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District Weekly

One man’s two-month, $2400 standoff with the city over a towed vehicle
District Weekly
Sixty-four days (and counting) after his pickup truck was towed away under disputed circumstances, he doesn’t want to live here anymore.

Police can enter private property to check, tow inoperable vehicles
Morris Daily Herald
“I don’t believe we have the right if the vehicle is owned by the resident (to tow it),” said Houchens. “I don’t care how many days they have to fix the

Former towing service now offers roadside assistance to combat changing economy
Cedartown Standard
He is the former operator of Rusty Hatfield Towing Service, which opened in December 2001. Early on, he decided to diversify and added roadside assistance

3 tow trucks involved in Bishop Ford wreck
Southtown Star
A tow truck driver was ticketed overnight after plowing into an SUV that was being towed by another tow truck, causing the SUV to dislodge and hit a third

Wrecker Owner Threatened For Towing Cars at Drink Nightclub
Entertainment News from AP Les Cantrell says he’s been involved in an ongoing debate with owners from the Chattanooga Food and Drink Nightclub after towing

Neighborhood Assistance officers make city safer
Charleston Gazette
Tyler set up a roadblock in front of the truck and diverted traffic while two Charleston police officers, Boggs and two Copley’s towing employees attempted

Mall parking rules make little sense
The Journal News |
The couple whose car was towed have every right to get anyone involved who can rectify this situation. The towing company is contracted by the mall and

Cops shoot at man who jumped into patrol car after tow company refused to release car to him …
San Jose Mercury News
The tow company’s employees told police that Aguero became agitated when he was not allowed to pick up his vehicle without having the proper authorization …

Dallas Observer (blog)

City, Tow and Storage Company’s Attorneys Square Off In Supreme Court of Texas
Dallas Observer (blog)
Yesterday’s proceedings, available here, are must-see viewing for anyone who’s ever had a car towed or who’s ever towed a car. Far as VSC’s attorney Jim …

Man hurt when car rolls off tow truck in Erie
An elderly man was injured Friday afternoon when a car slid off the bed of a tow truck. The accident happened in front of a home in the 1100 block of West …

City considers crackdown on predatory tow truck companies
WCNC (subscription)
by TONY BURBECK / NewsChannel 36 CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte city leaders are exploring ways to crack down on predatory tow truck companies. …

Rush hour tow trucks could hit the road next month
Calgary Sun
By RENATO GANDIA, Calgary Sun Emergency tow trucks could soon patrol traffic trouble spots during morning and afternoon rush hours to keep stalls and fender …

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Who can afford to tow for AAA

Good for us, not for them

ARTICLE: Between rising gas prices and insurance costs, many tow companies say they can’t afford to take service calls from motor clubs like AAA.

Daffodil Days cancer fundraiser starting up
Yakima Herald-Republic
The daffodils will be flown in from the Skagit Valley on March 2, picked up by a tow truck donated by Action Towing and delivered to seven area coordinators

State of Delaware accepting proposals for towing services

February 2, 2010 The Contractor(s) shall provide all materials and labor to satisfy the State of Delaware’s need for Towing Services described within to support passenger vehicles and trucks under 10,000 lbs GVW, and passenger vehicles and trucks over 10,000 lbs. GVW.

Nation Safe Drivers Donates Truck for Survivor Fund Raffle
By associate7
Recently, Nation Safe Drivers, a motor club out of Florida, has graciously donated a one-of-a-kind, custom tow truck to the International Towing and Recovery.

Tow drama: proposed changes thrill, rankle tow-truck firms
Bakersfield Californian
The issue came up recently after a councilmember asked for clarification of city policies after being contacted by a tow company trying to get on the list.

Another city council looks to close the budget loophole on the backs of local towers
Tow surcharge helps reduce injury collisions on city streets
Manteca Bulletin
That is on top of impound and towing fees charged by the tow company, It is among a number of police fees that are being proposed for adjustment after the …

Boynton to hear pleas from unhappy tow truck operators
Palm Beach Post
By Lona O’Connor BOYNTON BEACH — City commissioners could get an earful on Tuesday from towing-company owners who feel they were cut out of the city’s …

93 vehicles towed in Northampton
By NICK GRABBE NORTHAMPTON – A total of 93 vehicles were towed from city streets early Monday because of a snow emergency, according to police. …

Quest News

Towing drama at Browns Plains shops
Quest News
A TOWING incident at Browns Plains last month has raised questions regarding the provision of commuter parking in the area. Renaleen Roser, 22, of Boronia …

If it going to snow, at least we get to tow

The Daily Item of Lynn

Heavy, wet snow a headache for Greater Lynn
The Daily Item of Lynn
Lynn police Sgt. Edward Shinnick said 110 vehicles had been towed from city streets as of 1 pm Monday. “They’re (tow trucks) still out there towing, …

Proposed law would impound DUI vehicles
Bellingham Herald
Yes, I am the owner of a towing company in Bellingham, but more importantly I have lived here since I was 6 years old. I went to school in the county and I …

Towing bid award sparks protest at city hall | … Garden City Mayor Randy Walker called a recent protest by Sparks Auto & Towing Inc. on Monday in front of city hall “unfortunate.”
Drugs found in tow-yard vehicle Enterprise-Record
WILLOWS — A woman who bought a used car from a tow company two years ago, called the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday to report finding drugs and …

Barrett: Set maximum towing prices in WB
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
The proposed ordinance would regulate rates and would also dictate the circumstances under which a car could be towed, he said. Barrett said he also plans …

Tow driver admits to burning woman’s car The Daily Item of Lynn
Police tracked down Eicks, a tow truck driver for G&J Towing in Revere, five days later. He told Trooper Sheryl O’Donnell he spotted the woman’s car parked …


Bill aims to outlaw predatory towing KOMO News
By Michelle Esteban In November, KOMO News exposed Shannon Towing of Lynnwood, which was giving gift cards in exchange for tips on cars to tow. …

Galloway councilman’s tow work for police not ethics violation, attorneys advise
Press of Atlantic City
Township Council voted 4-0 that night to approve a list of five towing companies that will provide towing services during the upcoming year. …

Around Tulare: Self-defense seminar set for Saturday Visalia Times-Delta Tulare’s ASAP Towing was awarded an annual contract to tow vehicles to be processed for evidence, beating three other companies who entered the bidding …

Tow company fails to set customer expectations for a winch job, industry gets another little black eye.
Ripoff Report: Able Towing Predatory Tow Company Vacaville, California Able Towing Predatory Tow Company Vacaville, California.

Until the towing and recovery industry organize to address these issues good companies everywhere will be forced to deal with patchwork laws.


Proposed ordinance would ‘solve predatory towing’
By Steven Pope REXBURG – Towing and booting in Rexburg is what you could call a necessary evil. But it’s a gray line between protecting parking spaces, …

City, magazine honor Mike Smith
Keena successfully nominated Smith, owner and operator of Lakes Country Towing, for the Order of the Towman award, courtesy of “American Towman” magazine. …

North Dakota Towing Association Supports Children’s Hospital
North Dakota Towing Association Supports Children’s Hospital. The Towing and Recovery Association of America endeavors to pass along positive news about the …

Ice Storm a Boon for Towing Companies
And that’s great news for local tow-truck drivers. We got in touch with numerous local companies. They reported so much business they were almost too busy …

Towed car, cash-only rule agony for couple
The Journal News |
2, Richard Frank, 73, and his wife, Wilma, 70, returned to the parking lot to discover their car had been towed. The tow-truck driver told them the charge …

Towing impound lot thefts being investigated
BY ERIN PATRICIA GRIFFITHS The Hawthorne Detective Bureau is investigating two cases of missing items from vehicles that were towed to an impound lot on …

Towing mirrors
By Cartech
There are several styles of towing mirrors that you can choose from for your vehicle.
Cartech Auto Parts –
Pro_cee’d towing – Kia Forum
By Spiderman
Didn’t realise until this snowy weather that the Pro-cee’d 2.0 has no facilty to attach towhook to front of vehicle. Only a towing dolly can be used.
Kia Forum –
Snarky Mommy: Towing the line
By Amy
Towing the line. I’m just all about reaching out to my readers this week, it seems. So. Jack. Love of my life, smart, witty, amusing, adorable, frustrating, loving Jack. Mr. Soon-to-be 4 Years Old is having an issue at school. …
Snarky Mommy –
US Auto & Truck Used tow trucks for sale, Tow trucks for sale, Tow …
Truck Sales has been boosted many times since last 25 years at Lancaster, Massachusetts.
US Auto & Truck –
USRider Provides Special Access to Discounts for its Members …
By Roberta Johnston
USRider provides roadside assistance and towing services along with other travel-related benefits to its Members through the Equestrian Motor Plan. It includes standard features such as flat-tire repair, battery assistance and lockout …
SouthWest Horse Trader –
Automotive Diagnostic and Car Repair Tips from Auto Service …
By admin
Stop immediately and call for a tow truck from your towing service. If what you smell is like sulphur or is like rotten eggs, the problem may be in connection with your car’s catalytic converter or its emission control devices. …
Car Tips –
Right truck for the job-1/2 ton or not? – The Hull Truth
By old hat
I am looking to replace my 99′ YUKON this year with a new or newer tow vehicle for my Parker 2310. The total load (boat, motor, trailer, fuel, &
The Hull Truth –
Parking remains a problem – News
Parking remains a problem, Student vehicles towed near W. Louisiana Ave. … Parking remains a problem. Student vehicles towed near W. Louisiana Ave. Jessica Cassels. Issue date: 1/14/10 Section: News …
The Tech Talk –
Tow vehicle –
By check 6
Looking for suggestions. I currently tow my SC and soon my Cayman on an open trailex trailer with my Cayenne GTS. However the Cayenne was hit in the.
Planet-9 –
Cheap Texas Car Insurance Tips « Help Insurance
By admin
If you are considering towing on your car or truck you will need to be very sure you can use it. Most insurance companies will re inverse you for the towing, but you may be paying more per year then it would be to have it towed twice …
Help Insurance –
Automotive Diagnostic and Car Repair Tips from Auto Service …
By businesslocallistings
The tips cover engines, brakes, transmission systems and even auto AC repair. With these tips, vehicle owners may find themselves better equipped to avoid the use of tow trucks from towing services in Tampa.
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2010 Dodge Ram 3500 | Jimbo reviews of Pickup Trucks
By admin
Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickups have the same types of headlamps and fenders as in Dodge Ram 1500, but the grille is larger to maintain the engine cool while towing big trailers. The front bumper has an aggressive look. …
Jimbo reviews of Pickup Trucks –
Car Donation Scams « Car Donation
By admin
Many car donation organizations declare that they will be towing the old with the scrapping premiums, consider transfer of title and hand over the proceeds of the donor’s favorite love. Many of these car donation programs were organized …
Car Donation –
Palm Beach County News: JAn. 12, 2010 BCC Briefs
By Jim
Towtruck Ordinance – adopted ordinance revisions to require all towing companies in the county to be licensed and meet minimum safety insurance and operating rules; and all towtruck drivers to secure an ID badge, and pass a basic …
Palm Beach County News –

Palm Beach County: Towing operators must carry ID, get background checks
Palm Beach Post
By Jennifer Sorentrue WEST PALM BEACH — All Palm Beach County tow truck drivers will be required to carry a county-issued identification badge and pass …

Theft grinds Thomastown towing business to a halt
Whittlesea Leader
A THOMASTOWN businessman has appealed to the public to help find his tow truck stolen during a late-night break-in on Monday, January 4. …

Dallas County constable drama follows familiar script
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Cortes soon followed Evans’ lead in ordering an aggressive towing operation — using only one main wrecker service — to target those without automobile …

Oregon’s new towing laws…but put the blame where it correctly …
Granted, there are those out there who don’t give the towing industry a good reputation…but there are bad apples in ALL professions. …

Towing Scam in Baltimore
Raven’s fans get taken by an tow operator

TOW TIMING — Alleged towing scam targeting Ravens fans leads to …
But when they returned, roughly 20 motorists discovered their cars had been towed by Auto Barn; a city sanctioned tow-company that has a contract to tow

Less Snow, Less Business for Towing Companies
truck businesses. At Hiway By Ryan Simms YAKIMA — A relatively peaceful winter in Yakima is leading to struggling times for local towTowing, Doug Christen

A Happy Hauler

Hartford Business
He operates his own 24-hour a day business, Happy Hauler Towing, and Recovery Bolton Notch RV Storage, which he says has grown to be Connecticut‘s largest …

Wendell starts year with new city government
Twin Falls Times-News
In other council news, Christopherson withdrew his towing company from the city’s towing rotation. The rotation list is used when police must call a tower …

Truck drivers battle tough road conditions, bitter temps
Huntington Herald Dispatch
When that happens, business picks up for local towing firms. “We’ll see a 25 to 50 percent increase in weather like this,” said Tom Canterbury of A-1 …

Towing business heats up
Galesburg Register-Mail
By ERIC TIMMONS For towing companies, the last week of freezing weather has been the best of times and the worst of times. Mike Lewis of Bolin’s Towing …

Cold Weather is Brutal on Your Car
Patrick Payne, with Payne’s A-1 Towing says he’s seen an increase in car problems with the brutal weather. “A lot of tire changes, a lot of jump starts, …

New fees for towed, seized vehicles in South Beloit – Rockford, IL …
Sgt. Adam Truman, South Beloit’s interim police chief, said the new contract was forged in the last week after discussions with local tow company owners. …

Man allegedly towed, then sold stolen big rigs
El Paso Times
(Ruben R. Ramirez / El Paso Times) EL PASO — Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested an El Paso man on suspicion of using a tow truck to steal …

Ticketing, towing continue during parking ban
Brookings Register
Chief Jeff Miller said Brookings police have ticketed and towed more than 120 vehicles after the parking ban took effect at 3 am today. …

Tow truck operators will stand trial in August
Gilroy Dispatch
By Sara Suddes More than three years after their initial arrests, a family of tow truck operators accused of scamming unwitting motorists out of hundreds of …

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