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
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:
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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
Towing Traffic Incident Reporting System (TTIRS)
To report struck-by and near-miss events.
TRAG Auction Services
Bringing towers and buyers together.
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
Information related incident mitigation on a national level
Traffic Incident Management Enhancement Task Force (TIME)
TIME Task Force, Incident Management, Georgia Open Roads Policy, Freeway Incident Management and Clearance
Towing and Recovery Footnotes Newspaper
Valuable Towing Industry information
Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA)
National Towing Association website
Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida, Inc.
Information on the Florida Towing and Wrecker Association
Tow Truck and Towing Insurance.
Georgia Dept of Revenue
Georgia Secretary of State
Georgia Department of Public Safety
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
Issuer of Non-Consensual Permits and other for hire permits
Georgia Regional Transportation Authority
State of Georgia authority working to improve Georgia's mobility, air quality, and land use practices.
Georgia Public Safety- Motor Carrier Compliance Division
Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Authority, Vehicle Inspections, Amber Light Permits
Georgia DOT Navigator
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
Accident Reporting- Navigator Web Services, Size and weight Permits, Georgia HERO Unit
Department of Drivers License Services
Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL's), MVR's (driving History), Drivers Manuals, License Replacements
Department of Revenue
Motor Fuel Tax (IFTA) and International Registration Program (IRP) Vehicle Registration-Tags and Titles
Federal Motor Carrier Compliance Administration
Federal Motor Vehicle Compliance, Driver Qualification Files, Hours of Service, Log Books, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Audits
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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/
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.
I will work to bring value to your membership.
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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.
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.
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.
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