Jack Schrock’s Blog


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 […]

Who We Are

Jul 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

It has been said by those much wiser than me that we all fall into one of three categories: 1. The Contestants – those who create jobs and opportunities for us. 2. The Spectators – those who understand the contest but only talk about it. […]

You and Your Business

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A good friend of mine went into the T & R business 40 years ago and I suggested that he consider incorporation. He decided against it and is no worse for wear, at least not up to this point, though he’s had to dig into […]


Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Seems to me that far too many towers choose to “specialize” in non-consent work probably because they know little, if anything, about marketing and sales. As a result, they rarely meet the same customer twice. Putting it another way, without loyal and repeat customers they […]


May 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

The other day I came across an interesting question: When and where did carriers first come into play? We know that Ernest Holmes was the first to develop a wrecker that served the automotive needs in the mountains around Chattanooga, Tennessee. He operated a garage […]

War is Hell

May 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

There is no such thing as a “good war.” People die, or are maimed for life. Families are destroyed, and the combatants are diminished in other ways. But sometimes there is not an alternative to total war. WWII is a good example when Nazi Germany […]

Words of Wisdom

May 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Over the years I’ve picked up some sage advice from others and I’ve come to call it “Words of Wisdom.” For example, I once worked for an attorney-turned-businessman who told me: ”There ain’t no such thing as a one-sided good deal.” From my mentor, Val […]


May 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

We are beginning the lengthy process of “downsizing” and I suppose that means different things to different people. For us today, it means we don’t need a large home sitting on an acre of St. Augustine grass (that drinks water in the summertime) and everything […]