Trucking Updates: The Latest News in the Industry

  Below is your trucking news brief: Volume                    According to the DAT Freight Index, freight volume on the spot market increased last month 48% compared to February 2016.1 Tonnage The American Trucking Associations’ Bob Costello noted that its for-hire truck tonnage index has decreased 0.1% last month and is down 2.8% year-over-year.2 Rates Flatbed freight rates increased in February while …

Upcoming Awareness Event: Jog for Jude Raises Money for SIDS

  The 3rd annual Jog for Jude event will be held Sunday, April 23rd to raise money for S.I.D.S. Research and St. Joseph’s Center. Three-month-old Jude Zayac passed away on July 23, 2014 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 …

Date Quickly Approaches for Carrier FSMA Compliance, Online Training Course Offered

  Shippers, carriers, brokers, receivers, and loaders have less than a month to comply with the sanitary transportation portion of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which goes into full effect on April 6th. The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food ruling, which was supposed to have a compliance date of March when it was pushed back a month, …

FMCSA Restores Prior 34-Hour Restart Ruling

  Members of the trucking industry are rejoicing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s decision to restore the 34-hour restart ruling prior to its 2013 revision. In July of 2013, a revision to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s HOS rules went into effect, which included a restart provision containing two consecutive breaks between the hours of 1 a.m. and …

It’s Time to Play Our March Madness Bracket Challenge!

  Last year, Villanova took home the NCAA Championship, beating North Carolina 77-74.  But as we learned in previous years, anything can happen and upsets are bound to occur.  Starting Sunday night, you can step up to the free throw line and take your shot at winning some great prizes with Road Scholar Transport’s annual March Madness Bracket Challenge! There …

Technology Predicts Driver Turnover, Correlation Found Between Carrier’s CSA Scores and Driver Sustainability

  New research conducted by software system developer Vigillo, revealed a connection between a carrier’s safety scores and their ability to sustain drivers. Analyzing 2,000 of their trucking fleet customers, Vigillo found that trucking companies that had poorer CSA scores had a significantly higher rate of driver turnover.  According to its results, carriers that had high turnover rates “also had …

The Dangers of Spilled Milk During Transport

  Sometimes there is a reason for crying over spilt milk, especially when it closes roads for several hours and pollutes the water supply, killing thousands of aquatic life and costing your company some hefty fines. Milk has always been told to “do your body good,” but what most don’t realize is that it is also classified as a pollutant …

Who’s Moving Your Freight? Industry Experts Speak Out on Quality of Drivers

  A driver pulls up to your dock reeking of smoke, wearing a dirty shirt with holes in it, hasn’t shaven in a week, and you can barely understand a word that he/she is saying.  Do you place your food products in their hands?  Or maybe you do because you are saving a few dollars by shopping out the cheapest …