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So Much More than Writing Traffic Tickets

Jan 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I had the opportunity to participate in our local police department’s Citizen Police Academy. The Academy was created to give the public a working knowledge of their department’s organization, personnel, policies and procedures and as an opportunity for the police department to build a rapport […]



Worth the Money?

Jan 5th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My son woke up to frozen water pipes and no water on New Year’s Day. He called a plumber and was charged $300. The plumber cut a hole in the wall and used a blowtorch to warm the pipe coming in from the garage. They […]



Looking Back

Dec 29th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

How often does the weather come up in your conversations? I would think almost daily in the towing and recovery profession. Knowing what the weather is going to be helps in planning for the day and what equipment and personnel might be needed. It seems […]



24/7 — 365

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

If you’re in the towing and recovery business you’re most likely running 24/7 – 365.  This means someone on your staff won’t be getting time off for the holidays. Someone has to work or be on call to dispatch, keep the roadways safe or help […]



Throwing in the Red Flag

Dec 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When an NFL coach throws a red flag onto the field, it’s a signal for the referees to review a play — usually a big play. Everyone takes a break from the action. Fans head to the concession stands, broadcasters discuss the play with their […]



TTIRS

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

TTIRS is an acronym for the Towing Traffic Incident Reporting System, a national online voluntary reporting system for the towing industry. The TTIRS system allows the industry to report “struck by” and “near miss” events involving tow operator safety. Have you ever been on the side […]



Giving Thanks

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I attended the tow show in Baltimore last weekend and with Thanksgiving right around the corner I was reminded why I should be giving thanks for the many blessings I have. It was so nice to see the towing friends I’ve made from all over […]



Competition and Cooperation

Nov 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Competition in life, sports, business, etc., is good. Who doesn’t see competition as a contest between rivals striving for the end goal of winning – whether it’s a new contract, gold medal or a spelling bee? Competition keeps you on your toes or should I […]



It’s a Good Thing

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My husband and I, along with some towing friends, were headed back to Wisconsin after visiting the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum. We stopped in Paducah, Kentucky, for the night. It was April so we weren’t concerned about hitting bad weather, […]



What Would You Do?

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

There’s a popular TV show hosted by John Quinones titled What Would You Do?  Hidden cameras capture people’s reactions to situations such as someone parking a car and hitting another parked car, and asking bystanders to not say anything to the owner of the parked […]