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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.

Rodney's Truck

Rodney A. sent me a picture of his truck and gave me permission to share it with you.I didn't get Rodney's… Read More

Revenues Grow 31% for Non-Asset Brokers in 2011

We just published our fourth annual… Read More

More Than 70% of Brokers Pay for Employees' Smart Phones

When it comes to technology, freight brokers are very practical about their business purchases. A cool new gadget or… Read More

2011 in the Rear View Mirror: Extreme Weather Affects Seasonal Shipping

In addition to supply chain disruptions caused by the… Read More

“Shipping Wars” vs. Shipping Bores

I was flipping channels the other night, and caught the pilot of “Shipping Wars.” It was pretty entertaining,… Read More

Holiday shopping means record van freight and rates

Strong retail sales over Thanksgiving weekend led to a 16% increase year-over-year for that period -- a 4.5% gain for the… Read More

JOC interviews TransCore's David Schrader

The Journal of Commerce caught up with our very own David Schrader, Senior VP at TransCore Freight Solutions, who was in… Read More

True DAT

At TransCore, we refer to our DAT Network, confident that our customers are… Read More

Team TransCore Keeps Truckin' for the Cure

Waving a banner that said "Keep truckin' 'til there's a cure," 51 TransCore staffers and their family members joined the… Read More

Spot market volume and rates dip seasonally in July

Spot market rates remained stable or… Read More

Tips for Brokers: 5 ways to boost capacity

Are capacity constraints keeping you from achieving your growth potential? Focus on excellence in carrier relations, and… Read More

Spot freight market surges

Truck freight tonnage has increased slowly but steadily since late 2009. Tonnage appears to be recovering to… Read More


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