Jack Schrock’s Blog

Safe

Sep 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

The word has different meanings depending on the situation. Safe for the F16 fighter pilot means he successfully dodged that last missile, but it means something entirely different when talking about grandmother climbing the stairs. You can also be “safe” at home plate, which translates […]



Success

Sep 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Over the years I’ve noticed very successful towers in communities where there were also many unsuccessful towers. I’ve taken note of what makes a tower successful. Yes he must have the right equipment, but he also needs a winning business model or strategy, and this […]



More on Ratings

Aug 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Wreckers come in various sizes and configurations with each targeted to a particular application, which makes it easy for the large operator to make equipment selections. However, the smaller tower is often forced to a single model that will work for the majority of its […]



Girl Friday

Aug 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Being a Tow Boss is something like fighting six boxers all by yourself at the same time. You might land a lucky punch now and then, but the game is stacked against you and can be your downfall in no time. Save yourself for the […]



Acquired Skills

Aug 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Several years ago my wife fell and cracked her head (hard) on a concrete floor. We live in a small town that is served by a volunteer fire department and they were first to respond to our 911 call. Our chief had served in a […]



Indy 500

Aug 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

“The greatest spectacle in racing” was the constant reminder from the radio announcer when my dad and I would get together to listen. We shared an interest in racing which always came down to the annual Indy 500. But the race was much more than […]



Food Processors

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Over the past 50-plus years we’ve had several dogs; some big and playful and others small and cranky. My personal pick of the bunch was a standard poodle that was born to catch a Frisbee. She was always ready to play catch with anything. We […]



Balancing

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A HD wrecker is a “balancing” act in more ways than one. In addition to balancing a heavy load on the underlift, it is a combination of function, weight and appearance. In terms of function, the wrecker must have enough size, mass and power to […]



T & R Sales

Jul 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

A few years back, two of us taught marketing and sales of towing and recovery equipment. One of the points we consistently made was that the salesman’s desk was his/her worst enemy. The excuses are many, but here are a few: First, I’m staying inside […]



Lettering

Jul 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Most towers should use their wreckers as traveling billboards, however the larger the rig the more lettering because there’s more space. Let me tell a story about one of those electronic signs that changes every few moments. First, it’s located alongside the interstate highway so […]