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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Pink towtruck goes to North Dakota

I'm looking at some very cool screen captures of Google Earth (PCWorld in Pictures: The Strangest Sights in Google Earth), and found something that may be interesting to people of Springfield.

The second to the last picture is of a semi-truck turned over on its side near Bismarck, North Dakota. Almost as clearly visible as the semi-truck is what appears to be a pink tow-truck.

That has got to be Springfield's own Tuxhorn Towing, whose entire fleet is pink. One of Tuxhorn's specialties, I believe, is righting overturned semi-trucks. (I base this on having actually witnessed one such righting in the past.) There may be other pink tow truck companies, and even one nearer to Bismarck, but I'm going with the one in Springfield for that satellite shot.

Posted by Marie at July 15, 2007 12:28 AM


If so, they're a long way from home. The fuel, alone, would cost a small fortune. Great pic. Wonder how the truck overturned on a straightaway.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at July 16, 2007 12:42 PM

Good point. Now, I'm not sure where I got the idea that they went all over.

Posted by: Marie at July 16, 2007 7:45 PM