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Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan is the editor of DAT Carrier News. He has more than 10 years of journalism experience.

3 ways to avoid cargo scams

The trucking industry is the engine that keeps the American economy moving. Read More

Retail shipments boost van rates

Spot market demand for dry van truckload shipments picked up steam again last week… Read More

Van rates show signs of plateauing

By and large, spring was not kind to carriers… Read More

Truckload markets in recovery as recession becomes official

June couldn’t get here fast enough. Read More

Spot rates gain momentum heading into June

Truckload markets have been on the rebound for the past three weeks, but the pace of recovery sped up last week. Read More

Van rates get pre-Memorial Day boost

As more and more businesses across the country reopen, truckload freight markets are also trying to find their footing. Read More

Freight markets slowly coming back to life

Freight markets have slowly been rebounding in May… Read More

Van rates turn the corner but have a long way to go

The COVID-19 crisis has created an extremely difficult business environment for trucking companies this spring. Read More

Truckload volumes turn the corner, but rates lag

Spot market truckload rates hit a four-year low in April. For dry van freight, the national average was just $1.64 per mile. Read More

Truckload rates are dangerously low for carriers

COVID-19 has dealt a heavy blow to trucking companies. Read More

Truckers look for bright spots as some states reopen

Good news has been hard to come by for motor carriers this month. Read More

Reefer volumes level off, but rate trends are mixed

It's been an up-and-down kind of market for reefer equipment. Read More


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