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  1. Video Pending: https://www.fox13news.com/video/933540 Tow truck operators across the Bay area are coming together to honor the lives of colleagues killed on the job. The memorial ride is meant to raise awareness about the 'Move Over' law. FOX 13's Jordan Bowen has the story.
  2. Changes to Montgomery County nonconsensual vehicle towing rotations have caused confusion for several county towing businesses, but an advisory board created April 13 aims to better communicate the transition moving forward. During the April 13 Commissioners Court meeting, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said the creation of the board was recommended by towing companies across the county. The board was unanimously approved by the court and will include two towing companies from each of the county’s four designated districts.An ordinance came into effect Jan. 1 to establish a rotation am
  3. Samaritan tow truck driver helps rescue trapped truck driver - part 1/2
  4. Chula Vista - Man steals tow truck from Tow yard, leads Officers on pursuit shortly after 619 News Media On 5/12/21 at approximately 12:30 AM, Chula Vista Police received a report of a stolen tow truck that rammed the gates. The incident occurred at Angelo’s Tow yard on the 200 block of Trousdale Drive. According to Chula Vista Police, someone jumped the gate and stole a tow truck. The person rammed through the gate and took off. Roughly an hour later, the stolen tow truck was spotted near Broadway & E Street. A brief pursuit ensued, and the driver crashed near the
  5. FHP: 66-year-old Gulf Breeze woman slams into a tow truck on the Garcon Point Bridge Santa Rosa County (WEAR-TV) — A head-on collision the Garcon Point Bridge snarls traffic for hours. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report states a 66-year-old woman from Gulf Breeze "left the lane and entered northbound traffic". The woman hit head-on with a tow truck traveling northbound, it states. That driver was a 45-year-old man from Pensacola. Both vehicles were blocked traffic on the Garcon Point Bridge. No injuries were reported.
  6. ‘Stance, aim and shot’: NYC tow truck driver recounts brush with death as cops hunt for Queens shooter A tow truck driver, after dodging a literal bullet to the head on a Queens street, recalled the would-be killer’s calm demeanor as he squeezed the trigger. “I saw him getting ready, looking at me,” said Frank Tedesco, 42, his head still wrapped in a bandage hours after his Thursday brush with mortality. “Doing his stance. Getting his gun. Stance, aim and shot. He was out there to kill us.” Tedesco took 10 stitches after the 12:50 a.m. Thursday shootin
  7. FHP searches for tow truck driver who 'likely' witnessed a deadly crash Nearly two weeks after a deadly crash on CR-488 in Citrus County, Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a truck driver who "likely" witnessed the accident. On April 25, troopers say a driver going eastbound hit a person laying in the roadway before continuing on. The person who was struck died at the scene, according to a press release. But now, troopers believe the tow truck driver can help them in their investigation. If you are the driver or know the driver, you are aske
  8. RESOURCE LINK with video MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - A Muskogee tow truck company is getting national attention after being featured on the show "Hustle and Tow" that airs on A&E. Tow truck operator Nik Morgan is the owner of Morgan Towing & Recovery and was called up by the show's producers last year, and ;ives life in the fast lane. "Actually, thought it was a joke!" Morgan admitted, "I got the phone call for a reason and maybe the good Lord‘s got me on there on a reason to give a message." From rescuing stranded drivers to picking up
  9. Driver killed after crashing into tow truck & school bus in Phoenix, police say PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Police say a driver has died after he crashed into a tow truck and school bus Wednesday morning in Phoenix. According to Phoenix police, at around 8:30 a.m., a sedan was going north on 19th Avenue, north of Peoria Avenue, when it crossed over into oncoming traffic. Police say that driver struck a tow truck and a school bus. No children were on the bus at the time. The driver of the sedan was was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition, but p
  10. Dream Of Starting Towing Company Hits Snag When $19,000 Truck Turns Out To Be A Lemon
  11. New campaign warns of daily dangers facing tow truck drivers RESOURCE LINK with video
  12. By John Goreham G+ May 3 2021 - TorqueNews Why don’t all tow trucks from AAA and other roadside assistance providers have back seats to help transport stranded motorists? In this story, we offer our opinion on the subject. As manufacturers continue to roll out new vehicles without spare tires, towing is becoming the backup plan for many vehicle owners who have no spare tire and who may damage a tire beyond a simple puncture. As we learned firsthand this past year, many roadside assistance providers are no longer transporting stranded motorists. This trend, combined wit
  13. DPS: Move Over/Slow Down task force to be enforced on Potter County roadways May 6 On Thursday, members from the Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers, Amarillo Police Department Motors Unit and Potter County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a joint task force to enforce the Move Over/Slow Down law. According to a news release, the task force will take place on major roadways in Potter County. The release states that the law requires motorists to "move over or slow down when certain vehicles are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated. Th
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