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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.

Have dry van freight rates hit bottom already?

Depending on where you find your next load, the glass may be half empty or half full. Read More

Van rates drift lower as winter slump takes hold

Van rates cool off while volumes are mixed, as January draws to a close and the winter doldrums set in. Read More

Van rates lose traction heading into winter slump

Van rates slipped below December levels after an unexpected surge in the first half of January. Read More

Reefer rates stay hot in January

Truckload rates remain elevated for reefer equipment in mid-January, and freight volume is stable. Read More

More van loads move but lane rates slip lower

Van load volume returned to pre-holiday levels during the first full week of the new year. Read More

Reefer markets heat up in a "slow season" surprise

Reefer rates rose everywhere in the first week of January… Read More

Rates beat all 2019 averages for vans and reefers

The national average van rate hit $1.98 for dry vans last week. Read More

Van rates soar before and after Christmas

Spot market rates rose sharply last week… Read More

Last-minute retail freight boosts van rates

Santa's helpers -- also known as truck drivers -- were out in force last week… Read More

Van rates stay aloft as truckers support Santa's efforts

Dry van rates remain elevated as carriers continue to haul holiday freight through mid-December… Read More

Christmas tree shortage? Blame it on the recession...of 2008

Christmas trees are in short supply all over the country. Read More

Brokerage profits grow as revenues decline in Q3

2019 was a mixed bag for brokers, and Q3 was no different. Read More


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