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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.

Stable Truckload Freight Rates Defy Seasonal Dip in Volume

Truckload rates have remained surprisingly stable for much of this year… Read More

DAT Warriors Raise Money for Children's Cancer Research

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July Ends in a Surge of Spot Market Freight

Volume was way up last week. Was it a month-end spike, or real growth? I asked Mark Montague and he said there is not… Read More

Freight Surge Surprises in Mid-Summer

Freight volume got a huge boost in the last week of July, but national average rates did not rise immediately. Read More

Truckload Capacity and Rate Trend of the Week - July 27 - August 2

Volume was way up last week. Was it a month-end spike, or real growth? I asked Mark Montague and he said there is not… Read More

Port Strike Threat Adds to Supply Chain Risk

Shippers have accelerated the pace of imports from Asia, to avoid the risk of a dockworkers' strike at 29 West Coast… Read More

Port Strike Threat Adds to Supply Chain Risk

Shippers moved Asian imports through West Coast ports ahead of schedule this year… Read More

Port Strike Threat Adds to Supply Chain Risk

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Rates Soar Like a Rocket, Before the 4th of July

Rates rocketed up last week for all equipment types. Read More

Analysts Support DAT Predictions on Economy, TL Capacity

We've been out ahead of the pack for months, with emerging trends in freight transportation. Read More

Rates Remain Elevated, as Seasonal Demand Blossoms

Storm-related bottlenecks are finally clearing the supply chain, just in time for seasonal freight to fill up any excess… Read More

Freewheelin' on XM Radio, with Women in Trucking

During a guest appearance on the Freewheelin radio show, courtesy of Women in Trucking… Read More


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