Jack Schrock’s Blog

Jump Shift

Oct 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

With credit to Tom Luciano of the U. S., and Steffan Ericson and Lennart Larrsen of Sweden, carriers could play an enhanced role in the future of T & R. Tom could see the day when a carrier could pull itself under the pile of […]



Our Legacies

Oct 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

I want to tell you a story about two very dear friends in T & R who built their business from nothing to the point that their three children have now stepped in to take it where they left off. Yes, I could be talking […]



Old Friends

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

There’s a guy who lives precisely 157 miles from my front door. We went to high school and college together. We built and raced hot rods together in the 50s. He ate dinner at my house often and I did the same at his. We […]



Acquisition Cost

Sep 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When we think of this subject, the cost of purchasing our last wrecker comes to mind, but this is only part of the story. If you’ve ever watched Shark Tank on TV you’ve heard Mark Cuban ask participants “How much does it cost you to […]



Visibility

Sep 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

As a follow up to a blog I recently wrote regarding nighttime visibility, I would like to comment about colors you cannot see at night. I was driving in drizzling rain on a blacktop country road one moonless night. I couldn’t drive very fast without […]



Nighttime Hazards

Sep 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

To get to and from the local airport I often take a country road that is really not a short cut, it’s just quicker because there’s no traffic. Coming home a couple of months ago it was drizzling rain making the blacktop road look even […]



Air Tools

Sep 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Twisting wrenches is hard work that also skins knuckles and makes you sweat. So the introduction of air-operated tools was welcomed by mechanics and wannabes everywhere. But there’s more to the story. Months ago I took Mom’s car in for service, realignment and tire rotation. […]



Success

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

At the C-store the other day I bumped into a tower I’ll call Leroy. He hadn’t shaved or changed clothes in the last six weeks and his “uniform” consisted of torn and dirty blue jeans, a ragged shirt that was hanging out and a pair […]



The Summit

Aug 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

This past week I attended the Towing & Recovery Management Summit in New Orleans sponsored by Tow Times. There were 13 different sessions offered by experts in their respective fields ranging from lobbying to change laws and regulations (presented by T & R attorney Michael […]



More on Weight

Jul 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Ever see a fire truck clear through the scale house? I’m not talking about those on an emergency call, I’m talking about those fire wagons that drive around town checking this and that. Routine trips I would say. Frankly I’ve never seen a fire truck […]