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Mark Montague

Mark Montague recently retired as DAT's Industry Pricing Analyst. Mark worked for DAT for more than a decade and was instrumental in developing the spot market rates database and analysis tools in DAT RateView. Prior to joining DAT, Mark applied his expertise in logistics, rates and routing as a logistics manager and analyst for carriers, 3PLs and shippers. Mark holds an MBA in Transportation Management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Say Goodbye to Excess Truckload Capacity

Extreme weather continues to make headlines, but behind the scenes… Read More

Factoring 101: How to Streamline Same-Day Payments

People factor loads because they want to get paid faster than the terms on their invoice. Read More

HOS Update: Carrier Rate Increases Don’t Cover Productivity Loss

It seems like there is a new report every other day on the effects of the Hours of Service (HOS) rule. Read More

Turkeys Arrive, Trees are in Transit

  Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. I hope you are celebrating with family, friends, good food and a lively… Read More

Rate Trend of the Week - Feel the Memphis Beat

  Memphis is playing an increasingly vital role as a regional freight hub, and that trend is… Read More

Rate Trend of the Week - I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia...or Columbus

  Van rates rose by another 1.7% in the past week, for a two-week increase of 2.5%. Of the 64 highest-volume… Read More

The Death of the "Buck-A-Mile" Backhaul

As I write this, there is only one lane in the U.S. that pays a dollar a mile -- vans from… Read More

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