Ross Towing and Transportation is a family-owned and operated corporation. We have been in business since 1957, with the purchase of our first wrecker. Over the next 15 years, Ross Towing continued to operate out of the Sunoco gas station on Wellington and Exeter Rd. in London, ON. In 1972, David and Lynne Ross bought two local towing companies, amalgamated their operations and moved to 50 Horton Street where they ventured into the towing and recovery business exclusively on a full-time basis. By 1980, Ross Towing had outgrown our old location and relocated to 35 Invicta Court, a brand new 1.5-acre property which included a 5 bay shop, security cameras and a guarded, fenced locked compound. For more than 60 Years Ross Towing has continued to grow. Our strength is our customer service and our ability to respond quickly with the right personnel and equipment to get the job done. In March of 2005, we moved to our new location at 995 Pond Mills Road in London. A state of the art 2.67-acre facility with 7 bays, loading docks and a fenced compound featuring an infrared digital security system and electronically controlled access.
Ross Towing's reputation for superior service has allowed us to grow into one of Southwestern Ontario’s largest towing and recovery operations. We have a variety of equipment to handle all types of recovery situations. Our fleet currently comprises of over 50 vehicles and all types of support equipment including 8 Heavy Wreckers. We pride ourselves at being among the very best in the industry with the equipment, knowledge and properly trained personnel to handle all recovery situations. Our secured facilities enable us to efficiently and effectively manage and control our inventory of vehicles and equipment. The local and provincial police forces have recognized the advantage of using our secured facilities to store vehicles involved in serious crimes or accidents and utilize these facilities on a regular basis. Ross Towing has earned a reputation for being a dependable, trustworthy, reliable and secure transportation and storage facility for our customers, law enforcement agencies and the Provincial and Federal Governments.
David Ross is a leader in the towing and recovery industry. He has contributed to the quality of towing and recovery operations not only in London but throughout Ontario. He is a founding member of the Ontario Recovery Group, a self-governed organization that set out to proactively advance the quality of towing and recovery companies in Ontario. He has served several terms as the President, Vice-President and has held various board positions within the organization. He also benefits the towing business by serving on various other committees and boards for the betterment of the towing industry as a whole. Mr. Ross is recognized as one of the industry's most respected and knowledgeable recovery operators. He is often the person other companies turn to for advice and guidance in difficult recovery operations. His reputation and knowledge in the industry is unsurpassed and has been formally recognized by the London City Police and Ontario Provincial Police department as well as the local fire departments and the City of London.
David Ross was recognized for his outstanding contributions and performance in the towing and recovery field in 2002 when he was inducted into the Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame in Chattanooga Tennessee. It is an honour shared only by a few Canadians and only the very best in the business. In 2006, David was honoured again with the Provincial Towing Association of Ontario’s 'Tow Man of the Year'. David is also a member of several other towing and recovery associations. David continues to run the family business and pass on his knowledge to others, including his children Chris, Mike and Melissa.
Brenda Ross has worked closely with her husband, David Ross, for over 45 years. Brenda is in charge of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business. She has initiated and implemented various office procedures to ensure the smooth running of the office. She leads the office staff and ensures our team respond in a professional and courteous manner.
Chris Ross joined Ross Towing in 2002, after completing his education in business studies. He is a graduate from King’s College at the University of Western Ontario with an undergraduate degree in Honours Economics. He earned his Master's of Economics Degree from a graduate degree at the University of Waterloo. Chris serves as one of the two Vice Presidents of Ross Towing and Transportation. He manages the day to day financial aspects of the company, oversees the dispatchers, accounts receivables and accounts payables departments. His duties also include submitting bids and handling contracts for the various government authorities and commercial customers. He ensures that contracts are submitted and followed appropriately. Chris works with customers and employees and also serves as a certified member on our Joint Health and Safety Committee.
Mike Ross serves as the other Vice President within the corporation and is also an active heavy-duty towing and recovery operator. Mike is a third-generation recovery operator who has benefited from his father’s knowledge. He has become one of Ross Towing’s most experienced and knowledgeable towing and recovery operators. Mike holds a class-A licence and has several formal training certificates including Fuel Tanker Roll-Over Certification and Transportation of Dangerous Goods. He has more than 25-years of experience in driving for Ross Towing and is capable of operating every piece of equipment including our 75 Ton Rotators. Mike completed his formal rotator training from Miller Industries Rotator Ring Leaders Training Seminar in 2006. He is actively involved in the training of new employees and is involved in the day-to-day operation of the business.
Melissa Rennie handles the day to day running of our Pension Lane Impound Facility. She ensures that the vehicles are catalogued and released to the appropriate owners after accidents or impounds. She acts as the liaison with the local and area police departments and ensures the proper paperwork has been obtained in order to release vehicles back to the appropriate owners.
Additionally, Melissa is responsible for handling the advertising and marketing aspects of the company, including advertising and charity donations. Ross Towing is a proud supporter of many organizations inclding: MADD, The Children’s Hospital of Southwestern Ontario, The Firefighters Ball, The Diabetes Association to name a few. We also support several local youth sports teams. Melissa organizes several annual events including appearances of our trucks and drivers at various events like the Strathroy Emergency Services and Ilderton Truck Shows, the Touch a Truck event in London, and multiple local school appearances.
Ross Towing & Transportation has always believed in the bigger picture. We have been in the towing and recovery business for over 60 years. We pride ourselves on having professional drivers and the very best equipment the industry has to offer. We are a part of the hit television series 'Heavy Rescue 401' and have been involved in the Touch-a-Truck event for several years. We also sponsor Diabetes Canada, local baseball teams and London Minor Hockey teams.