“Do you know where your freight is, because I don’t?”
Unfortunately, that’s a question that many shippers hear from carriers when asking why their shipment wasn’t delivered.
Take last Saturday when a tractor trailer in Middlesex Township, PA was stolen from a truck stop. The trailer, license plate PT2916R, was carrying over 44,000 pounds of copper plates valued at over $200,000, an article in Beaver County Times notes.
Police eventually recovered the tractor at a local hotel where a man was said to have dropped it off before darting on foot towards Interstate 81 and jumping in a minivan that was waiting for him, the article explains.
So where is the trailer? Police still do not know….and neither does the carrier.
That is the case with many carriers who only have tracking devices on the tractor, if at all.
Road Scholar Transport, on the other hand, is not like other carriers. We would have found both the tractor and trailer within minutes and here’s why.
Road Scholar’s tractors are equipped with Qualcomm which provides:
-Panic buttons with vehicle disabling systems to remotely prevent the operation of a vehicle
-Full fleet visibility via computer as well as two 50-inch screens constantly monitored in headquarters
-Digital communication to and from drivers
-The ability to track the movement of a power unit from startup to shutdown as well as its history
-Ability to “ping” a specific power unit for details on its location, which can be updated as frequently as every minute
Not only does Road Scholar have tracking and security devices on its power units, but trailers, and your freight, as well.
Road Scholar allows access of its ShowMe tracking feature to customers, which allow individuals, via computer or mobile phone, to track and receive status updates and precise locations on their shipments.
If that’s not enough, Road Scholar has roof tracking decals on their trailers and with our colorful awareness trucks, it becomes very easy to pinpoint one of our trucks, and more importantly, harder to steal without going unnoticed.
All of our trailers also contain break locks in which once a key is dislodged, the trailer cannot be moved since the air brakes are locked up, protecting the trailer from being stolen.
But what about your freight?
With electronic door monitoring alerting of every door opening/closing, our team will be constantly on guard of any irregular activity. Not to mention Navalock capability which is bolt cutter, sledgehammer, and chisel proof to prevent the tampering of your freight.
What does all this mean? Simply put, when your LTL and truckload freight is onboard a Road Scholar truck, you will not have to worry about receiving a call from someone that says, “I’m sorry, but we don’t know where your freight is.”
How important is it for you to know where your freight is at any given moment?