Jack Schrock’s Blog

Nighttime Hazards

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

To get to and from the local airport I often take a country road that is really not a short cut, it’s just quicker because there’s no traffic. Coming home a couple of months ago it was drizzling rain making the blacktop road look even […]



Air Tools

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Twisting wrenches is hard work that also skins knuckles and makes you sweat. So the introduction of air-operated tools was welcomed by mechanics and wannabes everywhere. But there’s more to the story. Months ago I took Mom’s car in for service, realignment and tire rotation. […]



Success

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

At the C-store the other day I bumped into a tower I’ll call Leroy. He hadn’t shaved or changed clothes in the last six weeks and his “uniform” consisted of torn and dirty blue jeans, a ragged shirt that was hanging out and a pair […]



The Summit

Aug 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

This past week I attended the Towing & Recovery Management Summit in New Orleans sponsored by Tow Times. There were 13 different sessions offered by experts in their respective fields ranging from lobbying to change laws and regulations (presented by T & R attorney Michael […]



More on Weight

Jul 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Ever see a fire truck clear through the scale house? I’m not talking about those on an emergency call, I’m talking about those fire wagons that drive around town checking this and that. Routine trips I would say. Frankly I’ve never seen a fire truck […]



Who We Are

Jul 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

It has been said by those much wiser than me that we all fall into one of three categories: 1. The Contestants – those who create jobs and opportunities for us. 2. The Spectators – those who understand the contest but only talk about it. […]



You and Your Business

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A good friend of mine went into the T & R business 40 years ago and I suggested that he consider incorporation. He decided against it and is no worse for wear, at least not up to this point, though he’s had to dig into […]



Customers

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Seems to me that far too many towers choose to “specialize” in non-consent work probably because they know little, if anything, about marketing and sales. As a result, they rarely meet the same customer twice. Putting it another way, without loyal and repeat customers they […]



Carriers

May 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

The other day I came across an interesting question: When and where did carriers first come into play? We know that Ernest Holmes was the first to develop a wrecker that served the automotive needs in the mountains around Chattanooga, Tennessee. He operated a garage […]



War is Hell

May 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

There is no such thing as a “good war.” People die, or are maimed for life. Families are destroyed, and the combatants are diminished in other ways. But sometimes there is not an alternative to total war. WWII is a good example when Nazi Germany […]