Articles By: CTAR Editor

Ottawa tow truck drivers hold rally for injured operator

Ottawa tow truck drivers hold rally for injured operator

Ottawa, Ontario — August 31, 2015 – Over 50 tow truck drivers gathered this weekend to rally in support of an operator who was recently struck on Ottawa’s Highway 417. Travelling from across the city and surrounding area, the group of drivers came together on August 30 in a Canadian Tire Centre parking lot—just a […]

Ontario tow truck drivers welcome new road rules

Ontario tow truck drivers welcome new road rules

Thunder Bay, Ontario — August 27, 2015 – In less than a week, Ontario motorists will be required by law to give tow operators room to work on the province’s roadways. Effective September 1, tow trucks will join the list of vehicles, such as police cruisers and ambulances, already protected under Ontario’s Move Over law. […]

Ottawa tow operator struck on Highway 417, in critical condition

Ottawa tow operator struck on Highway 417, in critical condition

Ottawa, Ontario — August 27, 2015 – An Ottawa-based tow truck driver suffered life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle on Highway 417 Wednesday afternoon. The Ottawa Citizen reports the 45-year-old operator with Johnny’s Towing was responding to a two-vehicle crash on the highway’s eastbound lanes near Palladium Drive when he was hit […]

Clearwater tow operator, residents prevent wildfire at collision site

Clearwater tow operator, residents prevent wildfire at collision site

Clearwater, British Columbia — August 26, 2015 – A Clearwater tower and local residents have been deemed heroes after working to contain a fire at the scene of a two-car collision late last week. Taking place on Clearwater Valley Road the afternoon of August 20, the high speed crash caught the attention of neighbour George Briggs […]

Prince Rupert amends bylaw to allow for towing yard

Prince Rupert amends bylaw to allow for towing yard

Prince Rupert, British Columbia — August 19, 2015 – The City of Prince Rupert has moved to amend a zoning bylaw to allow for an impound lot on Kaien Island. City council members made the decision, permitting the proposed lot, to be located along Prince George Street to Prince Rupert Boulevard, at a public hearing […]

Miller debuts 10 Series Generation II Carriers

Miller debuts 10 Series Generation II Carriers

Ooltewah, Tennessee — August 18, 2015 – Miller Industries recently announced the release of their 10 Series Generation II car carrier line. Featuring a new subframe design capable of lowering the deck height 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) to 2 inches (50.8 mm), the company says the new carriers allow for a better centre of gravity, […]

First responders, tow truck drivers speak out about PTSD

First responders, tow truck drivers speak out about PTSD

Whitbourne, Newfoundland and Labrador — August 17, 2015 – Recent efforts to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its impact on first responders have tow operators feeling a little left out. Much like police officers and EMS, tow truck drivers are often first on the scene of traumatic accidents, and are frequently exposed to gruesome […]

Brandon tow company owner frees baby trapped in hot car

Brandon tow company owner frees baby trapped in hot car

Brandon, Manitoba — August 13, 2015 – The owner of a local towing company took matters into his own hands when rescuing an infant locked inside a parked car in Brandon earlier this week. As reported by the Brandon Sun, when Full Tilt Towing and Transport Ltd.’s Jeff Hogg first arrived at a restaurant parking […]

Mission Auto Body & Towing ‘gutted’ by massive fire

Mission Auto Body & Towing ‘gutted’ by massive fire

Mission, British Columbia — August 13, 2015 – An early morning fire has caused extensive damage to a local body shop and towing business in Mission, B.C. The Mission City Record reports firefighters were dispatched at around 3 a.m. on August 11 after a blaze broke out at Mission Auto Body & Towing. The 7143 Wren […]

PTAO Tow & Trade Show to touch down in Markham

PTAO Tow & Trade Show to touch down in Markham

Bracebridge, Ontario — August 12, 2015 – The Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) has announced the details of the organization’s 2015 Tow & Trade Show. Running August 28 and 29, this year’s instalment of the annual event will be held at Markham Fair Grounds in Buildings 1 and 2, located at the corner of […]