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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.

2013 Forecast - What's Happening to the Economy? (A Debate)

<p>Mark Montague and I often get into great discussions about economic trends and their impact on transportation and… Read More

Let it Snow!

Note: Mark Montague is on vacation.Oddly enough, van rates rose last week. Not a lot, but you don't… Read More

'Tis the Season of Declining Rates (Except in Buffalo)

Note: Mark Montague is on vacation. An unseasonal surge of freight availability boosted spot… Read More

Week in Review - Sorrows, Comfort and Joy

This week we watched in horror as gunmen opened fire on shoppers here in Oregon and days later, on schoolchildren… Read More

DAT's Halloween

Halloween is a tradition -- and a competition -- here at DAT HQ. This year, we had the added excitement of a… Read More

Hurricane Sandy, from a Safe Distance

Note: Mark Montague is on vacation. Last week's… Read More

Week in Review - Is Santa Just Running Late?

As if they had read Mark Mongague's… Read More

Week in Review - Busman's Holiday

A busman's holiday is a vacation when you do something similar to your usual work, following the late… Read More

"Like" us on Facebook and win a DAT hat

I just read an article in… Read More

Week in Review - 6/8

I was looking at some articles to share with you, but I got sidetracked and didn't post them on Friday. I hope… Read More

Memorial Day CXLIV

Memorial Day -- also called Decoration Day -- has been a U.S. tradition since 1868. After the Civil War, local… Read More

Record-Setting Freight Volume Hits Spot Market in April

In April, the DAT North American Freight Index achieved the highest volume in a single month since the Index was… Read More

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