Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ranger Tow of Houston Fined by State of Texas for Illegal Towing

This is proof that the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations is holding tow companies responsible for illegal towing from private parking facilities.  Ranger's tow truck drivers were towing vehicles from an apartment complex that no legal tow signs were posted at, and after several calls from a tow victim, they filed an online complaint with TDLR and after an investigation, fined Ranger $1000 for a tow that cost $217.00.

The tow victim was awarded this money back plus the filing fees and costs of photographs after filing a tow hearing.

If you follow the advice on Texas Towing Compliance about preparation for a tow hearing, this is the outcome of your efforts.

Ranger Tow is a member of the Southwest Tow Operators.

Ranger Tow's President,  Assaf Catran just found out his company's business plan is costing him money. Anyone can clearly see that a $1000 fine, plus a tow hearing judgment of $265.38 for a total of $1265.38 over a $217 tow is just plain ignorant, thinking they could continue to scam motorists and get away with it... Hope they learned their lesson in this matter.

Always file an online complaint with TDLR when you find your vehicle has been towed without your permission if there are no towing signs posted or the sign is posted farther than 25' from a public roadway.

County: HARRIS
Zip Code: 77035

License #: 6422488C

Complaint # TOW20120015569
Date: 4/16/2014

Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000.
Respondent towed a vehicle from a parking facility that did not have the required signage prohibiting unauthorized vehicles.