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Another Perspective

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

A woman called about having her tire changed. She wanted to know how long and how much. Within a half hour, I said, and I told her the fee for the service call. “That long and that much?” she said. “Forget it.” I hope she […]



Towing the Line

Jul 30th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I picked up the July issue of Motor Age magazine and was pleasantly surprised to see an article in the shop profile section titled “Towing the Line. Husband and wife team looking for success over the next 50+ years.” The article highlighted Topel’s Service Center, […]



Save the Date

Jul 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The past month I received two “save the date” postcards for upcoming weddings. While I enjoy seeing photos of the happy, engaged couples, I’m also thinking, “Wow, one wedding is not until January, 2019, and the other is not until October 2019.” I guess I’ll put the […]



Are Autonomous Vehicles the Answer?

Jul 6th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Along with the trucking industry, the towing and recovery industry is well aware of the shortage of qualified drivers. At the Wisconsin Towing Association’s annual meeting in June, the subject of autonomous vehicles was a hot topic.  Are driverless trucks the answer to the shortage? […]



Working on Another Holiday

Jun 29th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Like many professions, the towing and recovery industry doesn’t get a day off for celebrating a holiday. When you’re on call you miss a lot of events. It is almost a given that when you just sit down for dinner or are heading out the […]



Walk a Mile in My Boots

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Sometimes when someone doesn’t understand where you’re coming from and begins to criticize you, don’t you want to tell them to “walk a mile in my shoes” — or in the towing and recovery industry — walk a mile in my boots? Take this scenario […]



Dress for Success

Jun 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The band ZZ Top wrote a song titled “Sharp Dressed Man” – “clean shirt, new shoes, gold watch, diamond ring, top coat, top hat – ’cause every girl crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man.’” There’s something to these lyrics. You feel and act different when […]



I Not Schnicklefritz

Jun 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’ve come to the conclusion that you need a three-year-old to keep life in perspective. My grandson lives in another state so I’m grateful to whoever invented the Skype application. It lets me keep in touch with him and the rest of the family with […]



Preserved and Remembered

May 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m sure most of you have heard the saying “history repeats itself.” While that might seem like something bad is bound to happen, it can also be an opportunity to realize what really worked in the past and could be a great benefit to the future. I […]



It’s That Time of Year Again

May 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The Florida Tow Show and the American Towman ShowPlace in Vegas have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance to attend another tow show. I realized that when I just received notification to get my reservations in for the Wisconsin […]