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COUNCIL VOTES TO CRACK DOWN ON ‘ROGUE’ TOW TRUCK DRIVERS

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia city council approved a measure on Thursday aimed at cracking down down on ‘rogue’ tow truck drivers. That legislation is designed to reign in an industry that, some say, steals cars off the street through various, unscrupulous tactics. An Action News Investigation exposed a number of shady practices earlier this year. […]

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Englewood unveils revisions to towing ordinance

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ENGLEWOOD — The City Council unanimously introduced an amendment to its towing ordinance Tuesday, setting higher tow fees for some vehicles and requiring minimum lot sizes for tow operators on city business. Under the proposal, city-licensed operators must respond to calls within 20 minutes; three missed or late calls makes the tower subject to losing its license. The amendment also […]

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Idiotic driver tried to tow truck by wedging its front in the boot of his car

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This idiotic driver was stopped by police after he tried to tow a flatbed truck by wedging the front in the boot of his car – and securing it with just one strap. The motorist removed the front wheels, doors and engine from the truck to lighten the load and hoisted it into the rear […]

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Tow truck parade to depart Sunday morning from Joliet

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JOLIET – The ninth annual Worldwide Equipment Sales LLC Tow Trucks for Tots parade will take place Sunday, and will begin in Joliet, according to a news release about the event. Tow trucks from all over the United States will begin lining up at 6 a.m. at the Hollywood Casino Joliet, 777 Hollywood Blvd. The parade […]

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Driver avoids impounding

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A male driver reverses his Vauxhall Astra from a tow truck Waltham Forest Council/YouTube A man who angrily reversed a car off a tow truck – astonishingly without writing the thing off – has been criticised by a council for his “extremely dangerous” manoeuvre. The driver tried to remove the silver Vauxhall Astra from the […]

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Tow truck driver refuses to tow motorist over Bernie bumper sticker

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 WLOS — GREENVILLE, S.C. — A tow truck driver refused to a help a customer stranded on Interstate 26 in Asheville on Monday. “Something came over me, I think the Lord came to me, and he just said get in the truck and leave,” said Ken Shupe of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, S.C.. […]

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County Board Advertises Update to Towing Ordinance, With Some Modifications

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The Arlington County Board on Saturday spent an hour and a half discussing changes to the county’s towing ordinance. The Board voted to advertise a series of changes — final approval is set for next month — but not before making some alterations to the County Manager’s recommendations. The alterations were essentially intended to prevent towing malfeasance. […]

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John Martins Classic Cars and Tow Truck Show coming

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PAWTUCKET – The John Martins Foundation proudly presents the “First Annual John Martins Classic Cars and Tow Truck Show” on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of McCoy Stadium. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 14. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. It will feature […]

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Tow truck catches fire downtown

A tow truck caught fire Saturday night at the Four Corners intersection in downtown Rochester, though no injuries resulted. According to the Rochester Police Department, the tow truck was traveling east on Main Street with a red four-door sedan hooked up. Apparently, electrical issues sparked a fire at the intersection, where East and West Main streets, […]

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Tow truck drivers to motorists: Move over

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It was another dangerous few days for tow truck drivers on Twin Cities roadways this Memorial Day weekend. Tow truck driver Troy Mechura captured video of drivers not moving over despite a Minnesota law that requires drivers to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles. Tow truck drivers say it’s nothing new and only […]

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