Archive for March 2014

Spring Cleaning

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

The calendar says spring has sprung and yes, it is a bit warmer — plenty of blue skies and sunshine anyway — and I have to admit I do feel I have a little more “spring” to my step (must be because I’m getting a […]

Landoll Corporation Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Mar 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

Don Landoll began his company as a small two-man welding shop repairing farm equipment and rebuilding radiators in 1963. With solid leadership and focus on solving problems for customers with high-quality products and solutions, Landoll has become one of the most recognized names in the […]

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. […]

Old Fords

Mar 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

You may recall that I once wrote about buying a 1956 spanking new Ford F100 pickup for $1,694 or maybe it was $1,964. Anyway it was a lot of money for a young guy just starting out. Soon thereafter, I fell asleep on the freeway […]

Tow Operator is Finalist in Cold Crew Contest

Mar 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Spotlight

Nominations for the third annual Cintas & Carhartt Cold Crew Contest have closed and Eric McDaniels, a tow truck driver from Orland Park, Ill., has been selected from thousands of entries as a Top 10 Finalist. Online voting took place through March 31, and the […]

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 […]

Daddy’s Business

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

I don’t know what the stats are but I do know that it is difficult for one generation to follow another in the family business. I have seen many young towers grow up to take over and successfully run the family business. But I’ve also […]

New Medium-duty Trucks from Ford

Mar 20th, 2014 | By | Category: New Products

Ford has introduced their all-new Ford F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks. Offered in three cab styles — Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab — and three models — straight frame, dock height and an all-new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing — the new F-650/F-750 features a […]

Jennifer Wall Joins Beacon Software As National TowLien Director

Mar 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

Beacon Software Company has announced that Jennifer Wall recently joined the Beacon team as National TowLien Director. Wall’s responsibilities include the growth and success of the TowLien program while providing leadership to ensure the highest level of customer service. Additionally, Wall is responsible for TowLien […]

TRAA Launches New Website

Mar 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Towing & Recovery Association of America (TRAA) has launched its new website, The new site has been designed to enhance TRAA’s interaction with members, offering easily updated content. “We thank towPartners for their tremendous assistance with the development of this new and exciting […]