Bob Cortes, owner of a Longwood tow-truck company and the regional head of a trade group that represents towing companies, said the issue deserves attention. Cortes spoke to Sheehan and Orange County officials about regulating booting, either by banning it or by removing the financial incentive by allowing companies to charge only $10 to remove the boot.
"We do not support predatory towing and pricing," said Cortes, of the Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida. "There are always going to be those one or two bad apples that give the rest of us a bad name."
Thursday, June 5, 2008
PWOF Speaks Out Against Predatory Towing/Booting
Since TowTruck Company of Orlando (FL) started booting illegally-parked (and, some say, legally-parked ones, too) vehicles in private parking lots they patrol, there' s been a flurry of media attention. In this story from the Orlando Sentinel, the Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida has spoken out.