Archive for March 2014 Celebrates 13 Years of Service to the Towing Industry.

Mar 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Congratulations to the Tow411 Towing Information Network, which is celebrating 13 years of service. Members are invited to visit to offer well wishes. The site posts that each member responding will be placed in a drawing for an International Towing and Recovery Hall of […]

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Mar 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Features

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Texting While Driving on the Rise

Mar 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Spotlight

In a new survey by AT&T, almost half of adults admitted to texting while driving, compared to a slightly smaller number of teens who admitted texting while driving. Approximately 49% of adults say they’ve sent a text while driving compared with 43% of teens in […]

The Challenge and Sacrifice of a Family Business

Mar 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

At Jerry Bullock’s memorial service last year I ran into Marty Oppenlander of Hillsboro Towing. Marty gave my brother-in-law a job back in the mid-70s, and my older brother went to work for him about a year later. My dad was looking for a way […]

Friends of Towing

Mar 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

In the beginning, John Hawkins (aka the “Hawk”) told me of a theory that a single person could encircle the world through “seven circles of friends.” So the first sponsors of Friends of Towing (FOT) came from seven countries around the world, which were America, […]

Revolving and Evolving

Mar 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I just attended the TRAA Legislative and Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. I was honored to be asked to participate in the first women’s panel discussion titled Revolving and Evolving – The Changing Role of Women in The Towing Industry. My part of the discussion […]

American Force Wheels Names National Sales Manager

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Industry News

Considered one of the industry’s veteran wheel and tire professionals, Shelly Urwiler has been named national sales manager for custom-built wheel manufacturer American Force Wheels Inc., headquartered in Miami, Fla. “We’re excited to welcome Shelly to our team to help American Force realize its true […]

Learning From Risk-taking

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Nick Kemper's Blog

I was reminiscing last night with some of the other parents on my son’s baseball team about how risky and carefree our childhoods were compared to how careful we have to be with our kids today. We can’t let them go over to a friend’s […]

International T & R

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

More about how T & R varies from one country to another. Our daughter is the smart one of the family and we suspect an accidental switch in the maternity ward following her birth. Anyway, she won a Fulbright Scholarship and studied in Germany and […]

What’s Killing Your Productivity?

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The following is a list from a survey of productivity killers for professionals. Any of these sound familiar? Ranked lowest to highest: Getting caught up in bureaucracy/red tape – 8% Talking on cell phone/texting – 10% Social networking – 11% Travel time/commuting – 13% Non-business […]