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Matt Sullivan

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

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

Van rates drop as more Americans shelter at home

Demand for dry van equipment continued to slide last week, along with rates. We saw it coming, as load-to-truck ratios… Read More

VIDEO: How is coronavirus affecting the supply chain?

In the latest "Ask Me Anything" video, hear first-hand how the coronavirus is affecting drivers… Read More

Winter doldrums put drag on truckload rates

February can be a tough month for transportation companies. Read More

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


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