Great driving

On Friday afternoon, as we watched from our second-story office window in admiration, Gary F. of Ontario Canada-based Liberty Linehaul adjusted his sliders and deftly maneuvered his 18 wheeler through our narrow parking lot.

He took a 90-degree left turn between curbs and parked cars, slipped under a low-hanging tree, and backed up to the loading dock next door without mounting a curb, grazing a bumper or disturbing so much as a leaf. It was a masterful display.

On behalf of TransCore, I gave Gary a company t-shirt and hat, our profound admiration and best wishes for a safe trip home. Our new friend has used Load Link, from our Canadian sister company Link Logistics -- so he's a customer, too!

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.

About DAT

DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 183 million freight matches and a database of $118 billion of market transactions.

The Original Load Board - Trusted Since 1978

The company was established in 1978 as the Dial-A-Truck (DAT) load finder service at Jubitz® truck stop in Portland, OR.