Please Have your Golf Clubs Ready!!

The 2022 PTROI Golf Outing is quickly approaching. We are asking that all of you that wish to spend a great day at a beautiful golf course make your reservations now! This year we are going to feature a hole in one prize! This is open to all towers, you need not be a member of the PTROI. There will be golfing , food, door prizes and lots of fun! Bring fellow towers or your friends and family for the day!

$10,000.00 Prize for a Hole in One on Hole 4!!!

There will be other prizes for the other three Par 3 holes!

We are still hoping to have a bus or two to shuttle golfers from the west or southwest suburbs to the golf course in LaSalle and back to their vehicles. We are still wanting to do the bus, but we need more people to sign up for it.

We will be serving breakfast at 9:30AM-11:00 AM with T-Time set for 11:30. You will be able to get a hot dog at the turn and after golfing is through, we will have a banquet in the banquet hall. All the meals, golfing and the golf cart is included in the fee of only $125.00 per golfer. There will no addition fee to be entered for the hole-in-one tournament.

Make plans today, call us at 800-286-0519. Do it today!!

BE THERE! September 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM

Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club, 658 US Rte 6, LaSalle, IL


News Legislation Member Benefits

Illinois Legislature to Look at Overcharging by Rogue Towers

I do not know how many of you have heard, but the State of Illinois is discussing ways to correct the practice of overcharging for tows. Below is a TV report on the ways in which one company overcharges. There was also a company in the Lasalle area that overcharged for a police tow. It was a heavy-duty recovery that priced out as $221,000.00. Yep, that was two hundred twenty-one thousand dollars.

While there are more than two companies in the state that overcharge, the vast majority of towers are reasonable with their rates, pricing to make a living, but not hurt anyone. Note that neither of these companies are PTROI members. One of them, we even spent a bunch of money to keep out. Click here for more.


FMSCA Hours of Service Revisions take effect on September 29, 2020. Federal Motor Carrier has passed new HOS revisions that appear to be more flexible for CDL operators. For more, click here

Illinois Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Law takes effect on January 1, 2021.  This new law states that every employee in the state of Illinois must have this training. The PTROI has, on this website, the Illinois Department of Human Resources model training Powerpoint presentation. This is free and is said to take about 30 minutes.  For more, click here.


Larry Kochel,
Big Ed Award Winner

         Chicago Passes Licensing Law for Tow Trucks

The City of Chicago has passed an ordinance that will require licensing of all tow trucks. This is being done to fight wreckchasers. The PTROI has vehemently opposed this at considerable cost because, in our opinion, the law-abiding towers will be punished for the wrongs of a few. We had been making decent progress on this law, but at that last moment Chicago did what it wanted to do with no regard for the honest towers. We were told early on by Alderman Villegas that this was not a money deal, but now it appears that it is a money deal. The licensing fee will be $250.00 per truck and up to $750.00 per yard. We will be having zone meetings soon to try to get everyone up to date on the ordinance and it’s particulars. To view the ordinance click here.

Jamie Skvarla
Scholarship Winner



  1. Education and Training: As a #1 Priority the PTROI covers a wide range of topics from operating a tow truck to managing a business profitably to handling the stress of the day to day operations of a towing company.  Through training schools and seminars the tower is kept up to date on knowledge of current laws that pertain to the industry. Click here for more.






Melanie Wishard,
Scholarship Winner

2020 PTROI Award Winners 







Drug testing, medical cards,

Background checks, fingerpringing


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