American Towman Magazine - August 2022

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News Flash

Wyoming Proposing Tow Regulations

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has released a revised set of rules for the towing and recovery industry which covers a wide range of practices from equipment to customer service. The regulations are a response to numerous complaints over price gouging and unregulated practices. With the input of a Towing Advisory Board formed in 2018, the proposed set of regulations will be enforced by the Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) within its jurisdiction. Penalties for violating the outlined rules include levels of suspension or removal from the WHP’s call-rotation list. The proposed regulations include standards companies must meet to get on the rotation list. These include provisions that drivers must pass a background check and their equipment must meet a minimum threshold of safety requirements.

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