Quantcast
Jump to content
TowForce

This is Training Video in need of a Narrative.

Recommended Posts

The person who posted this video did include a story. However, I am not going to post their side of the story at this time. If you have read it fine, if not I will make some points following the video.

 

 

1) The Van in the Video was wrecked into a ravine.

2) A Police Officer was at the scene and told them either they need to get a tow or the Police would have it towed.

3) Because their preferred Tow Company was not available and the vehicle was at risk of being towed, they contacted another tow company they say was going to go out and give them a quote to recover the vehicle and tow it.

4) They say they were not contacted the company was at the vehicle. When they went to check on the vehicle the company was using a rotator to recover it. They demanded money even though there was no service agreement.

5) In the end they paid the company $300 and the company left the vehicle in the roadway.

 

You form your own opinion and post it in reply. Seriously this is a good Learning & Training Video.

 

Here are a few questions to start:

Would any Tow Company respond to an accident scene such as this one based on a phone call?

 

What would happen were you to find out the owner of the vehicle did not call for service?

 

Any thought's on the Recovery from what can be seen and how about the Safety Procedures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, if I understand correctly, the owner of the van did not call this company ? P.D. did not call this company and the vehicle was left at the crash site by both the police and the owner? If thats the case, then did this company just happen upon it and take it upon themselves to recover the vehicle? If that is the case then it is an Illegal act by the towing co. Here in Ny thats considered soliciting and downright auto theft. 


There are Tow Truck Drivers, Then There is Towing and Recovery operators...... Which one are you??🤨

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grumps, the story goes the Tow Company which recovered the Van was called by the vehicle owner.

 

3) Because their preferred Tow Company was not available and the vehicle was at risk of being towed, they contacted another tow company they say was going to go out and give them a quote to recover the vehicle and tow it.

 

According to the vehicle owners and those with him. The company was in the process of recovering the van without providing a quote or authorization when they arrived on scene. They had called this tow company, however they had not agreed on the cost of the recovery. The Police did not authorized the recovery & tow.

 

Would any Tow Company respond to an accident scene such as this one based on a phone call?

 

What would happen were you to find out the owner of the vehicle did not call for service?

 

Seriously, what if it were not the vehicles owner that called for the service and you did not have any other authorization for service. While the odds maybe low, as a prank anyone could call a tow company and say they ran their vehicle off the road would you send a tow out before the police tow it and take it to your lot. Every Company I have known have asked 20 questions and given a price based on the information provided which is subject to change. As well, they have gotten some form of payment and/or authorization prior to service being provided.

 

Keep in mind there are two sides to every story and we have not heard from the towing company.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldnt touch the casualty untill I spoke to someone ( owner or police ) in person. I would respond to the site on a call by customer so long as the customer is going to meet me at the scene. In the past, i have come upon vehicles off the roadway, stopped to see if anyone was inside or saw there was yellow caution tape on the vehicle indicating there is no one in it and continued on my way. It is Illegal around here to just grab a vehicle off the roadway and tow it. it falls under this states predatory towing laws


There are Tow Truck Drivers, Then There is Towing and Recovery operators...... Which one are you??🤨

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Signup for TowForce

    Sign in to get started and to receive Tower Down Notices.

×
×
  • Create New...