November 21-23, 2023 • Baltimore Convention Center • 2024 updates will be available soon, Older 2023 information is available for reference only.
American Towman Exposition - Baltimore
Products and services for Towing, Transport, Recovery and Road Service will be on display and for sale at the manufacturer and distributor booths: wreckers, carriers, trailers, chassis, service trucks, as well as products and services that will surprise you! Elevated incident lights, specialty ramps, specialty call provider … Most of the motor clubs and call providers are there! It's a great opportunity to shore up relationships and begin new ones with national dispatchers. There are dispatch, impound, and bookkeeping systems just for towing operations. You'll be able to compare them all on the show floor!

• Looking to streamline lien processing?
There are several companies on the floor who can help you.
• Looking to finally get on board with GPS?
AT Expo has several providers showing their systems on the show floor.
• Looking to purchase a tow truck?
There are several financing companies on the exhibit floor who can approve your credit for purchase on the spot.

Among the exhibits you'll see the world famous Towman Monument, the American Towman Chopper and the world's biggest towing-theme mural: Lifelines, the Towing Industry on Canvas.

The Baltimore Convention Center is packed for the American Towman Exposition.
Exhibit Hours:

Thursday, Nov. 16, 1 pm- 5 pm

Friday, Nov. 17, 11 am - 5 pm
(Grand Opening)

Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 am - 5 pm

Baltimore Convention Center
The Center is conveniently located to the Inner Harbor with lots of shops and eateries. It is close to a scenic walkway and the Baltimore's World Trade Center which has a fantastic 360 degree view of the City. Discover the Center’s outdoor terrace, complete with a working herb garden and green roof canopy made of drought-resistant, native vegetation. The terrace doubles as space for receptions or networking with colleagues. Experience the perfect combination of advanced technologies and professional services, each successfully executed and delivered by the Center’s dedicated team.
Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore is the towman's home away from home: great food, great accomodations, historic attractions, all by the water. The Bull & Pig Roast (Miller Rocks) is at the Hard Rock Cafe by the water. Calitri's Cuba is a block up at the Power Plant.

American Towman's Welcome Cruise boards across from the Sonesta Harbor Court and the Hyatt. Festival Night is at Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel Grand Ballroom. All the hotels and the Baltimore Convention Center are within two blocks of the harbor.
American Towman Academy • In-Depth Conferences
With over 25 seminars featuring top speakers, it is the industry's largest educational program. Topics reflect the issues and subjects that are important to the towing business owner to help increase one's bottom line. Passport seminars are being held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

$150 Advance Registration gets you access to all the seminars you are able to attend, and complimentary breakfast Thursday, Friday and Saturday. ($225 after Nov. 13). Open to all who sign up for the Carte Blanche Passport.

Towmen team up in the classroom in groups of three to collaborate on the approach and implementation of a recovery for a specific incident. Fifteen minutes into the deliberation something unexpected happens and the team must adjust its approach. Two challenging scenarios are presented. Each team is graded on its response. Those receiving a passing grade will be sent an American Towman War Games Certificate. Everyone participating receives an exclusive War Games pin.
James Bennett Jr. Beard’s Towing. Friday, Nov. 17, 10 am - 11:30 am

Bobby Tuttle dissects real challenging recoveries using pictures and videos.

Open to all who sign up for the Carte Blanche Passport. Shuttle will be available.

Bobby Tuttle, CIRT. Thursday, Nov. 16, 5 pm - 7 pm

Recovery Of Vehicles From Cable Barriers On Highways (HTCBS)
Discusses options and issues with recovering vehicles from High Tension Cable Barrier Systems (HTCBS).
Bobby Tuttle, CIRT. Friday, Nov. 17, 8 am

Running Hard With Family in Tow
Are you raising young children and feeling like something is missing? Is your work-life balance out of alignment? Being a parent is hard enough but when you add in the stress of being part of a towing family it can become overwhelming. Join Brian and Michelle as they draw from decades of experience raising their families and running successful towing companies. They will discuss what they did right, and more importantly wrong, and how to avoid repeating their failures while learning from their successes.
Brian J Riker, American Towman and Michelle Sukow HDM Truck Center. Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 am

Snatch Blocks 101
Most tow truck operators know that snatch blocks are used to reduce line tension and or change the direction of the pull. But do you really understand how they work? Are you able to calculate line loads? Do you know the difference between a simple and a compound layout? Are you able to determine snatch block loads? This seminar will cover the information you need to know to answer these questions when designing your rigging plan for a recovery.
Terry Abejuela, American Towman. Friday, Nov. 17, 9 am

No One Wants to Work Anymore
6 reasons why you have trouble finding and keeping dispatchers and what to do about it. In this seminar, you will learn about 6 key issues affecting the labor market for dispatchers (and most other employees) and what you can do tomorrow to make things better.
Tom Dannemiller, Towing Forward Company. Thursday, Nov. 16, 10 am

Protect & Perpetuate your Towing Business- Lawsuit Protection, Tax Reduction & Estate Planning Strategies
Is your financial house in order? Discover the tools you can use to become invincible to lawsuits, save thousands in taxes, and achieve financial peace of mind.
Larry Oxenham, American Society for Asset Protection. Thursday, Nov. 16, 11 am

Winning Growth Strategies for Private Property Parking Management
Best practices in integrating Permitting and Enforcement – from organizing for success, to penetrating attractive market segments, to delivering superior value to multi-family communities and owners of downtown lots, to achieving high operational productivity.
Jim Shellhaas, Ranger SST. Friday, Nov. 17, 9 am

What Google Wants From You
Learn what the current demands are to rank well in search, advertise efficiently, earn reviews, and increase your cash call leads throughout your service area.
Kevin McMillan, Lift Marketing Group. Friday, Nov. 17, 10 am

Accident Remediation – Provide and Bill for Environmental Services for Vehicle Fluid Cleanup
The incident management tower (IMT) is required to cleanup the vehicle operating fluids (VOFs) released at a traffic collision (TC). The cleanup materials used to pick up these VOFs are classified as hazardous wastes and must be handled according to law. Know and understand the regulations surrounding the proper handling and disposal, what the insurer needs to see to pay for these services, and how to properly cleanup a scene to minimize stormwater pollution.
Ed Grubbs & Jim Figueira, Environmental Chemical Solutions. Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 am

Tips and Tricks Of Air Cushion Revenue
Discussion and questions regarding how to make money over a wide range of airbag uses from uprights to underwater.
John Sweezy Jr. & Matt Bartlett, Matjack Jumbo Safelift. Friday, Nov. 17, 10 am

How to Increase Your Profits Presentation
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are the dashboard of your business. But to use these effectively you must understand what they are and how you analyze them correctly. Once you have learned how to do this you will be able to increase your sales and profits.
David Saline, DRIVE. Saturday, Nov. 18, 8 am

Have You Ever Wondered if Your Dispatch Captures All the Opportunities When the Phone Rings?
You know, making sales. Learn how to make more sales, measure your dispatch so you can make more sales. How tone, empathy, and engagement can help your dispatch get off the phone quicker and, that’s right, make more sales. How to sell the price shopper. (it’s a million-dollar idea) Learn how STEEP can improve your client's satisfaction with your company.
Mike Porter, TDR Way. Saturday, Nov. 18, 8 am

Training as an Asset for Business Owners and Management Staff
Industry Veteran and trainer, Shane Coleman, will address some of the key issues faced by business owners and managers today. This will be a solutions-based session in which the issues raised will be followed by several immediate action idea to make training and asset and not a liability.
Shane Coleman, ERSCA. Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 am

Tow Marketing & Advertising Tips
Better online visibility, more cash calls. Learn proven marketing strategies that can help you grow your business online. The team at OMG Tow Marketing will give tips and tricks to help take your online presence to the next level.
Jared Fischgrund & Chris Blake, OMG Tow Marketing. Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 am

Building Your Company's Culture
Learn how to build the habits in your company that create the culture you want and your customers expect!
Casey Burrows & Bear Godfrey, WreckMaster. Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 am

Electrocution Hazards at Crash Scenes
Discusses electrocution hazards when recovering vehicles at crash scenes that involve roadway infrastructure such as; light poles, traffic signal control boxes, etc...
Bobby Tuttle, CIRT. Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 am

Marijuana and the Truck Driver, When Is Zero Really Not Zero?
With the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana and derivative products like CBD oils positive drug tests among commercial drivers has spiked. Join Brian Riker as he digs into why this is happening to good drivers, both CDL and non-cdl, and how a driver can end up with a positive drug test and a driving disqualification without realizing they are doing anything wrong.
Brian J Riker, American Towman. Thursday, Nov. 16, 10 am

De-Escalation Prevention Techniques (How To Keep a Bad Situation From Getting Worse)
Fact: Dealing with angry customers is a process towers aren’t trained for. Never before has the topic of, “De-Escalation Prevention Techniques”, been formally discussed in tow-seminar settings. With high-profile acts of violence that recur against tow operators, repo agents and tow staff working vehicle releases, this topic is both significant and timely as seen on industry forums.
Randall Resch, American Towman Magazine.Thursday, Nov. 16, 11 am

A Chain Is Only As Strong As It’s Weakest Link
The old adage “A Chain is Only as Strong as It’s Weakest Links” is absolutely true. Choosing the appropriate chain for a specific application is required to safely perform towing or recovery operations. The National Association of Chain Manufacturers (NACM) has developed standards for the chain manufacturing industry that requires grading and labeling. Terminology, identification , working load limits, connecting links, and proper inspection are some of the topics discussed in this seminar.
Terry Abejuela, American Towman. Saturday, Nov. 18, 8 am

A Safe and EV Fire Compliant Vehicle Storage Facility
A coming storm involves the electric vehicle(EV). A damaged EV can spontaneously ignite anytime up to 45 days after an accident. Know, understand and prepare your facility to minimize this hazard. Since vehicle operating fluids (VOFs) are regulated wastes, understand how good housekeeping practices can eliminate fines and pollution from the damaged vehicle stored at your facility.
Ed Grubbs & Jim Figueira, Environmental Chemical Solutions. Friday, Nov. 17, 9 am

Risk Management and On-Scene Safety
Presented by veteran towers and American Towman’s, industry (safety) advocates, Randall Resch and Brian Riker; join us in this photo infused seminar focusing on what repeated causes result in tow operator fatalities.
Randall Resch & Brian Riker, American Towman. Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 am

How to Turn your Insurance Program into Profit Center
This discuss would lay out how a well preforming Captive Insurance Program through it’s cash flow could generate substantial investment income back to the Captive Members.
Todd Welch, Charter Partners • Donald Blood & Abe Elias, Brown & Brown. Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 am

Safety, Tech tools, Insurance Requirements & Cost Reduction
For several years the insurance coverage costs for tow truck operators has been on a drastic rise. There are several reasons for this which come from losses in the Insurance Industry due to their inability to control costs and the necessity for towing companies to do everything possible to avoid being excessively charged. In this seminar we’ll explore an in depth look at what countermeasures are available and how to apply them.
Scott Watkins, Mobile Video. Friday, Nov. 17, 8 am

Independent Courses/Meetings/Workshops
Alternative Fuel Vehicles - A Continuing Course of Safety
What you need to know as a tower is this alternative world and the dangers involved. Certificated class.

Independent Course - $75/person. $125 after Nov. 13.
John Borowski, American Towman, Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 am - 9:30 am

Recovery Business Success
Presented by: John Borowski, American Towman & Ron Myers, Pine Tree Towing. A special three-hour course geared towards the business end of recovery. Three crucial steps for recovery business success will be covered: Documenting the Recovery; Billing the Recovery; and Collecting on the Recovery Invoice.

Independent Course - $250/person. $350 after Nov. 13. Save $100 by registering now
Friday, Nov. 17, 9 am - 12 noon

American Towman Quick Clearance Certification Course
Arm your company and its tow operators with accepted quick clearance methods, on-scene incident management preparation, essential communications with police and fire command. Test follow 3 hours course, require for American Towman Quick Clearance certification card.

Independent Course - $75/person. $150 after Nov. 13. Save $75 by registering now.
Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 am - 11 noon

Ron Myers • Pine Tree Towing & Recovery, Association of Professional Towers of Ohio
Ron is an award-winning towing recovery-plus transport specialist, with more than 35 years of experience. Ron is a recognized professional tower and is an active Operations Manager at Pine Tree Towing and Recovery in Cambridge, OH. He is the President and founding member of Quick Clear Professionals of Ohio, and an instructor for Quick Clear and TIM principles and procedures.

Ron was a founding member for the Association of Professional Towers-Ohio, and is the current president of the Police Towers of America. He was appointed to Ohio’s Governor’s Traffic Safety Council in 2021, and currently serves on Ohio’s Traffic Incident Management Steering Committee.
John Borowski • American Towman
John was the Director of Municipal Services for Vehicle Management Solutions. He was Vice President of Tow Industry Programs for AutoReturn. John has over 50 years of experience as a tow business owner, wrecker manufacturer specialist, trainer, writer, and presenter. He was awarded the first “Towman of the Year” in 2005 by American Towman Magazine where he earned his moniker “Mr. Industry” and also two Towman Medals for heroism. He was inducted into the Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame in 2001. Currently, he is the Safety Editor for American Towman.
Work Smarter Not Harder With DRIVE
Become the True Executive of Your Business

Presenter: Jim Saeli

Length: This is a two-day, 3 hr/section workshop.

To learn the key components for owning and managing a tow business and an auto repair shop with the goal of more profits and greater freedom for the business owner and their family.

• Owner’s vision compared with the current scene.
• Owner’s job and responsibilities.
• The Stages of a business and what they mean for success.
• KPI management and managing trends of the business.
• The crucial areas of the business and how each fit in with greater profits.
• Marketing actions that each business owner needs to take in today’s digital environment:
o Digital advertising.
o Websites and why an attractive up-to-date site is vital for any business.
o Social Media – the various platforms and how to manage. Consistency is key!
o EDDM/postcards.
o Traditional marketing actions that still need to be enacted.
• Recruiting and hiring – why it’s important to never stop recruiting.
• Finances, profit & loss.
• Production and why it’s important to always keep your eye on this key area.
• Employee Management – get and keep a great team!
• Using Playbooks and why this should be considered the ‘blue print’ of your business.

Expected Result:
A business owner who has the knowledge and tools to successfully increase profits and create greater freedom for both the business and their family.

Attendees bring to the workshop:
• Production and sales graphs.
• Current P&L.
• As an added bonus, anyone attending the DRIVE Work Smarter Not Harder event will also receive a 30-minute meeting with a DRIVE Business Consultant. During this one-on-one on the spot meeting, your business will be analyzed with key areas of your business discussed.

Independent Workshop - $195/person. $295 after Nov. 13.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 am - 12 noon (Part I)
Friday, Nov. 17, 9 am - 12 noon (Part II)

Presented by:

Education and Hands-on Training
The nation's top trainers and speakers are here in Baltimore to give you a top-tier learning experience. Hands-on and classroom experience with WreckMaster Rotator Training, as well as in-depth courses such as Recovery Billing, Recovery Business Success, American Towman Quick Clearance Certification, Alternative Fuel Vehicles - A continuing Course in Safety, (NEW) ERSCA Advanced Winching and Rigging and (NEW) Work Smarter Not Harder with DRIVE.

Allstate Roadside Safety and Information Series will be held in the Exhibit Hall FREE during show floor hours.

WreckMaster Rotator Training
Industry's Premier Rotator Training with WreckMaster Instructors

FEE REQUIRED $695/person. $795 after Nov 13. Fee also includes Carte Blanche Passport.

Wednesday Nov. 15, 8 am - 12 noon (4 hrs Classroom) Includes Lunch
Wednesday Nov. 15, 1 pm - 5 pm (4 hrs Hands-on) Shuttle to location
Thursday Nov. 16, 8 am - 12 noon (4 hrs Classroom)
• Introduction of Lead Instructor, assistances and students
• Set Course goals and objectives
• Overview of WreckMaster program

• Positioning the truck
• Leveling the truck
• Recommended distances- Utilities Overhead & Underground
• Recommended cribbing
• Safety in General
• Calculating Out-rigger Loads

• Determining the weight
• Shock Loads
• Cause and effect of tipping
• Determining the COG “Center of Gravity”

• Calculating “Load Capacity”
• Calculating “Boom Top Load”

• General overview
• Wire Rope, Synthetic & Chain Bridles
• Calculating Bridle Leg Lengths
• Calculating Bridle Leg Loads
• Selecting the Correct Rigging for the job
• PPE “Personal Proction Equipment”
• Operator Training
• Rigging Training
• Site Supervisor Training

Recovery Billing Course - 8 Hour Training
Presented by Eric Fouquette and the Recovery Billing Team.

Part I - Friday, Nov. 17, 9 am - 1 pm. (4 Hours classroom)
Part II - Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 am - 1 pm. (4 Hours classroom)
Incl. Carte Blanche Passport both days!

You have spent hundreds of thousands on equipment…it's time to invest in a course designed to teach you how to invoice efficiently, stop settling, and get paid! After years of trial, error, and missed payment opportunities, we now know exactly what needs to be done to get paid for recovery work, how to navigate the various insurance/private payer routes and what triggers each to get paid time and time again. In this course, you learn in two days what took us 40+ years to acquire. The Recovery Billing Course will show you how to overcome recovery billing & collection obstacles that can be rectified with the proper education and systems. Join our elite network of thousands of tower owners and managers who've taken the course!

You'll learn:
• Foundational Principles: Handbooks, policies, safety, insurance needs, and more.
• Documenting the Scene from Start to Finish.
• Drafting the Documentation Packet.
• Laws to Help Get Paid: Expert towing & recovery attorneys educate on the main reasons for claim denial (AND how to overcome them).
• How to Bill: Learn how to get paid on various types of insurances: collision, property damage liability, home owners, and more!
• How NOT to Bill: Learn how to avoid mistakes and spot objections before they happen!
• How to Navigate an Insurance Claim: Learn how to navigate various insurance processes and how to work with the vehicle owner and the payer, not against them.
• Negotiation strategies: How to respond to things like “sorry, that’s not covered” and “we never pay that” - you’re going to be fully prepared when it comes to communicating with payers.

Amount $2,500 per person. Must be accepted by Recovery Billing.

ERSCA - Advanced Winching and Rigging
This 4-hour intensive training will apply to all levels of operator experience and duty- status (Light, Medium, Heavy). Focusing on safety and performance, attendees will address and task real-world scenarios. Resistance, winch performance, winching systems, and knowledge in rigging deployment essentials will be focal points for tasking today's jobs, effectively and efficiently.

Shane Coleman, ERSCA

Thursday Nov. 16, 8 am – 12 noon - 4Hrs - Classroom

$295/person advance registration; $395/person after Nov. 13 – Save $100 by registering now.

Allstate Roadside Safety and Technical Information Series
During expo hours, you will have free access to unique electric vehicle content on all three days, plus technical details from vehicle manufacturers and other information to help you be safer and more efficient. Join an education session and take-home knowledge on all the latest industry trends from business experts and industry insiders.

Schedule available soon
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time Safety and Technical Sessions Presenter
2:00 pm Minimize Damage Claims

Overview of common damages and how to avoid them.
Paul Stephens
3:00 pm Basics of Electrical Vehicle Safety

Best practices for keeping yourself safe while servicing newer EVs.
Mike Farmer
Friday, November 17, 2023
Time Safety and Technical Sessions Presenter
11:30 am Plan to be Profitable

If you don't plan to succeed, then you're planning to fail. Set yourself up for success with these tips and tricks from a professional like you.
Shawn Sowden
12:30 pm How to Handle Today's Vehicles: Day 1

Technical insights on servicing some of the most popular vehicles on the road.
Paul Stephens
1:30 pm Electric Vehicle Towing: Day 1

On-scene service techniques and OEM recommendations for today's EVs.
Paul Stephens
2:30 pm Pro 2 Pro: Electric Vehicle Edition

Open forum to answer your questions about servicing EVs.
Paul Stephens
3:30 pm Driving your Profits

Learn how defensive driving training can protect your life and your bottom line.
Brian Riker
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Time Safety and Technical Sessions Presenter
11:30 am Defensive Driving - the only "D" way to drive

Real-world solutions to protect yourself and your equipment from distracted, drunk or drowsy drivers.
Brian Riker
12:30 pm How to Handle Today's Vehicles: Day 2

Technical insights on servicing some of the most popular vehicles on the road.
Paul Stephens
1:30 pm Electric Vehicle Towing: Day 2

EV specific scenarios and new model service details.
Paul Stephens
2:30 pm Plan to be Profitable

If you don't plan to succeed, then you're planning to fail. Set yourself up for success with these tips and tricks from a professional like you.
Shawn Sowden

Festival Night
Featuring the legendary "American Towman Medal Ceremony" honoring towers who stood out for their heroic feats and are recognized for their bravery and courage. The evening will also include the "March of Heroes" for those who were pinned the Order of Towman and Towman Medal winners. Festival Night includes fun entertainment and is the best dinner in town! Enjoy the finest cuisine.

The Mike Corbin Band debuts "Home of the Brave", a new song honoring towers, and several songs interwoven throughout the evening, including Booms in the Sky, Bless the Spirit Riders, and the Road Calls, plus other Towman Ballads and American favorites. Enjoy a dinner event like no other!

Festival Night: Price: $90 Adults / $60 Child

Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 pm, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.

Tickets required & jacket suggested.

Sponsored by American Towman Magazine.

Ceremony of The Order of Towman
Nominees for The Order of Towman are recognized for showing extreme dedication to the towing trade and the community they serve. Nominated by their towns police or fire chief, they have stood out as going above and beyond to provide service under difficult circumstances and have a history within their community of getting the job done safely and in a timely manner.

The Order is sanctioned and presented by American Towman Magazine at a ceremony of passage where they will be receiving the Cross of the Order and participating in the March of Heroes during Festival Night.

Friday, Nov. 17, 6 pm. Baltimore Convention Center, Camden Lobby.

Special Events
AT Expo is an overwhelming networking experience, whether one moseys about the Wrecker Pageant, shares notes with other Academy goers, engages with the exhibitors, joins the WreckMaster training experience, or partakes in Festival Night.

The stars of AT Expo may be all the equipment but the greatest resource may be all the illustrious characters that make up the towing industry. It doesn't get any better than clicking beer bottles at the Bull & Pig Roast at the Hard Rock where Miller Rocks! Or blowing smoke at Calitri's Cuba in Luckies Tavern (Power Plant). AT Expo is the place where one networks among thousands of towers and suppliers and yet the networking dyanamics aren't much different than they were in the Iron Age where it was all one on one.

Calitri's Cuba VIP
Calitri’s Cuba is one reason towing’s generals come to Baltimore. It’s the chance to smoke fine cigars and talk towing strategy away from the front lines of battle.


Friday, Nov. 17, 9 pm. Luckie’s Tavern – Power Plant Live

Miller Rocks! Bull & Pig Roast
Miller Rocks! on Friday Night at the Hard Rock Cafe, sponsored by Miller Industries, has been a tradition at AT Expo for 14 years. There's nothing like it as towing professionals take over the Hard Rock Cafe. It's first-come first-served for the Bull & Pig Roast, but the party keeps on going! Whether you're inside the Hard Rock or out in the Miller pavilion on the water, you'll chill out like never before!
Great food, live music, and more!

Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 pm. Complimentary tickets available at Information Booth & Registration

Free Event Sponsored by Miller Industries & American Towman

ACE Awards
A great time to network with peers and motor club representatives as they honor the nominees of the American Towman ACE Awards.

Nominated by motor clubs and call providers, ACE Nominees are recognized for being in the top 1% of towing operations for service reliability, professionalism and service excellence. Recipients receive the exclusive 2023 ACE Buckle Award, along with a certificate and press release.

Saturday, Nov. 18. Convention Center, Camden Lobby.

Sponsored by:

Captains of Industry
The jacket-and-tie event, sponsored by American Towman Magazine, will include lunch at the Legendary Captains Long Table.

We invite you to break bread with other leaders of the industry on the eve of the 34th annual American Towman Exposition.

Friday, Nov. 17, 12 Noon at the Baltimore Convention Center. Price: $55.

Keynote address presented by Casey Burrows WreckMaster lead instructor

Casey will address historical aspects of the towing industry and his own upbringing that defined their heritage. He'll speak to the virtue of honor that shapes the attitude and culture of a successful towing and recovery operator, as well as how towers can leave their mark on the industry, leaving a legacy for future generations of towers.

Casey Burrows grew up in the towing industry, coming from a long line of towers that traces back to 1917. He joined the family business full time in 1997 and has spent the two-plus decades since growing his towing skills and the company’s operations.

Welcome Dinner Cruise - Sold Out!
Celebration is a big part of AT Expo. It starts Thursday night with AT's Welcome Cruise. Enjoy dinner and then roam on the Spirit of Baltimore as it cruises the Inner Harbor. A great way to kick off the American Towman Experience at AT Expo XXXIV. So join your peers for dinner cruising the Inner Harbor Thursday evening. Get the lay of the land from the water; enjoy Baltimore's beautiful city-scape.

The Welcome Cruise is Sold Out • Thursday, Nov. 16, Boarding 6:30 pm, departs at 7 pm - returns 9:30 pm.

The Donnie Recovery Luncheon
Celebrating towing's legendary trainer, Donnie Cruse, this unique conference dissects and critiques the winning recoveries of the Donnie Cruse Recovery Awardees. All recovery specialists welcome.

Price: $75. Thursday, Nov. 16, 12 Noon at Morton's Steakhouse.

Co-Sponsored by:

American Towman Hospitality
You'll experience American Towman's Hospitality throughout the weekend. For example, Academy Passport holders may enjoy breakfast outside the conference rooms in the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings to include rolls, eggs to order and much more, compliments of American Towman Magazine.

On Friday evening, attendees can dig into the Bull & Pig Roast, sponsored by Miller Industries, at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Saturday Pie will be offered following the ACE Awards and to those attending the American Wrecker Pageant Winners Ceremony.

Towman Hunt Skeet Shoot
Join fellow Skeet Shooters for the Towman Skeet Thursday. Transportation is provided and leaves from the Pratt Street Lobby entrance of the Baltimore Convention Center to bring you to Prince George's County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, MD. Equipment, supplies and lunch are included in price.

Price: $150. Thursday, Nov. 16, 9 am.
Transportation departs Baltimore Convention Center at Pratt Street entrance, promptly at 9 am.

Saturday Pie
Enjoy the fantastic assortment of pies. Saturday, Nov. 18, on the Exhibit Floor.

American Wrecker Pageant
World-Class Wreckers Compete

For the towman, doing battle means doing business with wreckers all decked out. Even medieval warriors would have been intimidated. From specially designed chrome wheels to uniquely cast lever heads and paint jobs evoking different ages, different landscapes, the American Wrecker Pageant inside the Baltimore Convention Center is the world's premier truck pageant. Kick back, enjoy the trucks, and jaw with the men and women who proudly own them as they vie for the Pageant's legendary trophies.

American Wrecker Pageant and Pageant Voting open during Exhibit Hall hours.

Trucks enter into the Convention Center Wednesday, 8 am - 5 pm & Thursday, 8 am - 10 am. All trucks will remain in Convention Center until the completion of the award ceremony on Saturday.

Ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, 4 pm at the BCC Band Stage.

Wrecker Pageant Truck Wash available on-site at the Baltimore Convention Center. Click here for details.

Entry fee:

$125 with advance registration
($150 after Nov. 13)
• Light-duty (pre-2023)
• Light-duty (2023-2024)
• Medium-duty
• Vintage (40+ years)
• Service/Support truck

$175 with advance registration
($200 after Nov. 13)
• HD Single Axle
• HD Tandem
• Rotator
• Carrier

One vehicle per class/maximum three per company.
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel (HQ)
Headquarters Hotel, Festival Night: - $209
4-Star, rooms with harborview, fitness center, restaurant/bar, connected to mall. 2 blocks from Convention Center. Show your badge & receive 10% off food/meal purchases at Hotel Restaurants, Bar or Coffee Shop Specials on Friday & Saturday Night.

Marriott Waterfront
Luxurious rooms with harborview, fitness center, restaurant/bar. Show your badge & receive 10% off food/meal purchases at Hotel Restaurants, Bar or Coffee Shop on Friday & Saturday Night.

Marriott Inner Harbor
One block from Convention Center, fitness center, restaurant. Towman Specials when you show your badge.

Sheraton Inner Harbor
1 block from Convention Center with a catwalk, indoor pool, fitness center, free WiFi

Days Inn Inner Harbor
Across from Convention Center, bar & grill, fitness center, free WiFi.

Lord Baltimore Hotel
Two blocks to Convention Center. Includes fitness center and free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly.

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court
4-Star Hotel across from Harbor. 2 blocks to Convention Center.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
Next to Convention Center. Near Morton's Steakhouse.

Hilton Baltimore
Connected to Convention Center by convenient catwalk. Includes free WiFi, fitness center, pool, & meeting room availability.

Hampton Inn
Find us off I-395, across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. We're a short walk from the Baltimore Convention Center and the Inner Harbor. The University of Maryland Medical Center is a three-minute drive away, and it's the same to M&T Bank Stadium for Ravens games. Fuel up on free hot breakfast, and unwind in our indoor pool and fitness center.

You will be able to reserve hotel accommodations through Visit Baltimore Passkey after you have completed your registration. Reservations will be accepted until October 16, 2023. After this cut-off date, you may contact the hotel directly for reservations and/or changes to existing reservations. Attendees that need to book rooms or have an inquiry prior to the cut-off date regarding a current reservation should call Visit Baltimore Housing at 1-800-282-6632. Please note that American Towman does not authorize hotels or housing agents to call you – so beware of scammers!
Attendee Services
American Towman legion
As an attendee you earn a merit-based membership in the American Towman Legion, no fees or strings attached.

Travel Discounts
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Schedules available soon
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AT Exposition • November 21-23, 2024
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.
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