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RAPITOW app featured on BNN reality series THE DISRUPTORS

RAPITOW app featured on BNN reality series THE DISRUPTORS

Toronto, Ontario — April 22, 2015 – The four-month-old roadside assistance app Rapitow recently earned mention on Canada’s Business News Network’s (BNN) all-new reality series, THE DISRUPTORS. Featuring successful Canadian digital innovators who are disrupting industries and changing the way people live their lives, the show debuted April 16 on the network, airing Thursday evenings […]

Dawson Creek to permit parked tow trucks in neighbourhoods

Dawson Creek to permit parked tow trucks in neighbourhoods

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — April 21, 2015 – Towing companies are calling on Dawson Creek City Council to allow tow truck drivers with emergency contracts to park in residential areas. The Alaska Highway News reports the request to amend an existing bylaw prohibiting five-tonne vehicles from parking in neighbourhoods came to council April 13. […]

Cape Breton tow truck drivers cash in on potholes

Cape Breton tow truck drivers cash in on potholes

Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia — April 20, 2015 – Potholes are spelling out big business for towing companies in Cape Breton County. Kevin’s Towing driver and manager Corey Payne told CBC News the Sydney-based business is receiving a minimum of 12 to 15 calls daily. “There’s days I’m giving ETAs of two and three […]

BC retiree crafts Peterbilt tow truck replicas

BC retiree crafts Peterbilt tow truck replicas

Vancouver, British Columbia — April 15, 2015 – A Langley man has painstakingly created detailed models of the Peterbilt rotator tow truck, using 400 separate pieces, most of which are wood. The Langley Advance reports that it took Wilf Driedger, a retired realtor and experienced carpenter, around seven weeks to build the first replica. Driedger has […]

BC tow truck driver helps Alberta RCMP nab two men on a crime spree

BC tow truck driver helps Alberta RCMP nab two men on a crime spree

Grande Prairie, Alberta — April 13, 2015 – Two Grande Prairie men suspected of a crystal meth-induced crime spree are now in police custody, thanks in part to a BC-based tow truck operator. The Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune reports Joseph Semple, 33, and Michael Ginter, 29, allegedly stole a truck in Grande Prairie before hitting […]

RCMP pursue pedal-happy motorists for Speed Enforcement month

RCMP pursue pedal-happy motorists for Speed Enforcement month

Edmonton, Alberta — April 9, 2015 – RCMP are cracking down on speeding motorists this month, including those in violation of Alberta’s Move Over Law. The Athabasca Advocate reports RCMP and Sheriffs are keeping their eyes peeled for dangerous drivers throughout April as part of Speed Enforcement month. Athabasca/Boyle Integrated Traffic Unit (ITU)  Sgt. Sonny […]

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 […]

Stony Plain hit and run prompts move over message

Stony Plain hit and run prompts move over message

Edmonton, Alberta — April 6, 2015 – Edmonton area tow truck drivers are reminding motorists to give them room to work. Stony Plain RCMP are still searching for the driver of a white one-tonne truck that fled the scene after clipping the shoulder of a tow operator late last month. According to local towers and […]

Nova Scotia towing industry impacted by radio system upgrade

Nova Scotia towing industry impacted by radio system upgrade

Halifax, Nova Scotia — April 2, 2015 – Nova Scotia’s planned upgrade to a new radio communications network for public safety could soon have the province’s towing companies feeling left out of the loop. The Chronicle Herald reports businesses dependent on the current Trunked Mobile Radio service (TMR) for two-way radio communications with their drivers will […]

BC Ferries vehicle requires a tow, sets on fire

BC Ferries vehicle requires a tow, sets on fire

Vancouver, British Columbia — April 2, 2015 – A Gibsons tow truck driver was tending to a B.C. Ferry Services vehicle when it spontaneously went up in flames earlier this week. According to the Coast Reporter, the commercial vehicle broke down the afternoon of March 30 on Gibsons Way near the Blackfish Pub. A responding […]