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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.

10 most-read stories of 2018

What stories got the most attention in 2018? ELDs and driver detention were the most popular topics, followed by business… Read More

Canadian cargo boosts Buffalo

If you're covering a load from Buffalo, NY, there's a good chance it actually originated in Canada. The city is on the… Read More

Reefer freight sizzles in South Texas

Demand for fresh produce remains strong, even though most fall crops have already been harvested in the U.S. and spring… Read More

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

It’s snowing at the wrong time and in all the wrong places. That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to… Read More

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

It’s snowing at the wrong time… Read More

Allentown gains traction as freight hub

Allentown, PA, was once a major manufacturing town, but it has emerged more recently as a popular location for warehouses… Read More

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S., remember to be thankful for Minnesota. The Land of a… Read More

The high cost of free shipping

Prioritizing delivery time over efficiency adds to transportation and logistics costs… Read More

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and… Read More

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Blame the weather. Even from a great… Read More

Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4. That is the second-highest… Read More

Reefer demand heats up, but rates lose a penny

It could be a little tougher than usual to find reefer equipment this week. The run-up to Labor Day weekend and the new… Read More


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