Jack Schrock’s Blog

Happy Birthday

Jan 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

  As I was approaching the “milestone birthday” Joan began planning a special party to memorialize the occasion. This was just about a year ago and she and our daughter-in-law and daughter set about to make extraordinary arrangements for the affair. They got one of […]



It’s Just Too Easy…

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

… to go into the T & R business. When the banks were all failing my banker friend told me, ”it’s difficult trying to compete with somebody who’s in the process of going broke.” Entry level T & R is more often than not what […]



Modern T & R Marketing

Jan 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When I came aboard in the mid 60s, selling wreckers was a tedious task. First, there were few to none new turnkey wreckers available for purchase. Holmes factory reps drove demonstrators which they would sell, but then it could take several months before they could […]



Leadership

Jan 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

My Dad once told me that I could tell my age by the number of funerals I attended. Yes, I‘m thinking of Chick Malcolm, Jim Blakeley, George Stevens, Dave Jones and others who have gone on before me. Jim was the organizing President of TRAA […]



Skill Sets

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

A wise man once said: ”The older we get, the slower we get.” Put another way, my doctor recently told me that I was suffering from “TMB.” Translated, that means “Too Many Birthdays.” I read a story about two WWII pilots who were making their […]



Out and About

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

In September, for the first time in years, I spent a day with Brian Marshall, my friend and former distributor from Houston. We worked this part of central Texas calling on customers and “wanna’ bees.” The last stop was made at Don Ward’s Towing in […]



Rank and Recognition

Nov 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

In walking through the halls of a hospital, have you ever noticed that the folks in white gowns are senior clinicians of one sort or another? Their gown color attests to the fact that they have reached the very top of skill and authority and […]



Differentiation

Nov 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

This is an old topic that needs to be revisited because if you are competing with others for the same customers your offering must be “different” if your business is to prosper. Thanks to D. Vincent Liuzza, Jr, Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) the concept of […]



Nepotism

Nov 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

My dictionary defines this term as “favoritism shown to relatives” so in that vein I want to relate a story about a friend who changed careers to go into a new business. Let’s call this guy Joe. He was an engineer who grew weary of […]



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 […]