Geri Roskopf’s Blog

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 […]

They Need Us

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

If you don’t think towers have an impact on the economy, think again. I just picked up a copy of a 2014 directory of suppliers to the towing industry. Here are some of the categories listed: advertising/marketing, all types of equipment — from chains and […]

The Proof is In the Pudding

Jun 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Tow Times magazine did a snapshot of the towing industry by conducting a survey of their readers focusing on the general look of companies and their owners. I found some statistics very interesting. I do realize that, like any survey, there is a margin for […]

What If?

May 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

What if? It’s a question with two simple words, but it can be packed with a lot of punch in wonder, excitement and emotion. Can you imagine all of the inventions and discoveries that have been found by someone starting with “what if?” Problems and […]

It’s Not on the Agenda

May 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’ve found that as humans, we share a common kinship — life isn’t good all the time. Sometimes you really have to fight to remain calm and keep that smile on your face. I expected Monday to be a typical day of catching up with […]

Show Me the Money!

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

Some of you might remember the movie Jerry Maguire. The movie starred Tom Cruise as a money-obsessed sports agent who loses his job and ends up with only one client, a NFL football player — Rod Tidwell — played by Cuba Gooding. Their relationship is […]

The Hardest Job

May 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I have had several jobs in my lifetime, but the hardest job — and yet most rewarding job — has been being a mother. I have seven siblings. I’m number five in line and I often thought my mom should have been nominated for sainthood […]

Road Trip

May 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

A towing friend of mine purchased a new vehicle and planned to drive her old vehicle from Wisconsin to Florida and leave it at her condo. I didn’t want her to drive down all by herself, so I offered to ride along. Our husbands were […]

Job Description

Apr 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Having a small tow company, I seem to wear many hats during the day. I wonder what type of employment ad I would have to put in the paper for my job and position? The candidate would need excellent customer service, telephone, clerical and multi-tasking skills […]

Tow Truck Driver Tells It Like It Is

Apr 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was looking at the Tow Times website and noticed an article under the News Update section about a tow truck driver from Arkansas, John “Bopper” Richardson.- In the interview, John explained that his grandfather called him Bopper when he was a kid and the […]