Thursday, January 21, 2016

California Passes AB 1222 Requiring Delivery Information from Tow Truck Companies

California recently passed legislation (AB 1222) requiring businesses taking possession of vehicles from tow truck companies to record information about the tow truck company, truck operator, and the towed vehicle. All information must be retained by the business for three years and made available within 48 hours of a written request by appropriate authorities. 

As a valued California Service Provider, we wanted to make you aware of this new law and educate you on the type of information dealerships and repair facilities will be looking to obtain at the time of delivery. When delivering vehicles after hours, please leave the information in the front seat or in an easily accessible place. All vehicles delivered to California dealerships or repair facilities must include the following information:
Click to download a 
form template.
  • Towing Company
    • Name of the company
    • Address of the company
    • Telephone number of the company
  • Tow Truck Operator
    • Name of the operator
    • Driver's license number of the operator
  • Vehicle Information
    • Make, model and license plate OR
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Possession Information
    • Date of possession
    • Time of possession
According to the California New Car Dealers Association, the new requirements took effect on January 1, 2016 for businesses taking possession of vehicles from tow truck companies. We suggest being prepared with the above information as dealerships and repair facilities will be asking you for it when delivering a vehicle. In fact, it may be more efficient to fill out the attached form prior to delivering the vehicle so you can be on your way to the next job!

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Performance Manager.

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