UNITED TOWING & RECOVERY SERVICES LTD. was founded in WINNIPEG, MANITOBA on October 29, 1969 and has a proud history of providing its services to private members of the motoring public, vehicle manufacturers and dealers, repair and maintenance facilities, fleet and commercial operations, insurance companies and agencies, insurance adjusters, roadside assistance facilitators and law enforcement agencies.
From its early beginning with one truck, UNITED has evolved from providing services in the large metropolitan area of Winnipeg to one of the most highly travelled tourist areas in North America - THE CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAINS which includes many world famous locations within THE CANADIAN NATIONAL PARK system.
UNITED has provided service to more than 2 million service requests throughout its 5 decades of operations. In 1975, UNITED was awarded the first ever contract with THE MANITOBA PUBLIC INSURANCE CORPORATION. This contract was serviced continually until 1983 and ran concurrently with an exclusive contract with THE CITY OF WINNIPEG to provide for all towing requirements of THE WINNIPEG POLICE DEPARTMENT. Collectively, the commitment to these major contracts required the servicing of over 100,000 calls annually.
In early 2001, UNITED'S business operations were relocated to, Alberta where it continues daily operations throughout the western provinces of Canada and the USA with terminals and impound facilities located throughout Alberta.