Nick Kemper’s Blog

Nick Kemper is taking a break from his blog

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

Nick Kemper is taking a break from his blog and will resume at a future date. Read Nick’s past blogs here.



Driving a Delta 88 with a Leaky Roof Teaches Versatility

May 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

I’ve driven eight different vehicles in the last three months. This is what happens when you drive a company vehicle, and the company is a towing company. Through the years I’ve been lucky enough to drive approximately 15 different vehicles that were good runners that […]



Accidents Can Be Humbling Experiences

May 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

Driving to work this morning, I saw an ugly rear-end collision at a freeway interchange. Looked like the vehicle occupants were alright, but a lady was standing outside one of the cars just screaming at someone else. I am guessing she didn’t appreciate the interruption […]



Towing Motorcycles — the Bane of My Existence

May 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

I don’t know if any of you have seen a set-up called the AmeriDeck, but it’s pretty cool. They make a variety of bed styles that drop down and lay flat on the ground so that you can load something onto it at ground level. […]



City Events Can Blow the Impound Market Wide Open

May 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

Rose Festival is approaching here in Oregon. Rose Festival is a few weeks in late May/early June when we celebrate the coming of summer. It usually rains. There is a carnival down by the waterfront, a couple of parades and a lot of Navy ships […]



Supporting Youth Sports

Apr 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

We hear stories every day about how this industry is like a family. No, not yelling and screaming at each other or picking on little brothers. That’s not what I mean. When someone needs a hand, they always find several reaching out to them. I […]



Driving on Commission

Apr 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

Here’s why commission tow truck drivers are so happy: freedom. Now, you can’t make a whole lot of money being a commission anything if you can’t set goals, devise work strategies, hone your efficiency and exercise complete disregard for helping anyone unless it makes you […]



Humor: the Best Possible Form of Intelligence

Apr 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

Comedy is something I value highly — probably higher than almost anything else. Oh, I get in a bad mood sometimesand I don’t always agree with others about the nature or quality of comedy, but I love to make people laugh. I spend a lot […]



The Secret of Success in Business

Mar 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

There are about 70,000 bestselling books out there that will help you in your business or in your career. Maybe more. I’ve read about 70 of them. So there is a whole industry out there that produces self-help books for your business or your career. […]



Olympic Memories and Technology

Mar 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

Until last year, we did not have a DVR in our house. Until two years ago, we did not have satellite TV or cable. We had one of those digital converter boxes for our analog TV, and we had a rabbit-ear antenna. Yes, it was […]