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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 […]


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, […]

Frog in My Throat

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

My 3-year-old niece recently told me she had a frog in her throat. She was coming down with a cold and coughing, and she explained how the frog had closed his eyes and jumped down her throat. I could hardly keep a straight face. Her […]

Jump Shift

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

With credit to Tom Luciano of the U. S., and Steffan Ericson and Lennart Larrsen of Sweden, carriers could play an enhanced role in the future of T & R. Tom could see the day when a carrier could pull itself under the pile of […]

Hino Trucks Celebrates 30 Years in the U.S.

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

Hino Trucks has reached a milestone of 30 years in business in the United States. Founded in 1984 as a limited distributorship with responsibility for importing class 4 through 7 cab-over trucks, Hino has evolved into a prominent U.S. company with a dealer network of […]

Lee-Smith Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

On Wednesday October 15, Lee-Smith celebrated its 75th anniversary as a leading supplier of commercial transportation products and services in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the surrounding market with a Customer and Supplier Appreciation luncheon. Over 800 people were in attendance. Founded in 1939 as a McCormick-Deering […]