All tow truck operators contracted with the city of Ottawa have refused to remove the heavy-duty vehicles associated with the “Freedom Convoy” from downtown center, city managers say.
Steve Canelacos says there seems to be a consensus that many companies don’t want to work because the heavy-duty truck industry makes up the majority of their livelihoods and they don’t want to damage that part of their business. ..
“We contacted them all, and they refuse at all times [Feb. 7] To provide a job for heavy tow trucks, “Mr. Canellakos said at a press conference after the special city council meeting.
But he said the two companies are still doing light work for the city, like towing cars.
Canelacos added that the city is reviewing the contracts of the traction companies and has decided on a course of action to deal with the unprecedented situation.
Meanwhile, Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson has contacted counterparts in other big cities in Ontario for help, and the city is calling a towing company in eastern Ontario.
On February 5, Ottawa’s towing company used Twitter to express its support for truck drivers protesting in the city against the obligations and restrictions of the COVID-19 vaccine.
With Covid, our drivers do not tow the vehicles involved in the Freedom Convoy. We stand behind choice, freedom and peace.#FreedomConvoy # Freedom # Convoy #towing #vehicle # FreedomConvoy2022 #FreedomConvoyCanada #FreedomTruckers # Alliance # Towing pic.twitter.com/qpcHuZDfYV
— Alliance Towing Ottawa (@RequestAlliance) February 5, 2022
“Because of Covid, our drivers do not tow the vehicles involved in the Freedom Convoy,” said Alliance Towing Ottawa. Said..
“We stand behind choice, freedom and peace.”
Canadian Press contributed to this report