More Consumer Complaints = More TDLR Fines & Revocations

Official TDLR License

Every storage facility employee should have one of these licenses and should be prepared to present it upon request.

Licensees just don’t get it, between strike teams and the public, they are being watched, photographed and videoed anytime they come in contact with someone they have caused grief or the misconception they are violating the law. With over five million email subscribers to the Texas Towing Compliance website, the motoring public has gained an invaluable education on the inside of predatory towing companies and dishonest vehicle storage facility operations that only an insider would know, and many more insiders are offering up information on their dishonest employers who are sharing that information with us that is relayed to TDLR and law enforcement. Nothing is astounding to the fact, that the majority of licensees who are being fined, their licenses suspended or revoked, are all members of the Southwest Tow Operators whose mouthpiece is the Chair on the TDLR Towing, Storage & Booting Advisory Board.

The latest round of TDLR action against licensees is as follows:

(note: there is a delay in posting agreed orders on the TDLR website)
MARTENS, FRANK G

Company: SEMINOLE AUTO SALVAGE & REPAIR
City: SEMINOLE
County: GAINES
Zip Code: 79360

License #: 2080VSF

Complaint # VSF20150006505

Date: 9/30/2015

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,350.

Respondent failed to have a clearly visible and readable sign which displayed facility information in the proper lettering size; Respondent failed to secure vehicles in the VSF to prevent theft.
MILLER, JENNIFER

Company: APEX TOWING
City: MAGNOLIA
County: MONTGOMERY
Zip Code: 77355

License #: 643716VSF

Complaint # VSF20130005633

Date: 9/24/2015

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,500.

Respondent authorized the removal of a vehicle from the Respondent’s vehicle storage facility without any form of the required documentation acceptable for the authorized release of the vehicle; Respondent issued a combined invoice which failed to contain the required information.
MILLER, JENNIFER

Company: APEX TOWING
City: MAGNOLIA
County: MONTGOMERY
Zip Code: 77355

License #: 643716VSF

Complaint # VSF20140005538

Date: 9/24/2015

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,500.

Respondent authorized the removal of a vehicle from the Respondent’s vehicle storage facility without any form of the required documentation acceptable for the authorized release of the vehicle; Respondent issued a combined invoice which failed to contain the required information.
HERNANDEZ, ROBERT
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77033

License #: 35582

Complaint # TOW20150023265

Date: 9/30/2015

The Respondent’s Consent Tow Operator license is revoked.

Respondent has been convicted of an offense that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the licensed occupation; Respondent submitted a renewal application that made false statements regarding the Respondent’s criminal history.
KERSHAW, JEROME D
City: GALVESTON
County: GALVESTON
Zip Code: 77550

License #: 28752

Complaint # TOW20160000083

Date: 10/2/2015

Respondent’s Incident Management Tow Operator license was revoked by operation of law on 06/20/14.

The Respondent’s license was revoked upon Respondent’s imprisonment in a penitentiary.
GARLAND, BARTLEY E
City: RICHARDSON
County: DALLAS
Zip Code: 75081

License: Not Licensed

Complaint # TOW20140002181

Date: 9/30/2015

Respondent is ordered to immediately cease and desist from acting as, impersonating, performing, or offering to perform work as a tow operator.

Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator without the appropriate license.
DINI, MOHAMED A

Company: MD WRECKER SERVICE
City: DALLAS
County: DALLAS
Zip Code: 75229

License #(s): 5780884C, 2096

Complaint # TOW20140004317

Date: 9/30/2015

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,950.

Respondent used an unpermitted tow truck to perform towing operations; Respondent’s tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism; Respondent employed an unlicensed individual to operate a tow truck; Respondent failed to establish a drug testing policy for its towing operators.
WHITAKER, ERIC L

Company: WHITAKER’S TOWING AND RECOVERY
City: RENO
County: LAMAR
Zip Code: 75462

License #(s): 6450067c, 24478

Complaint # TOW20140006626

Date: 9/30/2015

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

Respondent’s tow truck failed to have a legible manufacturer’s data plate or a document from the manufacturer stating the capacity of the boom, winch, and carrying mechanism.
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