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VIDEO: What’s The Fine For An Illegal $37K Truck Tow Overcharge?


Investigative reporters from CBS 2 follow up on a tow company that broke 10 laws by charging a trucker $37,000 for a $3,000 tow job.

Fine For Illegal Semi Truck Tow Job Is Shockingly Low

Last May, CBS 2 brought you the story of a Michigan trucker who needed a tow after he got hung up on an overpass. According to the report, G.C.W. Tow & Recovery was able to free the stuck truck, but they didn’t provide an estimate and the driver and his company were shocked to receive a tow bill that was tens of thousands of dollars larger than expected.

Following that report, the Illinois Commerce Commission launched an investigation into G.C.W. Tow & Recovery. They found that the company was in violation of ten laws, but the fines for those violations were only $100 each.

See CBS 2’s report on the infuriating $1000 fine below.



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