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Ontario Gov. To Change How Towing’s Done

TORONTO, ON— Ontario’s government thinks it’s time the towing industry had some work done and is taking the initiative to shift the industry into new gear.

Here are some of the changes they’re considering:

• Increased oversight of the towing industry
• Changes to the Repair and Storage Liens Act, which defines the rights of both people who repair and store and people whose goods are repaired and stored
• New ways to reduce costs for towing and storage services as well as the amount of auto insurance related fraud
• New ways to increase the safety aspects around the towing industry

They also brought back the Faster Clearance Working Group (FCWG), a towing committee looking at dishonest activities that might go on during and after a collision cleanup for commercial vehicles.

Some years ago, the OTA helped band the group together and have recently wrote to Minister of Transportation, Glen Murray, asking him to revive the FCWG.

“Although it was not a magic-wand, the FCWG brought about improvements through better communication between industry, police, government, and the towing sector,” the OTA wrote in a statement.

OTA will be working with the Ministry and the association’s tow committee to develop an agenda for the first meeting. For more information on this process or to get involved in the OTA tow committee contact

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