Category: People

MTO to allow ‘education period’ for operators to obtain CVOR

MTO to allow ‘education period’ for operators to obtain CVOR

Toronto, Ontario — December 19, 2016 – Effective January 1, 2017, all tow truck operators in Ontario will be required to hold a valid Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) certificate. However, Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has announced that a new CVOR test has been developed specifically to meet the needs of the towing and […]

Two towers fatally injured over weekend

Two towers fatally injured over weekend

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario and Boucherville, Quebec — September 12, 2016 – At least two Canadian towers passed away during the execution of their duties in separate incidents over the weekend. Stephane Desrosiers was towing a fully-loaded cement truck on Highway 20 in Boucherville, Quebec on Friday.  His vehicle clipped a guardrail on the […]

Tower seriously injured in BC

Tower seriously injured in BC

Abbotsford, BC — September 5, 2016 – A driver working for Aggressive Auto Towing can expect a long recovery from injuries sustained while he was working at the side of Highway 1 in Abbotsford, BC. “From the reports we have, he has two broken legs, two dislocated knees, a large gash on the right side […]

Firefighter sorry for criticizing tow operator killed by GO train

Firefighter sorry for criticizing tow operator killed by GO train

Brampton, Ontario — November 5, 2015 — A Brampton firefighter is apologizing for critical remarks made on Facebook following the death of a Mississauga tow operator struck by a GO train. The Toronto Sun reports Darren LaCroix, a fire captain with Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, has since deleted an October 30 post slamming the […]

GO train strikes truck, kills tow operator in Mississauga

GO train strikes truck, kills tow operator in Mississauga

Mississauga, Ontario — November 2, 2015 – A 54-year-old tow truck driver is dead after a GO train crashed into his truck in Mississauga late last week. CBC News reports Randy Muzzi was responding to a multi-vehicle collision at a rail crossing on Ninth Line north of Derry Road on October 30 at around 6:30 […]

Chihuahua helps make up Quebec tow team

Chihuahua helps make up Quebec tow team

Dorval, Quebec — October 8, 2015 – To Dorval-based tow truck driver Marco Trujillo, his chihuahua is more than a pet, he’s also his colleague. Global News reports the Remorquage 514 Towing operator has been bringing seven-year-old Nacho to work for the past six years. He says he started routinely bringing his dog on calls after he realized […]

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 […]

Calgary tow truck driver thanks “hero” bus driver for returning lost $1,500 US

Calgary tow truck driver thanks “hero” bus driver for returning lost $1,500 US

Calgary, Alberta — April 8, 2015 – A Calgary-based tow operator had a scare earlier this week when he accidentally left $1,500 U.S. behind on a bus on his way to work. The Calgary Sun reports Fred Bediako noticed his wallet was missing on the morning of April 6 when he went to reach for […]

Regina man honours wife’s battle with cancer with 75-tonne pink tow truck

Regina man honours wife’s battle with cancer with 75-tonne pink tow truck

Regina, Saskatchewan — January 19, 2015 – The owner of a Regina-based towing company is paying tribute to his wife, a cancer survivor, in the form of a 75-tonne hot pink heavy duty tow truck. CBC reports Graham Warner, head of Warner Industries—a large truck and bus dealership offering towing services—had the recovery unit custom built […]

Court date approaches for man subdued by ‘superhero’ tower

Court date approaches for man subdued by ‘superhero’ tower

By CTAR Staff Cochrane, Alberta — September 24, 2014 –The Cochrane man pegged a “superhero” earlier this month by RCMP may soon bear witness to justice as the October court date of a would-be tow truck thief draws near. As reported by various news sources, the Sept. 8 incident began just like any other early morning […]