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Why Am I In the Towing Business?

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m sure you’ve asked yourself a few times why you’re working in the towing industry. I know I’ve asked myself that question numerous times in the 31 years I’ve been in business. It’s a job that’s often thankless, demanding, exhausting, frustrating, emotional and depressing. A […]



It’s Just Too Easy…

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

… to go into the T & R business. When the banks were all failing my banker friend told me, ”it’s difficult trying to compete with somebody who’s in the process of going broke.” Entry level T & R is more often than not what […]



New Miller Industries Chain Assembly

Jan 16th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

Miller Industries has introduced a new chain assembly designed specifically for lifting or towing exclusively on trailer king pin plates and truck frame rails. The patent-pending hook design features a shorter tip and throat that allows no point loading of the hook tip. It also […]



Modern T & R Marketing

Jan 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When I came aboard in the mid 60s, selling wreckers was a tedious task. First, there were few to none new turnkey wreckers available for purchase. Holmes factory reps drove demonstrators which they would sell, but then it could take several months before they could […]



No Time Like the Present

Jan 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

What’s really the definition of time? We’ve all heard – time is money, time will tell, it’s about time, time-out, time on my hands, good and hard times, race against time, sands of time, there’s no time like the present, time to catch my breath, […]



Tennessee Highway Patrol Requires TIM Training for Rotation Towers

Jan 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has announced that all tow truck owners and drivers employed by companies on the Tennessee Highway Patrol rotating schedule towing list will be required to attend Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training by the end of the 2015 calendar year to […]



International Towing Museum Accepting Resumes for New Executive Director

Jan 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum recently announced that after more than 10 years at the Museum, Executive Director Cheryl Mish is stepping down from the position effective April 30, 2015. Mish has been at the helm throughout a successful growth […]



You’re Not Going to Believe This

Jan 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m starting to cringe every time my husband comes into my office — or I hear him let out a big sigh when he gets off the phone — because he starts the conversation with: “You’re not going to believe this …” Then it’s my […]



Leadership

Jan 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

My Dad once told me that I could tell my age by the number of funerals I attended. Yes, I‘m thinking of Chick Malcolm, Jim Blakeley, George Stevens, Dave Jones and others who have gone on before me. Jim was the organizing President of TRAA […]



Jerr-Dan’s New S130 Outriggers for 50/60-ton Rotators

Jan 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

Jerr-Dan has introduced the S130 Outrigger option for the 50/60-ton rotator. Based on the S100 scissor style outrigger design, the S130 has been introduced in response to customers requesting increased capacity at extreme reach. The S130 Outrigger option provides an increased “over the side” boom […]