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Mark Montague

As a mathematician and statistician, Mark Montague has spent decades developing and implementing consistent, market-driven rate structures for transportation companies. Mark was instrumental in developing the dynamic, spot market rates database and analysis tools in DAT RateView (formerly Truckload Rate Index.)

Prior to joining DAT in 2009, 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.


Posted: 08 Apr, 2019 by Mark Montague

Van and reefer rates continue to move sideways. Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so that likely has some reefers competing for van freight. There was very little price movement up or down last week and rates — and fuel prices — remain stable. DAT loa...

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Posted: 03 Apr, 2019 by Mark Montague

As we begin the second quarter of the year, I've noticed that freight volumes have picked up in the van and flatbed segments, but the reefer segment continues to be a drag on the overall freight picture. Flooding and severe weather have pushed the typical spring upturn further into the future. There...

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Posted: 02 Apr, 2019 by Mark Montague

It’s still early in the spring, but the refrigerated truckload sector is not picking up any momentum yet. I wouldn’t say spring was canceled, but it seems to have been delayed, partly due to flooding or continued rain in some regions. The lack of volume is hurting prices. While the Lakel...

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Posted: 01 Apr, 2019 by Mark Montague

The end of Q1 was relatively quiet on the truckload spot market. Van freight volumes did increase more than 6% in the last week of March, but there was enough capacity to cover the demand. As a result, rates didn't rise. The national average van rate was $1.86/mile in March, 3¢ lower than the F...

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