Jackson, Mississippi, Seeks New Towing Companies for Rotation ListOct 1st, 2010 | By Editorial Staff | Category: Mississippi, National News
Jackson police announced they are seeking new towing companies for the city’s towing rotation list, according to a news report.
The announcement comes on the heels of alleged threats by towing companies to discontinue their services because of a recent fee agreement for the rotation service, the report states. The new agreement sets fees at $75 to tow most vehicles, and went into effect today, Friday, Oct. 1. According to the report, several companies said they had been charging $125 for years.
The city will continue its towing service enrollment period through Thursday, the report states. The enrollment period will allow companies not on the towing rotation list to see if they qualify for placement. To qualify for the rotation, companies must have a gated salvage yard able to store 20 or more vehicles at one time. The property must be in an industrial 2 Zone, and have a city of Jackson privilege license and a certain amount of liability insurance.
Despite the criticism of the new fee agreement, all of the companies that participated under the old agreement signed up for the new agreement, and the city also gained several new companies, according to the report.
About 17 towing companies are on the rotation list. The city has about 3,000 calls to towing companies each year.