The commonwealth is cutting the board that regulates tow truck companies in the New Year. Oversight of wrecker services, like Albemarle Towing, will fall under the attorney general's office and Department of Criminal Justice Services starting Tuesday.
The General Assembly voted earlier this year to abolish the Board of Towing and Recovery. Licensed operators will now have to pass tougher background checks.
Wendy Shaver of Albemarle Towing said, "Any kind of offense that involves a tow truck, you will be disqualified for unless it's just a regular traffic offense. I think they're just going to be a lot stricter with the rules and the implementation of the rules."
A new consumer division in the attorney general's office will also begin handling investigations into complaints.
Albemarle Towing's owner reminds customers to look for a yellow sticker on the driver's side to ensure the wrecker is licensed.
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