Online Wrecker Auction Scheduled

Tow Trucks of America, a division of TowLot.com, has scheduled its first online wrecker auction for October 30, 2014. Individual tow truck owners and distributors may post wreckers, carriers or trailers into the online auction at onlinewreckerauctions.com.

"Towers who have wreckers sitting idle in their lots have the option of selling it through our online auctions and receiving market value," said Joe Richard founder of TowLot.com and Tow Trucks of America (TTA).

A TTA auction will have trucks posted by many different sellers across the nation. Each auction is a live lightning round format with bidding in real time. Winning bidders purchase the tow truck directly from the seller and pick up the vehicle from the seller's lot.

TowLot.com is the towing industry's exclusive online auction service for unclaimed vehicles. Tow Trucks of America and its auction format serves tow trucks and heavy equipment exclusively.

Township Impound Fee Sees $45 Increase

Redford, Mich., has raised the town's impound fee to $65 a vehicle, according to a recent vote. The fee represents an increase in the town's previous fee of $20, set in 2007.

However, the town's board debated whether or not the fee should be higher and if the town should open its municipal towing for bids.

One company, North Redford Towing, currently handles all the township police department's towing—but without a contract.

Redford Police Chief Eric Pahl said to the board that the Michigan Towing Association is against bidding out for towing "as it opens it up to unethical companies." Pahl also stated that the township is "better positioned to not have a contract," citing that the township could "walk away."

Two other town trustees thought the process wasn't transparent enough, and felt soliciting proposals would allow the township to make sure the fees are appropriate.

Source: www.hometownlife.com
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