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A-Express Towing & Recovery was founded in 1978 and is located in Palatine, Illinois. We currently operate eleven trucks and handle all aspects of towing, from light duty to heavy duty recovery and towing. We service several police departments as well as many commercial customers with their twenty-four hour towing needs. Our main service area is northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, but we are licensed and insured in all 50 states.
All of our drivers receive professional training and are skilled Wreckmaster certified operators. Our clean, uniformed drivers have the utmost concern for the safety and security of you and your vehicle at all times. All employees must pass extensive background checks and drug testing, and maintain a clean record.
Over the years, A-Express has been an active member of the local community. We regularly participate in the Mt. Prospect Lion's Club Festival & 4th of July Parade, Toys For Tots Parade, Palatine Touch-a-Truck, Lake Zurich Alpine Festival & Parade as well as a variety of other local charity and community events. A-Express also partners with the Palatine Fire Department for emergency and recovery training on a regular basis. We continually strive to be an active member of the community.


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WreckMaster was created to satisfy the Towing Industry's desire to be recognized as a skilled trade. In order to accomplish this, an independent third party was required. WreckMaster constructed an educational system to work in the interest of the Public and Vehicle Incident Management. At the same time WreckMaster had to be in tune with the issues facing the operators of today. Over the last 19 years WreckMaster has built a solid reputation as the towing industry’s seal of excellence. Since 1991 over 23,000 towing operators have chosen WreckMaster as their source for education with in the towing industry.

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The National Truck & Trailer Services (NTTS) Breakdown Directory is your most comprehensive guide to semi truck repair facilities nationwide - including those offering 24 hour Road Service. NTTS provides fleets & owner operators with up to date information enabling them to make better decisions about over the road repair, compare prices, services, and availability 24 hours a day.

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The Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce's mission is to foster the advancement of commercial, industrial and civic interests that contribute to the growth and development of our members and the business environment in the Palatine area. It accomplishes its mission through networking, educational seminars, special events, governmental awareness and involvement in the community.

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The LZ Area Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented volunteer based organization serving the communities of Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, and North Barrington. Over 500 local business investors work through the Chamber to advance economic growth and help create a desirable place to work and live. The Chamber asserts a leadership role in the development of increased business opportunities, the unification of our multiple communities, the advancement of a pro-business legislative agenda, and in the promotion of community enrichment.

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TRAA represents the interests of the towing and recovery industry on Capitol Hill, sponsoring an annual Legislative & Leadership Conference held during March in Washington, D.C. and attended by an increasing number of members as well as state association officers and leaders. TRAA also produces an array of educational products supporting professionalism in towing and recovery and in business management.

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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.

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