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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.

Try the upgrade of the DAT Directory

There is a beta version of the DAT Directory that organizes the data in order of importance so you can find what you need at… Read More

What's in the stimulus bill for carriers, brokers, owner-operators?

The $2 trillion CARES Act provides stimulus funds for both businesses and individuals. Read More

How is COVID-19 affecting capacity and freight rates?

COVID-19 has become one of the most disruptive events to hit supply chains in our lifetime… Read More

HOS regs waived for COVID-19 relief efforts

Hours of Service are being waived under some circumstances… Read More

DAT has something special planned for the TIA conference

Be one of the first to try out DAT's advanced data analytics and forecasting tools: Read More

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DAT load boards automatically offer suggestions for better-paying three-leg routes. Read More

Spot rates stall for van freight in uncertain market conditions

Van carriers may be glad to see February recede in the rearview, as rates and volume slid lower in a typical winter slump. Read More

DAT adds automated 'Book Now' options to load board

DAT's Book Now feature, currently being refined in a pilot program… Read More

Slow season slog continues for truckload freight

Freight rates remain in their typical seasonal slump. Read More

Why freight brokers should be concerned about AB5

California's new AB5 law governing contract work also affects freight brokerages who use outside agents — people who… Read More

Top tax questions owner-operators ask

See the answers to some of the most common tax questions asked by owner-operators. Read More

VIDEO: How to negotiate the best price

Before you call on a load, you need to decide how much you're going to charge… Read More


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