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Pat Pitz

Pat Pitz is the editor of the DAT Solutions freight broker newsletter. He has nearly 20 years experience as a professional writer and editor. Before joining DAT, he spent 8 years at a Portland advertising and public relations agency, where he wrote newsletters and other content for a variety of high-profile clients, including several in the trucking industry.

Top 10 issues for truck drivers in 2019

The American Transportation Research Institute has released its annual survey of the top 10 critical issues facing the… Read More

October brings lower reefer prices

After a brief surge in reefer rates at the end of September, rates have moved lower in October. Read More

Reefer markets transition to autumn

There was more reefer freight coming out of the Midwest and Florida last week… Read More

Reefer volumes rise, but not enough to boost rates

Refrigerated freight volumes rose about 2% last week in the top lanes, but that wasn't enough to boost rates. Read More

Haul-o-ween: Tricks, treats, and truckload freight

Remember when retailers dedicated a few shelves to candy and costumes? Read More

Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond… Read More

Flatbed shipments spike following Hurricane Dorian

Flatbed freight has lagged for much of the year, but demand spiked on the top flatbed lanes last week. Read More

Video: "When I grow up, I wanna work in trucking"

DAT dedicates this video to all the drivers who endure time away from home, dead-head miles, waiting at loading docks… Read More

AOBRD vs. ELD: Will the switch-over jumpstart rates?

The final phase of the ELD mandate is right around the corner. Read More

Harvests and hurricane combine to boost reefer rates

Apple harvests and the arrival of Hurricane Dorian on the East Coast rearranged supply chains, tightened capacity… Read More

Finally some good news for reefer carriers

The negative news we’ve been reporting for reefer produce turned around last week… Read More

FMCSA proposes new changes to Hours of Service regulations

The FMCSA proposed changes to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Drivers: What do you think of their proposed changes? Read More


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