Joe Pedigo President of TRAA passes away

Joe Pedigo, after beating cancer 3 times, the 4th time proved to be too much, and Joe went home to be with the Lord on March 23, 2015. Stubborn to the end, Joe will be dearly missed by his family, employees and colleagues in the industry that he dedicated his life to.

Joe started his company, Joe’s Towing & Recovery, 46 years ago to support a house full of kids, and although it has changed greatly from the repair shop with a tow truck that it was in the beginning, we are proud to carry on the traditions that he started. Joe excelled at everything he did, from towing for the police departments to impounding illegally parked cars to recovering overturned tractor-trailers to working tirelessly for legislative changes that benefit the entire towing industry. He never took the easy way out, but constantly strived to do it better the next time.

Joe was active on the Legislative Committee for many years for both the Professional Towing and Recovery Operators of Illinois, as well as the national Towing & Recovery Association of America. He served 2 terms as President of the PTROI, and was the current President of the TRAA at the time of hispassing. His goal was to make the towing industry better for everyone as a whole. Joe was inducted into the Towing Hall of Fame in 2007, had TRAA Level 3 Heavy Recovery Specialist Certification as well was a WreckMaster 6/7.

Joe’s Towing & Recovery will continue on without a pause, he would want it that way.

We have lost a great leader in the towing industry!

Joe will be greatly missed by all of us at TRAA and by the towing community at large.

Joe Pedigo December 1, 1943 – March 23, 2015

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