Garden State Towing Association, Inc.

logo Welcome to the Garden State Towing Association, or GSTA. The GSTA was founded in 1987 and remains dedicated to being the voice of New Jersey's towing industry since 1987. On this site you will find all sorts of helpful resources for towing professionals, as well as a list of GSTA certified members. Please review the information provided on this site, and if it is helpful to you, we'd love to have you on our team!

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News & Dates

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MEMBERSHIP UPDATES & CURRENT ISSUES

PREDATORY TOWING


We are very aware of the issues many of you are dealing with from the Division of Consumer Affairs. After working within the guidelines of the act since its inception, there appears to be a new interpretation of these rules. We have contacted the Director Steve Lee and are setting up a meeting with him.

ABANDONED VEHICLES


Again, we are facing different interpretations of this process from agencies all over the state. We have requested a meeting with the Commissioner Raymond Martinez.

LIABILITY INSURANCE


We have a meeting scheduled with the Insurance Commissioners office to discuss the issue of underinsured trucks and getting paid for incidents. If you have questions or comments PLEASE put them in writing and email or fax them to the GSTA office. Please be patient as we work to get answers and resolve these issues. We will keep you informed.

NJ TURNPIKE INCREASE


NJTA needs to open the comment period on the revised towing rates rulemaking notice for another 30 days, to insure compliance with the Administrative Procedures Act. A link to the Rulemaking Notice is below:

http://www.nj.gov/turnpike/documents/LAW_2016-174_NJTA%2019_3.1-3.2.pdf

If no comments were received by February 9, the revised regulations will be published for adoption in the next available NJ Register and will take effect upon publication.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

William J. Pollinger

William J. Pollinger was the first attorney for the Association. He authored the original By-Laws and copyrighted the Association's logo.

Mr. Pollinger represented towers in suits against municipalities, forcing them to create tow ordinances or place tow contracts out for bid, to level the playing field for all.

Mr. Pollinger wrote the statute allowing municipalities and counties to utilize licensing ordinances rather than bids to regulate towing.

Known throughout the state regarding all issues arising out of the towing industry, Mr. Pollinger has been successful in challenging provisions in ordinances and bid specifications in many cases, from the Trial Court to the Supreme Court, benefiting clients and the industry. He has assured that his clients are treated fairly and awarded the licenses and contracts they deserve.

Mr. Pollinger has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid fees for services performed by towers for recovery, towing and storage.

His decisions include the right to sue leasing companies for storage fees incurred by lessees; the right to a hearing by the low bidder prior to rejection of its bid; and the right to sue owners for fees after their vehicles have been auctioned.

Mr. Pollinger continues to wage campaigns at all levels of government and in all courts of the state for and on behalf of towers and the towing industry.

Visit the website of William J. Pollinger, P.A. at Pollingerlaw.com for an overview of Mr. Pollinger's other practice areas.

THANK YOU BILL FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE AND ALL YOU CONTINUE TO DO!