, Reward, Promotional, Electronic Coupons and Merchandise Returns run on a single system

Electronic Check Processing

Improve Cash Flow with Quicker Deposits For most retailers, check acceptance is a necessary, but expensive and cumbersome part of conducting business.

With NXGEN’s Electronic Check Processing, you can continue to offer your customers the option of paying by check, while dramatically reducing the risk associated with checks.

Safely turns paper checks into efficient electronic transactions that are processed with the speed and ease of credit card transactions. Funds are available within 24-48 hour.

 

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Upcoming Events

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06.28.2017 - 06.30.2017

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Contact Us

Towing & Recovery Association of Georgia
PO Box 723356
Atlanta, GA 31139

Toll Free: 1-866-456-8449
Fax: 770-874-2370   

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