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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 […]

Putting Your House in Order

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

I was attending a funeral for a family member and on one of the tables were some things that caught my eye: a sticky notepad shaped like a coffin, a pen and a book titled “Putting My House in Order.” While the shape of the […]

Bringing in the New Year

Dec 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

2015 is almost done – are you wondering: Where oh where did the year go? Did you make resolutions in January 2015 to lose weight, exercise, be positive and go with the flow?  Did you want to buy a new truck, hire an employee or finally […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time

Dec 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’ve been listening to Christmas songs on the radio since November. I guess it’s not any different than retail stores setting Christmas decorations out in August — pushing the season earlier and earlier in the year. December in Wisconsin usually brings lots of white stuff, […]

If I Only Knew

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Recently I happened to see an article titled “25 Frequently Asked Questions on Starting a Business. ” I was a bit curious as to what questions I should have asked when my husband came home one day and announced he wanted to start his own service […]

Facts and Figures

Dec 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Sometimes it’s good to see facts and figures in black and white to really get a good picture of what’s happening in the towing industry. Tow Times recently did a fleet survey and published some of the results from 704 participants from all over the […]

Is It All About the Money?

Nov 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My first response to this question would be absolutely yes. A great bottom line is always the goal, but Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to reflect on the other important gifts and blessings we’re thankful for. The original Thanksgiving feast was centered on giving thanks […]

I know, I know…

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

It’s a bit scary when your teenager starts to drive. It’s all about letting the apron strings go just a little. Every time my kids would take the keys and joyfully skip out the door I would say, “Drive safe.” They would undoubtedly roll their […]

United We Stand

Nov 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Recent towing industry events had me thinking of the quote, “United we stand, divided we fall.” This quote is the moral of a story from Aesop’s fables. There was a farmer who had five sons who would quarrel among themselves. One day the farmer gave each […]