Category: News

Annual Great Lakes Regional Tow Show debuts in Indiana

Annual Great Lakes Regional Tow Show debuts in Indiana

By CTAR Staff Merrillville, Indiana – August 20, 2014 – The Indiana Towing & Wreckers Association (ITWA) has partnered with the Professional Towing & Recovery Operators of Illinois (PTROI) in hosting the first annual Great Lakes Regional Tow Show. Taking place August 22 to August 24 at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza, the inaugural indoor/outdoor […]

Towers boost festival goers’ vehicles

Towers boost festival goers’ vehicles

By CTAR Staff Edmonton, Alberta — August 8, 2014 – Voices weren’t the only thing strained during this past weekend’s Big Valley Jamboree. The Edmonton Sun reported as many as six tow trucks were called to the scene, boosting car batteries drained by parked campers gathered to take in the country music festival, held annually in Camrose. Don Getschel […]

Ontario Liberals revive auto insurance and towing bills

Ontario Liberals revive auto insurance and towing bills

By CTAR Staff Toronto, Ontario — July 16, 2014 – Despite falling off the radar following the call of the June election, the Ontario Liberals plan to revive two bills focusing on reducing auto insurance rates while implementing consumer protections for the towing industry. Originally unveiled in the spring, the Ontario Liberals introduced the bills […]

Toronto tow operator crashes into house, flees scene

Toronto tow operator crashes into house, flees scene

Toronto, Ontario — June 30, 2014 – A local tow truck driver’s effort to flee a crash scene unnoticed was curtailed by a mentally-nimble cabbie who recorded vital information that may lead police to the truck operator. 680 News is reporting that on the morning of Sunday, June 29, the driver of a tow truck drove straight […]

Beacon Funding to lead tow industry info sessions at inaugural summit

Beacon Funding to lead tow industry info sessions at inaugural summit

Northbrook, Illinois–June 24, 2014–Beacon Funding Corporation is attending the Towing and Recovery Management Summit in New Orleans, La., to showcase its products and services tailored to towing company owners and managers. The inaugural Towing and Recovery Management Summit is intended to address business management of the industry. The Summit spans three days, most of which comprise business […]

IBAO calls for reintroduction of tow legislation with Liberal majority

IBAO calls for reintroduction of tow legislation with Liberal majority

By CTAR Staff Toronto, Ontario — June 16, 2014 – The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is calling for the Ontario Liberal government to reintroduce tow legislation that died with the calling of the spring election resulting in a majority government for the Party. With their election and a new majority mandate in tow, Ontario Premier […]

PTAO towers drive to fight diabetes at charity event

PTAO towers drive to fight diabetes at charity event

By CTAR Staff Newmarket, Ontario — June 11, 2014 – The Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) is holding its annual charity golf tournament  to raise money for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Tow operators across Ontario are encouraged to come out for the provincial towing association’s annual charity golf tournament, to be held again at the […]

New Tecumseth, Essa towers blitzed during OPP safety check

New Tecumseth, Essa towers blitzed during OPP safety check

By CTAR Staff New Tecumseth, Ontario — June 3, 2014 – A recent OPP safety check resulted in a number of tow trucks and taxis being pulled off the road to ensure their compliance with municipal regulations. The OPP safety check, held in Essa Township and New Tecumseth, was conducted by the Nottawasaga OPP in conjunction […]

Towing Markham offering low-cost roadside service

Towing Markham offering low-cost roadside service

Markham, Ontario — May 29, 2014 – People can face the problem of their vehicle breaking down at any time, whether it’s day or night. And to help people in case of a sudden car breakdown, the Towing Markham  is now offering low-cost roadside services. Markham residents can take advantage of the company’s services and rest […]

Bill & Sons Towing puts comedic face on industry

Bill & Sons Towing puts comedic face on industry

By Andrew Ardizzi Hamilton, Ontario — May 9, 2014 – Employees at any workplace can quickly become a family, even more so when it so happens the employees actually happen to be a family. That familial dynamic is amplified ten-fold when we’re talking about four brothers running their father’s towing business. All of a sudden […]