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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.


Posted: 18 Mar, 2019 by Pat Pitz

Pricing freight is all about supply and demand, and nothing lets you measure the markets faster than DAT's Hot Market Maps. Whether you're a broker who needs to know where trucks are hard to find or a carrier looking for where you'll have a negotiating advantage, Hot Market Maps provide the most up-...

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Posted: 11 Mar, 2019 by Pat Pitz

Van and reefer rates are stabilizing, after falling for eight straight weeks. The national average van rate held steady, and van volumes are actually higher now than they were at this time last year. The national averages for reefers and flatbeds each added 1¢, but...

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Posted: 07 Mar, 2019 by Pat Pitz

California experienced a 3-year period of exceptional drought in 2014-2016, but this year the state has plenty of water. The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is the fifth largest in the past 40 years, and many of the state's reservoirs are at above-average levels. The Sierra snowpack supplies...

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Posted: 06 Mar, 2019 by Pat Pitz

The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag. Van volumes got a late-winter boost on the West Coast, which led to higher rates on many high-traffic lanes, but it wasn't enough to lift prices in the interior of the country. As a result, we saw continued decline in the national average rates for van...

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