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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.

Truckload Rate Trend of the Week Jan 31 - Feb 6

The load-to-truck… Read More

Van Rates Fall 3 Cents, in Mid-Winter Slump

<p>It's February, so it should be no surprise that freight availability is down, and so are rates. Read More

Fuel Prices Drop, and So Do Rates

Diesel prices dropped 7 cents,#160;to $2.11 per gallon last week, the lowest since March 2009, and rates fell, too. Read More

Fuel Prices Fall, and So Do Rates

Diesel prices dropped 7 cents, to $2.11 per gallon last week, the lowest since March 2009, and rates fell, too. Read More

Is Low-Cost Fuel Bad for Truckers?

Diesel prices fell to $2.11 per gallon last week at the pump, as a national average. Read More

2015 Truckload Contract Rates Rise, as Spot Rates Fall

Trucks were readily available on the spot market in 2015, and at bargain prices -… Read More

Demand Surges in Final Week of 2015

Load-to-truck ratios surged last week… Read More

Last-Minute Christmas Freight Boosts Truckload Volume

It was a short work week, which would typically lead to a 20% decline in load board activity, week over week… Read More

Where to Find Flatbed Loads in the Off-Season

Flatbed load availability declined 24% last week on the spot market, as load board activity paused for Thanksgiving. Read More

Find Flatbed Loads

[No… Read More

How to Get Out of New Jersey With No Deadhead

An article in… Read More

How to Get Out of New Jersey Without Losing Your Shirt

A new report by the American Highway Users Association includes a list of the 10 Worst Freight Bottlenecks for big trucks. Read More


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