AT ShowPlace - Las Vegas Exhibits
Tow Industry Week offers multiple conferences, AT's legendary hospitality, special events, and the American Towman ShowPlace, featuring the industry's top suppliers. This year many activities and the Expo itself will be inside one of Las Vegas' most unique exposition facilities: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

Co-sponsored by, towing's exclusive online weekly publication, and American Towman Magazine, the industry's leading monthly magazine, American Towman ShowPlace - Las Vegas will put you face to face with suppliers, educators, top trainers, and leading towing professionals from around the world.
Exhibit Hours:

Thursday, Sept. 16, 12 noon-6 pm
Friday, Sept. 17, 12 noon-5 pm

Westgate Resort Hotel & Casino Events Center
Discover a True Las Vegas Resort and Casino

3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas • AT ShowPlace Headquarters & site of all exhibits
Located adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center and just one block from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the Westgate Resort Hotel & Casino Events Center offers the finest amenities and spacious rooms. Enjoy the World's Largest Race & Sports Book, dine at the world-famous Benihana, and experience legendary performers like nowhere else. In addition, Westgate Resort Hotel & Casino Events Center features a Las Vegas Monorail stop onsite for easy access to the rest of the excitement on the Las Vegas Strip.

Single and double rates are $75 Tuesday through Thursday, $105 Friday and Saturday. Each additional person is $20/night.

Other amenities are: wireless internet, cardio room, in-room safe, complimentary parking and local and toll-free domestic (800) calls.
American Towman In-Depth Conferences
No one does educational conferences like American Towman. Get in on these in-depth Intelligence Briefings critical to a Commander In Chief of an emergency road service operation. Learn from industry leaders about crucial issues in managing a towing business.

CARTE BLANCHE PASSPORT: Access into all American Towman Conference-Seminars,
$125 advance registration fee; ($195 after 9/14) – Save $70 when you register now!

Understanding Recovery Equipment Ratings
In order to perform recovery work safely, effectively and efficiently you must have a good understanding of the recovery equipment ratings. Staying within the working load limits of the equipment depends on several factors including winch line, chain bridle or synthetic strap bridle angles the type of hitch, and equipment protection. This seminar will discuss snatch block use, choosing the appropriate hitch, and determining the load on each component of your recovery rigging.
Terry Abejuela, American Towman. Friday, Sept. 17, 8:00 a.m.

Calculating Recovery Resistance
One of the most important steps in a planning a successful recovery is to calculate the recovery resistance. In order to avoid overloading of your equipment you must calculate the total recovery resistance so you can chose equipment that will perform the work without damaging or causing catastrophic failure of the equipment. This seminar will discuss techniques for calculating recovery resistance due to the surface, grade and rolling resistance.
Terry Abejuela, American Towman. Friday, Sept. 17, 11:00 a.m.

The Uncontaminated Vehicle Storage Facility (VSF)
A presentation that addresses the leaks and staining at VSF’s from the damaged vehicles. Save thousands of dollars in cleanup costs, fines, and bad publicity.
Jim Figueira, Ed Grubbs, Environmental Chemical Solutions. Thursday, Sept. 16, 10:00 a.m.

How Tow Owners Can Protect Their Business
Discover the tools you can use to protect 100% of your assets from lawsuits, Save thousands of dollars each year in taxes and avoid probate and eliminate all estate taxes.
Larry Oxenham, American Society for Asset Protection. Friday, Sept. 17, 9:00 a.m.

Operator Safety & Legislation Roundtable
A two-hour President’s Roundtable on what is the tow industry doing legislatively regarding the Slow Down/Move Over law. How can the industry get more enforcement of the law for roadside protection? What other kinds of legislative work could be done to optimize operator safety?
Quinn Piening, CTTA President, Moderator & Shane Coleman ERSCA Training. Thursday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m.

Let There Be Light...or Not!
A discussion on how to use your emergency lights--as many tow company owners don't train their drivers on proper usage.
John Borowski, Auto Return. Thursday, Sept. 16, 11:00 a.m.

Using Technology to Reduce Insurance Costs
Exploring how technology can reduce the cost of operating your fleet, improve driver performance and reduce your insurance costs dramatically.
Brian J. Riker, American Towman Magazine. Friday, Sept. 17, 10:00 a.m.

How To Get More Cash Calls
If they can find you, they can call you. If not, they will call somebody else. Get found online.
OMG Tow Marketing, Jared Fischgrund & Chris Blake. Thursday, Sept. 16, 9:00 a.m.

Eyeball Impressions to Sales Conversions
Spending money doesn’t mean you make more money unless you do it right. Learn how to cut the fat, raise your search rankings and build your brand. Including: truck photography, responding to bad reviews, cutting the fat on Google ads and mobile sales funnels.
Chad Cashat, US Fleet Tracking. Thursday, Sept 16, 10 a.m.

Billing for Liquid Debris Cleanup
This seminar will address law and regulation, dealing with the insurer, proper cleanup and getting paid from this untapped revenue resource.
Jim Figueira, Ed Grubbs, Environmental Chemical Solutions. Friday, Sept. 17, 9:00 a.m.

Get Found Online, Get More Cash Calls
Learn strategies to improve your rank on Google.
OMG Tow Marketing, Jared Fischgrund & Chris Blake. Friday, Sept. 17, 10:00 a.m.

Anything is possible with the right team. The Building Your Dream Team Presentation is interactive and will give you the skills needed to recruit the best and keep them effectively trained on an on-going basis. When you are ready to take your business to the next level, you will want top-quality employees working with you to help increase profits and efficiency.
David Saline, Drive, Friday, Sept. 17, 11:00 a.m.

Recovery Billing Course
Led by Bob & Eric Fouquette of Recovery Billing Unlimited.
This is the famous 8-hour course that teaches you how to charge the value of recovery work and collect from insurance companies.

Incl. Carte Blanche Passport. Presented by Bob & Eric Fouquette. Some restrictions apply; must be accepted by Recovery Billing. Fee covers two people from the same company.  Amount is:  $2,250 for 2  

We teach:
• Building the proper tow business foundation
• Remediation of the accident scene to free you from future liability
• Proper way of writing acceptable recovery invoices
• Obtaining payment from insurance companies for proper billing
• Billing on property damage liability insurance only
• State and Federal laws to help get you paid
• Guest speakers including: Insurance Executive, Attorney

Thurs. 9/16 & Fri. 9/17, 9 am - 1 pm

Recovery Business Success
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. John Borowski, Auto Return & Ron Myers, Pine Tree Towing.

Independent Course - $250; OR $350 after 9/14/21
Saturday, Sept 18th 9 am - Noon

Training & Hands-On Education
The nation's top trainers are ready and eager to teach YOU how to be the best tower you can be. This year, we are offering Light- and Heavy-Duty training, from the CTTA and WreckMaster, respectively.

WreckMaster Heavy-Duty Rotator Recovery Training
Industry's Premier Rotator Training with WreckMaster Instructors

WreckMaster instructors conduct a special 12-hour training course on rotator recovery; classroom and outdoor hands-on.

Do you know how to calculate the safe distance to an overhead wire or underground gas line? How close your rotator can safely get to the edge of a 23-foot deep hole? How much cribbing is required under your outrigger legs to compensate for a 50,000 pound load?

This 2 day course teaches you everything you need to protect both people and equipment, including formulas for calculating ground pressure and outrigger compression loads. Students spend the morning in the classroom, then it’s out to the field to apply the theory and formulas to real-life scenarios, including properly attaching and lifting cement mixers, tractor-trailers and sea containers.

A WreckMaster rotator course is a risk management must-have for anyone who has a rotator in their fleet —or plans to add one in the future.

FEE REQUIRED $695/person. $795 after Sept. 10th
Wed. Sept. 15, 8 am - 5 pm. • includes lunch.
Thurs. Sept. 16, 8 am - 12 noon.
Fee also includes Friday Carte Blanche Passport

ERSCA Light Duty Essentials Towing and Recovery Training and Certification
Wed, Sept 15th, 8 am - Noon (Part I) (Classroom & Hands-on) • includes lunch.
Wed, Sept 15th, 1 pm - 5 pm (Part II) (Classroom & Hands-on)
Thursday, Sept 16th, 8 am - 3 pm (Classroom & Hands-on)
Friday, Sept 17th, 1 pm (Testing)

Registration fees: $495 non-member of CTTA; $395 for CTTA member

The ERSCA Light Duty Essentials Certification course is a 16 hour program approved by the California Highway Patrol for their Rotation Tow program. The course introduces students to the proper use of light duty towing and recovery equipment and acceptable standards in the industry.

New and experienced tow truck operators will benefit from the 8 hours of classroom instructions and 8 hours of hands on demonstrations. Each student will receive a comprehensive training manual and must pass a 50 question written exam to be issued a certificate and ID card.

Subjects include:
• Truck Inspection and Maintenance
• Ratings and Tow Capacities
• Basic Roll-over and Recovery Techniques
• Calculating Recovery Resistance
• Towing and Transport Techniques
• Tow Dollies
• Winches and Wire Ropes
• Scene Incident Management

Click the menu items to see more information about each training.

AT ShowPlace Events
American Towman Expositions are more than just tow shows; our Legendary Hospitality puts us a cut above the rest! Prepare for our networking opportunities, parties, product demos, and more.

Welcome Reception
The AT ShowPlace Welcome Reception will be bigger and better than ever! Attendees will be able to sit back and relax and enjoy a variety of premium meats such as BBQ Country Brisket, Suckling Pig and Smoked Turkey Breast. A perfect way to relax after traveling. Meet up with old friends and make some new ones as we get ready to enjoy the best tow show in the West.

Moved to Thursday, Sept. 16, 7pm; AT Outdoor Venue - Adjacent Paradise Event Center

Pie Pallooza
At 8:00pm, you can watch a demonstration sponsored by Jerr-Dan from where you are at the Welcome Reception, which will then be followed by Pie Palooza for all the pie you can eat! Includes, blueberry, apple and pecan pies and more. For those who have registered for the VIP Desert Smoker, you’ll already be in the right spot! Join us on Thursday starting at 7:00 pm for an evening under the stars!

Thursday, Sept. 16, 9pm; AT Outdoor Venue - Adjacent Paradise Event Center

VIP Desert Smoker
Named for veteran training director for the CTTA dubbed the "Godfather of Towing".

For only $30, the VIP package also includes one American Towman Signature cigar, one drink ticket, one premium cigar and a special gift exclusively for VIPs. Add the VIP Smoker Package to your Registration!

Thur. 9/16, 9pm; AT Outdoor Venue - Adjacent Paradise Event Center

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Towman Feast & Winners Circle
Join us for our wrap-up hospitality event,the Towman Feast, where we will crown the winners of the American Towman Cup in the Winners Circle! Towman Feast is FREE so bring all your workmates and family to fill up on the feast while you cheer on the winners of the best trucks that have been on display all throughout Tow Industry Week.

Fri. 9/17, 5:00pm; AT Outdoor Venue - Adjacent Paradise Event Center

Live Recovery Demos
The live demo is free to attend with your A.T. ShowPlace - Las Vegas badge. We're sure to have some big booms, rotators, and maybe even a steel horse, or two on hand.

Jerr-Dan - Thurs., 9/16, 8pm &bull AT Outdoor Venue - Adjacent Event Center

ACE Awards
A great time to network with peers and motor club representatives.

Tow companies nominated by motor clubs and call providers for service reliability and service excellence, qualify for the Towman ACE award. Recipients receive the exclusive ACE Buckle Award along with a certificate and press release mailed to their local newspapers.

Friday, Sept. 17, 2pm; Westgate Convention Center.

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CTTA Annual Convention
CTTA Industry Leaders & Awards Night

The California Tow Truck Association holds its Annual Convention as a part of Tow Industry Week and the American Towman ShowPlace - Las Vegas.

All towers are welcome. You do not need to be a CTTA member to attend.

$95 pp • $175 for 2

Purchase your Tickets and Register
for American Towman ShowPlace Here.

If you have already registerred for AT ShowPlace, and wish to purchase your tickets, please contact Patrice Gesner: 800-732-3869 x 214, or
Friday, Sept. 17, 6PM

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The American Towman Cup
World-Class Wreckers Compete for the vaunted Towman Cup

The towing industry's most amazing wreckers from the West compete for the American Towman Cup. Pageant contestants vie for the Cup in several weight classes.

Entry fee: $75 for light duty (pre-2020), Light duty (2020-2021), medium duty, Vintage (41+ years), service/support truck. $100 for HD Single Axle, HD Tandem, Rotator, Carrier. A towing company may enter one truck per class and up to four trucks.

Voting for Best of Show takes place on show floor.
Sponsored by East Coast Truck & Trailer Sales:

voting concludes on Friday at 4:30 pm.
Winners’ Ceremony takes place at 5 pm at the Towman Feast.

Whether you compete in the Pageant or take it all in and vote on your choice picks, the spectacle of the world's finest wreckers at the American Towman Cup is a great experience.

Attendee Services
Westgate Resort Hotel
Single and double rates are $75 Tuesday through Thursday, $105 Friday and Saturday. Each additional person is $20 per night. If rooms are reserved through our hotel room block, the resort fee is waived.

Other amenities are: wireless internet, cardio room, in-room safe, complimentary parking and local and toll-free domestic (800) calls.

3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas.

American Towman legion
As an attendee you earn a merit-based membership in the American Towman Legion, no fees or strings attached.

Travel Discounts
Click Here for Travel Discounts

You can reserve your hotel following registration when available.
For show information please contact: 800-732-3869
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American Towman ShowPlace, Las Vegas • Sept. 15-17, 2021
Westgate Resort Hotel & Casino Events Center, Las Vegas, NV.
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