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Post-Sandy Price Gouging Warning

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Headline News

The following is a statement from Attorney Pete O’Connell, legislative advisor for the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association (ESTRA) of New York:



FMCSA: New Hours of Service Rule Should be Announced In 30 Days

Dec 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Headline News

A joint report of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit says the final Hours of Service (HOS) rule should be completed within the next 30 days. The final HOS rule sets time limits on how long commercial vehicle […]



Chattanooga Approves Private Property Tow Ordinance

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

The Chattanooga, Tennessee, City Council approved an ordinance regulating private property tows. According to a news report, fees are set at $125 for daytime tows and $135 for weekends and holidays. Additional fees for storage and processing may be added. The ordinance will have a […]



Tow Truck Operator Accidents/Shooting

May 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Tennessee Tow Truck Driver Dies in Car Fire A tow truck driver in Hardin County, Tennessee died Wednesday, May 5, when his tow truck caught on fire during an accident, according to a news report. The accident occurred on U.S. 64 when two tow trucks […]



Baton Rouge House Committee Approves Bill Restricting Towing for Some First-time Minor Offenses

May 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

The House Committee of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, decided Tuesday, May 4, that police officers should not be allowed to tow a vehicle stopped for a first-time traffic offense or lack of proof of insurance, according to a news report. The Committee on Transportation and public […]



Tow Truck Procession Honors Iowa Towing Operator

May 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Tow Trucks led a funeral procession for Dyersville, Iowa, towing operator Daniel Tegeler, 61, who died April 27 at Mercy Medical Center-Dyersville. Approximately one dozen trucks were present to honor Tegeler, who worked for his family business, Tegeler Body and Frame, Wrecker and Crane, Inc. […]



Matheny Motors and Miller Industries Host Training School, Open House

May 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

Matheny Motors and Miller Industries will be holding a training course this Wednesday and Thursday, May 5 and 6, at the Matheny Motors Woodbridge, Virginia location, according to a press release. The following day, Friday, May 7, members of the towing and recovery industry are […]



Mistrial Declared in Tow Truck Operator Assault Case

Apr 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

A mistrial has been declared by a judge presiding over the trial of an off-duty San Bernardino County deputy sheriff accused of handcuffing a tow truck driver and holding him at gunpoint on the side of the 10 Freeway in Riverside County, California. According to […]



Texas Tow Truck Operator Dies On Duty, Honored With Procession

Apr 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

A Texas tow truck driver died Wednesday, April 21, while helping to clear a truck wreck on the center median of Interstate 20, according to a news report. Adam Lopez Jr., operator for Freddy’s Garage in Ranger, was working to clear the wreck around 12:30 […]



Michigan Towing Company Sues University Student Over Facebook Page

Apr 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Headline News

A Michigan towing company announced last week that it was filing a lawsuit against a Western Michigan University student, alleging the student was spreading libelous and slanderous claims, according to a news report. President Joseph Bird of T & J Towing, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is […]