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 most of the time 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 […]

Stagecoach Mary Fields ~ Women’s History Month

Stagecoach Mary

She was born a Tennessee slave but I 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 […]

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All by Debbie Kasman

Women cant have it all

See Original Post Here> Why Women Still Can’t Have It All By Debbie L Kasman In 2012, Princeton University professor Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote an article that attracted attention from all around the world. Why did her article attract so much attention? Instead of spreading the falsehood that women can have it all, Slaughter boldly told […]

Lois Jenson – A Woman Worth Honoring

Lois Jensen

A Woman Worth Honoring, Lois Jenson March is Women’s History Month and to commemorate it, a woman who is seldom mentioned should be honored, Lois Jenson. She was not a truck driver, but she did operate some of the heavy equipment used at the mine where she worked. If not for her and the other […]

One-Eyed Charley ~ Women’s History Month


March is Women’s History Month; and the REAL Women in Trucking will be sharing stories of historical figures in our phone conferences, blog talk radio and on our Facebook page . Women that have captured our imagination lived their lives as they wished despite the obstacles and they represent the type of courage we wish to […]

The Road Ahead in 2014: Cheaper Fuel, More Rules


After completing a recap of 2013 in freight transportation, I looked to economists, analysts and other industry experts who offered forecasts for 2014. The consensus is that positive and negative factors will pull in opposite directions. The most likely outcome is a year of relative stability, which can be interpreted as recession, stagnation or growth, depending […]

Am I a Feminist? Are You?


The history of women and their achievements are often a footnote to the stories of the heroic men who fought in battles and wars. Women today rarely realize nor teach their Daughters that women mobilized by the thousands for a 72 year battle to win the right to vote. Women in America mobilized to fight […]

2013 in the Rear View Mirror: Slow Growth Postpones Capacity Woes

2013 by TruckersEdge Infographic

2013 in the Rear-View Mirror: Slow Growth Postpones Capacity Woes By Peggy Dorf, Marketing, TransCore DAT The hot topics in 2013 were expressed in acronyms: MAP-21, HOS and CARB boosted costs for fleets and intermediaries, while GDP muddled along and LOH continued to shrink. Let’s spell it out: REGULATIONS – New Rules Cut Driver Hours, […]