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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 Truckers Get Higher Pay 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

Protect Yourself and Your Company from Cyber-Attacks

Please note another holiday season is upon us and with it brings many cyber-related attacks and compromise opportunities… Read More

Freight Brokers Earn a New High of $62 Per Load in October

It may not sound like a lot, but $61.65 is a new record for average net profit per load for freight brokers. That bottom… Read More

DAT's Tami Hart Awarded for Combating Cargo Theft

Tami Hart has your back. Just ask Mark Lavender, Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Agent Lavender… Read More

How DAT Tools Help Protect You From Cargo Scams

When you work with a broker or carrier for the first time, you might feel nervous. You could be asking yourself: "Is this… Read More

How Tami Hart Helps Protect DAT Customers From Cargo Theft and Other Scams

[No… Read More

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

The rapid growth of e-commerce has led major online retailers to re-design their supply chain models, according to Mark… Read More

Want to haul FEMA loads? It's complicated

How to find FEMA loads and what to expect when hauling emergency freight. Read More

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

Hurricane Irma's impact on freight appears to be following patterns that are more typical of a big weather event… Read More

Plastics and Cotton

Some refineries are still closed, as are many factories that make basic petrochemicals, including ethylene and propylene,… Read More

Truckload Rates Rise, as Harvey Flood Waters Subside

It’s already clear that rates are going to be extra-high on any loads heading into Houston or to metro areas that are just… Read More

Expect Hurricane Harvey to Have a Long-Term Impact on Trucking

Hurricane Harvey is going to have a big impact on freight transportation and logistics in the weeks and months to come. Read More

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