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May is Lupus Awareness Month and Road Scholar Transport is Spreading the Word

May is Lupus Awareness Month and Road Scholar Transport is Spreading the Word

From medical conditions to missing persons and even our furry friends, Road Scholar Transport’s awareness campaign has been attracting the attention of people all across the nation and continues to grow each year.  This May, our trucks are working overtime to help spread the word during Lupus awareness month. 

THON Weekend Kicks Off Today and We Are Giving Away Die-Cast Trucks to Celebrate!

THON Weekend Kicks Off Today and We Are Giving Away Die-Cast Trucks to Celebrate!

Over 16,500 student volunteers will come together today in what is known as the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, to participate in THON, Penn State IFC’s 46-hour dance marathon.  The event, which takes place every February, is a year-long fundraising effort that goes towards the fight against pediatric cancer through Four Diamonds Fund at Hershey Medical Center.  Last year, the event broke its record, bringing in $10,920,014.83, all of which benefits the families and children affected by pediatric cancer.  Since 1973, THON has raised over $157 million in its efforts.

5,000 Mammograms by Mother’s Day Campaign

5,000 Mammograms by Mother’s Day Campaign

From now until Mother’s Day, the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF), in conjunction with the Celebrating Life Foundation, has launched a campaign to help raise funds to provide 5,000 mammograms for those in need but who cannot financially afford it.

Road Scholar Transport Spreads Awareness during National Cancer Prevention Month

Road Scholar Transport Spreads Awareness during National Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, a time to educate the country on the disease, and more importantly, possible ways to prevent it.

80,000 lb Tractor Trailers Help Spread Awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

80,000 lb Tractor Trailers Help Spread Awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A pink ribbon, a pink shirt, participating in a walk…all ways to show breast cancer awareness this October.  But Road Scholar Transport is taking it a step further, showing our support towards a cure 24/7 with not one, but four pink 80,000 lb tractor trailers.

Road Scholar’s Rolling Memorial Truck to Make Appearance at 9/11 Event

 Road Scholar’s Rolling Memorial Truck to Make Appearance at 9/11 Event

The JFK Chamber of Commerce and the Port Authority of NY and NJ cordially invite you to join them on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 8 AM to 10 AM at JFK Airport Ball Field to remember and pay respect to all those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001.

How Much Do Product Recalls Really Cost?

 How Much Do Product Recalls Really Cost?

Recall…a dreaded word that no manufacturer wants to hear, sparking media attention, hampering your hard earned reputation, and no doubt posing a financial burden on your company.  Thousands of recalls happen every year and the number of cases has been growing.

Disabled 9/11 First Responder to Pull Road Scholar’s Rolling Memorial Tractor Trailer

 Disabled 9/11 First Responder to Pull Road Scholar’s Rolling Memorial Tractor Trailer

On September 11th, 2016, James Hagner will set out to pull Road Scholar Transport’s Rolling Memorial awareness truck, weighing in at 18,222 lbs, wearing just a harness to help raise money for The FealGood Foundation.

Cargo Theft Declines in Second Quarter

CargoNet recently released its quarterly cargo theft report for the U.S. and Canada.  Here were their findings:

How Many:

*Cargo theft was down in 2017’s 2nd quarter, decreasing from 358 supply chain risk incidents (these include theft of vehicles and cargo as well as fraud) in 1Q 2017 to 296 in 2Q, a 53% drop when compared to the same quarter 2016.

*Out of the 296 incidents:

-Nearly 50% were cargo theft1

-58% involved vehicle theft (110 tractors and 109 trailers) 1, 2

-9% involved fraud1

How Much

*The value of theft decreased from $28.7 million in 1Q to $17.2 million.  Compared to last year, cargo theft is down $35.1 million in value.2

*The average loss per incident was $202,774, which was higher than 1Q ($149,522).2

What

It comes as no surprise that food and beverage was the most stolen commodity and once again, household goods came in second.

Where

*The location in which the thefts occurred switched positions quarter-over-quarter with warehouses taking the number one spot followed by unsecured yards.2

*While theft in California decreased 53% since 2016, it remained the top state for cargo theft followed by Texas.2

Stay Informed

Learn more about “Cargo Theft Hot Spots, Where Cargo and Freight Theft Occurs, and Cargo Theft Prevention Tips” in the video to the right.

Reduce Your Risk

Cargo theft will always be a threat to the supply chain industry but there are ways to help reduce your risk by choosing a secure carrier who is well versed in cargo theft prevention.

Road Scholar Transport’s self-created “Pentagon Distribution Model” provides 100% accountability and secure transport by focusing on technology, visibility, protocols, equipment, and audit trails.  Here are some of the ways we are protecting your high risk freight:

*Locks:  TS4A-Instantly locks all air breaks, preventing unauthorized movements

               Navalock-U.S. Customs approved

Babco lock-Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv0oUYvL2iI

*Weekend Delivery:  It is statistically proven that cargo at rest is cargo at risk with the greatest number of cargo thefts occurring on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Road Scholar Transport, however, offers weekend delivery service for our customers, getting their products delivered quickly and reducing the risk of theft.

*Asset-tracking:  Both on the tractor and trailer along with aerial and satellite tracking (down to street level).

*Vivid colors:  Our brightly colored awareness trucks make it harder for anyone to steal our trucks.

*Security gate trailers:  Internal security gates allow us the ability to separate your cargo from other freight, preventing damage concerns by securely locking your freight within a portion of our trailer.  See how it works at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31_ZYxmMc6Y

*Drivers:  Uniformed drivers who undergo toughest driver background checks in the business, constantly trained on the latest cargo transport threats.

*Geofencing:  Route or facility specific

*Facility Security:  Around the clock dispatch and operations center.  All facilities are physically fenced and have 24 x 7 x 365 video surveillance.

*Expedited Service:  24-hour expedited service throughout our core service areas.

*Electronic door monitoring

This is part of why we never suffered a full cargo theft in our company’s history!

Learn more about Road Scholar’s high security shipping here and visit RoadScholar.com for an LTL or truckload freight rate today.

 

1https://www.gobytrucknews.com/cargo-theft-down/123

2http://www.ccjdigital.com/cargonet-theft-of-cargo-equipment-sees-decline-in-second-quarter/

Let Us Pay Tribute to the Victims of 9/11 This Month

 Let Us Pay Tribute to the Victims of 9/11 This Month

Many of us remember where we were and what we were doing the moment we heard that a plane had crashed into one of the twin towers.  Not soon later we learned about additional strikes on the remaining tower, the Pentagon, and near Shanksville, PA, avoiding the terrorists’ intended target, the Capital building.  The hijackings on September 11, 2001 will forever be etched into the minds of Americans and this September, we ask everyone to remember the men and women who lost their lives that day.

Fictitious Pickups on the Rise as Thieves Become More Computer Savvy

 Fictitious Pickups on the Rise as Thieves Become More Computer Savvy

In a technology-based world where people look for speed and convenience in doing everyday tasks, the shipping industry isn’t any different, as more and more shippers rely on brokers to schedule the transportation of their freight, brokers posting these loads online for bidding, and trucking companies replying with their rates on load boards.  But is this process leading to a greater number of fictitious pickups?  Cargo theft experts say yes.

Self-Driving Trucks Expected to Remove 1.7 Million Truck Drivers, White House Reports

Self-Driving Trucks Expected to Remove 1.7 Million Truck Drivers, White House Reports

Last May, Otto’s driverless truck performed a test drive on Nevada’s roads and in October, the first ever shipment to be delivered in the U.S. via a driverless truck was made, traveling 120 miles throughout Colorado to deliver over 51,000 cans of Budweiser beer.  The following month, Ohio became the third state to have driverless trucks travel its roads.