The High Road: PTAO president discusses GTA towing coverage and a path forward

By Gideon Scanlon Toronto, Ontario — The president of the Provincial Towing Association of Ontario has expressed concern about the recent coverage of the arrests of members of the GTA towing community in an interdepartmental operation, Project Platinum. Following the publication of a CBC story, Canadian Towing Professional spoke with PTAO’s president, Mark Graves and […]

BREAKING: GTA police arrest 20 in gang violence sting

Toronto, Ontario– York Regional Police have laid hundreds of charges against 20 members of the towing industry accused of being involved in the GTA’s towing turf war. At least four murders, as well as several shootings and more than 50 torchings of tow trucks have been linked to criminal organizations operating in the GTA’s towing […]

Brush with Death: B.C. tow pro outwits knife-wielding assailant

Toronto, Ontario — A quick-thinking British Columbia towing professional narrowly survived a harrowing incident with a knife-wielding aggressor. On Monday, a towing professional responded to a call on a back-woods road the sleepy retirement community of Lac La Hache, British Columbia. When he arrived, he was at the mercy of a knife-wielding assailant. After responding […]

BREAKING: GTA towing murder suspects in police custody

Toronto, Ontario — Two boys wanted for the murder of Toronto-based tow truck operator Hashin Kinani have voluntarily given themselves over to Police. The 15-year-old and 17-year-old suspects have been charged with murder and attempted murder for Kinani, who was shot in his tow truck in Etobicoke last week. Two suspects matching the description of […]

BREAKING: Police name suspect in latest GTA tow shooting

Toronto, Ontario — Toronto police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a boy believed to have been involved in the murder of a GTA towing professional. On May 14, 23-year-old Hashin Kinani, an operator the GTA’s towing sector, was hit by multiple bullets in an Etobicoke parking lot. Officers found Kinani dead inside […]

Licensing London: City’s Police Service board recommends new tow regulation scheme

London, Ontario — The London Police Services Board has recommended implementing a towing business licensing system in order to reduce the number of tow truck drivers seeking out roadside collisions. The board’s position, which has no impact in law, was part of a series of recommendations released in its report on towing in the Southern […]

Big Data Bounty: Firm offers bounty on tow transaction info

Toronto, Ontario — April 29, 2019 — Should towing professionals be selling vehicle information to third party businesses? Locator Technologies, a Las Vegas automotive business information provider, says they are leaving money on the table if they do not. The company is offering to pay towing and storage providers for tow information, electronic notifications to lien […]

Canadian Catch: Highway Thru Hell star named U.S. brand partner

Germantown, Wisconsin — April 29, 2020 — A Canadian towing legend has been scouted by an American company to serve as a brand representative. Highway Thru Hell star and heavy-duty rescue operator Al Quiring of Quiring Towing and Recovery in British Columbia has been hired as a brand partner for the J.W. Speaker Corporation, which […]