Geri Roskopf’s Blog

Drawing a Blank

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

Lately I’ve been drawing a blank with just about everything – where something is, how much something is, or even what’s for dinner. Someone asks me something and I probably have this dazed look like – what? It’s almost like I have to shift gears to […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



Small vs. Big

Oct 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

When my husband and I started our business we had one light-duty tow truck. Over the years, towing took over the majority of work brought in and we needed to increase our fleet to accommodate this. We struggled, discussed and researched going into buying a […]



FACE Investigation

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The October issue of Tow Times magazine featured an article titled: “FACE Investigation: Towing Company Owner’s Death Spurs Safety Recommendations.” The article stated: “Investigations conducted through the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program allow the identification of factors that contribute to these fatal injuries. […]



Change – Positive or Negative?

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’ve heard people say humans are creatures of habit, and I guess that’s why most of us don’t like change. Hey, if it’s worked one way, why change it, right? Change in anything can be positive, but is also can be negative. Years ago I […]



GNO – GWA – 10/4

Sep 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Government agencies love to use acronyms — pronounceable words formed from the initial letters of other words. For example: FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Acronyms are not limited to government agencies. Did you know that the acronym FDIC posted at your bank means Federal Deposit […]



That Means Tow Trucks Too?

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Our company just participated in a local fire and police safety fair. We had a booth promoting the Wisconsin Move Over or Slow Down Law. I filled give-away bags with informational brochures on 511 – Wisconsin’s Travel Info for cell phone users when on the […]



Who Would Have Thought?

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

Some of you might remember the comic strip about police detective Dick Tracy, who used forensic science, his wits and advanced gadgetry to catch the bad guys. The comic strip was created in 1931 and in 1946, Dick Tracy was seen using a new 2-way […]