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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.

Hurricane Winds and Flooding Expected in Houston

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit South Texas and the Gulf Coast tonight or tomorrow morning… Read More

Hurricane Winds and Flooding Expected in Houston

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit South Texas and the Gulf Coast tonight or tomorrow morning, and it may remain in… Read More

August Demand Stays Hot for Truck Freight

Load-to-truck ratios declined for vans and flatbeds last week, but the average ratio rose for reefers. Read More

Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did. Read More

Rates Rise Unexpectedly in Early August

July ended and August began, so you might have expected a quiet week. Nope. Read More

Van Rates Slip, as Post-Holiday Urgency Subsides

While volume increased last week on the top 100 lanes, rates started to move down. Read More

Flatbed Rates Hold Steady at 2-Year Highs

Flatbed volumes didn’t slip as expected in the first half of July. Read More

2-Year ELD Delay Proposed in Congress

Truckers will have until 2019 to install electronic logging devices (ELD) if newly proposed legislation becomes law. Read More

DAT Barometers Help Predict Rate Trends

An independent financial research firm has developed a set of freight barometers based on data from DAT. Read More

Flatbed Volume and Rates Gain Traction in June

Flatbed freight volume and rates gained some traction in June, after a couple of slow months. Read More

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

Reefer rates rose 10 cents per mile in June, compared to May, landing at $2.12… Read More

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

Friday was the end of the second quarter, and also the start of the July 4th holiday weekend. Read More


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