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12 tips for safer towing on your holiday trip

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Bear in mind that everything takes longer when you’re towing, so give yourself more room. Johannesburg – Anybody who’s ever tried to reverse a trailer knows that towing is not as simple as it looks. Yet if you have a Class B driving licence you can legally tow anything up to 750kg without any relevant […]

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Nissan Motors Japan Introduces Fully-Automated Towing System At Oppama Plant

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Nissan Motors Japan has successfully introduced Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT), a fully-automated towing system at its Oppama production plant. The IVT system uses a modified Nissan Leaf electric vehicle to autonomously tow trollies which carry finished cars between designated loading and unloading areas within the plant. Unlike conventional automatic guided vehicle systems for transporting parts, which […]

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Tow truck protest snarls Toronto rush hour traffic

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Toronto police are warning rush hour commuters of significant delays on major roadways across the city due to a protest organized by the province’s tow truck industry on Tuesday. Authorities say the event will snarl traffic into and out of Toronto during the morning and afternoon rush hours. The protest is scheduled to stiffle the […]

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Ohio Bill Targets Abusive Practices of Tow Truck Operators

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An Ohio insurer trade groups says a bill introduced into the General Assembly would help rein in the predatory practices of some towing business operators in the state. The primary focus of House Bill 341, introduced by Reps. Ron Young and Martin Sweeney, was to provide towing businesses and storage facilities the ability to more […]

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Thieves use stolen tow truck to plow through gate

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A west side business owner is asking every driver to be on the lookout for a stolen, one-of-a-kind tow truck. Monday morning, when Ted Green showed up to work he noticed that the fence in front of his car shop was destroyed; pieces were even thrown into 16th Street. “This section here […]

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Surrey man’s beloved car badly damaged during tow-truck ride

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A Surrey man is fuming after ICBC refused to cover the damage a tow truck caused to his beloved 1992 Buick Roadmaster. Fabian Galick, who works in security in the film business, was driving to Hope to meet up with a friend on Aug. 2, when his prized 24-year-old car with a 350-cubic-inch V8 engine blew a transmission […]

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Watch the scary moment a tow truck loses a car in Tullamore

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Members of the public in a Co Offaly town had a lucky escape after a driverless car ploughed onto the footpath yesterday morning. A video, uploaded to the HGV Dash Cam Footage Facebook page last night, shows a truck towing a car as it takes a corner at Hayes Cross in Tullamore. As the truck […]

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Tow truck loses tanker that crashes into buildings

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Submitted photo Tanker truck smacks buildings. No one was hurt Tuesday morning when a disabled 18-wheeler tanker truck slipped off the tow truck pulling it and rolled into two industrial buildings in New Braunfels, a city police spokesman said.  By Dalondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitung No one was hurt Tuesday morning when a disabled 18-wheeler tanker […]

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Dramatic video footage shows Audi and tow truck both on fire on M62 near Saddleworth

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Dramatic footage shows how an Audi and a tow truck became engulfed in flames after catching fire on the M62 near Saddleworth. Smoke can be seen billowing across the westbound carriageway of the motorway, while both the white van and its load burn away. Two lanes were shut at J22 near Rishworth Moor at around […]

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City tow truck team ready for its reality TV close-up

Collin Vandenheuvel and his workmates at Preferred Towing appear in the first episode of Heavy Rescue: 401, airing Oct. 10 on the Discovery Channel. Brett Morris photo, www.BrettM.com Troy Shantz Preferred Towing is often seen on the road, and will soon be seen on screen too. The Sarnia company is a player in the Discovery […]

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