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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.

Spot market truck capacity eases by 6.7%, compared to prior week

As reported in TransCore… Read More

Capacity crunch? 3 ways to get trucks when you need them

All the industry analysts agree that a capacity crunch is here, and it’s only getting worse. How will you continue to… Read More

Rates: Reefers heat up. Vans flatten out. Flats slip down.

Spot market rates for dry vans remained steady at $1.28 per mile in September, and declined by a penny in October… Read More

September spot freight up by 69% year-over-year

Looking back at September, we saw a 69% increase in freight availability on the spot market, compared to September 2009.… Read More

3% slip seen in spot market freight, while van and reefer rates heat up

Spot market load availability slipped by 3.4 percent and equipment capacity tightened by 1.7 percent in the week of… Read More

Spot market freight dips while rates Inch up

Not surprisingly, in the week of September 12 to 18, load availability on the spot freight market increased by 21% while… Read More

Spot market rates rise in September

Spot market rates have been increasing throughout the first two weeks of September, for all equipment types. For example,… Read More

Great driving

On Friday afternoon, as we watched from our… Read More

Reefer Madness: July contract rates increase as broker rates recede

Contract rates for reefers increased from $1.50 to $1.51 in July. This seems odd, because spot market demand -- and… Read More

Spot freight market demand eases toward equilibrium

Looking at recent trends, there has been a slow but steady easing in spot market freight volume since April. This was… Read More

Van and reefer rates follow seasonal pattern, but flatbeds...?

We expected spot market rates to decline after the end of June, which is usually a peak month for freight. Vans and… Read More

CSA 2010 Previews Available from FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently began providing commercial motor carrier companies with… Read More


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