Jack Schrock’s Blog

Reducing Weight

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Over the years this writer has spoken of how weight often works against a HD wrecker which must be stretched to maximize performance. This “stretching” adds lots of space so manufacturers gladly install various sized body boxes, some double tunnels being large enough to accommodate […]



Flying Squirrels

Jul 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Now and then we hear about critters that fly through the air without wings. Squirrels, cats, even brave young men jumping from a high cliff. They turn, seem to float and then they all invariably land on something far below their take-off point. These flying […]



T & R in the U.K.

Jul 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

In searching my filing cabinet the other day I came across some notes of a trip I made to England in 1991. My host was John Rogers who arranged meetings as follows: Frank McAlister had just been granted the British BST 5750 (aka ISO […]



Skills

Jun 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Did you go into the towing business to ensure yourself of a job? Or, did you go into the towing business to build a better future for your family? Well, I’ve got good news whichever the case. Going through the certification process is great. Learning […]



“Thanks for Dropping In”

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

There’s a large chain of tire stores in the Pac West that uses this blog’s title as a greeting to new customers. But, it gets better. When you pull in the driveway, a friendly-looking person comes running out as though he/she were your long lost […]



Business Practices

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Some businesses have a shared, if not an identical national identity. What the fire department does in Seattle is virtually identical to what they do in Orlando; ditto for EMTs, MDs and many others. However T & R can be very different from one market […]



Decision #2

May 22nd, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

After we’ve decided to go into T & R the next decision to make is: Do we want to look for customers? Or do we want them to look for us? In other words, do we favor non-consent or customer-based business? A customer base will […]



24/7

May 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Doctors and towers have at least two things in common. First, they are often called on to save lives in critical situations and because of that they are also regularly on call 24/7. I’ve had an attempted meal or two with a tower carrying and […]



New Mexico

May 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

The state is said to be “enchanted” and having worked and traveled throughout I am inclined to agree. The blend of mountains and desert give the traveler a terrific view and the outcroppings seen along a driving trip from the Texas panhandle on highway 60 […]



Changing of the Guard

Apr 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

In the beginning, Friends of Towing started as only a Steering Committee organized by John Hawkins and chaired by Val Reich. Initial management was handled by Harry Zipse, then myself, Penny Edwards and finally Cheryl Mish who has supervised the growth of FOT into ITRHFM […]