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Let the Light Shine!

The Provincial Towing Association of Ontario held its 2018 annual tow show in late August. This year’s Tow Show, hosted by the Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO,) was located at the Markham Fairgrounds on August 24 and 25 2018. The show featured a full weekend of events, competitions, exhibitor displays, and of course, tow…

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What is Your Business Model?

The towing industry has had many changes in the past 30 years. Has the business side changed? One can only imagine how excited Ernest Holmes, the father of the tow truck, would be to see the sophisticated equipment we are using today. However, has the business side changed, and if it has, is it better?…

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The Provincial Towing Association of Ontario Moves Forward

The Provincial Towing Association (PTAO) has seen many changes over the years, but few as impactful as what we have seen in the last eight months. With the retirement of our executive director, Doug Nelson, and staff, the closing of the Bracebridge office, and the resignation of president Joey Gagne (after 14 years serving in…

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eManifest Requirements for Tow Truck Operators

1. As of April, 2013, the definition of carrier changed, making tow truck operators eligible for a carrier code. 2. For the purpose of assessing carrier code eligibility, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) defines a carrier as the entity operating a conveyance transporting specified goods to Canada. To operate a conveyance means to have…

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