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Dean Croke

Dean Croke is principal analyst for DAT iQ, the freight data and analytics operation at DAT. He brings 35 years of experience in the fields of data science, supply chain management, logistics, risk management and human performance. For the latest market updates, follow @LoadBoards on Twitter.

Long-awaited Hours-of-Service (HoS) rule changes may be put on hold following a legal challenge filed last week

Late last week the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters… Read More

Divided consumer spending habits drive freight imbalances

In a lot of ways… Read More

Motor carriers are using lessons learned from 2018

While spot rates continue to spike, many motor carriers are making business decisions based on what they learned from… Read More

Freight markets still searching for stability

As we reach the five-month mark of the pandemic, the freight market has yet to reach any semblance of equilibrium… Read More

Have truckload rates reached their peak?

With freight markets already upended by COVID-19, supply chains are in a precarious position heading into hurricane season. Read More

What an extra-active hurricane season could mean for freight

This season is proving to be very different, with COVID-19 adding another layer of complexity to supply chains. Read More

Spot rates still surging in August

While there’s evidence emerging that truckload volumes may be stabilizing, the direction of spot rates remains uncertain… Read More

Next stimulus bill will shape the freight recovery

All eyes are on Congress this week - the outcome will have a significant impact on consumer confidence and retail… Read More

COVID-19 disrupts normal seasonal trends on spot market

The coronavirus continues to drive the direction of the freight economy… Read More

Spot rates still rising, but so are inventory levels

Several key factors cloud the current freight outlook: Read More

Recent outbreaks create uneven freight recovery

The third week of July is normally the busiest for summer vacationers, and seasonal retailers rely on them. Read More

New COVID-19 outbreaks add volatility to truckload markets

June provided some much-needed recovery for truckload markets… Read More


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