Imagine turning on the radio and hearing that a tractor trailer has just overturned on the Interstate. You cringe wondering if your cargo was in it. Well it’s time to stop worrying.
With satellite tracking, now available for easy access on your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, or Windows Mobile device as well as online, you will know where your freight is at all times, so you are not left worrying if your freight was in the hands of faulty equipment and unsafe drivers, as was the case in these incidents this week…
On Tuesday, Gray Container Co. driver Lawrence Cunningham’s tractor trailer jackknifed, sending the cab over a bridge and breaking the truck apart (http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/02/_investigators_find_several_vi.html). Upon further investigation, the trailer was found to have several problems and violations.
On top of that, the trailer was carrying 55-gallon drums that, fortunately, were empty at the time. Imagine if they were full of chemicals and the destruction that could have resulted.
Was this accident due to the problem trailer? Investigators say it’s definitely a possibly since the tractor trailer “broke apart. It was not a cab-over-engine truck with a tilting cab.”
Now wouldn’t you rather have your chemicals transported with a company like Road Scholar Transport who is Hazmat certified and never, that’s right…NEVER had a citation for a piece of faulty equipment in an accident?
And how can you be sure that the driver responsible for the safe delivery of your products is reliable?
Take this morning for example, when a trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of food products shifted, causing the tractor trailer to land on its side (http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110223/NEWS/110223032/Trucker-charged-unsafe-speed-after-rig-overturns?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home).
The reason being that the driver took a turn too fast, which resulted in the driver being given a citation.
Unsafe speeds can result in accidents, fatalities, and cargo loss. The food that this tractor trailer was transporting could have been contaminated and cause hundreds of people to become sick if ingested.
Don’t ruin your good name. Protect your cargo and visit www.roadscholar.com today to get onboard a safe carrier.