Attention all MPTA Towing members:
Reminder: The American Towman Spirit Ride is coming to Minnesota this week. Every MPTA member should come out and support the “Move Over” law on Wednesday, June 13th!
Those of you wishing to be part of the Spirit Ride Procession on June 13th may do so. There are three legs of the procession: First leg, meet at Allen’s Tow & Service located at 128 Garfield Ave. in Albert Lea at 8:45am. The second leg of the Procession will meet at McStop in Lakeville at 10:45am.
The final leg will begin at the State Capitol after the ceremony at 2:45pm as the Spirit Ride makes its journey to Bad Boyz Towing in Audubon, MN.
The Spirit Ride Ceremony will begin in front of the State Capitol at 1:30pm and concludes at 2:15pm. Come out and Support your industry!
Attention MPTA Members!
June 12th and 13th the Spirit Ride will be coming through Minnesota. Currently the MPTA is Coordinating a media event promoting the “Slow down/ Move Over” campaign. MPTA is looking for members to help support the efforts of this great campaign by engaging in the event itself.
Currently MPTA is working on Logistics of the event including a “Move Over Day” proclamation from Governor Dayton as well as mass coverage of the event. This campaign will include as many MPTA members as possible, law enforcement, fire, MNDOT and others. This will be a special day! Mark your calendars for June 13th and please check out the MPTA website, Facebook and emails as additional details become available.
As of right now, we will meet at Allen’s Towing, 128 South Garfield, Albert Lea, MN 56007 @8:45 a.m.
If you would like to join the procession, please meet us at the McStop in Lakeville, MN @10:45 a.m.
Please keep checking the website, Facebook and emails for further updates.
Most of our membership knows about the Spirit Ride. Last year MPTA members and guests raised over $650 for Spirit Ride at the Elko Picnic. The Spirit Ride is designed to draw media attention to Move-Over laws and the needless sacrifices towers and other first responders make in serving the motoring public and transportation industry. After Chip Kauffman of B/A Products first approached American Towman with an idea for a drive across America to promote Move-Over, the vision for what could take place began to grow. To date, over 300 towing companies have signed up to carry the “Spirit” by car carrier as towers continue to volunteer to participate and also lend their ideas to the project.
To participate in the Spirit Ride, please visit the link below and sign up. Looks like Spirit Ride is looking for MPTA members to bring awareness throughout the State of MN.
Please click here:
We are sorry to bear the bad news of the passing of Joe Vadnais. As of right now, here is the information we have for the funeral. We will make sure to post any additional information as we receive it. The Vadnais family has our deepest sympathy.
Wednesday, November 22
St. Mary of the Lake in White Bear Lake, MN
11:00am- Funeral Service
The tow school has been postponed until October 18, 2017
One Day Hands- On Training Class
October 18, 2017
Held at the MN Dot Building
244 East Maryland Ave
St. Paul, MN 55117