When is it OKAY to Dump a Student Trucker?

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A recent student trucker started a thread on the “Truckers Forum” called “Jeff Foster Trucking Abandoned Me at a Closed Bus Station”, the thread included a short video of the last few minutes the student had on the truck with the trainer. According to the student, the trainer had decided he didn’t want to be […]

Welcome Reddaway , Gold Level Sponsor of REAL Women in Trucking


We are Proud to Announce Reddaway as a Gold Level Sponsor: Reddaway is committed to building a relationship with the REAL Women in Trucking organization! Founded in Oregon City, OR, Reddaway has served the Pacific Northwest since 1919. Reddaway provides direct, regional delivery in eleven western states and one Canadian province. Reddaway is an Equal […]

How Does Driver Pay Affect Highway Safety?

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a survey to collect information to better understand whether drivers who are paid CPM ( Cents Per Mile) rather than for the time they work has any relationship to safety. A Federal Register is now open for public comments until October 28, 2014. Alas, there are […]

Florida CDL Training Schools


Our vision has always been to collaborate to create a reliable resource for drivers and new CDL students. REAL Women in Trucking, Inc incorporated in the State of Florida in 2013, so it only makes sense that we begin building our resource database with information on CDL training that we feel is suitable from this […]

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 […]