Just What We Like to See As A Result of Complaints from Tow Victims Statewide, TDLR FINES!!

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We can’t say enough for the thousands of victims of predatory practices by tow companies and vehicle storage facility, whom educate themselves on our website prior to filing the almighty TDLR complaints. Licensees need to understand, that vehicle you towed caused problems, so it’s only fair TDLR investigator visit you to investigate a complaint submitted with documented evidence of violations..

Therefore, the latest actions as follows:

Company: HARRIS COUNTY WRIT
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77290Company: HC TOWING INC
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77290

License #: 584553VSF

Complaint # VSF20140001583

Date: 4/21/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $2,200. An administrative penalty of $1,000 is assessed for TOW20140000939; and an administrative penalty of $1,200 is assessed for VSF20140001583.

Respondent towed a vehicle from an apartment complex without the consent of the vehicle owner; Respondent required one form of payment for release of a vehicle; Respondent failed to secure vehicles in the VSF to prevent theft.
SANCHEZ, JOSE M

Company: JMJ WRECKING YARD & USED CARS
City: WACO
County: MCLENNAN
Zip Code: 76705

License #: 601699VSF

Complaint # VSF20160012558

Date: 4/21/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $4,000. An administrative penalty of $1,000 is assessed for TOW20160012270; and an administrative penalty of $3,000 is assessed for VSF20160012558.

Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company’s approved drug testing policy; Respondent failed to make all documents available upon request; Respondent failed to maintain the required records for 2 years; Respondent failed to have all VSF employees complete the required drug testing; Respondent owned and operated a VSF company without holding a VSF employee license.
Company: TOMBALL TOWING & STORAGE INC
City: TOMBALL
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77375 License #: 609171vsf

Complaint # VSF20140015490

Date: 4/20/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,250.

Respondent failed to release a vehicle to the vehicle owner’s insurance company due to nonpayment by the law enforcement agency that directed the towing and storage of the vehicle.
Company: H & R 24 HR WRECKER SERVICE
City: FORT WORTH
County: TARRANT
Zip Code: 76114Company: H & R AUTOMOTIVE INC
City: RIVER OAKS
County: TARRANT
Zip Code: 76114

License #: 642994VSF

Complaint # VSF20150021442

Date: 4/20/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $4,700. An administrative penalty of $1,000 is assessed for TOW20150021426; and an administrative penalty of $3,700 is assessed for VSF20150021442.

Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company’s approved drug testing policy; Respondent failed to have all VSF employees complete the required drug testing; Respondent failed to issue notification to a vehicle’s owner and all recorded lien holders within five days of receipt of a stored vehicle registered in this state; Respondent failed to perform vehicle storage facility operations with honesty, trustworthiness and integrity; Respondent charged an impoundment fee but the written bill for services did not specify the exact services performed for that fee and the dates those services were performed.
MURIE, RICHARD A

Company: RICHARD’S TOWING
City: SAN ANTONIO
County: BEXAR
Zip Code: 78228

License #: 642924VSF

Complaint # VSF20160009307

Date: 4/20/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,825.

Respondent failed to failed to maintain the required information; Respondent charged an impoundment fee but the written bill for services did not specify the exact services performed for that fee and the dates those services were performed; Respondent failed to use plastic or canvas tarpaulins to ensure the impoundment of the vehicle; Respondent charged an additional fee for storage which is not authorized by law.
BANIS, DONALD R

Company: BAIS TOWING SERVICE LIC 0642349VSF
City: SAN ANTONIO
County: BEXAR
Zip Code: 78268

License #: 642349VSF

Complaint # VSF20160009325

Date: 4/20/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $2,400.

Respondent failed to issue notification to a vehicle’s owner and all recorded lien holders within five days of receipt of a stored vehicle registered in this state; Respondent charged an impoundment fee but the written bill for services did not specify the exact services performed for that fee and the dates those services were performed; Respondent failed to store or keep a vehicle at the storage facility inside a fenced or enclosed area; Respondent charged an additional fee for storage which is not authorized by law.
VIERUS, RONALD D

Company: VIERUS AUTOMOTIVE
City: FREDERICKSBURG
County: GILLESPIE
Zip Code: 78624

License #: 645244VSF

Complaint # VSF20160013807

Date: 4/20/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $4,100. An administrative penalty of $2,500 is assessed for TOW20160010997; and an administrative penalty of $1,600 is assessed for VSF20160013807.

Respondent employed an individual to perform towing operations with an expired license; Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company’s approved drug testing policy; Respondent failed to have all VSF employees complete the required drug testing; Respondent failed to send a Second Notice letter on or before the 15th day after the First Notice was mailed.
VASQUEZ, JOSE LOUIS
City: DEL VALLE
County: TRAVIS
Zip Code: 78617 License #: 7665

Complaint # TOW20160016939

Date: 4/27/2016

Respondent’s Incident Management Tow Operator license was revoked by operation of law on 07/09/10.

The Respondent’s license was revoked upon Respondent’s imprisonment in a penitentiary.
Company: HARRIS COUNTY WRIT
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77290Company: HC TOWING INC
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77290

License #: 6178170C

Complaint # TOW20140000939

Date: 4/21/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $2,200. An administrative penalty of $1,000 is assessed for TOW20140000939; and an administrative penalty of $1,200 is assessed for VSF20140001583.

Respondent towed a vehicle from an apartment complex without the consent of the vehicle owner; Respondent required one form of payment for release of a vehicle; Respondent failed to secure vehicles in the VSF to prevent theft.
SANCHEZ, JOSE M

Company: JMJ WRECKING & USED CARS
City: WACO
County: MCLENNAN
Zip Code: 76705

License #: 5317557C

Complaint # TOW20160012770

Date: 4/21/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $4,000. An administrative penalty of $1,000 is assessed for TOW20160012270; and an administrative penalty of $3,000 is assessed for VSF20160012558.

Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company’s approved drug testing policy; Respondent failed to make all documents available upon request; Respondent failed to maintain the required records for 2 years; Respondent failed to have all VSF employees complete the required drug testing; Respondent owned and operated a VSF company without holding a VSF employee license.
Company: H & R 24 HR WRECKER
City: FORT WORTH
County: TARRANT
Zip Code: 76114Company: H & R AUTOMOTIVE INC
City: RIVER OAKS
County: TARRANT
Zip Code: 76114

License #: 5048040C

Complaint # TOW20150021426

Date: 4/20/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $4,700. An administrative penalty of $1,000 is assessed for TOW20150021426; and an administrative penalty of $3,700 is assessed for VSF20150021442.

Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company’s approved drug testing policy; Respondent failed to have all VSF employees complete the required drug testing; Respondent failed to issue notification to a vehicle’s owner and all recorded lien holders within five days of receipt of a stored vehicle registered in this state; Respondent failed to perform vehicle storage facility operations with honesty, trustworthiness and integrity; Respondent charged an impoundment fee but the written bill for services did not specify the exact services performed for that fee and the dates those services were performed.
VIERUS, RONALD D

Company: VIERUS AUTOMOTIVE
City: FREDERICKSBURG
County: GILLESPIE
Zip Code: 78624

License #: 6452318C

Complaint # TOW20160010997

Date: 4/20/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $4,100. An administrative penalty of $2,500 is assessed for TOW20160010997; and an administrative penalty of $1,600 is assessed for VSF20160013807.

Respondent employed an individual to perform towing operations with an expired license; Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company’s approved drug testing policy; Respondent failed to have all VSF employees complete the required drug testing; Respondent failed to send a Second Notice letter on or before the 15th day after the First Notice was mailed.
KHAN, IBAD A

Company: AL-AMANA TOWING
City: SUGARLAND
County: FORT BEND
Zip Code: 77478

License #: 6407827C

Complaint # TOW20160012534

Date: 4/20/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000.

Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company’s approved drug testing policy.
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