Geri Roskopf’s Blog

The Rules Are Changing

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

“Over the years, regulations have added still more complexity to fleet operations, and the most recent regulations have only had a multiplier effect. I don’t know how fleets do it, frankly,” says Richard P. Schweitzer, general counsel for the National Private Truck Council. The above […]



When the Boss Is Out of the Office

Nov 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I am pretty sure when my husband and I are out of the office — whether for an hour or a couple of days — our employees shout yahoo! Kind of like “when the cat’s away, the mouse will play.” Well today I feel like […]



Being a Lifelong Learner

Nov 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My husband tells me I need to sit on my hands and not volunteer so much. Sometimes I do wonder if I bite off more than I can chew with the giving of my time, but I’ve found that by volunteering I not only help […]



Get Lifted

Oct 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

October is breast cancer awareness month. I’m scheduled for my mammogram next month, and while I don’t like getting “squished” I know I can tolerate the pain for a few minutes to make sure there isn’t anything to worry about. I always wait anxiously for […]



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 […]