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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.

Reefer rates stay hot in January

Truckload rates remain elevated for reefer equipment in mid-January, and freight volume is stable. Read More

More van loads move but lane rates slip lower

Van load volume returned to pre-holiday levels during the first full week of the new year. Read More

Reefer markets heat up in a "slow season" surprise

Reefer rates rose everywhere in the first week of January… Read More

Rates beat all 2019 averages for vans and reefers

The national average van rate hit $1.98 for dry vans last week. Read More

Van rates soar before and after Christmas

Spot market rates rose sharply last week… Read More

Last-minute retail freight boosts van rates

Santa's helpers -- also known as truck drivers -- were out in force last week… Read More

Van rates stay aloft as truckers support Santa's efforts

Dry van rates remain elevated as carriers continue to haul holiday freight through mid-December… Read More

Christmas tree shortage? Blame it on the recession...of 2008

Christmas trees are in short supply all over the country. Read More

Brokerage profits grow as revenues decline in Q3

2019 was a mixed bag for brokers, and Q3 was no different. Read More

Revenues retreat for freight brokers in Q2 compared to 2018

During the second quarter of 2019, freight brokers enjoyed their highest margins in two years. Read More

Backhaul vs deadhead: What’s the tipping point?

When you can’t find a high-paying load, would you accept a low rate to avoid driving empty? Read More

How a 3PL managed one of the worst hurricane seasons

In a normal hurricane season, there would be about 13 named storms in the Atlantic Ocean from June through November. Read More


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