Mar 8th, 2013 | By | Category: State Associations, Texas

Texas Towing & Storage Association 26202 I-45 N. Ste B The Woodlands, TX 77386 Phone:866-924-2088 Fax: 281-292-4239 Website: www.ttsa.org Email: ttsa@ttsa.org Southwest Tow Operators 811 South Central Expressway Suite # 200 Richardson, TX 75080 Phone: 972-247-9454 Fax: 972-247-1605 Website: www.swtowop.org Email: tom@swtowop.org

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

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

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 […]

One Tow Truck Operator Dead, One Wounded in Separate Shootings

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

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 […]

Corpus Christi PD Purchases New Tow Truck

May 1st, 2011 | By | Category: National News, Texas

The City of Corpus Christi, Texas, has purchased a new tow truck for its police department in preparation for towing and impounding vehicles of motorists who lack proper insurance and registration. According to news reports, the Corpus Christi Police Department will conduct a “Zero Tolerance […]

Houston Tow Truck Driver Killed in Rollover Accident

Apr 14th, 2011 | By | Category: National News, Texas

A Houston, Texas, tow truck driver was crushed and killed in a vehicle rollover accident Tuesday, April 12, according to news reports. The driver’s wife and child were with him in the truck. The wife was ejected from the truck and was listed in critical […]

Texas Tow Truck Driver Killed

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: National News, Texas

A tow truck driver was struck and killed on the shoulder of Highway 77 northbound near Woodsboro, Texas, on Thursday, March 31. According to news reports, Christian Gutierrez, 24, was loading a vehicle that had been in an unreported accident when he was hit by […]

Texas House Approves Tow Trucks Under ‘Move Over’ Law

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: National News, Texas

Without any debate, the Texas House of Representatives approved legislation Wednesday, March 30, adding tow trucks to the law requiring motorists to move over or slow down when passing law enforcement or emergency vehicles, according to a news report. Motorists who violate the law would […]

Texas Bill Would Regulate Towing and Storage

Mar 26th, 2011 | By | Category: National News, Texas

A bill in the Texas legislature is aimed at regulating the towing and storage of vehicles, a news report said. The bill, sponsored by Senator Juan Hinojosa (D-McAllen), would require tow truck operators to present a schedule of fees to the vehicle’s owner or operator. […]

Houston Considers Having Motorists Fund Towing Program

Mar 25th, 2011 | By | Category: National News, Texas

The Houston City Council will soon consider a plan to change the city’s SAFEClear program from a free service to a program funded by motorists. In the SAFEClear program, participating towing companies are dispatched by the city to highway breakdowns and tow the vehicle free […]

Legislative Bills Being Followed by the TTSA

Feb 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Texas

Interested in legislative bills the Texas Towing and Storage Association is following? Link to the association’s website at http://www.ttsa.org/Legislation/TexasLegislativeUpdates.aspx. Check back for legislative updates.