TOWING NEWS

The Ford tow manual says to hook in front of the control arms and tie-down using the wheels. MACH-E MISHAPS An improper hookup can do some pretty significant damage to an EV and, such as in the case of one Mustang Mach-E driver, cost you thousands.A Canadian driver posted to the online Mach-E Forum, detailing […]

Changes Ahead: Ontario’s towing pilot project kicks off Dec. 13

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Ontario will implement a series of restricted towing zones along Highways 401, 400, 409 and 427 in an effort to “clear collisions or vehicle breakdowns on highways more safely and quickly,” according to the provincial government.  First announced in March 2021, the new Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) pilot program will only […]

VIP List: New requirements for OPP-affiliated tow operators

Toronto, Ontario — The Ontario Provincial Police has announced that they are launching a new towing program, separate from the GTA Tow Zone Pilot, to update how the police request services from tow operators. By Nov. 1, Ontario Tow and Storage Service Operators (TSSO) interested in providing tow and storage services to the OPP (e.g. […]

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

Calgary, Alberta — A tow truck driver was taken to the hospital early Wednesday morning 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 block of southbound 11 Street N.E. around 6 a.m. to aid a driver who […]

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 who’s 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 […]

Need a Lift? Volvo offers its Canadian car owners free towing for life

Richmond Hill, Ontario — Volvo Cars Canada has announced a new program that benefits Volvo owners new and old.  Called Tow for Life, this new roadside assistance program will tow your Volvo should it break down – even if it’s out of warranty.  While the towing is free, there are a few strings attached. The […]

Tow-tal Control: Ontario government looks to ‘strengthen oversight of towing sector’, introduce certification, standards and more

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario government is looking to introduce legislation that seeks to “strengthen the province’s oversight of the towing sector,” along with measures to protect vulnerable road users and increase penalties for those engaging in high-risk driving behaviours. Through the newly introduced Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021, the Ontario government […]