Post Tagged with: "Canadian towing & recovery news"

Jamie Davis brings star power to Agri-Trade expo

Jamie Davis brings star power to Agri-Trade expo

Red Deer, Alberta — November 12, 2015 – Highway Thru Hell star Jamie Davis is set to appear at this year’s Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, event organizers have announced. Davis, who was also present at the annual event in 2014, is slated to be on hand to sign autographs on Thursday, November 12. The 32nd edition […]

Sask. safety blitz catches hundreds of drivers speeding past emergency vehicles

Sask. safety blitz catches hundreds of drivers speeding past emergency vehicles

Regina, Saskatchewan — November 11, 2015 – The province’s motorists aren’t getting the Move Over law message, according to a recent safety blitz conducted by RCMP. The Regina Leader Post reports 478 drivers were caught zipping past emergency vehicles—including police cruisers, fire trucks, ambulances and tow trucks—over one week in June and one week in […]

New Brunswick towing business engages, educates through Facebook

New Brunswick towing business engages, educates through Facebook

Miramichi, New Brunswick — November 11, 2015 – A Miramichi tow company has taken to social media to showcase what they do, and help educate motorists on road safety. CBC News reports Burke’s Towing, which services the region from Belledune to Bouctouche, started sharing photos of the company’s varied recoveries to its Facebook page last […]

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 […]

Ontario’s proposed towing and storage rules to bring big changes: tow operator

Ontario’s proposed towing and storage rules to bring big changes: tow operator

Windsor, Ontario — October 29, 2015 — There are only a few days left to submit feedback on the province’s proposed towing regulations—which could potentially hurt select businesses, according to a local tow truck driver. The government has been consulting with industry stakeholders since early 2015 to assist in the development of recommendations following changes […]

West Shore RCMP ramp up Move Over law enforcement

West Shore RCMP ramp up Move Over law enforcement

West Shore, British Columbia — October 21, 2015 – RCMP are cracking down on motorists in violation of the province’s Move Over law this month in an effort to raise awareness of the live-saving legislation. Throughout October, West Shore RCMP are targeting enforcement of the law put in place to protect roadside workers—including police officers, […]

Montreal police arrest tow truck arson suspect

Montreal police arrest tow truck arson suspect

Montreal, Quebec — October 15, 2015 – Police have apprehended a suspect in connection with a recent rash of tow truck fires in the Montreal area. CBC News reports 35-year-old Jonathan Raymond faces several charges and a potential psychological evaluation after allegedly torching four tow trucks between September 20 and 22. The incidents took place […]

Tow truck driver helps apprehend armed Kitchener man

Tow truck driver helps apprehend armed Kitchener man

Kitchener, Ontario — October 14, 2015 – A Kitchener man who allegedly opened fired on a police officer with a pellet gun is now in custody, thanks to the quick actions of a tow truck driver. CBC News reports an armed 29-year-old man was arrested during the evening rush-hour on October 13 when a nearby […]

Alberta drivers aren’t getting Move Over law message: tow operator

Alberta drivers aren’t getting Move Over law message: tow operator

Calgary, Alberta — October 12, 2015 – Motorists in Alberta rarely abide by the province’s Move Over law, according to a local tow truck driver. City Wide Towing’s Jeff Hribnack and Global News recently teamed up to test Calgary motorists, using their vehicles to stage a highway roadside recovery. Hribdnack and Global News reporter Stefan […]

Kingston police investigate attempted tow lot robbery

Kingston police investigate attempted tow lot robbery

Kingston, Ontario — October 8, 2015 – Police are calling on the public for information following a suspected break and enter at a Kingston towing impound lot. The Kingston Whig-Standard reports authorities were called to Jack’s Towing Service after the company’s pad-lock was cut and the impound was entered overnight on Sunday, October 4. Police visited […]