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A Pat on the Back

Mar 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I often go home tired and exhausted. No, I am not out in the tow truck doing towing and recovery work, and although my job is not often physically demanding, I do put in long hours and with juggling the phones, customers, employees, bookwork and […]

Geoff Russell and Tom Tedford to Host Roundtable Sessions at 2015 Tow Management Summit in New Orleans

Mar 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

Geoff Russell, owner of Kauff’s Transportation in West Palm Beach, Fla., and Tom Tedford, Senior Vice President of United Road Towing, Glastonbury, Conn., will each host a roundtable at this year’s Towing & Recovery Management Summit, July 15 – 17 in New Orleans. Russell will […]

Rest In Peace

Mar 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

You’ve all heard the saying “life is too short” and lately I’ve heard that said way too much. We had a towing friend pass away and another became seriously ill. Although both of these towers were retired, they still were active in our state towing […]

Tow Truck Move Over Law on Wisconsin Digital Message Signs

Mar 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a message from Dan Johnson, vice president of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association: “We are very pleased to report progress on a request made by Wisconsin Towing Association (WTA) Chair Jamon Ingelse and Vice Chair Shawn Topel to the Department of Transportation […]

Two Sides to the Story

Feb 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

In my 30 years of being in the towing business, I have learned everyone has a story. I have also learned there are two sides to every story and before making any judgments or conclusions, we need to hear both sides. Each side brings with […]

Increasing Business

Feb 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Somewhere along the line too many believe that the best way to increase towing business is to cut the price. Truth be known, this is just about the worst strategy because you are then in a race with those who are in the process of […]

Massachusetts’ Statewide Towing Association Tow Truck Procession Honors Kevin St. Pierre

Feb 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The following is a press release from the Statewide Towing Association On Saturday, February 21, the towing industry bid farewell to Kevin St. Pierre, a 22-year-old tow truck driver killed in the line of duty. Kevin was struck and killed while loading a vehicle in […]

The Big Picture

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

We often think of T & R as a single industry when, in fact, it has segments that can, and often do, stand alone. To name a few, how about air cushion services that can raise a stuck airplane or shore a ditch? And rotators […]

I Need a Padded Room

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I have come to the conclusion we should have added something to the floor plan of our new shop – a padded room. I need someplace where I can hit my head against the wall and maybe bounce off the walls to release some frustration, […]

Auto Data Direct, Inc. Names Tom Drake Tow Services Manager

Feb 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Auto Data Direct, Inc., (ADD) has announced the appointment of Tom Drake as its national Towing Services Manager. Drake joined ADD in 2008 with the primary responsibility of assisting the Florida-based company in expanding its extensive tow industry service into Texas and throughout the nation. […]