Wrecker Board Still Wrangling Over Towing Company Rotation Issues

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - by Gail Perry

Members of the City Beer/Wrecker Board on Thursday heard a request from Rodney Kilgore of Monteagle Wrecker Service. He came to the meeting to request that the City Council be involved in the discussion of problems his business is having pertaining to the rotation list.

This list regulates which wrecker company is called to service a traffic accident. Mr. Kilgore joins Guy Yates of Guy Yates Wrecker Company in asking for a better procedure for the city to fairly distribute work to wrecker companies. The city keeps a list of qualified businesses which are assigned work on a rotating basis which currently is administered by the 911 emergency call centers and Police Officer Collins. If a trucking company has a preferred towing company listed with the Chattanooga Police Department, that company will be called instead of using the rotation list. Problems often occur when a tow truck driver appears at the site of a wreck and tells the officer there that his company is the preferred wrecker company.

Mr. Kilgore asked for an overhaul to the current ordinance in order to establish a better method and to present it to the Chattanooga City Council for consideration. He asked the board for help in getting this done “so we don’t have to come up here every week and talk about it.”

Board Chairman James Hobbs told him that it is a complicated issue and assured him that Assistant City Attorney Keith Reisman is working on it. Officer Collins added that, unfortunately, it involves the city government which moves slowly. He said it would probably require several more months before the new ordinances are completed.



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