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E.S.T.R.A. Truck Length Bill Signed into Law

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Press release from the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association: On August 11, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law at the request of the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association (ESTRA). The bill allows for three feet of overhang on […]



History in the Making

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Last week I wrote about acronyms and what the “F T I” stood for in FTI Groups, Inc. FTI means For The Industry. Another acronym, I.T.R.H.F.M., is also “for” the towing industry — the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum located in […]



Jerr-Dan Corporation 50/60-ton Rotator JFB Body Series

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: New Products

Jerr-Dan Corporation has announced details of their 50/60-ton rotator JFB Body Series, which offers storage inspired by fire service industry vehicles and technology. The JFB (Jerr-Dan Fire-Service Body) polypropylene co-polymer constructed body is weather-tight, low maintenance and has high impact resistance. JFB rotator body features […]



Come Dance With Me

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Sometimes an acronym can be annoying if it takes a while to figure out what it means (kind of like some personalized license plates) and at other times you know exactly what they stand for. For example: AAA, NASA or the NBA. In the July […]



Miller Industries Presents $10,000 Check to Towing Museum

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

During a recent meeting at the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn., Randy Olson, vice president of Marketing and Sarah-Beth Camp, assistant marketing director for Miller Industries, presented the museum board with a check for $10,000 towards the museum’s […]



Success

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

At the C-store the other day I bumped into a tower I’ll call Leroy. He hadn’t shaved or changed clothes in the last six weeks and his “uniform” consisted of torn and dirty blue jeans, a ragged shirt that was hanging out and a pair […]



Buying a New Truck? Consider the Importance of the Dealership

Aug 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Tip

While the truck manufacturer will obviously play an important role in how satisfied or dissatisfied you are going to be with your new or used truck, never lose sight of the importance that the dealership ultimately plays in your satisfaction or dissatisfaction with your new […]



As the World Turns

Aug 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Does your life ever seem like a soap opera like As the World Turns? The name “soap opera” came from the many soap manufacturers who became sponsors and producers on radio shows in the early 1930s. The stories were based on the melodrama and the […]



Marriage – Work – Employees

Aug 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Some things you need to have for a marriage to be successful: being committed, patience and humility, being ready to forgive, having clear boundaries, respecting each other, good communication (sometimes that’s scary because I can finish my husband’s sentences and he knows exactly who I […]



Move Over Laws in the News

Aug 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Tow truck operators and Move Over laws have been the focus of numerous news reports across the nation and in Canada during recent months. A new report from Odessa, Texas, says that increased traffic due to the area’s oil boom translates into more accidents, and […]