Trucking Company Owners Accused of Lying About Spoiled Products to Collect Insurance Money

  Whereas Road Scholar Transport takes several measures to ensure that your temperature sensitive cargo does not lose its integrity during the transportation process, one trucking company duo did everything in their power to assure that it did. Alexei Legassov and Ekaterina Khlaponina, both of Palm Coast, FL, owned/managed numerous trucking companies operating in NJ.  Among these were Akmos Trade …

Win a Flat Screen TV with Road Scholar’s NFL Challenge!

  The 2017 NFL season kicks off Thursday, September 7th with the Chiefs taking on the Patriots and Road Scholar Transport has your chance to watch all of the sports’ action on a brand new flat screen TV! Road Scholar Transport’s NFL Challenge is FREE to play and prizes are awarded weekly with an overall grand prize winner chosen at …

Customer Retention Suffers as Drivers Lack Quality/Skill

Drivers are said to be one of (if not the most) important asset for trucking companies.  Not only are they responsible for the successful and safe transportation of products, but overall act as brand ambassadors for their company, often spending more time with customers than traditional salesmen.  The impression they leave behind plays a large role in customer retention as …

New Study Releases SMS Recommendations

  In 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) replaced the previous SafeStat System with a new Safety Measurement System (SMS) in an effort to quantify the performance of drivers and carriers as well as identify those who are at high risk of an accident.  Since then, groups have been lashing out over the misrepresentation of publicized motor carrier …

FMCSA Suggests a Dozen Regulations to be Considered for Elimination

  Last January, President Trump signed Executive Order 13771 (“Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs”).  In order to comply with the order, which would eliminate two “burdensome regulations” for every one new regulatory action, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) presented a PowerPoint containing a list of a dozen rules that they suggest …

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. One of the factors attributing to such increases over recent years is greater “outsourcing and captive offshoring of …

Proposals Would Make it Easier to Obtain CDL, Aid in Driver Shortage

  Yesterday, two proposals brought forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration were published in the Federal Register and would make it easier to obtain a commercial driver’s license. The first proposal, The Commercial Learner’s Permit Validity rule, would extend the expiration date on a CDL learner’s permit from the current 6 months to one year before the individual …

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule Becomes Law

    A ruling that provides the minimum requirements that must be met for entry-level driving training became law this week.  Here’s what you need to know: Background:  An established set of requirements for entry-level driver training has been a long time in the works, going back to the 1980s.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration began working on a …

Awareness Spotlight: Road Home Foundation

  You may have seen Road Scholar Transport’s Road Home Foundation awareness truck on the road, “Quietly supporting injured warriors and their families in times of need.”  But what exactly is the Road Home Foundation and where did the idea to create a truck for them come about?  Vice President & Board of Director for the Road Home Foundation for …

Trucking Updates

  Hair Testing: Earlier this year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration advised the industry that a proposal, which would acknowledge hair testing as an acceptable form for a carrier to drug test its employees, would likely be released by year’s end or early 2018.  But given that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was required …