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Not Much Has Changed

May 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The Wisconsin Towing Association is celebrating 50 years this year. On June 7, 1967, ten towers from across the state gathered at an informational meeting to form a temporary board of directors. They called the new association the Wisconsin Towing Service Operators Association. They sent a […]



Giving Back — One Bracelet at a Time

May 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Miller Industries Towing Equipment, Inc. has launched the WE TOW initiative “to raise awareness of the towing community’s support for many national charities as well as the good deeds towers provide within the communities they serve.” Miller Industries is selling, through participating Miller Industries’ distributors, […]



A Hole in Your Heart

May 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was reading an article titled “Bobby’s Law” and with Mother’s Day coming up, it really hit me hard. It told the tragic story of Robert “Bobby” Lee Unruh, Jr. from All-Rite Towing in Tucumcari, N.M., who was killed while working on the side of […]



A Touch of Class

May 5th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

On the bug shield of one of the first tow trucks we had — a black F350, Holmes Pro Tech equipped with one of the first wheel-lifts — we painted the words A Touch of Class. Black was not the best color choice as we found out […]



Behind in Everything

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

I asked if I could take a week off from writing my blog because I would be attending the Florida Tow Show. I planned to catch up with the blog the week after, but when I returned home I came down with some sort of flu […]



Take a Look

Apr 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

A friend of mine is a nurse and is constantly washing her hands. She told me about a hand lotion  she swears by as it helps to heal her skin and make it smooth. She gave me a sample to try, and as I was […]



Are You Ready?

Apr 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Are you ready to prove to the motoring public that professional tow operators are not the sloppy, slow-witted, stereotyped characters portrayed for so many years? Are you ready to prove that you are a member of the first-responder team — concerned about public safety and clearing the roadways in a […]



Just Another Day in Paradise

Mar 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The lyrics to Phil Vassar’s song “Just Another Day in Paradise” begin with: The kids screaming, phone ringing Dog barking at the mailman bringing That stack of bills – overdue Good morning baby, how are you? Got a half hour, quick shower Take a drink […]



If You Believe It You Can Achieve It

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

I’ve heard that when athletes train for a sport they visualize themselves winning, creating a mental picture of themselves bench pressing the weight they need to win, or crossing the finish line in record time. Winning is not only coming in first place, it’s connected to winning in […]



Lost in Translation

Mar 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

An article in a trucking trade magazine read:  Trucking lost in translation. Is the disconnect with the general public partly a language barrier?  I was curious as to what the author had to say on this topic and the nature of the “disconnect” he described between the […]