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Just Don’t

Feb 9th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was watching the local news when they showed a bumper sticker with Move Over Slow Down on it. The sticker, one the Wisconsin Department of Transportation had printed up a few years back, was on the back of a tower’s flatbed. The weather forecast […]



Live and Learn

Feb 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Did you ever learn from an experience that was totally surprising and unpleasant? Kind of a “who would have thought?“ moment? These experiences are often followed by you saying, “Oh, well, live and learn.” Hopefully these gained experiences are  teaching moments and knowledge builders. Life’s […]



Outside — Inside

Jan 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Ever pick up a piece of fruit — like a nice, shiny apple — and start thinking about how good it’s going to taste but then you take a big bite only to find it’s so tart it makes your eyes water and you spit […]



Down for the Count

Jan 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The flu and cold bugs have really hit my employees, my husband and me. While I’m at work today, the past couple of days I’ve felt like a losing boxer unable to get to my feet before the referee counts to ten  – down for […]



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 […]