Archive for March 2014

Job Offer — Opening Pandora’s Box

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

When I first started at TPN, I was supposed to work alongside the person originally hired to do what I do now but he decided that there were other opportunities out there for him, so we only worked together for less than a month. Phones […]



Roulette

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

“Roulette is our six-year-old Doberman. She loves going out on tows with Tom and Cari, and hanging out in the yard or office. She is extremely friendly … just don’t try entering unannounced. DeFalco’s Heavy Duty Towing and Recovery Services has locations in Manalapan, Millstone, […]



Auto Wrecker Takahashi Co. Ltd. Fleet Upgrade

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

Auto Wrecker Takahashi Co., Ltd., of Higashi Kurume city in Tokyo, Japan, was established in 1974. The current president, Shogo Takahashi, is second generation as the company was started by his father. The company has eight employees and serves mid and western Tokyo with its […]



Check Those Car Carrier Tie-Down Straps

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Tip

If you use nylon straps as a tie-down on a car carrier, these straps will stretch — often 10-15 percent while in tow. Any tie-down with nylon straps should be checked after a few miles of travel for proper securement. For more vehicle tie-down tips […]



Basics of Towing 8: Flat Tire Calls

Mar 18th, 2014 | By | Category: From our latest issue

By Edward D. Johnson, coliseum@verizon.net Editor’s Note: The following article is a more in-depth version of the March issue Tow Times Learning Center topic: Basics of Towing 8: Flat Tire Calls.



Training

Mar 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When my Dad first joined Holmes following WWII, to our knowledge there were no industry “trainers.” When I joined the firm in the 60s the only hint of organized training came from Bill Jackson from England. Thereafter, a major tower from Indianapolis, Ross Kinman, started […]



March Madness

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

There was loud cheering and high-fiving when the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Panther’s basketball team recently won their game and are now in the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. It’s even sweeter because the team was considered an underdog all season. Go Panthers! I think any […]



On Salary

Mar 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

One of my favorite co-workers announced today that he is leaving us. I don’t think his future is set — it sounded like he wasn’t sure what he was going to do next. He wasn’t insulted (I don’t think) when I asked if he is […]



Can You Hold Please?

Mar 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I heard a comment the other day from someone who said they miss the “hold” button on their smart phone. I totally agree. Sometimes it feels really good to say to the person on the other end of the phone: “Can you hold please?” Don’t […]



Volume 4 Number 4

Mar 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Cleaning out boxes stored in the attic we found pictures, scrapbooks and yes, a Tow Times magazine that brought the past alive. That magazine gave us a glimpse into the past of T & R some 27 years ago. For example: The cover was a […]