Matt Sullivan

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


Posted: 04 Dec, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

Everyone came back from Thanksgiving break with plenty of work to do last week. Truck posts on the DAT load board were up 21%, which is right in line with what’s typical when comparing a full work week to a holiday week. But load posts shot up 54%, so demand for trucks is hot right now. That p...

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Posted: 26 Nov, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

Once upon a time, Black Friday marked the end of the retail freight season. Those days are gone. E-commerce has disrupted that traditional freight schedule. While brick and mortar stores still need to stock shelves before Black Friday, the online activity that fuels a larger and larger portion of tr...

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Posted: 08 Nov, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

(UPDATED NOV 20, 2018)   Fall has been relatively quiet for freight, but all signs show that retail shipments are about to kick into gear. Trucks are in high demand on the West Coast, as imports move east from the ports. Los Angeles volumes and prices are already starting to spike. Higher load-...

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Posted: 16 Oct, 2018 by Matt Sullivan

Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. With Hurricane Florence, the advanced warning allowed businesses to plan ahead, reschedule shipments and reposition their trucks. Hurricane Michael, on the other hand, went from a tropical depression to a Categ...

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