Final Stretch: MOMS Act to increase oversight of towing sector passes stage of legislation

Ottawa, Ontario — The Moving Ontarians More Safely (MOMS) Act, 2021 which seeks to strengthen oversight of the vehicle towing and storage industry, as well as to create tougher penalties for drivers caught engaging in high-risk driving, recently passed another stage in the legislative process. On May 31, 2021, the Third Reading of Bill 282, the MOMS Act, […]

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 […]


HIGHWAY THRU HELL’S AL QUIRING AND J.W. SPEAKER TEAM-UP ON ROADSIDE SAFETY BY GIDEON SCANLON If there’s one thing Al Quiring really wants to see his fellow towing professionals do, it is to take their personal safety more seriously. In fact, when asked what advice he would share with ambitious young people in the towing […]

Building Trust: Tips for dealing with customer questions about repair facilities

Concerned about your advice to clients being misconstrued? When towing and recovery professionals are criticized, it is often because they are accused of pushing drivers to visit repair facilities with whom they have a kickback arrangement. While not unheard of, not every recommendation provided is done so for financial reasons. Even towing professionals with agreements […]

Magna releases trailer angle detection system

Magna’s trailer angle detection system features image-processing software, which determines the angle between truck and trailer and provides the most appropriate view to the driver, depending on the trailer's trajectory. High-resolution cameras and colour-coded diagrams of the truck help warn the driver of potential jackknife conditions.

Aurora, Ontario — December 14, 2017 — At work or play, trailer angle detection technology from Magna helps drivers tow like pros, according to the company. The electronic driver assistance system, available on Ford F-Series pickup trucks, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards. Image-processing software determines the angle between truck and trailer […]

Global Towing Equipment Market 2017-2018 report now available for purchase

According to the Global Towing Equipment Market 2017-2018 report, rising cost of transporting freight through heavy-duty trucks poses a major challenge to the towing equipment market during the forecast period.

Toronto, Ontario — December 4, 2017 — The Global Towing Equipment Market 2017-2018 report is now available to purchase. In the report, analysts forecast that the global towing equipment market will grow at a CAGR of 6.13 percent during the period 2017-2021. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global […]

CAA applauds Aviva Canada’s call for provincial towing regulation

Changes to the Consumer Protection Act and Highway Traffic Act made from this past year are the first steps to address these challenges, but according to CAA, more needs to be done.

Thornhill, Ontario — November 27, 2017 — “Crash, Cash and Backlash,” a report recently released by Aviva Canada, reinforces CAA’s advocacy efforts in encouraging the provincial government to regulate the towing industry. CAA has been actively working with stakeholders and government officials to develop a provincial regulation of the towing industry. “CAA is pleased to […]

Abram’s Towing Services trains for success

A training program in session. Training at Abram’s towing covers a number of essentials including safety training, Wreckmaster Certification, first aid, and customer service training to name a few.

By Erin McLaughlin Toronto, Ontario — November 21, 2017 –– According to John Somerville, Training Manager of Abram’s Towing Services, the towing industry is increasingly monitoring performance surrounding safety, training and professionalism. This is a good thing, but it also means towing facilities need to adapt and evolve to meet these rising standards. To help […]