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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.

Brexit's Mixed Impact on the U.S. Freight Economy

<p>In a referendum on Thursday, the British people voted to leave the European Union. Read More

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

Shippers are singing a Merle Haggard classic this week, to their van and reefer BFFs: Read More

Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

May ended on a strong note, with van rates up 4 cents from the April average. Read More

Van Rates Edge Down, Then Bounce Back Up

Load availability was slightly lower last week for vans and flatbeds… Read More

Sun Belt States Are Hot for Vans and Reefers

If you are looking to move van or reefer loads out of the Southeast this week… Read More

Florida and Georgia Are Hot for Reefers

Produce season has finally hit its stride in the Southeast. Miami and Atlanta are now the top two markets for reefer… Read More

3 Signs that Reefer Rates Could Rise Soon

National average rates dropped again last week, but all equipment types could be getting ready for a rebound. Why? Read More

Vans Find Freight in the South, as Reefers Head West

National average rates fell a few cents for vans and reefers last week, after an end-of-quarter spike in the previous week. Read More

Vans and Reefers Head South for Rising Rates

Van rates are rising, and demand is heating up in Memphis and Charlotte. Read More

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

Hooray! Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume and rates, for all trailer types! Read More

Spring Comes Early for Flatbeds in the Southeast

Spring has sprung for flatbeds, and capacity is getting tight in the Southeast and much of the Midwest. Read More

What's Hot and What's Not for Vans in February

<p>February is usually one of the slowest months for spot market van freight. Read More

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