2009 Medium Duty Truck of the Year

Towing leaders have spoken and the votes are in for the 2009 Zip’s Medium Duty Truck of the Year Award. The winner is Liberty Towing Service, LLC of Madison, Wisconsin for their 2009 Freightliner M2 Extended Cab with Vulcan V30 aluminum modular integrated wrecker body.

Liberty Towing Service’s 16-ton Vulcan V30 is a versatile truck with a 120” CA Aluminum Modular Body and dual 15,000 lb. winches. Large, fully customized, lighted compartments, underbody dolly storage, and additional custom attachment storage brackets give this unit has an excellent storage configuration.


“We love this truck!” said Simon Birch, co-owner of Liberty Towing Service. “The Freightliner extended cab has so much room. It also has great visibility and a short turning radius. The Vulcan V30 is so versatile. You can tow a Geo Metro in one minute and a semi tractor the next. The people at Zip’s are the best. We wouldn’t buy a truck anywhere else.”

Votes were cast online at Zips.com to determine three finalists for the Truck of the Year. Along with Liberty Towing Service, the finalists included Arrow Towing of Council Bluffs, Iowa and North Suburban Towing, Inc. of Crystal, Minnesota. The Michigan Towing Association chose Liberty’s V30 as the overall winner.

Liberty Towing Service was presented with the coveted Zip’s Truck of the Year award. In recognition of the assistance from Michigan Towing Association, Zip’s has made a $500 donation in the organization’s name to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum’s Survivor’s Fund.

“Every truck Zip’s builds, bold or basic, is always quality,” says Paul Rottinghaus, president of Zip’s. “During the contest, it’s nice to see which trucks are most popular and stand out from the rest.”

Even though the contest is complete, towing enthusiasts can still be heard. Voting is currently underway for the Zip’s 2010 Light Duty Truck of the Year at Zips.com. You can vote by visiting Zips.com.

Zip’s owners who purchase a new truck from Zip’s become Gold Level Zip’s Owners Club members and qualify for the Zip’s award in their category. Owners must take delivery of the carrier before voting begins to be eligible, and delivery must have taken place within the last year.

In addition to being eligible for the contest, Gold members also receive a high-quality embroidered jacket featuring Zip’s and their company’s logos and are entered in annual drawings for a $1,000 donation to a favorite charity or scholarship in their name.

Taken from: Zips.com