Mississauga to introduce new tow truck licensing system

Mississauga, Ontario — April 30, 2015 — The city of Mississauga has announced a new tow truck licensing system is set to take effect July 1. The amendments to the Tow Truck Licensing By-law 521-04 aim to improve safety by ensuring tow trucks meet Ministry of Transportation requirements and city bylaws, according to a recent release. Under the new system, two types of licensed trucks can operate in Mississauga:

1. General Towing For Hire – Existing: This refers to accident/emergency-related towing. General towing for hire trucks must be employed by a licensed brokerage in Mississauga with a licensed vehicle pound facility in the city.

2. Contract Towing Not For Hire – New:
This addresses other types of towing, such as scrap vehicle businesses or private non-accident. As per the by-law, no new plates will be issued. In preparation of the new system, the city requires all current plates to be replaced with the appropriate licence type no later than July 1, 2015. More information, including The Introduction of New Tow Truck Licensing System, can be found at mississauga.ca.

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