Geri Roskopf’s Blog

In It to Win It

Oct 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The Wisconsin Towing Association recently had its fall board meeting. I enjoy going to these meetings as it gives us a couple of days away from the business (and no phones) and I always enjoy the social gathering after the meeting — getting caught up […]



Now Open: Health Insurance Market

Oct 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The AARP Bulletin ran an interesting article about how millions of Americans will begin shopping for health insurance in a new way and contained the sentence: “Federal and State officials hope the experience will be as easy as shopping for a leaf blower on Amazon.” […]



Knock on Wood

Oct 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m sure you’ve heard and most likely used the phrase “knock on wood” when you avoided bad luck and felt pretty fortunate for doing so. I just had an occasion that warrants the use of this phrase — more than once. My annual physical is […]



10/4 – Dispatch Appreciation Day

Sep 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Last year I wrote about how a tow company, as a show of thanks and appreciation to their dispatchers, gave them extra time off on their lunch break and small thank you gifts on the date October 4 — 10/4 National Dispatch Day. They picked […]



How Do You Sound?

Sep 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

As a dispatcher, I sometimes wonder how I sound when I answer the phone. This morning I received a nice compliment on how pleasant I was, but at other times — because of a distraction or being in a hurry — I’m sure I sound […]



K.I.S.S.

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Keep It Simple Stupid I love this, it goes along with “less is more” — doesn’t always make sense — but for whatever reason and for the most part, this logic works. I had an owner of an impounded vehicle call and question the towing […]



A Tower’s Wife

Aug 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

A tower’s wife is special you see, She is a superstar, Wonder Woman – all that a supportive spouse can be.   She sometimes feels like a widow, though, No man around to help with kids, dinner or shoveling snow.   Her husband is a […]



Extending Battery Life

Aug 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was reading an article in a trade magazine titled: “Preventative maintenance for batteries and electrical systems. Following some simple steps will help extend battery life and keep total cost of ownership to a minimum.” I was struck at the similarity of the suggested practices […]



I Saw the Ocean

Aug 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was babysitting my niece and nephew and decided to take a walk over to the local ice cream shop. I was pushing my niece in the stroller and my nephew was riding his bike (with training wheels). Like kids do, my nephew took off […]



Why Join Your State Association?

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Last year the Wisconsin Towing Association celebrated 45 years. The motto was “45 Years of Towing Pride.” I worked on the 40th and the 45th anniversary celebration and learned a lot going through old minutes, letters, announcements, etc., from the archives. Thank goodness our state […]