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Man Who Killed, Wounded Repossessors Gets Life in Prison

May 13th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A Florida man who shot two men attempting to repossess his truck was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, May 12. Jesse Elorde Ramirez, 51, “came out shooting” with a handgun on March 2, as Wilfred Rivera, 48, and Delbert Charles Power Jr., 31, arrived […]



Indiana Town To Vote On Towing for Unpaid Tickets, Partnering with Collections Company

May 12th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The Lansing, Ind., Village Board is expected to vote in June on a project in which a private company would tow cars whose owners have three or more tickets, according to a news report. The 42 communities that belong to the South Suburban Mayors and […]



L.A. Woman Steals Tow Truck, Leads Police on Chase

May 11th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A Los Angeles, Calif., woman has been arrested after leading officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen tow truck on Tuesday, May 10, at around 1:30 p.m., according to news reports. A tow truck driver was about to hook up the woman’s car when […]



Bill to Include Tow Truck Operators in Move Over Law Passed in Texas

May 11th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The Texas Towing & Storage Association has announced the passing of a bill that includes tow trucks in the state’s Move Over law. H.B. No. 378 reads: “On approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle using visual signals that meet the requirements of Sections 547.305 and […]



Michigan City Discusses Postponing Towing Contract

May 10th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

Flint, Mich., City Council on Monday postponed voting on a measure that would extend a contract for Complete Towing through Dec. 15, 2015, according to a news report, The city used to run its own towing operation, and some argue that its privatization has cost […]



Georgia Tow Truck Driver Scammed to Steal Tow Trucks, Scammer Arrested

May 10th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

An Acworth-area, Ga., man is accused of conning a tow truck driver into stealing cars for him with stolen titles, according to a news report. The arrest report states that a man and his wife witnessed suspicious activity after three motorcycles and an unspecified number […]



July 26 Deadline for Hours-of-Service Final Rule to be Delayed

May 9th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

According to a notice that will be published in the Monday, May 9, 2011, Federal Register, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is adding four additional documents to the public docket and has reopened the proposed regulation’s comment period for 30 days. FMCSA is […]



One Tow Truck Operator Dead, One Wounded in Separate Shootings

May 6th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

One tow truck operator is dead and another wounded in two shootings early Friday, May 6. In Northwest Dallas, Texas, a towing operator and his co-worker were preparing to tow an illegally parked car from an apartment building in the 3300 block of Chapel Creek […]



Pennsylvania City Councilman Proposes Towing Ordinance, Towers Express Concerns

May 5th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

The York, Pa., City Council is considering an ordinance to regulate towing and towing fees, according to news reports. The ordinance would require towing companies to purchase licenses to operate in the city, and require operators to notify city police within one hour of towing […]



Stolen Massachusetts Tow Truck Found Floating in River

May 4th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A stolen Lowell, Mass., tow truck was found floating down the Merrimack River Tuesday night, May 3, according to a news report. Two boaters out for a night cruise spotted the truck while pushing off from the boat launch. The tow truck was stolen from […]