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Bexar Towing of San Antonio news story. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, submits this brief as requested by the Court at the close of the hearing in chief and would respectfully show the Court as follows: A. CALCULATION OF PENALTIES AND REFUNDS FOR OVERCHARGES l. During the hearing a limited stipulation was offered […]
Three different vehicle owners, all towed by Atlas Towing of San Antonio, from three different parking lots learned they were illegally towed, according to victims after an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department Vehicle Crimes Unit. The towing signs provided by Atlas Towing to the parking facility is the wrong layout and lacks the […]
The City of San Antonio has once again created illegal towing signs and posted them at city owned parking lots. What the purpose is to twice make illegal towing signs at the taxpayer’s expense is a question COSA City Manager Sheryl Sculley needs to ask of her staff. This towing sign for the Texas Lottery […]
Five vehicle owners have scored a big win across the state in Justice Court by going after the parking facility instead of the towing company for violations of the Texas Towing Law. In Collins County, a local JP ruled in favor for a disabled resident towed for taking of two parking spaces, because the towing […]
A Colorado based trucking company this morning, was awarded $14,345.70 in a Justice Court suit filed against a shopping center owner and it’s property management company in Abilene. Summary: Operator of tractor and refrigerated trailer was towed from a shopping center parking lot abutting a hotel parking lot. There were some signs posted, but none […]
It’s been awhile since I wrote anything about towing, doesn’t mean I have lost that burning desire to understand why TDLR issues fines and reduced fine to some and not all licensees. I didn’t attended the October Commissioners Meeting as I was not feeling well that morning, seems my health has dropped off considerably. Below […]
Outright thievery is occurring on Galveston Island by Ace of Galveston Wrecker Service and the Seawall Food Store by towing vehicles without the vehicle owner’s consent without providing required notice. The only two towing signs, both illegal because they fail to state who may park and prohibit all others, are posted more than 100′ […]
I have been receiving calls reference tow trucks unloading vehicles towed from private parking lots without the consent of the vehicle’s owner at parking lots, not considered a licensed vehicle storage facility. This practice is called “stashing impounds” and is highly illegal. According to the Texas Towing Law, Occupations Code 2308.205: (a) A towing company […]
The City of Austin has become involved to stop the predatory towing by Reliant Towing from the public right of way in the 700 block of East 3rd Street, by reinstalling new no parking signs. Hopefully, those vulture-like tow truck operators with Reliant Towing will think twice before towing from this area and any other […]
Reliant Towing of Austin, Texas was found guilty recently for illegally towing vehicles from City of Austin right of way, claiming vehicles were blocking the gate, when their own photos said differently. Anyone towed by Reliant Towing should take them to Court, as this company’s owner used to work for Assured Towing of Austin, another […]
Park Right Solutions / Southwest Tow Operators Founder/Owner Admits to Bribing Law Enforcement & Property Managers for Towing Contracts
Call it outright fraud, corruption and unethical, but parking facility owners around the state of Texas should think twice before signing a contract with Park Right Solutions, Assured Towing or a member company of Southwest Tow Operators. It’s owner, Dan Messina in this video can be heard admit to bribing law enforcement, commit workers compensation […]
In Austin, Texas on East 3rd Street directly in front of Crossfit Central are parking areas for the public to pay the City of Austin Parking Pay Station and park. Some unlucky drivers returned from the Austin Convention Center or a night out on the town to discover their vehicles had been towed. Some I […]
Every day, someone is towed with the reason being, “you were parked in the Fire Lane” and we have photograph to prove it”. But there is a problem, the required text is missing as required by State Law which states: all curbs of fire lanes must be painted red and be conspicuously and legibly […]
The public is urged to report unlicensed tow trucks that cause undue financial harm, by charging outrageous fees and stealing credit card numbers during the payment process. All tow trucks will have a license plate that says “Tow Truck”, something this bandit tow truck fails to display. Should you observe a truck with this type […]
Instead of having the tow hearing at Justice of Peace with a history of issuing favorable judgement for towing companies, the Texas Legislature changed the law. Effective immediately, vehicle owners and operators can now file the request for the tow hearing at any Justice of Peace “within” the County the vehicle was towed. A list […]
Texas area law enforcement agencies need to increase enforcement of State towing laws to protect your communities from predatory towing companies operating in your jurisdictions now. Cities Chiefs are encouraged to push for passage of their own towing regulations or use one identical to San Antonio. tinyurl.com/az7sma4To allow tow truck operators, many of which are […]
Park Right Solutions Investigation Honest mistake, I doubt it considering Jess Horton’s past involvement in shady business practices. Based on the investigative reports and emails from the victim, this company continued to tow vehicles without a valid contract to tow and deserve a higher fine. Form your own opinion after reading the report. This company’s […]
Galveston Island is awash in towing scams that will make some visitors think twice before returning since 95% of the private parking lots lack the required red and white towing signage with “all” the required information. This company’s tow truck was observed cruising the Kroger’s parking lot, which has their illegal towing signs posted as […]
When a consumer arrives at a vehicle storage facility to retrieve their vehicle, for the most part, this experience can be very unpleasant. Everyone who calls my hotline seeking help, gets the same information; demand the person about to accept your money, show you their TDLR Vehicle Storage Facility employee card, close enough, you can […]
Summer Visitors to Galveston Island Ripe for Towing Scams Due to Illegal Towing Signs Scam Costing $300
Illegal towing signs dot parking lots around Galveston Island awaiting an unlucky soul to park only to return to find their vehicle had been towed away. The sign above, posted at the Jack in the Box on the Seawall lacks all the required text on the sign. But John Q motorists would have no clue […]
The motoring public has escaped the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature with many parking protections and law enforcement tools left intact. The win side of issues, depending who you ask, was the tow hearing jurisdiction which is awaiting the Gov’s signature. At least, the many victims of predatory practices by local towing companies, can […]
Just moments ago, the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations Commissioners voted to fine A&A Wrecker & Recovery of Austin, Texas $2000.00 for illegal towing during the SXSW 2012 Music Festival in 1200 Block of East 5th Street. Makes one wonder why any parking facility owner, such as the Benton Family that owns 20 Austin-area […]
When I first heard about this, I was like “wow”. But it is true, what I have been saying for more than 10 years, that some wrecker drivers, dispatchers and vehicle storage facility employees are stealing credit card numbers from motorist that need their vehicle towed or to pay the charges owed if placed into […]
The Texas Senate passed HB338 earlier which is headed to Gov Perry to be signed into law. This bill allows motorists to have their tow hearing in any justice court within the County the vehicle was towed from. Instead of returning to a money making justice court machine with a record of favorable rulings on […]