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John wrote at 2008-09-05 19:15:25
Most cities have a municipal towing ordinance which regulates the amount a city tower can charge. You were grossly overcharged. The City of Clifton just increased the ordinance rates on 8/1/08 but back in April they were much less. This is a case of consumer fraud which entitles you to treble damages.


k wrote at 2014-08-05 01:43:43
There is something called the "Predatory Towing Prevention Act" and in CHapter 39 it lists that a company has to list the fees and they are not allowed to charge 25% over, which can be excessive or 50% over.  The towing company can be fined for violations

These Decoupling Fees are wrong, and should not be charged.  I would take them to small claims court.  Storage, and towing and tax, is all that should be charged.  Check with the Clifton Municipality on the charging fees, if any are over the guidelines for 25% there needs to be a complaint sent to the Executive Board President and the Towing Company.


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Professional towing and recovery operator for 31 Plus years, dealing with light to heavy duty towing operations... Nationally certified by various agencies - associations.. Been answering questions here for 6 + years now on AllExperts. I know that many people do not understand vehicle towing when ordered by Law Enforcement or from Private Property Parking lots, which I will try to help with. BUT, I DO NOT AND WILL NOT ANSWER ANY RV TOWING ISSUES, or actual law cases or proposed cases...

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I have 30+ years of towing experience dealing with everything from Light duty ( cars and pickups ) to tractor trailer rigs, motor homes and buses.. Motor clubs to police calls, lockouts to jumpstarts and tows. I have experienced alot of fun times doing my job. Some have been good experiences and some of have been heart wrenching experiences.

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Been affiliated with TRAA(towing and recovery association of america), Oregon Tow Truck Association, Washington Tow Truck Association, Wyoming Tow Truck Association , and Alabama Tow Truck Association

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Tow Times Magazine
American Towman
STA Phantom Towing News
Towing and Recovery Phootnotes Footnotes Towing and Recovery News

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TRAA Heavy duty Trained operator 1987
TRAA Management Classes   1986
Wreckmaster training programs (since 1992)
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