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Matt Sullivan

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

Top 10 markets for truckload spot freight in 2019

The spot market continued to grow in 2019, even when compared to a banner year like 2018. Read More

Knight-Swift and DAT announce pilot program for predictive rate forecasting

DAT Solutions announced that it is supplying Knight-Swift Transportation, North America’s largest truckload fleet… Read More

2020 Freight Focus: Set your sights on next year's truckload markets

What can we expect in 2020? With all the uncertainty swirling around the year ahead, it can be tough to find your footing. Read More

How hurricanes affect freight

Hurricane season always brings the risk of massive disruptions – not just to supply chains… Read More

Truckload markets brace for Hurricane Dorian

As Florida prepares for Hurricane Dorian's expected landfall during the Labor Day weekend… Read More

What are Trucking Freight Futures?

Trucking is undergoing a transformation, as new technologies, e-commerce, ELDs… Read More

How much lower will freight rates fall?

Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone.… Read More

Extra capacity takes a bite out of prices

A lot of us in the trucking industry had to do something last week that we haven't had to do in a while — work a full,… Read More

2018: Year of the ELD

ELDs ruled everything around us in 2018. The topic dominated our list of… Read More

Top 10 markets for freight in 2018

<p>What do you get when you combine an economy that's growing like gangbusters and a truck shortage? Read More

Flatbed freight regains footing in December

Flatbed carriers didn't hear a lot of good news in the second half of 2018. After the spikes we saw early in the year,… Read More

December van rates broke a 6-year streak

For the first time since 2012, the national… Read More


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