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Who We Are

Jul 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

It has been said by those much wiser than me that we all fall into one of three categories: 1. The Contestants – those who create jobs and opportunities for us. 2. The Spectators – those who understand the contest but only talk about it. […]

Got a Little Edge to My Voice

Jul 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

It was late afternoon when an elderly woman called inquiring about a vehicle we towed in from an accident that morning. She wanted to come and get some personal items. I explained about how personal property is released and what is required. She told me […]


Jul 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

Dragster, a Welsh Corgi, loves to ride in our wreckers and is convinced that the small “blind spot” window in most heavy-duty wreckers was invented for Corgis to look through. He loves to greet everyone who comes in the door, bark at motorcycles and put […]

Still Going Strong

Jul 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

White Huff Towing Brooklyn Park, Md., has been in business for over 30 years. This truck, a 1995 International 4700 (DT 408 engine and manual transmission) with a 19-foot Century steel bed with wheel-lift is driven by Joe White. It was purchased new by his […]

You Can Pull it, But Can You Stop It?

Jul 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Tow Tip

Some tow truck operators seem to fixate on the tow rating of the truck and forget that the braking ability of the truck is based on its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) not the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR). All truck manufacturers indicate that for […]

Clothesline Extraction

Jul 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Part of the Tow Times July issue heavy-duty special feature article “Power Lifts” focuses on NRC Industries “Days of Action” held May 3-4 at the Robert Young Sales and Service facility in Roanoke, Va. Robert Young has been an NRC dealer for approximately15 years and […]

Action Motor Industries is New Century Distributor Down Under

Jul 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Industry News

Action Motor Industries of Melbourne, Australia, made quite a roar letting everyone know they are now open for business providing sales and service for Century’s light and medium towing and recovery equipment and line of carriers in Australia. A V-8 Supercar Ford Falcon sporting a […]

A “Tow”st to Towers

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

This is a little skit I did at the Wisconsin Towing Association’s banquet this year. I played lyrics to certain songs to enhance the skit and I hope you get the feel for my “tow”st to towers and how they “rock when they roll:” “While […]

We’re Down to the Wire…

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Features, Spotlight

The deadline to enter the 2014 Shine ‘n Star Contest — the industry’s largest tow truck photo beauty contest — is Monday, June 30. You can easily enter your tow trucks online. Just go to and click on the Shine n Star banner. Or […]

You and Your Business

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A good friend of mine went into the T & R business 40 years ago and I suggested that he consider incorporation. He decided against it and is no worse for wear, at least not up to this point, though he’s had to dig into […]