Nadine Franke is the managing partner and director of the haulage company Stahl‑Express Franke. Although she trained to be a travel agent, this Düsseldorf native manages the business together with Michael Robertz, who heads up operations, while she takes care of customers, staff and suppliers. Nearly 50 employees ensure that the company’s own 30 trucks and 35 coil trailers always have enough work to keep them busy, with business focusing on hazardous goods and steel, among other areas. Today, her company works largely without paper and is “in the middle of different digitisation processes”, says Franke. Along with her work, she is active in the women’s leadership group of the North Rhine-Westphalia hauliers and logistics association.