Towing #1 TDLR Regulated Trade Occupation for Complaints & Fines

Of all of the occupations the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations regulates, the Towing & VSF programs leads the pack with the number of complaints filed by consumers, followed by the Cosmetologist.

According to TDLR Intake and Enforcement, there is steady increase in complaints with 94 percent of the complaints submitting the necessary evidence that warrants an investigation. The key to filing complaints and submitted the required evidence is credited to the Texas Towing Compliance website that provides detailed insight to the violations being committed against them, that aids TDLR investigators in completing their investigations at a quicker pace.

The most recent results of complaints filed by consumers and insurance companies is as follows:

BASKERVILLE, JOHN A

Company: OLD 181 WRECKER SERVICE
City: KENEDY
County: KARNES
Zip Code: 78119

License #: 643380VSF

Complaint # VSF20150010049

Date: 10/12/2015

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $800.

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 have the VSF completely enclosed with a six foot fence.
SMITH, JACK W

Company: HIGHLAND AUTOMOTIVE, TOWING, RECOVERY
City: ALPINE
County: BREWSTER
Zip Code: 79830

License #: 940VSF

Complaint # VSF20140012531

Date: 10/21/2015

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,200.

Respondent failed to separate the TOW charges from the VSF charges on a combined receipt; Respondent failed to have provide documentation upon request.
Company: DRR & RS INC
City: CORPUS CHRISTI
County: NUECES
Zip Code: 78417

Company: EASY RIDER
City: CORPUS CHRISTI
County: NUECES
Zip Code: 78417

License #: 547749VSF

Complaint # VSF20140018143

Date: 10/21/2015

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $600.

Respondent failed to secure vehicles in the VSF to prevent theft.
LAMAS, JUAN E

Company: ROADRUNNER TOWING
City: ARANSAS PASS
County: SAN PATRICIO
Zip Code: 78336

License #: 602691VSF

Complaint # VSF20150002027

Date: 10/21/2015

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

Respondent failed to have sign posted at the VSF listing all the documents that may be presented to obtain possession of the vehicle.
AMEY, SANFORD K

Company: SANFORD’S 24 HR WRECKER SERVICE
City: CORPUS CHRISTI
County: NUECES
Zip Code: 78427

License #: 6442822C

Complaint # TOW20150001095

Date: 10/12/2015

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty of $4,125. An administrative penalty of $1,500 is assessed for TOW20150001095; and an administrative penalty of $2,625 is assessed for VSF20150001101.

Respondent failed to establish a drug testing policy for its towing operators; Respondent failed to establish a drug testing policy for its vehicle storage facility employees.
HUERTA, JULIO CESAR

Company: EXTREME RECOVERY & TOWING
City: EL PASO
County: EL PASO
Zip Code: 79915

License #: 6471103C

Complaint # TOW20140004262

Date: 10/21/2015

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

Respondent towed a vehicle from a parking facility that did not have the required signage prohibiting unauthorized vehicles.
Company: OGDEN, BERT, CHEVROLET GEO, INC.
City: MISSION
County: HIDALGO
Zip Code: 78572

License #: 5027089C

Complaint # TOW20150015411

Date: 10/21/2015

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3,000.

Respondent operated a tow truck company with an expired license; Respondent’s tow company used a tow truck that had an expired permit; 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.
SANCHEZ, ALBERTO C

Company: SAMSON TOWING
City: CROWLEY
County: TARRANT
Zip Code: 76036

License #: 6203632C

Complaint # TOW20150022388

Date: 10/21/2015

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,450.

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 operated a tow truck company with an expired license.
BANE, ROBERT E
City: NASH
County: BOWIE
Zip Code: 75569

License #: 25761

Complaint # TOW20150022796

Date: 10/21/2015

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

Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator with an expired license.
SLIFER, LOREN C
City: TEXARKANA
County: OUT OF STATE
Zip Code: 71854

License #: 35778

Complaint # TOW20150022799

Date: 10/19/2015

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

Respondent performed work as a tow truck operator without the appropriate license.
GOMEZ, ROY
City: MISSOURI CITY
County: FORT BEND
Zip Code: 77489

License #: 15098

Complaint # TOW20160002547

Date: 10/19/2015

Respondent’s Incident Management Tow Truck Operator license was revoked by operation of law on 10/07/13.

The Respondent’s license was revoked upon Respondent’s imprisonment in a penitentiary.
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