Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Towing Industry Press Release

BOSTON – On March 22, Senator Friedman (D-Arlington) joined her colleagues in taking action to protect the motoring public by establishing a licensing mechanism for voluntary towing.

The bill, filed by Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) who serves as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, requires all companies, whether voluntary or involuntary, that perform towing services to hold a certificate from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU). Presently in Massachusetts, anyone can purchase a tow truck and hold themselves out to be a tow company.

“Public safety and accountability must continue to be a top priority,” said Senator Friedman. “This legislation takes an important step in protecting consumers by mandating proper safeguards and insurance measures for tow companies to ensure the safety of drivers and their motor vehicles.”

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