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Towing Industry Veteran Wins First Ever Tow Tank Competition
California towing company introduces Driveline Buddy, a new tool for towers


STOCKTON, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2016)
– Driveline Buddy, a new towing product introduced by Dave’s Towing Service in Stockton, California, won the first ever Tow Tank competition at the Tow Industry Week Convention in Dallas earlier this year. Tow Tank was filmed on scene at the Dallas convention by American Towman TV to offer towing entrepreneurs a chance to promote their towing inventions in front of a panel of distinguished judges for a chance to win prizes to help their business.

David Barton, owner of Dave’s Towing Service, has 35 years of towing industry experience and developed Driveline Buddy to make securing the drivelines of big rigs easier. Before Driveline Buddy, the drivelines were secured with items like bailing wire, rope or ratchet straps, processes that varied based on the truck.  “Each and every Driveline Buddy is made by hand in our shop,” says Barton. “Our goal is to help towers stay safe on the job and get the trucks back on the road quicker. Driveline Buddy is a crucial component to reaching our goal.”

With Driveline Buddy, this process is much easier. Driveline Buddy provides a cradle and suspender that can be installed on the frame of the truck, providing a safe place for the driveline to be easily secured within minutes for safe storing during travel.

As the winner of Tow Tank, Barton received $5,000 in website and marketing services from OMG National, free business consulting and a $5,000 cash prize to help expand the production of Driveline Buddy. Tow Tank was created by Matt Manero of Commercial Fleet Financing, who led to competition. Mike Rappaport, Chief Creative Officer at OMG National, a full service marketing firm in Plantation, Fla. also sat on the panel of judges.

For more information or to purchase a Driveline Buddy visit the website or follow Driveline Buddy on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.

About Driveline Buddy
Driveline Buddy was created by David Barton of Dave’s Towing Service in Stockton, California. Driveline Buddy is a device used to secure the drivelines of big rigs while being towed, along with providing a safer way to secure the driveline for both the tower and the vehicle. Each Driveline Buddy is made by hand in the shop in Stockton. For more information or to purchase a Driveline Buddy visit the website or follow Driveline Buddy on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus..