Towing & Recovery Division

The Towing & Recovery Division (TRD) represents the interest of the towing industry in B.C., with volunteers serving on the ICBC liaison committee to rpovide input on policies relating to rates for towing and storage of vehicles with ICBC insurnace policies that have been involved in an accident. Another initiative resulted in a popular online training course about impound lot operations and how to dispose of abandoned vehicles. The TRD’s objective is to enhance, educate and promote operator safety and professionalism.

TRD Executive Committee

Division Chair

Executive Committee

Mitchell Martin, Mitchell’s Towing, North Vancouver

Chris Logan, Roadway Towing, Delta
Kit Moller, Clover Towing (2015) Ltd, Surrey
Mike Woodley, Save On Towing, Langley
Ron Cowie, Mundie’s Towing, Storage & Service, Burnaby
Suki Manj, Reliable Towing Mission Ltd, Mission
Dena Park, Maple Ridge Towing (1981) Ltd, Maple Ridge
Randy Sorley, Meadowridge Towing Ltd, Delta

BCAR Contact Information:
Ken Hendricks, Senior Industry Relations Advisor

TRD Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: New legislation was introduced in September 2010 that impacts impound lot operators (ILOs) with respect to the way they handle impoundment and disposal of vehicles. The ARA has developed a free course providing  guidance and best practices to help  ILOs understand their rights and obligations under the law. Visit the ARA Training Centre of Excellence website to take this course.

Answer: The ARA Occupational Health & Safety website has all the information needed by employers and employees, including guideline booklets, templates, and links to relevant information.

Answer: Yes – the ARA has launched an employment website at AutoCareersBC.ca that includes career profiles, links to training resources, and a job bank where employers can post job vacancies.

Towing & Recovery Division News

News

Craftsman Matching B.C. Wildfire Campaign

(North Vancouver, August 19, 2021) – The ARA’s member, Craftsman Collision, has launched a matching campaign in support of the Canadian Red Cross 2021 British …

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News

Skilled Trades Certification: 70 Years in the Making

by Ken Hendricks, ARA senior industry advisor A recent government announcement focuses on an issue with a long and turbulent history. In the post-war economic …

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Auto RecyclingNews

Ed Tretwold: The Chairman’s Work Is Done

by Iva Kestrankova Ed Tretwold retires after 51 years of operating Coast Import Auto Supply. In November 1990, the ARA’s periodical, Automotive Retailer, published a …

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