Guardian Fleet Services

Guardian Fleet Services Adds COO to Executive Team

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 28, 2022 — Guardian Fleet Services Inc. of West Palm Beach, FL, has added a chief operating officer to its executive team. Thomas Tedford, a towing and recovery industry veteran, was named chief operating officer of Guardian Fleet Services effective this week. 

Tedford brings 35 years of towing and recovery experience to the helm of Guardian Fleet Services, the largest commercial towing, recovery, and specialized transportation fleet company in the Southeast.

He rounds out the Guardian Fleet Services executive team, including CEO Geoff Russell, President Scotty Crockett, CFO Mike Welch, Vice President Mark Kara, and Vice President Sean Loscalzo, who is in charge of the South Florida market.

“I am very excited to join the team,” said Tedford, “and I’m excited about the future and what it holds. There are significant growth opportunities, and I look forward to being a part of them.”

Tedford has a strong history in the towing industry, including 17 years at United Road Towing. He currently is treasurer of the Chattanooga-based International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum. He has received many awards, such as induction into the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame in 2008, among other honors.

At Guardian Fleet Services, Tedford will help the employee-owned company to continue to grow and expand. His focus on acquisitions, startups, consolidation, team building, business development, cost controls, and performance are aligned with Guardian Fleet Service’s business plan, making him a vital asset to the team.


About Guardian Fleet Services:

Headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL, Guardian Fleet Services provides superior towing, recovery, and specialized transportation services to municipal, state, federal agencies, and commercial enterprises.

Guardian Fleet Services was formed in 2017, following the mergers of Kauff’s Transportation Systems of West Palm Beach and Crockett’s Towing of Tampa, FL. Guardian Fleet Services continues to acquire and merge Florida-based service providers under the Guardian brand. Currently, there are 19 locations strategically located throughout the state. The affiliated companies have 100+ years of combined experience, 300 employees, and more than 350 pieces of specialized towing and transportation equipment.

Guardian Fleet Services proudly supports the Move Over law to keep all emergency service providers safe.

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