Jack Schrock’s Blog

Afflicted Drivers

Aug 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

The other evening we were driving through our neighborhood at the speed limit of 20 mph, which is appropriate given the children at play and golf carts which are now street legal here. Here comes a whiz-bang pickup truck that started tailgating us so close […]



Reasonable Time

Aug 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

I once asked an attorney friend to define the term “reasonable time” because it seemed to mean different things to different people. He explained that “waiting a reasonable time” depended entirely on the circumstances. He went on to illustrate by saying that a ten minute […]



Routine Maintenance

Aug 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Wreckers and carriers are often worked harder than a rented mule. They have both moving parts and wear items that need to be inspected and serviced at regular intervals. Take a look at a highway construction project. At the end of every day there is […]



Garfield

Aug 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

On the top corner of my roll-top desk there is a small figurine of Garfield the Cat, sitting in his living room chair with a drink in hand, a bowl of popcorn on his lap and a cushion under his feet. This was a gift […]



Reducing Weight

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Over the years this writer has spoken of how weight often works against a HD wrecker which must be stretched to maximize performance. This “stretching” adds lots of space so manufacturers gladly install various sized body boxes, some double tunnels being large enough to accommodate […]



Flying Squirrels

Jul 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Now and then we hear about critters that fly through the air without wings. Squirrels, cats, even brave young men jumping from a high cliff. They turn, seem to float and then they all invariably land on something far below their take-off point. These flying […]



T & R in the U.K.

Jul 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

In searching my filing cabinet the other day I came across some notes of a trip I made to England in 1991. My host was John Rogers who arranged meetings as follows: Frank McAlister had just been granted the British BST 5750 (aka ISO […]



Skills

Jun 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Did you go into the towing business to ensure yourself of a job? Or, did you go into the towing business to build a better future for your family? Well, I’ve got good news whichever the case. Going through the certification process is great. Learning […]



“Thanks for Dropping In”

Jun 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

There’s a large chain of tire stores in the Pac West that uses this blog’s title as a greeting to new customers. But, it gets better. When you pull in the driveway, a friendly-looking person comes running out as though he/she were your long lost […]



Business Practices

Jun 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Some businesses have a shared, if not an identical national identity. What the fire department does in Seattle is virtually identical to what they do in Orlando; ditto for EMTs, MDs and many others. However T & R can be very different from one market […]