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Minneapolis, 1941, according to the source I lifted this from.

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Could be common in the Midwest still, though my exposure to the term has only been through a handful of coworkers who are all CDL tractor drivers.
 
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Could be common in the Midwest still, though my exposure to the term has only been through a handful of coworkers who are all CDL tractor drivers.
Makes sense, seeing how my early years were spent mostly in the Upper Midwest. Maybe that’s still the more common usage there. I’ll ask a cousin or two.
 
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Tow trucks were still commonly called “wreckers” in my early years. It’s been quite some time since that was the more common usage.

Could be common in the Midwest still, though my exposure to the term has only been through a handful of coworkers who are all CDL tractor drivers.
I think “wreckers” are still used for big, off-road recoveries but with the advent of front wheel drive, transaxles, etc, “roll offs” are the more common now.
 

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