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
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
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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.
Answer: Go to the ARA Events website.
Towing & Recovery Division News
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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 …