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We Are Family

May 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

After hearing — again — of another tow truck driver killed on the side of the road and reading comments of how many tow companies came to show their respects (even though they were competitors), the lyrics to the song “We Are Family” by the […]



Fleet Owner Dozen

May 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

At the last meeting of WTRAA – the Women of the Towing & Recovery Association of America – there was a lot of discussion of how to bring in more members — especially younger women involved in the towing industry from dispatchers, to drivers to […]



Mother, Mom, Ma, Mommy

May 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

How do you refer to your mother? And how would you describe her? Would she be a parent, a person who nourishes, care-giver, a nurturer, a woman of wisdom, protector, teacher, friend, hard worker, a person who raised you, a disciplinarian or giver of unconditional […]



TIM – A Good Name to Know

May 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME) program, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Towing Association, presented a four hour training session on WisDOT’s Emergency Traffic Control and Scene Management Guidelines at our shop. The training is recommended for all incident responders, including […]



The Florida Tow Show

Apr 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was able to attend the Florida Tow Show this year and noted some things: The weather was fantastic. Sunshine and warm breezes were welcome changes from freezing cold temps here in Wisconsin. The traffic was awful, I’m just not used to so much congestion. […]



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 […]