4513.67 [Effective Until 4/6/2017] Operation of towing service.

(A) As used in this section, "towing service" means any for-hire motor carrier that is engaged on an intrastate basis anywhere in this state in the business of towing a motor vehicle over any public highway in this state.

(B) No person shall operate a towing vehicle for a towing service and no person who owns a towing vehicle used by a towing service or has supervisory responsibility over a towing vehicle used by a towing service, shall permit the operation of a towing vehicle used by a towing service, unless both of the following apply:

(1) The towing service holds a valid certificate of public convenience and necessity as required by Chapter 4921. of the Revised Code; and

(2) The certificate number and business telephone number is visibly displayed on both the left and right sides of the towing vehicle.

(C)

(1) No towing service shall do either of the following:

(a) Fail to make its current certificate of public convenience and necessity available for public inspection during normal business hours;

(b) Fail to include its certificate number on all written estimates, contracts, invoices, and, subject to division (C)(2) of this section, advertising.

(2) The public utilities commission, by rule, may exempt from the requirements of division (C)(1) of this section any type of advertising where the size or nature of the advertisement makes it unreasonable to add a certificate number.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 274, §1, eff. 3/23/2015.

Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 4513.67 , as amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 341, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.