Big increase in Toronto tows over previous years

By Chris Gerics Toronto, Ontario — April 8, 2016 — The towing business has seen an influx of work in Toronto due to Mayor John Tory’s commitment to cracking down on illegally parked vehicles during rush hour. For 2014, the number of vehicles towed were 20,238 while in 2015, the number was doubled as towed vehicles […]

New show highlights the danger of working on Highway 401

By Chris Gerics Sarnia, Ontario — April 6, 2016 — With the popularity of television shows such as Highway Thru Hell and Lizard Lick Towing, a new towing program has emerged with Heavy Rescue: 401, a reality show focused on Preferred Towing in Sarnia. The show will feature the difficult trials that tow operators encounter. The […]

Ontario towers delay traffic near Queen’s Park to protest Bill 15

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — April 5, 2016 — Tow truck operators have gathered at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Ontario. They’re there to protest Bill 15, also known as the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act. Bill 15 contains a number of provisions intended to regulate the towing industry. The protest started around […]

Fire damages heavy tow truck in Cobourg, Ontario

A recent fire left Chadwick’s Towing of Cobourg, Ontario, grappling with over $400,000 in damages. Rob Chadwick, owner of Chadwick’s Towing, said the damage was done to a 2006 heavy hauling tow truck that had functioned as a show piece. The vehicle, which was the only of its kind from Toronto to Montreal, had only […]

CAA Manitoba and CAA South Central Ontario to merge

Thornhill, Ontario — January 19, 2016 —  Tow truck operators may want to take note that two membership organizations, , CAA Manitoba and CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) are announcing their formal intention to merge. “I am deeply honoured to express our intention to merge. This new partnership will be built on our greatest asset […]

Submerged vehicle recovered at Regina Beach, SK

by Anna Davey Regina Beach, Saskatchewan — January 11, 2016 —Tyler Temple of TRK Towing was involved in an exciting recovery at Regina Beach, SK on December 29, 2015. The truck, which broke through the ice on December 26, 2015, was submerged in the water off Regina Beach at Last Mountain Lake. The owner of the […]

Three police officers alleged to have colluded with tow truck operator

By Anna Davey Toronto, Ontario — December 22, 2015 — An ongoing Toronto Star report into police misconduct has revealed that three Peel Region officers have been alleged to have collaborated with a tow truck operator to write false collision reports. One officer has received a criminal conviction for his involvement in the scheme, while two […]

RoadScan Canada offers collision reconstruction services with dash cams

Formed by two retired police officers with over 25 years of experience as collision reconstruction experts, RoadScan Canada offers not only dash cams for your fleet, but collision reconstruction support services as well.Cameras start from $199CAD. For fleet purchases, the cost of collision reconstruction support and technical support is included with purchase price.“As soon as […]

Agero Donates $15,000 to the International Towing and Recovery Museum Survivor Fund

Medford, Massachusetts — December 22, 2015 — Agero, a provider of vehicle and driver safety, security and information services, announced it is donating $15,000 to the International Towing and Recovery Museum Survivor Fund as a result of a successful charity event the company sponsored from December 2-4, 2015. Agero’s Donations4Locations initiative is committed to giving back […]

Ontario rolls out new regulations for tow trucks and vehicle storage

By Anna Davey Toronto, Ontario — December 18, 2015 — The province of Ontario has approved new regulations on tow truck and vehicle storage services to be implemented by January 1, 2017. According to a statement released by the province, the new regulations are designed to offer stronger consumer protection. “Ontario’s roads are among the safest in […]