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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 …

Snow Emergency Declared, But City Is Not Towing
CINCINNATI — Last winter, some Cincinnati drivers came outside to see their car being towed. This weekend, the city hopes that won’t be needed. …

Police, tow trucks responding to hundreds of calls
Niles Daily Star
Pete Adams, owner of Pete’s Southside Marathon in Niles, said on a snowy day like Wednesday it’s not uncommon for him to get more than 100 calls for a tow …

Slick roads equals busy day for tow truck drivers
Many ended their Thursday by getting towed to safety. Flattened tires, cracked bumpers and broken tail lights, the result of slippery roads which left …

Tow trucks on standby
By Michael Platt – Calgary Sun Ald. Diane Colley-Urquhart proposes to have the city fund a plan to put tow trucks on major roads to cut down the time it …

Tow Truck Businesses Busy During Winter Storms
And while many of you try to avoid the white stuff, for tow truck drivers the weather means more green. Our reporter John DesRivieres rode along with Andy …

Tow trucks and auto body shops stay busy with snow
Winter weather causes increased business for towing companies and auto body shops. (Courtland Davis, 27 News) All of this winter weather may get some of you …

Error leads callers to porn line, not tow line
Carlsbad Current Argus
The tow company in turn gave the flyer to the newspaper. “It was a mistake on our side,” said Dan Ronan, manager for corporate communications and community …

Latest Phone Scam Troubles Industry
The charges on the card are eventually rejected, and the glass company loses the money paid to the alleged, non-existent tow company. …

Letters: Holiday Bowl traffic planners took day off
San Diego Union Tribune
Towing operators were ready and standing by to haul away cars parked in nearby areas by ticket holders desperate to get to the game. …

Torrington man claims he was carjacked, then stuck with the bill
Torrington Register Citizen
The truck was then towed by Waterbury Towing “for investigative purposes” according to the accident report. Johnson said he was notified of what had …

Ketchum tows 26 cars in 1 night
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
By TREVON MILLIARD Dick York’s Auto & Towing Services hauled 26 cars off Ketchum streets and parking lots in the wee hours of Jan. …

Moving forward for Jan. 6
Bill Bateman of Chico Economy Towing has received the American Towman ACE Award from American Towman Magazine for service performance. …

Whats the maximum storage fees a tow company can charge after an …
Maryland Anne arundel county need to know if there is a limit on charges … There is no limit. They charge the hook up fee, tow fee and storage fee. …

Tow truck companies say rotation system is fair
But tow company owners say the rotation system adopted by the California Highway Patrol in 1988 — the protocol for most county and city law enforcement …

Slick Conditions Keep Tow Drivers Busy in Springfield, …
Ozarks First
“This is an easy [tow] compared to most of them [Sunday],” said Long. The car didn’t have any major, obvious damage. Situations like this mean big business …

Caught by surprise
Taunton Daily Gazette
Acting police Chief John Reardon said the mass towing operation is nothing new. Keeping vehicles off the streets allows snowplows to clear the way for …

No immediate relief in store after chilly weekend
Newton Daily News
Towing companies in the Corridor reported being busy throughout the weekend. Ron Hochstetler, owner of Hochstetler Towing in Cedar Rapids, said Saturday was …

North Dakota Towing Association Supports Children’s Hospital (press release)
04.01.2010 09:40:05 The Towing and Recovery Association of America endeavors to pass along positive news about the towing industry and places press releases …

Cold weather hard on cars powered by KHQA
One driver from Peter’s Towing said he already had about 15 calls for towing around 8: 45 Monday, January 4th. He said the majority of the calls were for …

Move Over Law Extended In New Year
Danial Fellows is a tow truck operator with Dannevik’s Towing Service. He said although the law now extends to them in the new year, their lives are always …

Illegal checkpoints? / Escondido’s traffic stops may violate state Vehicle Code
San Diego Union Tribune
If it is litigated and found in violation of state law, Escondido potentially could be forced to refund millions in towing and storage fees. …

Indictments top Valley news in 2009
The Valley Chronicle
Segawa was accused by the Riverside County district attorney with taking gifts in exchange for favoring Pirot’s Towing to remove impounded vehicles from the …

Towing group plays Santa for Medcenter One children’s hospital

Santa rode in on a tow truck Tuesday morning.His sleigh didn’t break down. He just came with members of the North Dakota Towing Association to deliver gifts to children

04 Jan 2010

Inebriated South Coast New Year’s Eve party-goers can get free tow

Boston HeraldDon Cuddy‎Dec 31, 2009‎
NEW BEDFORD — To help prevent the New Year from beginning with a tragedy, a local towing company is once again

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