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Latest Towing Articles
Stay abreast of current legal issues impacting the towing and recovery industry through up-to-date blogs written by industry-recognized towing attorneys Michael McGovern and Nicholas Porto.
In a continued push back against excessive towing charges, there is legislation working its way through the Vermont legislature that puts dramatic caps on “involuntary tows.” The so-called Vermont “Towing Bill of Rights” puts a $40.00 maximum charge on involuntary tows and caps the daily storage rate at $12.00. The impetus behind the legislation is that over “200 people…a year end up losing their cars” due to Vermont Tow companies declaring towed cars abandoned and obtaining titles to the same.
In response to “increased” allegations of overcharging, two (2) separate pieces of legislation have been introduced by Missouri lawmakers to give consumers additional protections against excessive tow bills. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) testified in support of both laws and stated that “there is (presently) no recourse or regulation whatsoever when it comes to nonconsensual towing of commercial motor vehicles in Missouri.”
Fifteen or so years ago, when I first started representing tow companies, it was commonplace in my town for tow companies to require cash for payment. No credit cards were accepted. Tow companies didn’t want to accept credit cards for fear that angry consumers would dispute the charge after picking up their vehicle. Thereafter, the City of Kansas City, Missouri outlawed the “cash only” policy. Instead, tow companies were required to accept credit cards if they wanted to perform municipal tows. Most every tow company in the area objected to the credit card ordinance. A few threatened lawsuits. Despite it all, the ordinance has remained.