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Orangeville Police accused of favouritism

Orangeville Police accused of favouritism

By Avi Patel Orangeville, Ontario — July 29, 2013 – Orangeville Towing Association (OTA) members remain unsettled over alleged favouritism by the Orangeville police towards Chambers Towing. The issue alleged by towing assocation members is that towing operations in the area are being excluded in cases involving impounding of motor vehicles, with the business going […]

Tower builds full-size Tonka “Mighty Wrecker”

Tower builds full-size Tonka “Mighty Wrecker”

By Sanam Yar Memomonie, Wisconsin — July 29, 2013 – There’s no question that Tonka’s “Mighty Wrecker” toy truck makes many people nostalgic. The iconic toy was the inspiration for Brad Doane from Menomonie, Wisc., who built a full-size version. His Mighty Wrecker is 16 ft. long, 10 ft. tall and weighs two tons. It […]

CAA continues to support Tow Truck Survivor Fund

CAA continues to support Tow Truck Survivor Fund

Ottawa, Ontario — July 24, 2013 – For the sixth year in a row, CAA is proud to make a financial contribution to the Survivor Fund of the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum. “As Canada’s largest provider of roadside assistance, CAA understands the risks faced every day by tow truck operators,” […]

New contract spells the end for towing wars in Brant County

New contract spells the end for towing wars in Brant County

by Avi Patel Paris, Ontario — July 23, 2013 – Gridlocked for almost four years, Brant County’s contentious towing company operators appear to have finally come to an agreement between Brant police services board, the now former Towing Association County of Brant and the several towing companies it arbitrarily dropped in 2009. The board has signed […]

New app lets citizens report parking violations

New app lets citizens report parking violations

By Sanam Yar Winnipeg, Manitoba — July 11, 2013 – Parking scofflaws might soon find themselves in some trouble thanks to citizen action and a new smartphone app. Spot Squad provides citizens the power to report parking violations with the snap of a photo. The app works by relying on people to take photos of […]

After the Flood: Calgary’s towers step up for recovery efforts

After the Flood: Calgary’s towers step up for recovery efforts

Calgary, Alberta — July 5, 2013 – Vehicle recovery efforts in Alberta have been in overdrive the past two weeks as government workers and towing operations scramble around the clock to reclaim vehicles damaged or submerged in water. The 2013 Alberta floods began on June 19, triggered by heavy rainfall leading to the worst flooding […]

Bob Kelly named 2013 B.C. Professional Driver of the Year

Bob Kelly named 2013 B.C. Professional Driver of the Year

By Avi Patel  Kelowna, British Columbia — July 4, 2013 – Robert Kelly, known as Bob to his friends, was given the 2013 B.C. Professional Driver of the Year award at the B.C. Trucking Association’s (BCTA) Annual Management Conference in Kelowna. Kelly received the honour to commemorate his 25 year career with his current employer, […]

PAC Tool Mounts expands line for towing and wrecking industry

PAC Tool Mounts expands line for towing and wrecking industry

Lancaster, New York — July 4, 2013 – Performance Advantage Company has announced it will now provide tool mounts for heavy towing and wrecker vehicles. The company says its tool mounts will help trucks stay organized while protecting people and equipment. This entry into the towing and wrecking industry is a natural progression for PAC. […]

Toronto to hold public meeting on towing practices at Scarborough Civic Centre

Toronto to hold public meeting on towing practices at Scarborough Civic Centre

By Sanam Yar Toronto, Ontario — July 2, 2013 – The City of Toronto is conducting a meeting regarding licensed tow trucks this evening. The meeting takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Scarborough Civic Centre. This consultation session encourages the sharing of public opinions on towing industry fees, which are currently under […]

Windsor towers team up to recover tractor-trailer

Windsor towers team up to recover tractor-trailer

By Sanam Yar Windsor, Ontario — July 2, 2013 – Pulling a loaded tractor-trailer out of a ditch might not be the most relaxing way to start your morning, but staff from Myers Towing and CTS Coxon’s Towing were ready, willing and able to get the job done. A collision involving a Toyota Corolla and […]