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Donald Broughton

Prior to starting Broughton Capital Mr. Broughton spent nine years as the Chief Market Strategist and Senior Transportation Analyst for Avondale Partners.  Before that, Mr. Broughton spent over twelve years at A.G. Edwards.  At A.G. Edwards, in addition to being the Senior Transportation Analyst, he was the Group Leader of the Industrial Analysts and served on the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee. Prior to going to Wall Street, Mr. Broughton spent eight years in various distribution and operations management roles in the beverage industry, including serving as the Corporate Manager of Distribution for Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up companies and Chief Operating Officer for Bevmark Concepts.

Freight Forecast: Is the worst yet to come?

It’s natural to prefer predictability over surprise in many parts of your life, but as the axiom says, “change is… Read More

New ELD deadline: Will it trigger a capacity crisis?

Freight markets were upended by the capacity crunch that followed the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in December… Read More

Carriers score record-high profits and record-low bankruptcies in 2018

The annual reports have all rolled in from publicly traded transportation companies, and it's obvious that 2018 was a… Read More

Trucking wins business back from railroad

Last year rail intermodel took away loads from over-the-road trucking, but now the pendulum is swinging back the other… Read More

Today's market conditions are not "unprecedented"

Investment analysts debate on TV about the timing of the next recession. The Dow is on a roller coaster ride, and the… Read More

Freight economy continues to grow, despite market volatility

Recent weeks have seen a high level of volatility and a sense of growing uncertainty in both the U.S. and global… Read More

DAT Freight Barometers: Contract rates will rise more slowly in 2019

Capacity is becoming more available, as small fleets have mostly adjusted to electronic logging device (ELD) and strict… Read More

DAT Freight Barometers: Expect contract rates to rise

In all three modes, the DAT® Trucking Freight Barometers are continuing to demonstrate three basic… Read More

Expect truckload market volatility to continue through the fall

To say that the first half of 2018 was "a period of both extreme volatility and unprecedented imbalance between capacity… Read More

Demand still exceeds capacity for all trailer types: DAT Barometers

After repeated periods of record… Read More

Pressure Rises on Truck Load Freight in May: DAT Freight Barometers

Demand continues to escalate for trucks equipped with dry van trailers, and capacity is still constrained, as we head… Read More

Capacity Imbalance Persists in April: DAT Freight Barometers

Capacity constraints for vans loosened seasonally in April, but there are still many more loads than trucks available in… Read More

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