Jack Schrock’s Blog

Limiting Liabilities

Nov 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

First, you need to speak to an attorney about separating business from personal and then protecting both. Also, if you have a partner, you each need to be insulated from the acts of the other because if your partner dies or becomes incapacitated, you could […]

Non-Productive Labor

Nov 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When I first joined the Holmes Company I noticed how many “drivers” came rushing out to see the new demo I was driving. They checked out this and that — pulling levers and flipping switches — all without me saying a single word. Indeed the […]

Protecting Assets

Nov 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When you first go into the towing business you’re probably making payments on equipment, vehicles, perhaps even real estate. You are, as they say, “upside down” which means you owe more than you’re worth. And being broke is not a bad thing because that also […]

Nepotism versus Key Employees

Oct 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

In a father-son business like ours, it’s easy to give the son all the breaks while overlooking some outstanding employees. One problem with nepotism is that it combines business with family to the point that they become one in the same. And when that happens, […]


Oct 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Success in any human endeavor largely depends on our ability to seek out and correctly analyze the facts and then take appropriate action. In T & R towers routinely respond to the needs of their respective markets by offering the appropriate services in a timely […]

Catch that Call

Oct 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

From the gitgo, T & R was never intended to be a stand-alone business. In our early history, towing equipment was often skid mounted and stored in the corner of the garage. When a tow call came in the driver would hoist the skid onto […]

Weigh Stations

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Here in Texas we have what I call “part time” weigh stations. Also, we have no Port of Entry stations at the state line. But, there are state troopers who travel with portable scales just to keep everybody honest. When driving a HD wrecker demo […]


Sep 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

If we knew everything there was to know, we would know “everything” necessary to be be both wise and wealthy. If I we could only look into the future just a few minutes we could always pick the winning horse even before the race was […]

Speed Trap

Sep 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

There is a small community not far from my home that has incorporated “ingenuity” in their local traffic control.  This town is on the backroads and has moved their boundaries and speed limits well beyond the town itself.  So I, along with many others, begin […]

Weight and Balance

Sep 4th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A wrecker equipped with a HD underlift can be compared to a teeter-toter with the pivot point at either (1) the center of the rear axle or (2) the center of the two rear axles or (3) the center of the three rear axles, etc. […]