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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.

Freight Rates Dip while Load Availability Climbs

Freight volume increased slightly for vans on the spot market last week, but truckload capacity increased more… Read More

Load Volume and Rates Move in Opposite Directions

Rates moved in the opposite direction from load-to-truck ratios last week. Read More

Reefer Freight Market Still Has a Few Hot Spots

July is the in-between season for refrigerated (reefer) freight. Read More

Where's the Freight?

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Where Are the Loads? Look Here.

The typical July lull is under way, and spot market rates are drifting down, at least for the next few weeks. Read More

Will Roadcheck Boost Truckload Rates This Week?

Don't be surprised if small carriers and owner-operators are taking a few vacation days this week… Read More

Will Truckload Rates Rise This Week, Due to Roadcheck?

Some small carriers and owner-operators may be taking a few vacation days this week. Not coincidentally, Roadcheck, the… Read More

Freight Loads Remain Plentiful, but Rates Slip

Freight loads are up, for-hire truck tonnage is up, the recession is over. So why are rates trending down? Read More

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The Road Ahead in 2015: Rates May Rise Again

Truckload rates are beginning to drift down… Read More

2014 DAT Readers' Choice: Trucking Regulations and Freight Rates

<p>The most popular articles of 2014 on the DAT Freight Talk focused either on trucking industry regulations or on… Read More

Why Did Rates Rise, if Holiday Shipping is Done?

Line haul rates… Read More


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