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Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan joined DAT Freight & Analytics in 2014, covering topics for motor carriers, freight intermediaries and shippers. Prior to joining DAT, Matt spent more than 10 years in journalism as a writer and editor for the Anchorage Daily News, Nashville Scene and other publications.

Top 10 freight markets of 2020

The complications COVID-19 created for supply chains could be felt across all aspects of life in 2020… Read More

How to get the most from your transportation budget

Transportation procurement teams are tasked with finding a difficult balance on a daily basis: Read More

Shippers begin planning for a post-pandemic world

“While the distribution efforts will not impact the majority of the industry… Read More

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for shippers?

It’s no secret that truckload rates have been hot, and prices are still exceptionally high. Read More

Spot Premium Ratio hits 2-year high. What does that mean for contract rates?

As we move into the fall, the truckload market is still seeing record-high spot rates. Read More

How Kingsgate reimagines logistics through innovation

In a freight market where pricing, demand and capacity can all change overnight… Read More

4 strategies for transportation procurement

Transportation is a significant expense, and for many companies, it can mean the difference between profit and loss. Read More

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


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