Alaska Towing Association will provide a portal for open lines of communication between towers, the public we serve, and the state and local agencies with whom we interact.
The towing industry includes both public safety and private enterprise. This dual role is complex, but cooperation and information will lead the industry to excellence for all Alaskans.
Any Alaskan towing operator, owner, driver, partner or affilliate is encouraged to participate in this organization.
Membership is based on interest and participation only. There are no dues, no sign-up or member applications.
The purpose of this website is to be a virtual meeting hall,
with pertinent and useful information for towers, automobile owners, other emergency responders, and the law enforcement agencies that we work with.
We believe that the Alaska Towing Association can strengthen the towing and recovery industry,
and help protect our unique and professional role in the safety of Alaskans across this great state.
No towing association has existed in Alaska for a number of years,
and towing professionals here have had no framework of support, information or liason, and little connection with other towing companies across the state or across the nation.
In the tried and true Alaskan tradition of independence,
every towing business in Alaska chooses their own way through the many layers of Federal, State, and local municipality regulations based on information from multiple and often conflicting sources, and each creates their own niche in the automotive towing and recovery market based on personal experience.
Some towing companies have more success
in these endeavors than others, but all towers and motorists in Alaska deal with the inevitable results of an industry built upon such diverse methods and priorities: Towers are under constant scrutiny concerning industry practices from both the public we serve, the law enforcement agencies we work alongside, and by the State and Federal agency watchdogs. Without coordination and cooperation, industry leaders, towers and individual consumers alike have been dissatisfied with the net results.
Any decision that affects the what, when, where, and how
of our industry should be based in part on real data from within our industry. Industry leaders should be consulted, towers across the state should be informed, and the public should have an oportunity to understand how they are affected.
With that in mind, the Alaska Towing Association was conceived.
Designed to be a centralized location to find out what is happening within the industry, and provide answers to common questions. We'll post the key points of legislation concerning our industry, seek out information, negotiate resolutions, and publicize dates, times, people and events that may affect towers.
Most importantly, we hope to give Alaskan towers a more powerful voice. Please join us.