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Matt Sullivan

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

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

Christmas came calling for reefer carriers

Shippers had plenty of last-minute freight to deliver before Christmas, and that stopped the slow slide we had been… Read More

Did Santa save on shipping this year?

A year ago, the spot market was a much more volatile place. Demand was soaring for retail freight, and the ELD mandate… Read More

What happened to peak season?

In recent years, there's been a spike in spot market rates in December. That hasn't happened so far in 2018. Prices could… Read More


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