Tips for towing, from hidden fees to costly considerations
Posted: 11:00 PM May 19, 2010 Reporter: Heather Haley From VolunteerTV.com in Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — It’s something you may not think about, until your family is stranded on the side of the road. Knowing who to call for a tow, when your vehicle stops, can be a tough decision. It’s actually important that you know before your car breaks down, because you can’t be sure if the company that is coming to your aid is a reputable business.It’s the end of a long day at work, and you just want to get home, but your car has a different idea. Mario Pac said, “My friend was driving my car, and it just broke down.̶ [...]
State Journal Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 3:48 pm
Name: Simon Birch Age: 45 Occupation: Co-owner of Liberty Towing Service, Madison Web: http://www.libertytowing.us/ Number of years on the job: 29
Ever since I was 12 years old in my native Coventry, England, I knew this was what I wanted to do.My friend, Harvey Wasson, owned a towing service there, and he let me ride with him. Harvey worked round-the-clock an [...]
Moreno Valley tow truck operators could get rotation system
By LAURIE LUCAS The Press-Enterprise
Tow truck drivers in Moreno Valley may finally get an official rotation system.
Under the proposed city-wide fee schedule for fiscal year 2010-11, tow truck operators would pay an application fee of $2,828 for a five-year contract and post a $5,000 deposit to cover administrative costs. Owners of towed cars would have to pay $74 to recover their vehicles.
The City Council is expected to vote on the fee schedule tonight after a public hearing , which starts at 6:30 p.m. State law requires that municipalities can only charge fees to recover costs, not to make profits.