Should Driverless Trucks be Included in Recent Self-Driving Bill?

  Earlier this month, the House passed the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution Act (SELF DRIVE Act) which provided rules for “highly automated vehicles.” 1  The rule, however, pertained to passenger vehicles but did not include commercial trucks. One week later, stakeholders confronted the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation regarding whether or not …

Road Scholar Transport to Make Appearance at PNC Field for THON Fundraiser

  Road Scholar Transport’s THON awareness truck will be parked outside of PNC Field, home of the Railriders, this Tuesday, September 19th, as the Durham Bulls take on the Memphis Redbirds in the Triple A National Championship Game. Tuesday will also be THON night at the stadium in which Penn State will be hosting a free tailgate from 4-7 PM. …

Road Scholar Transport is the Official Transporter of Scranton’s Backyard Train Seen on HBO!

  The city of Scranton has gained nationwide media attention on John Oliver’s show “Last Week Tonight,” airing on HBO on Sundays, bringing attention to WNEP 16’s backyard train. Oliver told his audience, “One of our recent ‘And Now’ segments concerns Scranton, Pennsylvania’s WNEP, more specifically their backyard train that runs behind their weather forecasters all year round.  It’s a …

Come See Road Scholar’s Trucks at Nay Aug Park’s Touch-A-Truck Event This Month

  Nay Aug Park and the Junior League of Scranton will be hosting their 9th annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, September 30th  and once again, Road Scholar is letting you get up close and personal with our trucks! Details on the event are as follows: When-Saturday, Sept. 30th 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (rain or shine) 11 a.m. – noon …

ISIS Calls on Followers to Poison Food Products, Protect Your Cargo Today

  Terror monitoring agencies uncovered postings Tuesday on known ISIS message forums calling for its followers to inject poison, including cyanide, into food at Western supermarkets. 1 According to officials, the private forum provided a list of poisons that can be created and used to tamper with food products, urging its followers to poison “the non-Muslim,” including one terrorist post …

ELD Out-of-Service Orders Won’t Take Effect Until April 2018

  While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate goes into effect on Dec. 18th of this year, truckers will not be issued out-of-services due to compliance failure until next year, according to an announcement by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) earlier this week. The CVSA advised that beginning Dec. 18th, inspectors will be able …

Hurricane Harvey Reaches Category 2 as Industry Prepares for Freight Impacts

  Expected to be the “first Category 3 hurricane to hit the US in 12 years” as well as the first major hurricane in America since Hurricane Katrina produced its damaging effects back in 2005, according to FEMA, Hurricane Harvey has now reached a Category 2 as it makes its way through the Gulf of Mexico.1 The hurricane is said …

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. The event is supported by the Queens Chamber of Commerce …

Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Nation-Win a Pair of Oakley Sunglasses!

  The moon will pass between the Earth and the sun today in an astronomical phenomenon known as a total solar eclipse, which occurs on average every 18 months with the last occurring in the U.S. in 1979.  What makes today’s event extra special is it is the first time that the eclipse will move across the ENTIRE United States …

Authorities Recover $1 Million Shoe Theft, Thieves Still at Large

  Earlier this month, thieves stole a chassis container trailer of footwear from a warehouse yard in Torrance, CA.  Without releasing the location of the theft or brand of products, authorities noted that the shoes, which consisted of both men’s and women’s sneakers, had a retail value of over $100 per pair, placing the load of 10,728 pairs at over …