Blog Author

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.

The Road Ahead in 2014: Cheaper Fuel, More Rules

After completing a recap of 2013 in freight transportation, I looked to economists… Read More

May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

Every year, on the first Monday after Thanksgiving, we arrive at work as usual… Read More

2013 in the Rear-View Mirror: Slow Growth Postpones Capacity Woes

View 2013 Year in Review Infographic The hot topics in 2013 were expressed in acronyms: Read More

DAT's Halloween in TV Land

<p>Every year at this time, the DAT offices in suburban Beaverton Oregon are transformed overnight into a theme park… Read More

DAT Weekend Warriors Fight Pediatric Cancer

DAT sponsored a team of 13 employees who conquered a 3.1-mile obstacle course in the muddy… Read More

July Freight Availability Beats June Levels

Freight availability on DAT Load Boards was 3% higher in July than in June. Read More

DAT Hosts a National Symbol

One summer morning, my co-worker Eddie and I saw a Bald Eagle just hanging out at the edge of the DAT parking lot. Read More

Brokers' Profit 2.8% Higher in 2012: DAT Survey

Freight brokers reported an average 2.8% increase in pre-tax profits in 2012, compared to 2011. Their annual revenues rose 1. Read More

DAT Trendlines Enhances Trucking Industry Info

DAT Trendlines has undergone a total makeover, adding color… Read More

Oklahoma Tornado Destroys Lives and Property

We've seen the pictures and the videos. A two-mile-wide tornado pummeled a suburb of Oklahoma City. Read More

Truckers Worry About Costs as Well as Rates: DAT Survey

Carriers' expenses are rising faster than their revenues. Read More

January Freight Surge Defies Seasonal Norms

Rates are trending up on the spot market. Read More

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