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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.

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

Reefer demand spikes ahead of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and there's an urgency to get fresh and frozen goods to supermarkets before… Read More

Reefer rates move higher in November

We're in that transitional season between the end of fall harvests and the beginning of the holiday rush. Read More

Load volumes finally push rates up

Load volumes have been rising since mid-October, but rates have not responded until now. Read More

Prepare now for new overtime rules

New overtime rules that take effect Jan. 1, 2020 increase the salary threshold for employees to be exempt from overtime. Read More

Atlantic ports drive demand for flatbeds

Flatbed rates and load-to-truck ratios trended down in October compared to September… Read More


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