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Draft Towing Regulations
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) is comprised of legislators from around the country that serve on their insurance committees. They propose legislation that can be used as a model on a variety of insurance topics. One of the working drafts they are currently working on is titled “Model Consumer Protecting Towing Act” and it is being drafted by Rep Matt Lehman from Berne, IN.
Rep Lehman owns an insurance agency and has dealt with some questionable towing bills that have come across his desk over the years. He also had a constituent have a bad experience recently. ITWA contacted Rep. Lehman and he is willing to listen to our concerns and is open to making changes. He wants to have common sense regulation.
Please review the draft legislation and let ITWA know your thoughts – what do you agree with – what do you disagree with – what changes would you make? ITWA expects him to file legislation and that it has a good chance of receiving a hearing.
Please let ITWA know your thoughts by September 1 so that we have them compiled prior to our meeting with him in mid-September.
BMV Mechanic’s Lien Information
Below are the three forms that will be used for tows on or after July 1st, 2017
Abandoned Vehicles – Mechanic’s Lien for Vehicles Valued under $3,500: Click Here
Abandoned Vehicles – Mechanic’s Lien for Vehicles Valued at more than $3,500: Click Here
Mechanic’s Lien for Labor, Materials, Storage or Repair Work: Click Here
Old BMV Mechanic’s Lien Packet for vehicles towed between January 1st and June 30th, 2017: Click Here
2017 – 2019 Draft Directory
If you see any errors, omissions, or have suggestions, please contact Eric at eRupenthal@wswi.com or (765) 288-6041 with corrections before September 1st, 2017.
HB 1511 has passed and been signed by Governor Holcomb! Read our detailed breakdown HERE
Click Here for a copy of HB 1511
Click Here for a complete list of tracked bills
Lake County Guidelines and Survey
Click Here for the Lake County Guidelines and Survey
ITWA Moves an IndyCar
How do you get an IndyCar into the airport? Through the front door or course. ITWA with the help of Cook’s Towing Service Inc. was proud to help move an IndyCar used to celebrate the inauguration of Eric Holcomb and his alma mater, Hanover College, to its new location at the Indianapolis International Airport!
The Indiana State Police have developed a “Daily Crash Prediction Map” that uses factors including time, weather and traffic to predict accident locations. This could be a very valuable tool for our tow truck drivers; take a look at the map below.
Move Over Indiana!
ITWA has started a new campaign to raise awareness of a little-known Indiana law. If you are driving and see a tow truck pulled off to the side of the road with lights on, you MUST move to the far lane, or if that’s not possible, slow down significantly. Let’s spread awareness to keep our tow truck drivers safe!
Helping out with the cause is easy. Just visit, like and SHARE our facebook page about the campaign, and feel free to share any personal stories or messages there. We are also looking for more content for the page- send us a message with any news articles or ideas. Thank you!
Thanks to the Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization for making this great PSA, share this and their other great PSA’s with your friends!
FAST Act and Towing Rotation Rates & Electronic Logging Devices
How will these affect our industry?
CLICK HERE for the McGovern Law Firm letter explaining the change
CLICK HERE for the TRAA analysis of rule
CLICK HERE for the rule
If you would like to attend an IN-Time class please click here for registration information.
A clip from the Friday night Light Show