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Pat Pitz

Pat Pitz is the editor of the DAT Solutions freight broker newsletter. He has nearly 20 years experience as a professional writer and editor. Before joining DAT, he spent 8 years at a Portland advertising and public relations agency, where he wrote newsletters and other content for a variety of high-profile clients, including several in the trucking industry.

New! Introducing DAT OnTime Load Tracking

DAT just introduced our new load visibility platform for freight brokers.… Read More

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years. Ask him what technological advances have made his job… Read More

ELDs Haven't Reduced the Number of Carriers — Yet

Leading up to the ELD mandate on Dec. 18, 2017, some industry observers had predicted a mass exodus of trucks from the… Read More

Need Truckload Capacity? These 5 DAT Tools Can Help

This is supposed to be the slow time of year, but as many freight brokers know… Read More

Year Ends with Record Rates and Ratios

Before jumping in to the new year, you may want to take a quick look back at the year that just ended. What started as a… Read More

ELD Mandate: D-Day or Soft Landing?

The ELD Mandate is just… Read More

Seidl: Brokers Can Educate Shippers on ELD Mandate

Freight brokers can play an important role in educating shippers and receivers about the ELD mandate and how it will… Read More

Spot Market Growth Shows No Sign of Slowing

DAT Industry Pricing Analyst Mark Montague says that the spot market has seen strong growth during the past few months and… Read More

How Can Freight Brokers Avoid Driver Coercion?

The Driver Coercion… Read More

Brokers, Shippers, Receivers Must Avoid Driver Coercion

The Driver Coercion rule, which took effect in January 2016, prohibits coercing a driver to violate federal motor carrier… Read More

Brokers, Shippers, Receivers Must Avoid Driver Coercion

The Driver Coercion… Read More

Brokers, Shippers, Receivers Must Avoid Driver Coercion

The Driver Coercion rule, which took effect in January 2016, prohibits coercing a driver to violate federal motor carrier… Read More


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