Protect your Freight from Freezing this Winter

  Winter is right around the corner with the most frigid temperature conditions expected to hit in the month of February, posing a threat to even refrigerated shipments that are susceptible to freezing, as a carrier’s trailer can reach temperatures as low as –20°F, leading to damaged products, recalls, loss of revenue, and of course, jeopardizing your brand equity. Transporting …

Self-Driving Truck Hits Ohio Roads, Violates Nevada Law

    Last month we brought to you the story of the first ever shipment to be delivered in the U.S. in a driverless truck, traveling 120 miles throughout Colorado to deliver over 51,000 cans of Budweiser beer.  You can read that story here. Prior to that, Otto’s driverless truck performed a test drive on Nevada’s roads last May, which …

Carrier Risk Solutions CEO Speaks Out on Holiday Cargo Theft

  The below article was written by guest blogger Sam Tucker, CEO of Carrier Risk Solutions. Like last year, Christmas will fall over a weekend and the Thanksgiving holiday is known to be a hotbed of cargo theft activity.  Weekends are historically bad for cargo theft, but holiday weekends are notoriously awful.  FreightWatch International reported that last year’s holiday cargo …

NTSB Pushes for Mandatory Collision Avoidance Systems and Video Recorders on Trucks

  Collision avoidance systems and video recorders make up two of the top ten improvements on NTSB’s 2017-2018 most wanted improvements list for the transportation industry. While just recommendations, the NTSB expressed the need for collision avoidance systems and video recorders to become mandatory on trucks to help improve safety and prevent accidents.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety …

Industry Remains Uncertain of Trump Administration’s Impact on Trucking

  The trucking industry donated $6.32 million towards political campaigns with $161,703 being contributed in support of Donald Trump.1  While it is still uncertain as to how the new administration will impact the industry, many trucking members have a positive outlook and are excited to see the changes in the upcoming year. Trump has spoken out on numerous occasions regarding …

Spreading Awareness During Lung Cancer, Epilepsy, and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

  Since Road Scholar Transport began its awareness campaign in 2007, the company has grown from a single pink tractor trailer for breast cancer awareness to over three dozen trucks supporting various causes from organ donation to our troops and even man’s best friend.  This November, we want to pay special tribute to our Lung Cancer Alliance, epilepsy, and pancreatic …

Cargo Theft Continues to Decline According to 3rd Quarter Findings

  CargoNet recently released its third quarter cargo theft statistics, citing 447 reportable thefts for the quarter which included cargo, vehicle, and fraud, accounting for a 2% increase versus 3Q 2015. 1 CargoNet’s report was positive in many ways.  Firstly, there was a 9% decrease in cargo theft incidents compared to the same period last year, with 201 occurrences. 1 …

Request to Overturn ELD Mandate Denied

  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request to overturn the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ruling mandating the usage of electronic logging devices (ELDs) on trucks was overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit on Monday. The ruling, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will provide three main benefits:  improve safety by enforcing HOS …

First US Shipment Delivered by Driverless Truck, What It Could Mean for the Industry

  Last September, the Los Angeles Times noted that trucking would “likely be the first type of driving to be fully automated” because “long-haul big rigs spend most of their time on highways, which are the easiest roads to navigate without human intervention.” 1  Just last week we saw this happen. Anheuser-Busch put over 51,000 cans of Budweiser beer on …

Phase 2 of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks Published in Federal Register

  The Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published phase 2 of the “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles” rule on Tuesday, aiming to put more “fuel-efficient and aerodynamic tractors and trailers” on the road. 1 The second phase, finalized last August, follows years after phase 1 was launched, …