Jack Schrock’s Blog

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 […]



Happy Birthday America

Jul 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Every year we celebrate the Fourth of July at our house, not because of parades, fireworks and backyard cookouts. We celebrate because this was America’s day of independence. This was the day when Americans became responsible for their future, and what a terrific job they […]



Depreciation

Jun 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

It’s not only what you pay going in, it’s also what you get going out. Yes, the purchase price is important. However, if that’s the only factor you’re considering, you can probably expect to take a bath when it’s time to trade or sell. The […]



LD T & R

Jun 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

My bias is obvious as I am better schooled in HD and SHD wreckers than LD Towing. And I know there are far more LD tow trucks running around than HD and SHD Wreckers which means too many of my articles and blogs miss the […]



Conglomeration

Jun 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

HD Towers who are regularly doing the same job again and again have developed equipment best suited for that particular job. For example, the late Eddie Kingsmill of New Orleans developed a HD tow truck for hauling garbage packers. He started with a long-wheelbase KW […]