Apology Request to Max Heine of Overdrive Magazine, a Randall Reilly Publication

Dear Mr. Heine, I am writing to you in response to your July 30, 2014 piece on the “Overdrive’s Most Beautiful Contest” winner, in which you begin your article with “It’s probably a safe bet there’s not too many slender women drivers that drag around heavy hoses …” The article was brought to my attention […]

Facebook Group Chases Best-Paying Loads

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Successful owner-operator Chad Boblett (right) created the Facebook group “Rate Per Mile Masters.”   Facebook Group Chases Best-Paying Loads By Joel Weiler, Marketing Content Developer, DAT Solutions Most drivers will face challenges when they make the transition from company driver to running on their own authority. DAT customer Chad Boblett faced many challenges, too, in his […]

Un-Safe Truck Parking , The Final Comments

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Another trucker has been murdered during his federally mandated sleep break. (Read: 30 Year Old Michael Boeglin Murdered) Another working man that did not have safe truck parking available to but was required to comply with federal “hours of service”. His young pregnant wife has been left a widow. Meanwhile, the House and Senate went […]

Smart Tools to Keep Drivers Happy


By Michael Tupper, Product Manager, DAT Solutions  The growing consensus is that trucking is now facing a truckload capacity crunch. For carriers, that means driver recruitment and retention is even more crucial to their business. One simple way to keep drivers happy, while also providing useful and cost-effective tools, is to provide a smartphone or tablet, […]

DTL Transportation Partners with REAL Women in Trucking!


Who says you can’t get a truck driving job if you live in Florida? Qualified Female Class A, CDL Holders for regional driving jobs are being encouraged to apply with DTL Transportation a family owned company that has been in business for over 30 years. Now Hiring Solo Drivers ~ Orlando (Sanford), Florida & Columbia, […]

Can a Smartphone App Help Your Business? 5 Questions to Ask

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  By Scott McCollister, Product Manager, DAT Solutions Half of U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones, according to Nielsen, compared to 36% in 2011. Furthermore, given a choice between a smartphone and a conventional phone, more than two-thirds choose the smartphone. If you’ve relegated your trusty flip-phone to the junk drawer, you’re already wise to […]

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Scanner on the Road


By Jonathan Reeder, Marketing, DAT Solutions If you have a smartphone with a camera, you essentially have a mobile document scanner—one you can use to scan and submit invoices and other paperwork to companies you work with, including Advance Business Capital (ABC), the preferred freight factoring provider of DAT. Whether you use a document scanning app on an […]

US Foods Encourages Women Truckers to Apply for Available Altoona, PA Driver Positions


US Foods ~ Keeps Kitchens Cooking ™ US Foods, U.S. Foodservice is one of America’s top 10 largest private companies and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to promoting diversity of thought, ideas, perspectives and people. US Foods, U.S. Foodservice Altoona and Greensburg, PA division encourages qualified CDL holders of both genders to learn more about […]

Stagecoaches to Truck Drivers ~ Women’s History Month


Riding Shotgun in the Old West, Annie Box Neal (1870–1950) accompanied her husband on his stage coach run through the Tucson, Arizona region when his freight was high security gold bullion. As he drove the team of horses with escorts by his rig, Annie sat next to him holding a shotgun which she had the […]

Stagecoach Mary Fields ~ Women’s History Month

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She was born a Tennessee slave but became a legendary freight hauler in Montana. She loved to fight, drink whiskey and smoke cigars. She didn’t like having anyone tell her what to do.  She is Mary Fields; People called her “Stagecoach Mary.” Mary Fields (c 1832 – 1914) was freed from slavery following the enforcement of the […]