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  • n. Plural form of tow-truck.


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  • Well, in the event of a major crash, and we can expect one a month with an attendant fatality, there will be a need to get a fire engine down there and accompanying ambulances and tow-trucks.

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  • In 2008, Allstate acquired a unit from General Electric Co. that acts as a back office--answering phones and dispatching tow-trucks--for other roadside assistance programs run by companies including AARP and BMW.

    Allstate Launches Roadside Assistance With a Twist

  • Amount of time spent on side of road, waiting for the NRMA, tow-trucks and our heroic rescuers driving in to give us a lift back: 5

    Warning: ten-mile long post ahead

  • By now the drug - testers were at poolside, gathered like tow-trucks at a road accident.

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  • At one stage, a pall of tearsmoke hung over the Bree Sreet terminus as police fired teargas to enable city traffic department, private tow-trucks and other large lorries to tow away the unattended taxis.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Helicopters clattered over the city and tow-trucks dragged away cars abandoned by protesters, their tires squealing on the tarmac because the brakes were still on.

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  • Compared to the outgoing 2010 models, Ford claims the diesel pickup trucks now get 18 percent better fuel efficiency and chassis cab models (like those used for tow-trucks and flat-beds) get a 25 percent boost.

    Autoblog Green

  • And they want a crime camera; one of the buildings that used to house a Mr. 2 nd's store is reported to have tow-trucks hauling in cars with no license plates on them, there have been dog fights with carcasses left in the surrounding fields.

    Buffalo Rising

  • Massive cranes, several stories high - there were seven of them at work, one with a 500-ton lift capacity - were lifting vehicles smashed on top of each other and lowering them to waiting tow-trucks to take them to the scrap yard.


  • At that time, half of the department's 228 vehicles, including motorcycles, unmarked cars and specialty vehicles such as boats and tow-trucks, were - News


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