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Mark Montague

Mark Montague recently retired as DAT's Industry Pricing Analyst. Mark worked for DAT for more than a decade and was instrumental in developing the spot market rates database and analysis tools in DAT RateView. Prior to joining DAT, Mark applied his expertise in logistics, rates and routing as a logistics manager and analyst for carriers, 3PLs and shippers. Mark holds an MBA in Transportation Management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Just another typical February -- or was it?

Freight rates are weak right now, as everyone in the industry is painfully aware. Read More

Flatbed rates see off-season surge

Flatbed rates have seen an uptick, even as van and reefer rates have started to dip seasonally. So what’s up with flatbed?  Read More

Thanksgiving rush results in record-high reefer volumes

Refrigerated freight volumes hit a new weekly record, surpassing even 2017's record-setting volumes… Read More

Van volumes rise as Black Friday approaches

Sufficient capacity has kept rates in check so far this fall. Read More

Retail freight helps boost van rates

On the top 100 van lanes last week, more lanes had rising rates than falling. Read More

Van volumes keep rising. When will rates?

Last week load counts in the top 100 van lanes were nearly the highest ever recorded. Rates, however, continue to slip. Read More

3 markets could signal changes to come for van freight

Three of the most important van markets — Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles — had higher load counts… Read More

Van markets still wait for holiday rush

Normally this is when we start to see a bump in freight as the holiday retail season approaches. Read More

Freight slows after end-of-quarter surge

After a couple of strong days to start the month of October, freight volumes began to fade later in the week… Read More

Spot market poised for stronger Q4

Van freight volumes were up more than 7% last week, providing positive momentum going into the fourth quarter. Read More

Tropical Storm Imelda disrupts supply chains

Tropical Storm Imelda hit the Gulf Coast last week, bringing up to 40 inches of rain to the Houston area… Read More

Van demand falls as Hurricane Dorian fades

After rising before and during Hurricane Dorian's arrival, van load-to-truck ratios took a step down last week. Read More


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