Geri Roskopf’s Blog

Give ‘Em a Brake

Aug 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I found the Safety Meeting 2015 #8 – Safety in Construction Zones by Patrick Gratzianna in the August issue of Tow Times to be right on. According to the National Safety Council, each year over 100 road construction workers are killed in construction zones and […]

What Are You Doing the Weekend of September 10th?

Aug 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

It’s hard to believe the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn., is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It took a lot of hard work, many fundraisers, some tears and many generous people in the towing industry to make […]

I Don’t Like You!

Aug 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My almost-four-year-old niece was not happy with me when I put her in her car seat and wanted to buckle her in — she wanted to do it herself. She has indeed learned how to buckle herself in, but that was not the problem. She […]

Just a Piece of Paper?

Aug 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

In the business of training and education there are many certifications one can research regardless of your career path or field of interest. The question is: Is the value of a certificate of completion worth the paper it’s printed on? I think the best answer […]

A Rug That Says “Safety First”

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

As you enter the door to my shop, you will cross a rug that says “Safety First”. While the purpose of the rug is to catch dirt and grime, the saying is a reminder to all who enter to think safety first. Safety first is […]

Technology, the Internet and New “Things”

Jul 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m the first to admit I’m still not connected to all the new Internet technology “things” that are constantly being upgraded or invented for phones, fitness trackers, cars, home appliances, etc. There’s so many devices and applications I feel overwhelmed. The good thing is I’m […]

Down and Dirty

Jul 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m in pain — aching all over, but I’m not complaining because I accomplished a lot of cleaning and sorting in a storage building we have. Good thing I changed into work clothes — I was filthy from head to toe. I didn’t mind getting […]

Tire Pressure Tips

Jul 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was reading an article on tire pressure tips to contribute to the extended life of any tire. It struck me how parallel these tips are to life: Air pressure:  “By running a tire constantly underinflated by 20%, its tread life will be reduced.”   […]

Hitting a Home Run

Jun 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Sometimes life throws you curve balls and no matter how many times you swing at them, you seem to strike out. The good thing is you have a team (your employees) to help keep you in the game and if you’re lucky you have a […]

Being a Dad, Towing and Life’s Lessons

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My father-in-law worked two jobs when he was first married — putting in long hours to establish a new service station business and bringing up a family. After our son was born, he told me he felt that he was a better grandpa than a […]