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Peggy Dorf

Peggy joined DAT in 2008 as a writer and market analyst. She was instrumental in developing DAT Trendlines, and she writes extensively about the impact of economic trends on companies and individuals in transportation and logistics. Peggy is a Certified Transportation Broker with decades of experience in technology marketing and an MBA from the Wharton School.

How much lower can van rates go?

Truckload rates fell lower again last week for dry van equipment, and there's no sign of a rebound coming any time soon. Read More

Reefer freight outlook cools due to food service closures

Reefer carriers are starting to feel the pain of coronavirus-related closures… Read More

Van freight volume and rates slide as economy stalls

March was a good month for spot market providers, but April is looking bleak. Read More

Van rates rise again, but trends could reverse soon

Van rates may fall as fast as they rose… Read More

COVID-19 response disrupts freight flows and boosts rates

The word "disruption" seems too gentle to describe the impact of COVID-19 on truck freight. Read More

Spot market reefer freight refills stores

As more and more cities and states institute measures in response to the COVID-19 threat… Read More

COVID-19 uncertainty spurs truckload rate increases

COVID-19 is causing the mother of all supply chain disruptions. Read More

Flatbed rates edge up on steady demand

Rates haven’t been all that high for flatbeds, but the national average has held in a pretty stable in a range of $2. Read More

Dry van demand rises as stores restock empty shelves

At some point, U.S. consumers may stay away from stores and other public places due to coronavirus fears… Read More

Truckload rates get ready for a rebound

Truckload rates are starting to show signs of life as we near the end of February. Read More

Q4 load volumes drop to a 2-year low for mid-sized freight brokers

For small and mid-sized brokerages, quarterly load volumes were lower than they had been in more than two years… Read More

Will coronavirus affect your supply chain?

Coronavirus is getting a lot of attention, but it didn't have much impact on domestic freight in the U.S. at first. Read More


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