TDLR Issues More Fines, Keep Pace of Bringing Compliance

The latest round of fines issued by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations should send a message to licensees, obey the law or expect to pay!

Congratulations to the motoring public for your continued filing of TDLR complaints against licensees who think they are above the law…

GARZA, GRACIE

GARZA, ISRAEL

Company: PAPO’S WRECKER SERVICE
City: ALTON
County: HIDALGO
Zip Code: 78573

License #: 5807247C

Complaint # TOW20140012323

Date: 1/11/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,400.

Tow truck hydraulic lines were not free of leaks or were not in good working condition free of defects.
VIDAURRI, ANACLETO

Company: JR’S TOWING & ROADSIDE SERVICE
City: BEEVILLE
County: BEE
Zip Code: 78102

License #: 6442342C

Complaint # TOW20140013127

Date: 1/11/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $4,550. An administrative penalty of $2,000 is assessed for TOW20140013127; and an administrative penalty of $2,550 is assessed for VSF20140013105.

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 failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company?s approved drug testing policy; Respondent maintained records at an alternate location not approved by the Department; 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 send a Second Notice letter on or before the 15th day after the First Notice was mailed; Respondent charged an additional fee for storage which is not authorized by law.
CARMONA, BARBARA A

Company: RIOS TOWING
City: SAN MARCOS
County: HAYS
Zip Code: 78666

License: Not Licensed

Complaint # TOW20150021890

Date: 1/11/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,750.

Respondent failed to ensure all employees completed drug testing as required by the towing company’s approved drug testing policy; Respondent failed to keep required information for every non-consent tow.
BLANTON, JOHN F

Company: J & W AUTO REPAIR
City: NACOGDOCHES
County: NACOGDOCHES
Zip Code: 75961

License #: 20028

Complaint # TOW20150024280

Date: 1/11/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500.

Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator without the appropriate license.
MCFATE, JOSHUA S
City: MIDLAND
County: MIDLAND
Zip Code: 79703 License #: 32255

Complaint # TOW20160001986

Date: 1/11/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $450.

Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator with an expired license.
Company: GULFTECH ENGINES INC
City: HOUSTON
County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77088 License #: 5573018C

Complaint # TOW20150021839

Date: 1/7/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,500.

Respondent employed an unlicensed individual to operate a tow truck.

The last administrative fines is what happens to a vehicle storage facility when a vehicle owner, operator or lien holders ask prior to submitting payment, for proof the required notification letters were mailed, copes of tow tickets, who authorized tow and outright refusal to deny the inspection a VSF employee license. “THE PUBLIC IS ASKED ALWAYS TO FILE THE VSF COMPLAINT WHEN DENIED BELOW”

Company: BERT OGDEN CHEVROLET INC
City: MISSION
County: HIDALGO
Zip Code: 78574 License #: 1786VSF

Complaint # VSF20150015911

Date: 1/11/2016

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $750.

Respondent failed to make records, notices, and other documents available upon request.
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