Sure is Pretty

Feb 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The picture out of my front window is spectacular. Trees are covered with snow, presenting a white, winter wonderland. Those of you in warmer states are probably rolling your eyes right now, wondering how in the world I could think all that snow is spectacular. Well, the snow not only brings beautiful scenery, for towers it brings much-needed business.

Although a major snowstorm means getting out the snow shovel and back-breaking work, towers aren’t the only people who benefit from it. There are the landscapers who snowplow, accidents and fender benders mean more work for body shops, repair work for small repair shops and then there are the recreational activities – skiing, sledding and snowmobiling.

Of course when you get dumped with a lot of snow, towing companies never have enough drivers or trucks, and it seems customers are more demanding than ever. It doesn’t help, when my patience is pushed to the limit by a not-so-friendly law enforcement dispatcher giving wrong information. I dispatch, and I understand what they are going through, but I hear it from my drivers. For example, I was told a vehicle was in a ditch and needed to be winched, and so I sent a winch truck, when in reality the vehicle was on the side on the highway was a four-wheel-drive Chevy Trailblazer that stalled and the owner did not have a valid driver’s license. When my driver questioned the officer, the officer just said, “That’s dispatch.”

Let’s just say some people ended up being a bit testy.

The forecast for the east coast is calling for up to 36 inches of snow. Although those towers definitely won’t be saying it’s pretty, hopefully the bottom line will look pretty.