Blog Author

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.

Reefers Gain Momentum, Especially in Georgia

Georgia beat out Texas to become the number-one state for reefer loads last week, with California as a distant third. Read More

Southern States are Red-Hot for Vans

Freight volume continues to be strong for vans, especially in the South… Read More

Winter Storm Stalls Freight, as Van Rates Rise

Winter Storm Stella kept a lot of freight from moving early last week, which stalled volume in markets along the East Coast. Read More

Christmas is Over. Why Are There So Many Loads?

Lots of people like to take vacation during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. Read More

2016's Top 10 Blog Posts, from DAT Freight Talk

For all of you DAT blog readers, here is a list of this years Top 10 blog posts on the DAT Freight Talk blog… Read More

Expect Van Rates to Peak in December

Van rates dropped 3 cents per mile as a national average last week, which is not the best news. Read More

Snow Drives Rates Up, as Fleet Productivity Slips

As you probably remember from the snowpocalypse in Q1 2014, when the weather outside is frightful… Read More

Van Rates and Volumes Slip From Seasonal Peak

Van rates fell 3 cents last week, from a rare early November peak. Read More

Christmas Trees Boost Rates in Unexpected Places

Across the country, load-truck ratios are rocketing up in areas that produce and ship Christmas trees… Read More

Post-Hurricane Floods Boost Rates in Southeast for Vans, Not Flatbeds

Freight started moving into Florida again last week, due to pent-up demand following Hurricane Matthew. Van load volume… Read More

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month. Read More

Data Visualization from DAT: It's Not a Snapshot. It's a Mosaic.

I've spent a lot of time recently making PowerPoint slides for two panel presentations that were given by my colleagues… Read More


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