Hamilton city council not ready to enforce towing license bylaw

By CRM Staff

Hamilton, Ontario — October 22, 2013

Uncertainty surrounding the number of towers in the city has prevented city council from enforcing its licensing regulations for the towing industry.

The bylaw, passed in 2012 to regulate tow truck drivers working for the two biggest towing companies in the municipality, has stalled because the City needs to know the exact number of tow trucks currently operating in the city; this is required to determine break-even licensing fees.

City staff initially motioned to mandate licensing fees of $490 per tow truck, in addition to $118 per driver. These calculations were based from an estimation by city staff that there were 100 vehicles currently in service with over 150 operators across Hamilton.

To read the full article, please visit TowProMag.com.


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