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Frog in My Throat

Oct 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My 3-year-old niece recently told me she had a frog in her throat. She was coming down with a cold and coughing, and she explained how the frog had closed his eyes and jumped down her throat. I could hardly keep a straight face. Her […]



Small vs. Big

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When my husband and I started our business we had one light-duty tow truck. Over the years, towing took over the majority of work brought in and we needed to increase our fleet to accommodate this. We struggled, discussed and researched going into buying a […]



FACE Investigation

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The October issue of Tow Times magazine featured an article titled: “FACE Investigation: Towing Company Owner’s Death Spurs Safety Recommendations.” The article stated: “Investigations conducted through the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program allow the identification of factors that contribute to these fatal injuries. […]



Change – Positive or Negative?

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’ve heard people say humans are creatures of habit, and I guess that’s why most of us don’t like change. Hey, if it’s worked one way, why change it, right? Change in anything can be positive, but is also can be negative. Years ago I […]



GNO – GWA – 10/4

Sep 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Government agencies love to use acronyms — pronounceable words formed from the initial letters of other words. For example: FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Acronyms are not limited to government agencies. Did you know that the acronym FDIC posted at your bank means Federal Deposit […]



That Means Tow Trucks Too?

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Our company just participated in a local fire and police safety fair. We had a booth promoting the Wisconsin Move Over or Slow Down Law. I filled give-away bags with informational brochures on 511 – Wisconsin’s Travel Info for cell phone users when on the […]



Who Would Have Thought?

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Some of you might remember the comic strip about police detective Dick Tracy, who used forensic science, his wits and advanced gadgetry to catch the bad guys. The comic strip was created in 1931 and in 1946, Dick Tracy was seen using a new 2-way […]



It’s the Little Things

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Ever have days where you just want to scream, throw something or, in my case, slam a door? Frustration, stress, stupidity, anger — you name it — can trigger that reaction to where you’re thinking you’re going crazy and need a padded room. It also […]



Go With a Pro

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

How often have you heard a company use the advertising slogan “go with a pro”? The company wants you to believe they are the master expert in their field —trained, qualified, competent, experienced and licensed to get the job done, a cut above the rest. […]



History in the Making

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Last week I wrote about acronyms and what the “F T I” stood for in FTI Groups, Inc. FTI means For The Industry. Another acronym, I.T.R.H.F.M., is also “for” the towing industry — the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum located in […]