"The Power of A Team"

Why be a member? As one of the most heavily regulated industries in the state, towing and recovery business owners have a vested interest in the regulations that affect them. Towing & Recovery of Washington is organized to have a voice in the legislative and regulatory process for your benefit. Together our voices can be heard. Together we can promote professionalism of our industry. Together we can train our employees. Together we can negotiate with our municipalities and our state agencies. Together we have access to buying programs and discounts on products or services. Together we can be a stronger force than we can alone.

T.R.A.W.  was organized by towing, recovery and storage business owners as the      
                     authority to represent the tow truck industries in governmental and 
                     legal affairs.
T.R.A.W.  promotes a profitable operating climate for tow operators working with the 
                     Washington State Patrol, Department of Transportation, Department of     
                     Licensing, the Legislature and organizations directly or indirectly related
                     to the tow business.
T.R.A.W.   is the voice of the industry in Washington State with over 200 members
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Towing and Recovery Association of Washington

Current Contact Information
administrator@towingandrecovery.net
206-492-5032 office
206-364-3111 fax
PO BOX 25174
Seattle, Washington. 98165

Winterfest  is just around the corner....
February 8th & 9th

Education Meeting - Saturday February 9th, 9am - meeting room to be posted at the hotel

If you haven't made reservations, please take a minute and do so.  
Contact the Icicle Village - 1-800-961-0162, be sure to ask for the 
Towing and Recovery Association of Washington room rate.

Don't miss the Friday evening Social brought to you by Your Tow Association.

Visit Leavenworth Saturday, do a little shopping, meet friends you haven't seen for a while, have a great lunch, but be sure to save room for the banquet Saturday evening.

Winterfest is a great opportunity to thank our outgoing President, Debbie Reid for sharing 
her time, her leadership skills and her tenacity with our association.

We will also be welcoming our new President, Paul Bressi from Nisqually Towing 
and other Board Members.

Hope to see everyone in Leavenworth...
​Some things never change.....  including the fun to be had at the silent and live auctions.
If you are able to donate an item for the auction it would be greatly appreciated.

If you have questions, need help registering or with an auction item, please feel free to contact 
Emily Wade - 206-362-9049  or Jackie Currie - 206-963-9904
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"The Power of a Team"
February 20th, 2019

The Annual T.R.A.W Legislative Day in Olympia is a VERY IMPORTANT event,
 especially this year with all the movement in Olympia. 
If the DOR situation is allowed to stand, every RTTO company in our State is at risk of huge financial losses.  
We encourage you to make the time to join us for this special occasion.
Spend the afternoon meeting with your Representatives 
(Our Lobbyist, Mark Gjurasic urges you to call in advance and make an appointment)
Use your voice to let these people know that your small business cannot survive a four year audit.

​Legislative Roster - To Be Updated 1/14/2019
Capital Campus Map
Statewide Legislative Districts Map  
State Capitol Campus Parking Information

T.R.A.W. 2019 Legislative Priorities

​1. Sales Tax on Auction Vehicles – DOR Issue – (Draft: Being Reviewed by TRAW Attorney)  
2. Service Member’s Civil Relief Act Verification – AG Issue – (Draft: H-0385.1/19 & S- 
  0368.1/19): 
3. Strengthen “Slow Down – Move Over” Statute – (Draft: H-0381.2/19 & S-0366.2/19): 
4. Transaction Fee for Payment of Towing and Storage Fees (RCW 46.55.035) – (Draft: H-
  0386.2/19 & S-0369.2/19) 
5. Personal Belongings Sold with Abandoned Vehicle – (Draft: H-0383.1/19 & S-0367.1/19): 
6. Liability for Law Enforcement Impounds – (Draft H-0384.1/19 & S-0365.1/19): 


The evening's Legislative Reception, hosted by OUR Association, at the Red Lion Olympia will give each       
of us the opportunity to mingle with our elected officials and their support teams.
Being able to match a face with a name can make all the difference in the world when we need help.

There is no cost to our members beyond the single night hotel stay, if needed,  and the fuel to get there.   

Red Lion ​Olympia
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502
360-943-4000​

The reception will be held in the Rainier Room at the Red Lion.
A No-Host Bar and Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to: towingandrecoveryofwa@gmail.com

or contact Emily Wade - 206-362-​9049 or Jackie Currie - 206-963-9904

Remember:  We are "The Power of a Team"
UPCOMING EVENTS

  Winterfest  - February 8th & 9th, Icicle Village, Leavenworth 

 Legislative Reception - February 20th, Olympia 

 Spring Member/Education Meeting - May 3rd & 4th, Courtyard Marriott, Richland 

 Pacific NW Tow Show - August 23rd & 24th, Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma 

Update with schools and other information to follow…