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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.

AUDIO: Rates and Ratios Climb for Flatbeds, Vans and Reefers

Flatbed freight is going crazy, while vans and reefers are coming on strong. Rates and load-to-truck ratios are moving up… Read More

March Freight Moves Out on a High Note

"March went out like a lion, a whippin' up the water in the bay." I'm a big fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals —… Read More

AUDIO: Flatbed Market is Anything But Flat

Flatbed freight is rolling out all over the U.S., and van freight is starting to gain traction, too. I talked about the… Read More

Van Rates Get Ready to Rise in Spring

Van rates have been stable as a national average, but they could be trending up very soon. In ten daysAt… Read More

Van Rates May Spring Ahead Very Soon

Van rates have been stable as a national average, but they could be trending up very soon. It's officially spring —… Read More

AUDIO: Flatbed Traffic Heats Up in the Sunbelt

Flatbeds just got another big boost in freight volume and rates, and van rates are getting ready to rise any minute. I… Read More

Van Rates Get Ready for a Rebound

Van trends: After two weeks of rising volumes, the number of van loads held steady last week on the spot market, while… Read More

AUDIO: For Truckers, Spring is in the Air

If you're on the East Coast, you may be seeing snowdrifts through the windshield, but spring is on the way. Freight… Read More

AUDIO: What's Hot and What's Not, for Vans, Reefers, and Flatbeds

I spoke with OOIDAs Terry Scruton this week on Land Line Now. Read More

DAT on 'Land Line Now' Radio: ELDs Affect Seasonal Slowdown

Listen… Read More

DAT on 'Land Line Now' Radio: Freight, Rates Dip Slightly

What's up with rates in January? Listen to the DAT weekly rate trend discussion with Terry Scruton of OOIDA. This week,… Read More

Spot Market Carriers Get Higher Rates Than Contract Fleets

I look at freight transportation statistics all day long, and I am astonished by the rapid growth of the past few months,… Read More


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