Did you know that licensed towing companies are required to carry special liability insurance to protect your vehicle, and to run background checks on their employees? Just say no to illegal towing. Every licensed wrecker service has to carry a current copy of their wrecker license in each truck. ASK TO SEE THE LICENSE!
Also look for the “G” or “AA” sticker in the corner of the windshield, and for DPS numbers on the sides of the truck. Illegal wreckers caught towing can be impounded, along with your car if they are hauling it. Also, LICENSED wreckers do not say “Not For Hire” on the side of the truck. It is against state law for an unlicensed wrecker to tow any vehicle that they do not own themselves. You can report illegal wreckers to Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Wrecker Services Division. (website: https://www.dps.state.ok.us/ws/)
Ensure that your vehicle is protected, and that the wrecker operator who comes to help you or your family is not a felon or a sex offender. Call a LICENSED wrecker service when you need a tow.
Remember that Oklahoma DPS licensing ensures that the wrecker service has insurance – to protect your vehicle, and that they have done background checks on the driver – to protect you.