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Tow Inspection Round-Up for Harris County Area October 17

Tow Inspection Round-Up for Harris County Area October 17

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation respects business owners’ time. For your convenience, there will be tow truck and tow company inspections held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Harris County and the surrounding area.
For Tow Truck Inspections, please bring:
1. Tow Operator’s license
2. Drug tests (pre-employment, annual, random)
3. Cab Card
4. Proof of Liability Insurance
Equipment that will be inspected includes:
- Legible manufacturer’s data plate, or document from manufacturer, stating the capacity of boom, winch or carry mechanism.
- Winch in good condition (must not exceed capacity of boom or leak oil)
- Hydraulic lines free of leaks and in good condition
- Cables meeting manufacturer’s specifications and in good condition
TDLR’s field inspectors will also be available to perform tow company inspections on the same date at the same location. If you would like TDLR staff to also conduct an inspection of your tow company, please bring the following items to the inspection site:
- Proof of Insurance
- Drug Consent forms
- Company’s License
- Incident Management (IM) and Private Property (PP) Tow companies - Please bring copies of 10 tow tickets for the month of December 2011 and 10 tow tickets for the month of June 2012.
Location of Inspections Round-Up
Greenspoint Mall Parking Lot
12300 IH-45 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060 
(N. Sam Houston Parkway Beltway 8 – Between Dillard’s and Police Substation)

If you need a tow company or tow truck inspection AND are located in Harris County and surrounding area, please contact the Inspector at the end of this announcement.  If you need additional information, please contact one of the Inspectors listed below Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., prior to October 17th. "This Inspection will satisfy the Required Bi-annual Inspection." If your last inspection was done in December, 2010 or before, you can also participate in the round up inspection.
- Vennie Draeger (281) 642-0400
- Shawn O’Neal (281) 204-5295
- Melody Richards (281) 642-0409
- Lena Morris (832) 524-4453

Contact Info

  • Southwest Tow Operators
  • 660 N Central Expressway, Suite 230
  • Plano, Texas 75074
  • Toll Free: (866) 320-9300

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