Imagine this. You place $3.78 million dollars worth of pharmaceuticals on a truck (the average loss of a stolen load in 2010) only to find out that your shipment has been completely damaged by a trucking incident. Now imagine getting reimbursed only 1/4th the cost of your shipment.
You don’t have to imagine, it’s reality.
According to freight101.com, most trucking companies only pay 1/3rd, even 1/4th, of your freight’s damage claims. Even worse, the typical 3rd party provider (broker) has no cargo or liability insurance, which could lead to a great loss if your freight is damaged by an unqualified driver.
Road Scholar Transport, however, has up to 1,000,000 cargo and liability insurance with a damage claim record that is among the lowest in the industry and far below the rates of those major national carriers. How low? Here’s an example. In 2010 Road Scholar Transport transported 64,891,422 lbs, traveled 6,651,102 miles, and made 31,137 deliveries with a total of 9 claims. Put another way, Road Scholar had just 0.0003% damage claims in the year 2010!
Protocols, newer equipment, safety technology, security features, and qualified drivers are reasons why Road Scholar maintains such an excellent safety record.
Take last Thursday for example, when a truck crashed in Oregon when a driver decided to reach for his lunch while driving, causing a rollover and spilling the load of milk he was transporting.
Unqualified drivers are everywhere, which is why Road Scholar maintains policies and procedures geared towards putting only the safest drivers on the road. Our drivers exhibit a clean, uniformed appearance and are well-trained for transporting your LTL and truckload freight.
Or consider last Wednesday when a truck driver was speeding, causing his tractor-trailer to rollover, losing its load of frozen food and presenting contamination concerns that led to the load being deemed worthless.
Road Scholar Transport, on the other hand, has safety technology that monitors the temperature within the trailer (and your freight), alerting dispatch of even the slightest change in degree of temperature. Our ReeferTrak system will provide you, the customer, with the ability to see the temperature of your freight, as well as its location, at any given time, with accessibility months after delivery so you don’t have to deal with the problem of disposing your freight due to contamination.
So why risk taking a large financial hit by having your freight damaged in the hands of an unqualified carrier with a questionable safety record when you can ship with a reputable company like Road Scholar Transport?
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