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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.

Van and Reefer Rates Start September on a High Note

Good news, everyone! Freight volume and rates got a healthy boost last week for all equipment types. Read More

What is the Load-to-Truck Ratio?

We write about the load-to-truck ratio a lot on this blog, but we don't always explain it. Sometimes a customer will ask… Read More

Van and Reefer Load Volumes Rise, as Flatbeds Falter

Van and reefer volume increased last week, although rates were unchanged as a national average. Read More

August Reefers Trade Melons for Onions

I watch load board trends and truckload rates for a living. That's what I do. I'm not on the road myself, and I don't… Read More

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last. Read More

Future of Trucking Looks Gloomy, to Financial Reporters

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Rates Drift Down for Vans and Reefers in Mid-July Slump

National average van rates are sliding, but they’re still a few cents above the June average, so the typical mid-July… Read More

Van and Reefer Rates Drop in Mid-July Lull

The typical July lull began last week, which is a little later than expected. Read More

Truckers Get a Raise in July

Rates typically drop after July 4th, but that wasn’t the case last week. Read More

Spot Market Rates Buck the Normal Seasonal Trend

Rates typically drop after July 4th, but that wasn’t the case last week. Rates climbed higher than the June averages… Read More

Demand Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

There were lots of loads moving at higher rates last week, especially for vans and reefers. Read More

Freight Surge Expected for Q2 and July 4

Van freight was a little quiet last week, but a rebound should be underway now, to close the second quarter on a high note. Read More


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