Violations included towing vehicles from lots Lincoln did not obtain a contract for, towing vehicles without lot owner’s consent, and employees operating without a valid permit to tow.
The ICC described this as a “pervasive and ongoing pattern of conducting unauthorized relocations in violation of the law,” and concluded that the company is “incompetent and unworthy to maintain its relocator’s license.”
Lincoln argues that because the company was not alerted to the violations punishment should be mitigated.
“The implication of Lincoln’s argument strains logic,” the ICC wrote. “… It is Lincoln’s obligation to conduct its business in compliance with the law, not the commission’s obligation to remind Lincoln to do so.”
A public hearing on the company is being held in late June and the final judgement is expected to come soon after.
With such a large volume of violations in such a short time, it's hard to calculate how many other drivers have been harmed by these business practices.
If you are dealing with overinflated tow bills and need your truck and trailer released expediently, call Morgan, Cohen & Bach at (520) 442-1303.