What’s Your Emergency: Motorists in Montreal must call 911 for a tow

Montreal, Quebec — 911 dispatchers in Montreal are about to get a lot busier. Montreal Police announced on Monday that motorists whose vehicles are blocking traffic on Montreal Island streets, due to mechanical issues or a collision, must call 911 to contact a tow truck. The policy follows a 2017 city inspector general’s report on towing […]

Slow Down, Move Over: Tow truck driver hit by vehicle in Calgary

Calgary, Alberta — A tow truck driver was taken to the hospital early morning on June 14 after being struck by a vehicle near Deerfoot City. According to Global News, police said the tow truck driver had parked the truck in the 5700 blocks of southbound 11 Street N.E. around 6 a.m. to aid a […]

Let’s Talk Towing: CAA, OPP and PTAO hosting virtual town hall

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario division of CAA, along with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) have announced an upcoming virtual town hall to discuss the current challenges facing the towing industry. The virtual meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT, is […]

Toronto police seek information on tow truck theft

Tow truck theft

Toronto, Ontario — October 19, 2017 — The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance locating a woman who is alleged to have stolen a tow truck. It is believed that on the morning of Monday October 16 at 9:30am, a tow truck operator was rendering assistance in the parking lot of Shoppers Drug […]

Crash kills tow truck driver on the job

According to a media release from the Alberta RCMP, the tow truck and a tractor-trailer had both been travelling westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway when the tow truck struck the rear of the tractor-trailer. The collision set both vehicles on on fire, and the 44-year old driver died on the scene.

Strathmore, Alberta — September 6, 2017 — The towing industry, friends and family bid their goodbyes to a tow truck driver who was killed on the job in a road collision, in Strathmore, Alberta, August 29. According to a media release from the Alberta RCMP, the tow truck and a tractor-trailer had both been travelling […]

CAA and PTAO kick off Tow Safety Week and remind motorists to slow down, move over

Thornhill, Ontario — August 22, 2017 — CAA and the Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) are reminding motorists to make space for tow trucks providing service on the shoulder of the highway and to avoid “rubbernecking” when passing a highway incident. “Tow truck drivers, along with police and emergency service providers, are responding to […]