About Us



The Professional Towing & Recovery Operators of Illinois (PTROI), is a nonprofit, statewide organization formed to protect and promote the welfare of those engaged in the towing and recovery business and aid in ensuring the safety of the public in Illinois. Its goals are to educate members and the public, promote professional and quality towing services to provide a more favorable image of the towing industry for the public, and unite towers working for the common good of the towing industry.

Since the formation of the PTROI in 1980, we have been fortunate to have had a succession of strong leadership who have worked to improve the image of the industry. Their hard work and dedication has seen the Association grow which has brought with it many rewards; we have become a recognized voice in Springfield and respected as a contributor to the state.  Our monthly news letter and meetings keep our members informed. The PTROI hosts an annual tow show, giving our members opportunity to stay on top of the latest equipment.  And lastly our relationships with the Illinois State Police, County and Local police agencies have improved with the assistance of our association.

The PTROI is now the primary contact by local and state authorities.  We have become recognized as an association lawmakers are willing to invite onto legislative panels to gain the industries perspective and experience when looking at laws that will affect our industry.

Several of our past and present board members still serve on either committees or panels through out the year.  They are always willing to volunteer their time.  When legislation is in session, you will frequently find them in Springfield, spending untold hours working on your behalf, either on the above mentioned work groups or testifying in front of the various committees.  Because of this tireless commitment from your board, and our continued support of our members we are able to have significant input at the state level.

To further the effectiveness of our association, the PTROI needs your support. The more united we are, the stronger and more successful we will be in assisting you as a member and the towing and recovery industry as a whole.  Decisions are being made every day in government and our own industry that affect our industry. You cannot afford not to belong to PTROI.  By becoming a member you will be aiding your industry and livelihood as you become one of the industry’s policy makers.

Members of the PTROI support and encourage fair competition in all business dealings and promote fellowship throughout the member rolls. Members strive to be the premier providers of towing and recovery services within the state offering quality, honesty and professionalism to their customers.



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