Beware of Texas best towing!!! They are thieves!!!

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  1. Rich08

    Rich08 Bobtail Member

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    My experience with Texas Best Towing was not a good one. It started with my truck broke down in the left lane on I-10 and Taylor on the westbound side. I called Texas Best Towing to get a quote on how much it would be to tow the truck to katy. I told Luis the issues we were having with the truck. Luis with Texas Best Towing said it would cost $700 to tow the truck. I authorized the tow for $700. When the driver showed up he looked at the truck and wanted to charge $200 more because the differential was broken and he had to remove all 4 axles on the rear of the truck. I told Ray the driver for Texas Best Towing I had already discussed the issues with the truck with Luis so there is no reason to charge more for something I have already discussed with him. Ray said he is not towing the truck for $700 he will only do it for $900. I told Ray I will call someone else to do it. He then said he is going to call HPD to see if they want him to take the truck. He then explained to me that if HPD authorizes him to tow the truck the price will be $1200. I told him I do not authorize him to tow the vehicle or call the police to get authorization behind my back to tow the truck. Ray called HPD anyway they showed up and assessed the situation. The officer told me that he can't force ray to tow the vehicle until the city of Houston comes out to make a decision. The officer also told me to talk to ray and work it out with him. I went back to ray to reach a solution, he did not want to hear what I had to say all he wanted to do was wait for the city of Houston to show up before towing the truck. So we waited for the city of Houston to show up and make their decision which they did and authorized Ray to tow the truck. Ray said he is only doing it for $1200 with my authorization or not. I told him I do not give him authorization to tow it since I'm being pressured to pay his unreasonable price. Ray then proceeded to hook up to my truck and tow it. He said it's either he impound my vehicle along with the customers load on it, or pay him 1200.00 on the spot. Basically Texas best towing extorted 1200.00 under severe duress conditions from my company. I pray that the money stolen from me by these thieves will disappear from there hands like sand blowing in the wind. I will let God handle these crooks for taking what doesn't belong to them. The only information I have on them is :

    Email Texasbest001@hotmail.com
    713-859-1424

    Luiz Thief

    Raul Texas best Thief
     

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  3. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    God's not going to bring them to small claims court. You do that.
     
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  4. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

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    Sue them.
    That sends a loud and clear message.
    Otherwise they will continue to rip off everyone.
     
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  5. AModelCat

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    Didn't try engaging the power divider lock or the lockers if you have them? Oldest trick in the book to get moving when you gernade a diff.
     
  6. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    There are a bunch of rules a tow truck company must follow set up by each county.

    You should contact the Harris county sheriff's office (if that is the county this tow truck company operates out of) and let them know what happened.
     
  7. Allow Me.

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    It almost seems like bossman at tow co didn't know about axles needing to be removed
     
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  8. haz-matguru

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    This was the same game thats played by regular tow truck operators in H-town. The city has what they call safe lanes or something of that nature. Where if your blocking a lane. Or on the side of a hwy. The tow operator could hook up and tow you to the next exit just to get you off the hwy to a safe place.

    Then the tow operator would tell the car owner hey thats $500. The car owner would be like what, I don't have $500. Then the tow operator would say then I have to impound your car until you can pay. Witch of course they would add on daily storage fees.

    A buddy of mine did tow work part time. But quit after he found out how the screw ppl over, mainly women. When he explained there game to me I said thats illegal. But I guess ppl wouldn't have the money to do anything about it.

    But the city did away with the safe lane rule in 2019 I beleave. So I guess tow companies had to figure out how to still get money out of ppl.

    I overheated on I-10 bout 4 yrs ago. And had enough momentum to make it to the shoulder. Bout 15 mins goes by and a vulture (H-town tow operator) shows up. Being that I already had my windows down. He comes up with the city ordnance and claimed I was in the road. Then he returned to his truck and blocked off the right lane that I wasn't even in.

    He was trying to get a HPD to come up so that he could run that tow b/s on me. But the engine had cooled enough for me to crank up and leave. I go to the next exit an turns out my radiator fans stopped working. So I crippled my truck home.

    That friend that did towing part time said that tow companies in H-town have to pay high fees to operate. Thats why they screw ppl over so much there. Hell I even called up a place one to get a car towed to a shop 6 blocks away from the house. And they wanted $300.

    So I could definitely see a big rig towing company in H-town doing they same type of things to a truck driver. Having a break down on the hwy in Houston is the worst thing. Because even if you call your insurance company to send a truck. Or if you know a tow driver and call them.
    Once one of the law agencies shop up on the scene. They tell the first available tow truck to hook up to get you off the hwy.

    The tow racket that I've seen in Houston is worst than anywhere that I've ever been. Tow operators strait up steal ppls cars then hold them for ransom and its legal.
     
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  9. AModelCat

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    Any time you tow a truck from the front the axles need to be removed. If you don't, you dry spin parts of the transmission.
     
  10. Pamela1990

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    Undo the rear part of the main driveshaft, tie up to frame with scrap of rope, strap, whatever you have. Quick, easy, and what I did last year, when I towed out a logging truck from Masa logging that broke down. A tow truck met us at the hwy, and towed him the short way into the city, i towed him the 140 kms of logging road, behind my loaded logging truck, on the end of a strap. I drove 60 kms/hr, instead of my usual 90.
     
  11. DRTDEVL

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    No, that's why we disconnect the rear of the driveshaft and strap it to the frame.
     
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