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Do tow-away truck drivers get paid per car they tow away?

Today a tow truck driver was towing my car away and i managed to catch him just as he was driving off. He got out of the truck and made it clear that he wanted a pay-off to relaese my car. However, I only use credit card and check books and did not have my check book on me at the time. i got in the truck with him so we could figure out what to do. We drove to some parking lot of a store with an ATM (he must not have believed that i dont know my pin # to my CC, which i dont). I called the credit card company but they could not give me my pin # so i could not withdraw cash. For a while i tried to convince him to just be nice and let my car go, but it quickly became clear that this was not going to happen. he informed me that the only pay he gets is a commission off the cars he tows. Additionally, he noted that i would save a lot of money since the fee to get your car out of the towing lot/car jail is $200. He said he would only charge me $120. (I would like to add that i realize that this is obviously all illegal but I rellly could not care less. There were no signs close to where I parked indicating that i could not park there the whole business of towing cars in these situations is much more unethical than what we were doing). At the end, I asked him how much he would have made off towing my car and he said $60. I told him that's all i would pay him. After a while he finally agreed that i could mail him a check for $60.... which I do plan on doing because I said I would. My question is , was the guy lying at all? (He seemed to be telling the truth). Also, do you guys think this system as messed up as i do? Commissioning drivers per car they tow will only cause them to tow cars that don't deserve not be towed. (I got a ticket as well which i plan to fight) This whole situation was beyond bizarre and am interested to hear your thoughts.







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Most of the tow truck drivers I am familiar with get paid a commission on the total bill of the tow and the impound fees. Here, it counts as impounded as soon as they hook up to it. Also, where I live they have to be called by the police to tow an illegally parked car.


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