U.S. Update: Injunction lifted on SF towing law, towers race the tide in New Jersey and much more

August 31, 2012 — Each week Canadian Towing & Recovery presents a round-up of news from our neighbours to the south. This week we’ve got the story of a young man tragically killed on the job, a new round of judicial review for San Francisco’s tow permits, tow truck drivers in Staunton, Virginia worry about response times and much more. Tow truck driver killed in Kansas City honoured Hundreds of tow truck drivers joined friends and family to honor an 18-year-old who was killed while helping a stranded driver in Kansas City. Blake Gresham died Monday after being hit by a truck while securing the woman’s vehicle to his tow truck on an interstate bridge in Kansas City. Read more … Circuit lifts injunction facing San Francisco truck law San Francisco can make tow-truck drivers get permits to work within the city, the 9th Circuit ruled Monday, canceling a lower court’s injunction. The federal appeals panel found that it had to examine the permit program as a whole when weighing a request from the California Tow Truck Association’s (CTTA) to block several provisions. Truck advocates argued, among other things, that the program’s high fees harmed its members, duplicated state-level regulations and violated of the U.S. Constitution’s supremacy clause. Read more …Tow trucks get their own beauty pageant in Chicago The participants of a beauty pageant scheduled for the Tinley Park Convention Center on Saturday will be judged not on their evening wear and swimsuits but on their chrome accessories and hazard lights. Read more …http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/Tow-Trucks-Worried-about-Response-Times-165788826.html“>Tow truck drivers worried about response times What city council decided about large trucks is not going to make it any easier to be a tow truck driver. The council voted to raise the weight limit of trucks that are allowed to park at houses. The limit changed from 13,000 pounds to 16,000 pounds. That limit does not help tow truck drivers, since their trucks weigh well over 16,000 pounds. http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/Tow-Trucks-Worried-about-Response-Times-165788826.html” style=”font-family: Georgia, “Times New Roman”, “Bitstream Charter”, Times, serif;”>Read more …http://oceancity.patch.com/articles/tow-trucks-race-tide-near-strathmere“>Towers race tide near Strathmere Tow trucks were attempting to pull a 25-foot moving truck from a small beach across the channel from the Deauville Inn near Strathmere. http://oceancity.patch.com/articles/tow-trucks-race-tide-near-strathmere” style=”font-family: Georgia, “Times New Roman”, “Bitstream Charter”, Times, serif;”>Read more …  

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