Michigan House Republicans
House approves Rep. Zorn’s bill to improve tow truck wait times for drivers in distress
RELEASE|February 7, 2024
Contact: Dale Zorn

The Michigan House has approved Rep. Zorn’s bill to reduce regulations affecting tow truck companies that assist stranded drivers and hazardous road obstructions.

The Michigan Vehicle Code limits the weight that certain vehicles can place on roads. Currently, when a wrecker must tow above their weight restriction, they must obtain a permit from the local road agency.

Zorn said that since towing vehicles usually provide service during times of emergency, the state should reduce unnecessary paperwork that can slow them down and lead to unsafe wait times.

“Weight limit exemptions already exist for emergency vehicles and several other types of essential heavyweight delivery vehicles,” said Zorn (R-Onsted). “Wreckers are a serious asset to public safety; they should certainly be extended those same exemptions.”

His bill, House Bill 4028, would exempt wreckers from those restrictions when towing or traveling to and from a disabled vehicle.

The bill received bipartisan, unanimous support in the House and now moves to be considered by the state Senate.


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