Last week, 30 pallets containing thousands of Revlon cosmetics and hygiene products worth $50,000 was reported stolen after a truck driver parked his trailer on Friday, February 22nd for the weekend, returning on Sunday to find it missing. 1 The products have not been recovered.
Cosmetic theft, along with other high risk products including food and pharmaceuticals, pose a large concern due to health affects they can have on consumers if contaminated.
According to studies, a typical woman uses an average of 12 cosmetic products daily. Now imagine putting on that dab of mascara only to find out that the application led to conjunctivitis or a staph infection due to the cosmetic being contaminated with yeast or bacteria.
Protecting the value of your cosmetics does not stop at the manufacturing facility however. It is important that your high valued targets are transported by a secure and safe carrier who abides by proper protocol or you too can be faced with widespread recalls that can tamper with your brand name.
Here is how Road Scholar Transport is enforcing cosmetic safety during transport:
Road Scholar Transport has state of the art reefers, dry vans, and power units that won’t break down. Our power units are equipped with GPS technology for redundant traceability, U.S. Customs recommended “Navalocks,” and constantly monitored electronic seals. State of the art rollover and collision sensing technology is implemented to protect your freight by preventing what could potentially be a catastrophic accident if it were to involve dangerous chemicals.
Road Scholar Transport hires only the most professional and experienced drivers who are subject to background checks and safety tests well beyond the industry standard. We have hazmat certified drivers who participate in a training program to keep drivers “up to speed” on the latest techniques to prevent accidents and protect hazardous cargo. Combine our driver’s experiences with our strict in transit security protocols and the result is a “Security Officer” behind the wheel escorting your freight.
Road Scholar Transport’s equipment and technology is effective because they have industry best “Order Fulfillment Experts” monitoring the status of every order, every piece of equipment, and any variables that may effect the shipment such as traffic or weather. This 24 x 7 x 365 team’s motto is: If you want to stay up all night that’s YOUR problem…If you don’t, it’s OURS.
Road Scholar Transport follows an operating methodology called the PDM or “Pentagon Distribution Model.” These 5 points: Technology, Protocols, Equipment, Visibility, and Compliance combine to create an oversight umbrella that allows for 99% on time delivery and not a single full cargo loss in the history of the company.
To learn more about PDM visit http://www.roadscholar.com/sales/pdm.html.
For a reliable transportation carrier equipped with the latest technology and transported by qualified drivers visit www.roadscholar.com.
Below is a list of the most common targets for cargo theft according to FreightWatch International’s 2012 US Cargo Theft Report. Are there any items not on the list that you think are prime targets for theft? Do you think this year’s most common targets are similar to last year’s?
- Food/Drinks (19% of all thefts by product types)
- Metals (15%)
- Electronics (13%)
- Home/Garden & Miscellaneous (Tied at 10%)
- Clothing/Shoes (8%)
- Auto Parts (8%)
- Building/Industrial & Alcohol (Tied at 5%)
- Pharmaceuticals (3%)
- Consumer Care & Cosmetics/Personal Care (Tied at 2%)