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The Little Engine That Could

Apr 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The Little Engine That Could, written by Watty Piper, was a favorite bedtime story for my kids. I admit I really liked the book as well for its story and message — the value of optimism and hard work. When bigger engines refused to haul a […]

Insurance Equals a Headache

Mar 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I had a meeting with my insurance agent to go over health insurance options. Talk about an instant headache. Insurance is a means of protecting ourselves from financial loss; it is a form of risk management that is primarily used to hedge against the risk […]

Thinking Outside the Box

Mar 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

“Thinking outside the box” is a metaphor meaning to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective and often refers to novel or creative thinking. It was derived from management consultants challenging their clients to solve the “nine dots” puzzle, which requires some lateral thinking. […]

Staying Positive in a Negative World

Mar 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Features, Geri Roskopf's Blog

How do you stay positive in a negative world? Unfortunately, due to the nature of towing for law enforcement, we all too often encounter rudeness, impatience, sarcasm, yelling and demanding attitudes. I guess it’s a way to take out whatever frustrations people are dealing with. […]

I Want To Be 10-7

Mar 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Ten codes are used by many police departments and tow companies for radio communication. Today, however, the trend is to move away from using the codes and to the new dispatch software available. Information is sent directly to the tow operator without voice communication, or […]

Do You Swear…

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Wikipedia’s definition of a sworn testimony is “evidence given by a witness who has made a commitment to tell the truth. If the witness is later found to have lied whilst bound by the commitment, they can often be charged with the crime perjury”. The […]

When to Call for Help

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Our furnace went out a few weeks back. I went downstairs with my husband — giving my two cents worth of what to check — and each time I said something, I was “barked” at. I get it. I was not happy to have to […]

Coughing, Sneezing and Working

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

It’s not good to have a cold when you’re answering the phone and dispatching. It sounds like you’re talking in a tunnel, and each time you answer the phone you hear, “Wow, you sound awful.” Guess what? I know I sound awful and I feel […]

The Human Cost of the Internet of Things

Feb 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The Internet of Things starts with your things — the devices you come to depend on to store and transmit data in real time. We are becoming smarter as more and more devices become networked. But, this does come at a cost: cyber-attacks — which […]

You’re How Old?

Jan 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Can you believe it is the 100-year anniversary of the first commercially manufactured tow truck? Wow, talk about a milestone for the towing and recovery industry – as they say – we’ve come a long way baby. In 1916, Ernest Holmes built the first twin-boom […]