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Nationwide Towing was formed by a group of 7 experienced Melbourne Tow Truck Operators interested in managing a successful Towing service. They purchased Blackburn Towing (established in 1960), which comprised a fleet of eight tow trucks and two service vans. The major volume of towing consisted of smash towing and RACV breakdown and servicing.
Nationwide Towing expanded its operations into Mansfield, Victoria.
The strategic direction for Nationwide Towing was to offer a professional, competitive and respectable breakdown service to the Motor trade, general public, government and corporate sector. The accident towing licenses were replaced with trade towing licenses.
Nationwide Towing soon outgrew its premises in Alfred St Blackburn, Victoria.
11 years later Nationwide Towing had expanded its fleet in Victoria significantly from its initial fleet of 8 trucks.
The towing & roadside service businesses were separated and Eastern Van Service (EVS) was formed to provide emergency roadside assistance services to the RACV.
Nationwide Towing Service celebrated 40 years of service to the RACV.
Oakenfulls Garage & Towing Service – a Dandenong towing company was purchased.
Another acquisition soon followed with the purchase of United Towing.
Nationwide Towing Service continued the expansion of its businesses.
Nationwide Towing Service completed its one millionth tow on the 21st of November 2006.
Gardiner Towing Service was acquired (the company where the shareholders started their towing careers).
Nationwide Towing & Transport was awarded the RACV contract as sole provider of metropolitan emergency roadside towing services and won the RACV Tow Operator of the Year award.
Nationwide Towing & Transport expanded its operations into Queensland with the acquisition of Brisbane based Tornado Tilt n Crane. Soon after a contract with the RACQ on the Gold Coast was secured.
Nationwide Towing & Transport continued to excel in the provision of roadside towing services and was awarded RACV Tow Operator of the Year and RACQ Most Complimented Service Provider.
Expansion continued into Western Australia with the provision of towing & transport services to the RAC in Perth.
Nationwide Towing & Transport was awarded RACQ Contract Tow Operator of the Year Award for outstanding Roadside Assistance and further expanded its presence on the Gold Coast with the acquisition of Statewide Towing Service.
Nationwide Towing & Transport won Best Towing Operator, Best Business – Workplace Safety and Best Large Business at the 2016 VACC Industry Awards.
Nationwide Towing & Transport won the Investment in People Award at the 2016 Victorian Transport Association (VTA) – Australian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA) night.
Nationwide Towing & Transport won the ‘Best Towing Operator’ Award for the second year in a row at the 2017 VACC Industry Awards and was a Finalist for the ‘Investment in People’ Award at the 2017 VTA Australian Freight Industry Awards and ‘Safety & Health Invention of the Year’ at the 2017 Work Safety Awards Western Australia.
Nationwide Towing & Transport celebrates its 30 year anniversary!
Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) acquired a majority shareholding in the Nationwide Group.
Nationwide Group gained its Environment Certification to ISO14001 Standard.