Road Service was formed in 1984 by Charles Strickland. Charles had owned and operated Strickland Tire out of Wichita, Kansas
from 1970 to 1982. At its peak Strickland Tire operated a tire and repair shop and eight service trucks around the clock.
After leaving the family farm again in 1984, Charles started Strickland Road Service with one service truck basing
out of Hunnewell, Kansas. In 1986, the consensus of the troopers and the vendors on the turnpike was to get stranded motorists
and their vehicles off of the road and to a safe place to make necessary repairs to the vehicles. This was when Charles bought
Strickland's first tow truck.
the years Charles added several employees and medium and heavy duty tow trucks. Strickland Road Service operated out of Hunnewell
until it built a new shop building at Exit 4 on Interstate 35 in 1995.
1998 - Strickland
Road Service expanded again by opening up a storage and impound lot and placing drivers and tow trucks in both Wellington,
Kansas and Braman, Oklahoma.
1999-2008 Strickland Towing was selected as Wellington's Favorite Towing Company by the Wellington
Daily News every year until the paper ceased the survey.
2006 - Mad Max was featured as a finalist in the "Working Class" Photo Parade in
the September 2006 edition of Tow Times Magazine.
2007 - Mad Max was featured in an article in the May 2007 edition of Tow Times Magazine.
2009 - Strickland Towing
& Road Service of Wichita, KS opened its doors to provide the same high quality of roadside assistance to a new and diverse
- Strickland Towing received the prestigious ACE Towing Award from the Towing Professionals of America. The award was based
on meeting our ETA's, Expressed Customer Satisfaction, and Overall Professionalism and placed us in the top 1% of all towing
companies in the United States of America!
2013 - Strickland Road Service was awarded the distinction of being one of the most
experienced towing companies in the USA by being ranked in the prestigious American Towman's "TOWMAN 500"!
2014 - Mad Max was featured
in the May 2014 edition of the American Towman Magazine and Strickland Road Service was featured in the July 2014 edition
of the American Towman Magazine.
2015 - Jason Strickland was voted WreckMaster of the Class by his peers when he attended and successfully
completed the Level 4/5 WreckMaster Certification Class.