Heavy Duty Training Class

This Heavy Duty Training class will be primarily safe towing procedures on Medium to Heavy duty trucks with some best practices on recovery. The instruction will mainly cover under reach and frame fork placement and proper tie down methods. The proper way to air up vehicles and getting them ready to tow whether it is a 5 mile tow or a 250 mile tow. We will also teach safe towing capacities and proper GVW ratings. Mitigation of motor fluids non cargo along with the Florida open roads policy.

This class is required before you can take the Ultra Heavy Duty class that is required by DOT for the RISC program.

Instructors will Include Garrett Paquette of Car Store Towing with 38 years of towing experience and 11 years of professional training with the North American Towing Academy. Also training Director of the SSTA Sean Loscalzo 30 plus years experience, Jim Jennings and Darrell Johnson second Generation tower’s with life long experience.

This class will improve your productivity and give you greater confidence on safe towing practices.

August 11th and 12th- at Rechtien International Trucks
2565 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Price: $399.00

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Welcome to sunshine state towing association

Working on behalf of towing professionals, we offer our members the support they need to succeed. The Sunshine State Towing Association (SSTA) is a trade association providing representation and education to its members throughout Florida. Our education programs provide insight into the latest process developments to key towing services. We proudly champion those involved in the towing industry before the Florida Legislature, regulatory agencies and the public as we seek to improve safety conditions, profitability and advocate for the towing industry at large. We can take towing to the next level together!


Our mission is to successfully advocate and provide effective support to first responders whom risk their lives while performing emergency road services for the motoring public at large. The Sunshine State Towing Association provides representation and education to those in the Florida towing industry in the hopes to radically improve the safety of towing, compensation and the preparedness of the industry at large.

  • Providing Solid Representation of the Industry
  • Maximize Business Growth & Profitability
  • Expanding Process Improvement & Safety
  • Education Programs Empowering Towers



SSTA at the Broward Move Over Law Event

James Jennings was a guest speaker at the Broward County Move Over Law media outreach event held February 15th, 2017, at the Deerfield Beach Broward County Fire Rescue Station #102. Representing the SSTA, PWOF and the South Florida towing community. James spoke on behalf of the towing industry and the need for greater awareness of the Move Over Law and the dangers being faced each day on the nation's highways by our profession.