It’s Time to Start Your Engines! Road Scholar’s NASCAR Challenge is Back!

  Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!  Road Scholar Transport’s NASCAR online challenge races off Sunday, February 26th with the Daytona 500. How to Play Whether you’re a rookie or a Sprint Cup Champion, playing is so simple that anyone can win.  Just choose the top ten drivers you think will finish 1st through 10th for each race to earn …

2016 Cargo Theft Statistics

  CargoNet recently released its 2016 cargo theft report.  Its results for the United States and Canada were as follows:  (The below information is provided by https://www.ajot.com/news/cargonets-2016-cargo-theft-trend-analysis) *There were 838 recorded cargo thefts and 1,614 cargo thefts, vehicle thefts, fraud, and other events last year. *623 tractors were stolen, an increase of 8% from the previous year, and 732 trailers, …

Chameleon Carrier Pleads Guilty, Here Are Some Tips to Avoid Risk

  Chameleon carriers remain a growing concern in the trucking industry, as existing or pre-existing carriers are registering under new company names and DOT#s in order to hide poor safety records, out-of-services, and to avoid paying fines. Just this month, VN Trucking and AV Trinity owner Volodymyr Kurylo pleaded guilty to reincarnating his company under a different name when it …

3rd Annual Jog for Jude to Take Place April 23rd

  On July 23, 2014, three-month-old Jude Zayac passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  SIDS typically strikes children under the age of one unexpectantly and is known as the number one cause of death in children under one year of age, claiming the lives of nearly 4,000 each year. In memory of their son, Greg and Theo Zayac …

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 …

FMCSA Announces Update to Safety Fitness Determination Rule Proposal

  The comment period on the Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) rule came to an end last May.  Issued on January 21, 2016, the notice of proposed rulemaking would replace the current rating system which categorizes carriers as satisfactory, conditional, and unsatisfactory.  The new system would instead narrow a carrier’s rating to “satisfactory” or “unfit” and base it on “roadside inspection …

Compliance Date Draws Near for Food Safety Modernization Act’s Sanitary Transportation Rule

  April 6th marks the day shippers, carriers, brokers, receivers, and loaders will need to comply with the sanitary transportation portion of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The first two of seven FSMA major rulings went into effect last September: the Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventative Controls for Animal Food.  These rulings required that food facilities “document …