Government, Equipment, Safety

Bill to End Predatory Towing Goes Before Maryland Governor

Image of truck being towed The bill requires the state police to establish requirements regarding a list of qualified towing companies used when initiating tows for disabled or abandoned commercial vehicles. (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association via Twitter)

Despite strong opposition from the towing industry, Maryland truckers are optimistic the governor will sign a bill to end predatory towing practices on highways under the jurisdiction of the state police.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2022
Government, Equipment

Task Force Announces Support for Proposed Chicago Towing Ordinance

Truck being towed "Drivers have little recourse to dispute inflated tow bills and are forced to pay them immediately," the coalition's letter to several Chicago aldermen says. (Getty Images)

A trucking industry and insurance coalition against predatory towing company practices has sent a letter of support to several Chicago aldermen who are leading an effort to revise a city ordinance that would create a first-ever license for tow truck operators.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 25, 2021
Business, Safety

Officials Call $202,000 Towing Bill a Textbook Example of a Scam

Towing a truck Goochland County Fire Rescue via FaceBook

A Wisconsin motor carrier got a big surprise when one of its tractor-trailers hauling a truckload of cheese had to be pulled from a ditch on I-64 in central Virginia: A $202,000 removal and towing bill.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2021