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Towing Laws in Major Texas Cities

Sep 10, 2020 11:30:00 AM / by VTS Systems Content Team posted in Tow Truck, Texas

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The State of Texas has certain rules in place for towing as far as fees and other activities. For instance, the maximum allowable amount that a company can charge to tow a vehicle from private property in Texas is $250. However, cities within Texas have other caps on towing charges. For towing company owners, keeping track of all the various towing laws in major Texas cities can be a headache. That’s why it’s recommended to use towing software that’s designed to work the way you do while ensuring your company is in compliance with both state and city towing laws in Texas. Following are some examples of how complex Texas city towing laws can be:

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Tow Truck History

Aug 20, 2020 1:02:05 PM / by VTS Systems Content Team posted in Tow Truck

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The idea of calling a tow truck when a vehicle breaks down, or a non-running vehicle needs to be moved, is commonplace today. But that wasn't always the case. In the past there were far fewer tow trucks available, and not nearly as many towing companies around. Despite that, people found ways to tow the things that they needed to move.

As soon as vehicles started to become more popular, with more people owning them, more companies started to focus on how they could help people whose vehicles broke down or needed to be transported when they didn't run properly. That led to an increase in tow trucks and towing companies, and now it's easy to get a tow truck on short notice in most locations.

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The Benefits of Cloud Based Towing Software

Jul 13, 2020 12:52:00 PM / by VTS Systems Content Team posted in Software

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If you own a tow truck company, you may be looking for ways to optimize your business. Being able to see exactly where your tow truck drivers are at any given moment can help you to find which driver is closest to an incoming call. Cloud based towing software offers many benefits for tow truck companies, including the ability to see exactly where your tow trucks are. Here are some of the benefits associated with purchasing and utilizing a cloud based towing software system for your dispatch needs. 

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Recently Published in a National Towing Magazine

Oct 2, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by VTS Systems Content Team posted in Software

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Creative Destruction, GPS, Technology & Towing Industry Software.

Before we discuss software, and more specifically VTS Systems towing software and the future of GPS Vehicle Tracking, let’s talk about technology. The problem with technology is that it is always changing; stepping back in time to our great grandfather’s era when Ernest Holmes created the first tow truck, the concept was revolutionary and this man’s vision created the tow industry we know today. Back 1916 a technology cycle (the time it takes to invent the next generation of technology) was about 45 years, today a technology cycle might be as little as four or five months. The more we learn about everything, the more we understand, and the shorter the technology cycle.

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