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Old Friends

Apr 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

I got a call a while back from Bob Kingsmill of New Orleans. His Dad, Eddie is in the Hall of Fame because he was one of the first who taught our industry how to develop a client list to the point that he closed […]



Money

Mar 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

There was a time when many Americans bartered for necessary goods and services, but for the most part that idea has been greatly diminished because actual money establishes a consistent value for everything. Since most of us are paid for our work product in money, […]



Basics

Mar 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Assuming your HD underlift has the power to do so, its lifting power will depend on several factors — the wheelbase of your tow truck, the front axle weight of your tow truck (not the rating but actual empty weight), and the distance the underlift […]



Buying Equipment

Mar 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

When purchasing towing equipment, understanding the various elements of the transaction can save you money. From the viewpoint of the T & R equipment dealer, the following are the basic elements of the sale that can affect your final price: 1 – The make, model […]



Jack of All Trades

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

The title implies that a person is capable of everything from brain surgery to driving a race car and all that’s in between. Last summer we spent a few days in the local hospital and came away with the understanding that doctors don’t make good […]



Warning

Feb 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Towers put their lives on the line when working an accident or incident near an active highway and all too often the tower is working without law enforcement assistance. This means he must look out for himself while trying to also devote attention to the […]



Features and Benefits

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A good customer from West Texas was having trouble with tow slings — lots of trouble. So I made a call to find out why. We unpacked a new sling and installed it on an older 440 which we backed up to a wrecked car. […]



Purpose

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Years back the original John Hawkins asked me to help a new start up business that had an interesting new product. Their firm name is immaterial but they had a talented group that had developed a new “gizmo” for T & R. Within the first […]



Success Revisited

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

I can write or tell a story much easier than I can perform brain surgery, or for that matter, do a thousand other things. It goes without saying that we are at our best when playing to our strengths so most of us are inclined […]



Overworked T & R Equipment

Jan 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Yesterday we had to deal with broken mounting bolts, wire, even truck frames. But that was during the time of powerful mechanical wreckers that didn’t know how to stop, so the wrecker could self-destruct. In the 70s along came the hydraulic wreckers, thanks to Gerry […]