Ontario Launching New Certification for Towing Industry

While the vast majority of Ontario’s towing industry operates in good faith, bad actors have preyed on vulnerable drivers for too long.

That is why, effective July 1, 2024, Ontario will become the first province in Canada to require both tow truck drivers and vehicle storage operators to have a certificate to operate.

Consumers will be able to choose the company that tows their vehicle (unless directed by police) and request a driver’s proof of certificate. Tow truck drivers will be required to provide information on the maximum fees (rate) they are permitted to charge and take the customer’s vehicle to the desired location using the most direct route.

To receive or maintain a towing certificate, tow truck drivers will also be required to complete a mandatory training program and complete a criminal record check.

Tow truck drivers found operating without appropriate credentials will face fines, possible vehicle impoundment and risk forfeiting future certification.

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