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Roll Out the Black Carpet

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Hollywood stars and distinguished visitors have the red carpet rolled out for them as a special welcome, but towers driving their tow trucks in the 2014 Tow Trucks for Tots Parade had 50 miles of black “highway carpet” rolled out to welcome them. The day […]



Rank and Recognition

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

In walking through the halls of a hospital, have you ever noticed that the folks in white gowns are senior clinicians of one sort or another? Their gown color attests to the fact that they have reached the very top of skill and authority and […]



Motorcycle Rescue Trailer

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: New Products

Rock Line Products, Inc. introduces the new Motorcycle Rescue Trailer that has been added to the Airtow Trailer Line. The trailer deck lowers completely to the ground, eliminating the need for a ramp, and remains level as it raises and lowers hydraulically in less than […]



Geico Donates $2,500 to Survivor Fund

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum recently announced that Geico presented a donation of $2,500 to the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum’s Survivor Fund. The funds will provide financial support to families of those lost in the […]



Differentiation

Nov 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

This is an old topic that needs to be revisited because if you are competing with others for the same customers your offering must be “different” if your business is to prosper. Thanks to D. Vincent Liuzza, Jr, Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) the concept of […]



It Happened Again

Nov 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

It happened again, on October 20, 2014. Another tower — Nathan Walsh from Osseo, Wis., — was killed while aiding a motorist on the side of the highway. When I heard the news it felt like my heart stopped. It really hit home. It could […]



Pennsylvania State Police Terminates Agreement with AutoReturn

Nov 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

News is spreading across the industry that the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has terminated its agreement with California-based third-party police dispatch service AutoReturn. The controversial dispatch service contracts with municipalities to take over dispatching functions, contracting with local towers who are placed on an AutoReturn […]



Bob Cortes Elected as Florida State House Representative

Nov 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

On November 4, Longwood, Fla., towing company owner Bob Cortes was elected as the Florida’s State House District 30 Representative over his one-term incumbent opponent. He becomes the first towing business owner in Florida to be elected to the State House of Representatives. “I am […]



Nepotism

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

My dictionary defines this term as “favoritism shown to relatives” so in that vein I want to relate a story about a friend who changed careers to go into a new business. Let’s call this guy Joe. He was an engineer who grew weary of […]



Sunday, November 9: Tow Trucks for Tots Parade

Nov 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

On November 9 more than 300 tow trucks will line up outside of Hollywood Casino in Joliet, Ill., to participate in the seventh annual Worldwide Equipment Sales Tow Trucks for Tots parade. Tow Trucks for Tots is a not-for-profit organization created by Worldwide Equipment Sales, […]