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Going the Extra Mile

Jun 24th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Going the Extra Mile As is the norm when trying to get away to attend the Wisconsin Towing Association’s annual tow show, I was running late trying to get everything done before heading out. I was finally packed up and thought, “Ahhhh — no phone […]

Happy Father’s Day

Jun 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

No matter what you call your dad (father, daddy, step-dad, pops) on Father’s Day he’s just plain “tow’riffic.” Celebrate that special person whose hands always seemed bigger than yours, who is always there to help out in any way — no questions asked, whose heart […]

Highlighted in Yellow

Jun 10th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was given a book titled Highlighted in Yellow by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. and Rochelle Pennington. The introduction states: “Highlighted in Yellow is a collection of stories and quotes on some of life’s dearest subjects: the importance of acting with kindness and generosity toward […]

You’ve Got 60 Seconds

Jun 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I recently received an invitation to attend a meeting for a local chapter of a business and professional networking organization. I was going to put the letter in the recycle bin but  something in the content caught my eye. The organization was a source for […]

That Angry Bird Look

May 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

McDonald’s has taken on the Angry Bird character for their latest marketing campaign. I have to chuckle because whoever created the angry bird certainly got the angry expression right. Anger can have mental and physical consequences such as an increased heart rate and blood pressure. […]

We Are Family

May 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

After hearing — again — of another tow truck driver killed on the side of the road and reading comments of how many tow companies came to show their respects (even though they were competitors), the lyrics to the song “We Are Family” by the […]

Fleet Owner Dozen

May 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

At the last meeting of WTRAA – the Women of the Towing & Recovery Association of America – there was a lot of discussion of how to bring in more members — especially younger women involved in the towing industry from dispatchers, to drivers to […]

Mother, Mom, Ma, Mommy

May 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

How do you refer to your mother? And how would you describe her? Would she be a parent, a person who nourishes, care-giver, a nurturer, a woman of wisdom, protector, teacher, friend, hard worker, a person who raised you, a disciplinarian or giver of unconditional […]

TIM – A Good Name to Know

May 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME) program, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Towing Association, presented a four hour training session on WisDOT’s Emergency Traffic Control and Scene Management Guidelines at our shop. The training is recommended for all incident responders, including […]

The Florida Tow Show

Apr 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was able to attend the Florida Tow Show this year and noted some things: The weather was fantastic. Sunshine and warm breezes were welcome changes from freezing cold temps here in Wisconsin. The traffic was awful, I’m just not used to so much congestion. […]