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It Does a Towing Company Good

Apr 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

You may have heard the statement: “Milk, it does a body good.” I was reminded of this after reading the article, “The Benefits of Giving” featured in the latest issue of Tow Times magazine. Giving back and supporting your community and industry charities does a towing company […]

It Takes a Family

Apr 10th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I recently read a post by a girl who is the daughter from a small, family-owned towing business. She’s now in college, and she reflected on how being involved in a small family business was one of the greatest gifts she’d ever received. As a […]

Only Five?

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

We have five senses – sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. I think we should add one more important sense to the list – common sense. While the first five senses apply to the organs in our body, common sense is a way of taking […]

Once in a While

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

A vehicle owner called the day after his vehicle was towed to our lot. I told him the usual items that would be needed for him to pick up his vehicle. After that conversation I chalked it up to one more owner not coming to […]

I Should Know Better

Mar 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Whoever said you shouldn’t talk religion or politics is totally right. But these hot topics are brought up in many daily conversations. A customer came in and, as is sometimes the case, some political comment came up and we starting talking. I should know better than […]

Emotions and the Sky

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

I travel west on my way home, and have had the opportunity to see awesome, beautiful sunsets. Sometimes the sun is a gigantic, orange ball surrounded by vivid red, yellow, pink and purple. The scenes often help to remind me that even at the end […]

I Know Somebody

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

My husband, some friends and I were heading back to Wisconsin after a visit to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum and Miller Industries. We picked up some history books from the museum and some equipment for one of our tow […]

Assets and Profits

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

I used to work at a local bank that was bought out by a larger bank. A couple of months after the transition there was a mandatory company-wide meeting with the new bank president and other executives. The president stood at a podium smiling and […]

One Phone Call

Feb 16th, 2018 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When I’m dispatching and answering the phone I never know who I’ll be talking to, or what information or towing and recovery situation I’m going to get. Sometimes I feel like answering the phone like a 911 towing dispatcher and ask: “What’s your towing emergency?” […]

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 […]