OTA to address Ontario Recovery Group

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Recovery Group (ORG) has invited the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) to attend an upcoming meeting of their board to discuss roadside recovery practices and procedures.

The OTA’s recent campaign to help carrier members in managing heavy-duty recovery rates has resulted in OTA members submitting over 70 invoices, totalling over $700,000 in billing, for the OTA to review.

In addition, heavy-duty recovery rates have become of interest to enforcement officials, insurance brokers, and the heavy-duty tow recovery industry.

“This action by ORG shows leadership and a commitment to work with OTA and our members to address concerns regarding roadside recovery business practices,” said Steve Ondejko, chairman of the OTA. “OTA looks forward to the opportunity to exchange ideas with key leaders in the recovery industry to look for solutions and opportunities to create a joint action plan with OTA.”

In an attempt to examine the contrast between roadside business practices with posted regional recovery rates, the OTA says it will continue to compare the heavy-duty recovery invoices it receives from its members. In addition, the OTA will continue to collect invoices from carrier members until this September.

Using data from the invoices they collect, the OTA will produce a public report looking at activity in various regions to try and determine if there are any consistent rate irregularities. The draft report will be presented this November to the OTA Board of Directors, along with any recommended actions. The OTA says the public report will not use any corporate names of carriers or recovery companies.

OTA is asking carrier members interested in assisting with their campaign to scan any heavy-duty recovery invoices or receipts they have received from 2016 to date in 2017 and email them to otatowing@ontruck.ca.


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