Thanksgiving began its roots back in 1621 with the Pilgrims and Wampanoag, growing its popularity in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln declared it a national holiday.
Thanksgiving is a time for showing gratitude, being with family and friends, and who could forget the great food?
First of all, what’s Thanksgiving without turkey and pumpkin pie? But did you know the careful effort it takes just to ensure that your Thanksgiving gobbler is safe to eat?
Turkey, along with other frozen foods, must maintain a precise temperature. 41 to 140°F is considered the “danger zone” of these products, named this because bacteria are known to spread rapidly under these conditions.
Maintaining the correct storage conditions, however, is tricky, especially during transport, and with over 85 million food shipments being moved each year, there are bound to be contaminated products ingested by consumers nationwide.
Now being sick on Thanksgiving from eating turkey that was improperly transported is far from being something to be thankful for. That’s where Road Scholar comes in.
Road Scholar Transport applies a product known as ReeferTrak to all of our refrigerated trailers, which allows our staff to carefully monitor the temperature within the trailer (and your freight), alerting us of any change in degree. This system allows you, the customer, 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 concerns.
Now turkey and pumpkin pie may be favorites at Thanksgiving but surely you need all of the trimmings as well. That’s why Road Scholar provides LTL service to transport your cranberry sauce, olives, and vegetables.
But what about all of that stuffing and potatoes? No problem, we offer truckload service as well, keeping our trailer, and your stomachs, full this Thanksgiving.
With the aroma of good food all around you, you reach your hand out to grab a delicious hot bun but notice that something is wrong…the buns are spoiled.
Although frozen bread can last months in a freezer, fresh bread will typical last 2-3 days when left out and packaged bread 6-7 days after its sell date. But what if I said that Road Scholar Transport could add an extra day or two to your bread’s lifecycle? How? By delivering it the next day or even same day with our expedited service. You can easily calculate the expedited time of your shipment by going to http://www.roadscholar.com/mileage/index.php?to_zip=&=Calculate&from_zip.
And if you weren’t convinced yet of Road Scholar’s services, we’ll give you one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving…our high security features.
According to FreightWatch International, US cargo theft rate increases 28 percent on holidays. This is because cargo sits during the holiday weekends and those members of the trucking industry are well aware of the golden rule that applies here, “cargo at rest is cargo at risk.” That’s why Road Scholar Transport is on the road 24/7 365 days a year, so your cargo is not just sitting, waiting to be stolen. Our top of the line security features such as electronic door monitoring, satellite tracking, navalock, and panic messaging, along with our colorful awareness trucks make it extremely difficult for thieves to steal one of our trucks and go unnoticed.
So when you are choosing a carrier to deliver your food products this holiday season, make sure you go to www.roadscholar.com…you’ll be thankful you did.