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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.

Where to Find Loads This Week: 7 Hot Markets and 2 TriHauls

Van load availability edged up 0.5% last week on the spot market, but truck posts added 3.7%… Read More

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

Thanks to seasonal food items, spot market rates are finally trending up for vans and reefers. Read More

Map Reveals Hot Markets in an Otherwise Quiet October

October was surprisingly quiet on the spot market, but there were still some bright spots on the map. Read More

Freight Availability Remains High, Despite Declines

Freight is plentiful on the spot market, despite declining load posts. Read More

Van Volume Grows in Midwest, but Rates Slip

Van load availability dropped another 9% on the spot market last week, while truck posts held steady (up 0.6%.)… Read More

Reefer Demand Cools, Except in a Few Hot Spots

Demand waned for reefers on the spot market last week, following an end-of-quarter surge at the end of September. Read More

Flatbed Demand Surges in Oregon and South Dakota

The Pacific Northwest continues to offer high load-to-truck ratios for flatbeds… Read More

Pacific Northwest Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

Seasonal demand is boosting van and reefer rates in the Pacific Northwest. Read More

Van Freight Volume Edges Up, as Rates Lag

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Samsung Tests "Live View" Truck Camera and Display

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Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

Flatbed freight availability dropped 13% on the spot market last week, and rates are on a plateau, averaging $2. Read More

Freight Picture is Bright Spots

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