Road Scholar Transport celebrates its 23rd year in business today, September 8th.
Established in 1988 by Jim Barrett and his wife Debra, Road Scholar was just getting its wheels on the road when Jim leased a 27-year-old tractor trailer and acted as the company’s sole driver as Debra dispatched from their son’s bedroom. That year, Jim accumulated four trucks, earning $500,000 in receipts.
The next year, that number escalated to $2 million and continued to steadily grow to $25 million in receipts in 2000. As for Road Scholar’s four tractor trailers, they received some company, now growing to 140 tractors and around 300 trailers!
Now, 23-years later from when its first truck hit the road, Road Scholar continues to operate out of its headquarters in Dunmore, PA with four additional terminals in Leominster, MA-Jersey City, NJ-Philadelphia, PA-and Denver, PA.
Take that 27-year-old rented tractor trailer that Jim began with and compare it with the company’s 97 tractors and 305 dry vans and refrigerated trailers they run today, with the newest units being 2012 models driven by Road Scholar’s Hazmat certified drivers.
Did we mention the advanced technology Road Scholar has incorporated over the years?
From our social media presence (check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube) to our advanced security features (SkyBitz satellite tracking, electronic door monitoring, temperature monitoring, Navalock, Qualcomm and much more) Road Scholar Transport is constantly looking to build on its technological presence and the safety of your cargo.
And what about our awareness program? What started out with a single pink tractor trailer to raise breast cancer awareness turned into over twenty-one awareness trucks dedicated to various charities with that number continuously growing.
Throughout the years, Road Scholar has developed into a multi-million dollar company with an outstanding safety record and reputable service to its customers.
Only one question remains, what will we think of next?