Angry tow truck drivers circle Phila. City Hall

Protesting tow truck drivers encircled City Hall in Philadelphia on Thursday because drivers are upset about new regulations  under consideration in City Council.


Tow truck driver Matthew Wisniewski got a ticket for his part in the protest.  He says tow drivers are being singled out unfairly and aren’t bad people.

“How many times I been to an accident and I don’t even get the car but I was there with my first aid kit and I helped out an injured child, or or a stranded motorist for free?” said Wisniewski.

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Jamall Marshall is another driver who says the city is increasing their fees to profit from the drivers.

“What I think should be done we should all go to the table with the tow companies and come up with some kind of agreement $25 a car that would help the city get out of crisis, but otherwise they are doing it their way,” said Marshall.

City Councilman James Kenney says the rules are needed because of the cut-throat way tow drivers compete for business on Philadelphia streets.

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