TRAA Secures Seat on ATA's Towing Task Force

The American Trucking Association (ATA) recently launched a Towing Task Force to combat what they believe is a national problem of predatory towing at the scene of an incident. In a major win for towers across the country, TRAA has secured a dedicated seat as the tower's representative on ATA's Towing Task Force.

TRAA Executive Cabinet member and TRAA Legislative Advocacy Network (LAN) Chair, William Johnson has been appointed to the position. Additionally, Jeffrey Godwin, TRAA LAN Representative and the Associate Representative on TRAA's Executive Cabinet, also has a seat on the Task Force.

Under ATA's National Accounting & Finance Council, the Towing Task Force is planning a multi-pronged approach. First, they plan to release resources for truckers on how to prevent becoming a victim of what they believe is billing fraud. Second they plan to introduce two pieces of model legislation in conjunction with the American Property and Casualty Insurance Association and the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. According to Jennifer Wieroniey, Executive Director of ATA's National Accounting & Finance Council, “the first bill would provide more protections for consumers against towing companies through tools such as regulating when a tow can occur and mandating more transparent billing practices, like the use of a rate sheet and itemized invoices... The second bill would outlaw ‘runners' who solicit their tow services at the scene of an accident without being requested by law enforcement or any parties involved in the accident.”

As the national's towing association, TRAA will be the tower's advocate on ATA's Towing Task Force. Again, this is a critical win for towers across the country and we couldn't do it without the support of our members.



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TRAA is the national association representing the U.S. towing and recovery industry. We act as the "voice of America's towing industry" by offering representation, education, and leadership at the federal level. Much of our focus is on representing the interests of the towing and recovery industry on Capitol Hill including promoting positive legislation and opposing potentially negative legislation. TRAA is the industry's watchdog on Capitol Hill!