VTS’s holistic platform enables easy recovery of impounded vehicles, automates the creation and dispatch of tow notification letters via certified electronic mail, and the legal disposal of abandoned vehicles. This equips towing operators, facility owners, vehicle owners, lienholders and law enforcement officers with greater transparency over the towing processes.
“Our software offers law enforcement the much-needed oversight of vehicle impoundment and complies with the government transport departments’ legislative statutes in more than forty states,” says Nigel Pestell, Sr. Partner, Business Development at VTS Systems.
Officers can monitor the entire towing process with the platform’s robust incident management features. The platform keeps track of incident response from the point of generation, including tow requests from law enforcement or by private property owners reporting unauthorized vehicles. It monitors the tow truck dispatch and sends alerts to the storage facility owner when notices are due. With the click of a button it follows up by drafting a notification letter to the vehicle owner and sending it via mail— all complying with state laws. For instance, the state of Texas mandates the first notification letter be sent to owners and lienholders within five business days, followed by a second letter after 15 days, when there is no response.
Towing companies are also notified when letters to owners are sent and delivered. The platform is configured to flag the vehicle and send alerts to the storage facility owner when notices are due. This feature ensures that storage facilities don’t end up with a fine for missed notification while ensuring that the involved people know about the issue.
“Our platform eliminates guesswork for law enforcement and storage lot owners and effectively tracks, generates reports and takes action,” says Roy Leck, Law Enforcement Liaison Officer at VTS Systems. The platform automates these processes and can access vehicle’s ownership status and the relevant finance company’s contact information.
Utilizing the platform, owners can find their vehicles irrespective of consent or non-consent towing. For instance, after an accident, if the owner wants to find their impounded car, they can enter the license plate information into the vehicle tracking tool called Find My Towed Vehicle and locate their car. This reduces calls and inquiries to the law enforcement offices regarding the status of their vehicles.
In cases where no one claims the vehicle or fails to provide documents to prove ownership, law enforcement auctions off the vehicles. VTS supports these auction efforts and helps new owners register the vehicle with the state licensing bureau, as every necessary document is already tied to the platform.
Our software offers law enforcement the much-needed oversight of vehicle impoundment and complies with the government transport departments’ legislative statutes in more than forty states
VTS’s leadership panel comprises of law enforcement and technology experts as well as a team of individuals with state certifications for incident, towing and storage lot management. This enables them to support law enforcement departments nationwide. The company conducts regular, statewide training with law enforcement officers for towing companies. VTS also supports the towing and vehicle recovery companies in Canada with their purpose built end-to-end platform.