Towing co. gets cited for new ordinance

Towing co. gets cited for new ordinance

There are 47 comments on the WTHI-TV Terre Haute story from May 9, 2013, titled Towing co. gets cited for new ordinance. In it, WTHI-TV Terre Haute reports that:

One Terre Haute towing company faces 6 citations after investigators say it practiced predatory towing procedures.

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WHO

Terre Haute, IN

#2 May 9, 2013
Which towing company?
Citizen

Newark, NJ

#3 May 9, 2013
They must have been set up.. NOT. They have some of the Biggest Pieces of Shit working for them.
Cledus

Terre Haute, IN

#4 May 9, 2013
WHO wrote:
Which towing company?
Andrews.
Happy Customer

Shepardsville, IN

#5 May 9, 2013
Cledus wrote:
Yep, got to be one of the best to get the AAA contract. Baaawaaahaaa!!
Actually they are the best. The ordinance allows them to charge $93.75 for the impound, plus it allows them to charge a set out fee of $25 since the ordinance allows the towing companies not to allow anyone on their lot. That said, the MAXIMUM allowable charge is $ 118.75. On the receipt is just stated towing and set out $115. Less than the allowable rate under the ordinance. What they are splitting hairs about is the receipts didn't list X amount for towing and X amount for set out. However, at the impound yard there are two signs listing the breakdown of fees directly on the gate. If you read the article or saw the story, it stated it looks as though on paper they were overcharged, but actually under the maximum allowed when combining the two fees allowed. I would say the receipts were done that as a convenience, otherwise why post the price on the gate? Nothing to it. Andrews will give their side tomorrow and that will shed some light. At the end of the day, it isn't the towing company or the property owner who creates the need for the ordinance, its the people who trespass and park in someone's reserved parking space.
Huh

Brazil, IN

#6 May 9, 2013
Don't you find it interesting they are the only company to ever be permanently suspended from all 3 local police rotations. Before they came on the scene this ordinance wasn't needed. It was drawn up because of them....and surprise...they are the first one to get busted. If you actually read the ordinance the only time you can charge a set out fee is if the vehicle owner can not produce proof of insurance....has nothing to do with keeping people out of their impound lot.
Happy too

Brazil, IN

#7 May 9, 2013
Happy Customer wrote:
<quoted text> Actually they are the best. The ordinance allows them to charge $93.75 for the impound, plus it allows them to charge a set out fee of $25 since the ordinance allows the towing companies not to allow anyone on their lot. That said, the MAXIMUM allowable charge is $ 118.75. On the receipt is just stated towing and set out $115. Less than the allowable rate under the ordinance. What they are splitting hairs about is the receipts didn't list X amount for towing and X amount for set out. However, at the impound yard there are two signs listing the breakdown of fees directly on the gate. If you read the article or saw the story, it stated it looks as though on paper they were overcharged, but actually under the maximum allowed when combining the two fees allowed. I would say the receipts were done that as a convenience, otherwise why post the price on the gate? Nothing to it. Andrews will give their side tomorrow and that will shed some light. At the end of the day, it isn't the towing company or the property owner who creates the need for the ordinance, its the people who trespass and park in someone's reserved parking space.
are you the owner of Andrews or just high......
Happy Customer

Shepardsville, IN

#8 May 9, 2013
Huh wrote:
Don't you find it interesting they are the only company to ever be permanently suspended from all 3 local police rotations. Before they came on the scene this ordinance wasn't needed. It was drawn up because of them....and surprise...they are the first one to get busted. If you actually read the ordinance the only time you can charge a set out fee is if the vehicle owner can not produce proof of insurance....has nothing to do with keeping people out of their impound lot.
actually go online a read the ordinance. It states that a a tow company doesn't have to ask for insurance or even release to owner and can charge a set out fee not to exceed $25.
Happy Customer

Shepardsville, IN

#9 May 9, 2013
Happy too wrote:
<quoted text> are you the owner of Andrews or just high......
Neither. Just a very Happy and satisfied customer who contracted With Andrews to provide our Towing Service.
Rise

Willowbrook, IL

#10 May 9, 2013
Sounds like local police are being petty. My hat is off to Andrews towing for not letting the police shove them around.
had car trouble

Terre Haute, IN

#11 May 9, 2013
I had car trouble a few times and needed towed. Called durrs the first time and some of my tools disappeared. Used mikes and they were okay. Last time I used andrews. I wasn't overcharged, the driver was nice and truck was clean. Would recommend andrews to anyone.
Dr Dan

Shepardsville, IN

#12 May 9, 2013
Huh wrote:
Don't you find it interesting they are the only company to ever be permanently suspended from all 3 local police rotations. Before they came on the scene this ordinance wasn't needed. It was drawn up because of them....and surprise...they are the first one to get busted. If you actually read the ordinance the only time you can charge a set out fee is if the vehicle owner can not produce proof of insurance....has nothing to do with keeping people out of their impound lot.
I wouldn't say permanently, I would say temporarily. Just until a new administration is elected. When you look around town, you only see 2 towing company signs. Andrews and Durrs. I would say Andrews has the market pretty much sewed up. If they are such bad apples then logic would suggest they wouldn't have so many lots they tow from. Again just look around town who's signs do you see the majority of ? Andrews. If the Police Department are the ones issuing citations, who are they going to cite 1 who they work with ( conflict of interest) or 1 who isn't on their little police rotation? Not too hard to put 2 and 2 together. Guarantee there is more to the story. Sounds like someone is successful and making money but not sharing. Afterall this is Terre Haute.
Dr Dan

Shepardsville, IN

#13 May 9, 2013
Cledus wrote:
Yep, got to be one of the best to get the AAA contract. Baaawaaahaaa!!
Cledus you must work for one of the competitors who obviously can't tow for AAA. Haters will Hate. Now go put your teeth in and kiss your sister, I mean wife. Probably one in the same.
TRUTH

Terre Haute, IN

#14 May 10, 2013
[1]90.00 +25.00 = 115.00 or 115.00 is 115.00 how ever you look at it it's still 115.00 and less than the 118.75 allowed [2]also candlewood suits or 721 wabash is still candlewood suits[3] also a sign up crooked is better than none at all. THPD should have better thangs to do with are tax dollars.
towed

Terre Haute, IN

#15 May 10, 2013
yes sir got me at the bar DURR'S no signs pretty dirty i thought complained and was told no sign needed wow..........
stand up man

Terre Haute, IN

#16 May 10, 2013
heard the only reason they are not on police rotation is he wouldn't change there tires or tow them for free hats off to the man make the sob's pay there own way.hell you can not even get a free copy of a report there. [THE MAN GOT TO BIG TO FAST AND THE OLD BUDDDY SYSTEM IS SCARED]
MRS LEAD

Terre Haute, IN

#17 May 10, 2013
IM SORRY BUT I MUST SAY mR ANDREWS IS ONE OF THE NICEST GUYS IVE MEET,WHEN I GOT MY VEHICLE TOWED LAST FALL THE GUY WHO TOWED IT SAID MAM IM GONNA HAVE TO CALL THE OWNER I UNDERSTAND YOUR FROM OUT OF TOWN ITS NOT MY DECISION TO RELEASE AT NO CHARGE.SO mR aNDREWS HIM SELF CAME AND MEET ME AND LET ME TAKE MY CAR FOR FREE THIS GUY NEEDS A BREAK AND FOR ALL OF YOU HATERS I SEE THIS TOW COMPANY TAKEN SOME ACTION I SEE THERE SIGNS EVERY WHERE.THATS WHATS WRONG WITH THIS CITY GIVE IT UP PEOPLE THIS COMPANY IS GONNA GO FAR AND Thank you MR ANDREWS FOR BEING THE NICE GUY,
DIRTY CITY OF TH

Terre Haute, IN

#18 May 10, 2013
SSo instead of doing all this dumb shi# to tow companys work on the child molesters and dope dealers what is wrong with this town.i hope this tow company sues the heck out of terre haute they have done nothing wrong but for some strange reason they are the only ones in the lime lite.why is it ok for bob durr to my pay my x sister inlaw to have sex with him just watch for them they meet over off North 13 by the liquer store what a site.aint no body perfect but this company has some class check out there tow trucks they are sharp.cant wait to call them for my next tow.GO ANDREWS TOWING,SHOW THIS COWARD TOWN YOU AINT SCARED THEY HIDE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT BUD.
FOR PETES SAKE

Terre Haute, IN

#19 May 10, 2013
ID TELL EMM ALL WHERE TO GO IF I WAS ANDREWS TOWING THE DUDES THAT DRIVE FOR HIM ARE KOOL,THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN REALLY NICE WHEN I SEE THEM OUT AND ABOUT WILL GO OUT OF THERE WAY TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE SITUATION YOU ARE HAVEING .IVE SEEN IT FIRST HAND.WHEN MY CAR BROKE DOWN AT 13 AND HULMAN THEY STOPPED AND ASKED ME IF I WAS OK.GIVE THESE GUYS A BREAK THE PROBLEM IS THEY GOT THE NICEST STUFF IN TOWN AND OLD TOW COMPANIES DONT WANT NO MORE COMPETORS TO RUN THEM OUT OF BUISNESS
somepeople

Terre Haute, IN

#20 May 10, 2013
wish that people in this town would leave this tow company alone.your not gonna run them out or down so people get a life .you should be happy they have jobs and not sucken the system dry like half of you people on this web site.ONLY THE LOW LIFES IN THIS TOWN WHO DONT WORK ARE GONNA COMPLAIN GET A JOB FOLKS
MORON

Terre Haute, IN

#22 May 10, 2013
If it was about changing tires and jumping cars WHY were they suspended from county and state rotations as well. Those departments pay for these services. Your facts are flawed. His prices have always been crazy.....thus how he affords the new trucks.....

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