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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.

5 regulations to watch in 2019

The ELD mandate transformed the trucking industry last year. The dust has finally started to settle, but more changes… Read More

Rates rise, but gains may be temporary

Truckload capacity remained tight during the first week of 2019, and national average rates increased 3¢ for vans,… Read More

End of owner-operators in California?

A decision by the California supreme court could have a chilling effect on the owner-operator model in that state, and if… Read More

Many carriers threatened to quit after ELDs. Did they?

Four months before the ELD mandate took effect on Dec. 18, 2017, DAT surveyed… Read More

Personal conveyance rules confound carriers

Carriers and drivers are being still tripped up by their lack of understanding of the FMCSA's personal conveyance… Read More

Central Oregon Truck hauls Capitol Christmas Tree

Central Oregon Truck Company, based in Redmond, Oregon,… Read More

How did that Christmas tree get here?

More than 25 million Christmas trees will be sold this year… Read More

Regulatory changes brokers can't ignore

In a year where capacity has been historically tight, building out carrier networks has been particularly difficult for… Read More

Measure markets at a glance

You don't have to pore over spreadsheets and crunch numbers to know which freight markets are sizzling. With the Hot… Read More

Reefer volumes gearing up for fall holidays

Even though rates are slow to respond, freight volumes are rising as we get closer to the fall holidays of Halloween and… Read More

Expect rates to rise as Hurricane Florence relief begins

While the winds of Hurricane Florence have subsided, the effects of the hurricane will be felt for weeks and months to… Read More

What to do when shipper demands "Where's my load?"

If you're a freight broker and your customer calls and demands "Where's my load?" you'd better have an answer. And it… Read More


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