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Failure to Follow Move Over Law Causes Another Fatality

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Sadly, we have lost another one of our own due to an intoxicated mans decision to drive and neglect the Move Over Law in Louisiana.

Twenty five year old Blaze Louviere, was a tow truck operator for Guy’s Towing in  Breaux Bridge. At around 2:20 a.m Sunday morning he was on the shoulder of I-10 with his yellow emergency lights on preparing to tow a disabled vehicle when, for reasons that are unknown a 2000 GMC Yukon struck the tow truck operator and fled the scene.

Tow operator, Mr. Louviere… Continue reading

Stay Safe During The Holiday Weekend

The Independence day holiday is commonly considered one of the most dangerous times of the year to travel. This is mostly due to the large number of celebrating (and intoxicated) drivers on the road. There’s certainly nothing wrong with having a few beers and spending some time celebrating with friends, but it’s never a good idea to jump in your vehicle after you’ve been drinking.

This holiday weekend if you have been drinking and need to get your car home, but don’t want to drive intoxicated, you can call a local towing company for road side assistance. First, let us… Continue reading

What to Do If You Are Caught in a Flash Flood

.facebook_335619908With many states currently being in a drought, even the smallest amount of rain can cause flash flooding if it falls too quickly. The ground simply can not absorb the water fast enough, so it runs off of the ground causing creeks, streams and roads to over flow at an incredibly fast rate.

Do you know what you would do if you were driving and suddenly caught in a flash flood.

First of all do not panic. Try to get to higher ground as quickly as possible, do not attempt to drive over a flooded roadway or bridge. Keep in… Continue reading

We Check And Illegal Towing

We Check was started for a number of reasons. Firstly, we wanted to create a place where towers could come to read news about the towing industry and to discuss issues that relate to their jobs and their everyday work. This was one of our major goals as a website and as a company. But, there was another major impetus for the creation of the We Check website. That was to act as a watchdog organization to make sure that every towing company was operating legally and ethically so that no particular company had an advantage over another by skirting… Continue reading

THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT HAPPENED, by Bill Bowser

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Bill’s Cadillac

It was 1956.   I hadn’t been repossessing for very long at this time.  I got a repo in Burlington, Colorado, which is about 150 miles East of Denver.  My partner and I drove there and found the 1953 Buick that we were looking for  sitting in the yard.  The yard had a 36 inch-high fence and gate.  We thought that we might get caught so we decided to check in with law enforcement.  In those days, all there were in little towns were town marshals.  We found the marshal… Continue reading

New Laws Regulating Hours of Service Goes in Effect Today, July 1st, 2013

Scania R 440 6x2 B-double tanker combination.The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has new laws going in effect as of today, July 1st, 2013. The FMCSA announced in December of 2011 that they were decreasing the number of hours a driver can spend behind the wheel. These Final Rules were put into effect February 27th, 2012, giving companies until July 1st, 2013 to be in compliance with the new Hours of Service regulations.

The new regulations have several different stipulations that apply to different types of commercial trucking companies in different ways. Many drivers and company owners still have questions about this… Continue reading

Barcelona Cop Extracts Vigilante Justice From Tow Truck Drivers

Unfortunately, some individuals don’t take too kindly to being towed. And, what’s worse is those who decide that they will take the law into their own hands and try to exact their own brand of vigilante justice. This is even stranger and more ridiculous when the perpetrator in question is himself responsible for enforcing the law. That makes it even stranger when we come across stories like this one, where a police officer in Barcelona decided to indiscriminately pull over several tow truck drivers and ticket them for non-existent offenses in retaliation for his own car being towed by a… Continue reading