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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.

Denver brokerage combines digital technologies with personal service

See how Denver-based United Transportation Services has implemented time-saving technologies while still delivering hands-on… Read More

VIDEO: Why do brokers want to track me and should I let them?

Hear from experienced drivers who share how they feel about being tracked — and from brokers who explain why tracking is… Read More

New California owner-operator law on hold for now

One day before California's AB5 law was to take effect… Read More

Life after AB5: Getting your trucking authority in California

The experts at DAT Authority advise California drivers who want to get their own authority that there are extra steps and… Read More

What carriers need to do for the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Whether you're an employer, an owner-operator, or a company driver… Read More

Reefer rates hit 6-month high

If you were expecting Thanksgiving to be the end of the season for reefers, think again. Rates are still rising. Read More

Van rates jump as holiday rush begins

Van rates hit their highest level since January, as the national average jumped to $1.94 per mile. Read More

Reefer demand strong before and after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and the close-of-month coincided last week, adding urgency and giving reefer rates a boost. Read More

Van rates rise during shortened work week

Thanksgiving week was short but intense. Read More

Pre-holiday rush pushes van rates higher

Holiday freight continues to move, and van rates have risen in three of the past four weeks. Read More

Where your Thanksgiving meal came from

Every item on your Thanksgiving plate probably traveled on a truck from the farm to the store… Read More

5 coming regulations that threaten trucking

There are a number of new regulations coming soon that have the potential to hit the trucking industry hard. Read More


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