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Bypass crash reignites tow truck debate

An Albany tow truck company said that Monday's massive truck crash illustrates their argument against a new city commission rule on tow companies. (Source: WALB) An Albany tow truck company said that Monday's massive truck crash illustrates their argument against a new city commission rule on tow companies. (Source: WALB)
A-1 officials said that is their argument against the city commission rule. (Source: WALB) A-1 officials said that is their argument against the city commission rule. (Source: WALB)
A-1 Wrecker Manager Robert Gilliam (Source: WALB) A-1 Wrecker Manager Robert Gilliam (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany tow truck company said that Monday's massive truck crash that blocked the bypass for 7 hours illustrates their argument against a new city commission rule on tow companies.

The Albany 911 center originally called a smaller wrecker company to tow the big semi, that spilled nearly 17 tons of scrap metal on the bypass when it overturned.

That company does not have a truck big enough to handle the semi, and called A-1 Wrecker to do the job.  

A-1 officials said that is their argument against the city commission rule, that does not require all wrecker companies to have big trucks.

"I would love for them to think about it, but they've made a decision. And unless one of them want to change their mind, that would be the only way it's going to get changed back," said A-1 Wrecker Manager Robert Gilliam.

The scrap metal was put back into the crashed truck.  

Gilliam said they have not totaled up the bill for the trucking company at this point.

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