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Towing Services

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Towing Services

Elizabeth Morgan
March 1, 2006

Towing is obviously big business in a country as big and riddled with roads, highways, and byways as America. The towing industry constitutes one of the main industrial lifelines of the country, and the efficiency of the nation’s traffic depends on towing service providers. Road authorities depend on a properly equipped and staffed towing fleet to keep the roads clear of wrecks that would hamper smooth traffic movement.

Probably the most prominent (and resented) towing service providers are the one connected to the police force and financial reclamation institutions – these are the providers that tow away vehicles after they have been impounded for law transgressions or nonpayment of dues.

The Internet abounds with the advertisements of towing services from all over the country. These handle every imaginable kind of towing contracts, from professional to do-it-yourself house moving and from the transport of industrial goods to the retrieval of road-wrecked vehicles.

It is important to ensure that the service provider is properly registered before finalizing an agreement. All registered towing services have provided extensive information about their businesses to the government, so there is no opportunity for price manipulation, theft, or unjustifiable delay in service. They are also insured, which means that any loss incurred due to their negligence will be made good to you.

Sea towing services constitute an important part of marine assistance, and every state’s coast guard has towing boats. The commercial kinds of sea towing services provide multiple-area towing, fuel drops, and emergency assistance such as jump starts for stalled engines and on-sea repairs of other vessels. They were an integral part of the recent rescue operations following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, with the salvage operations of disabled craft relying solely on sea-towing services along the Gulf Coast region.

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