Don Thornton

Don Thornton is DAT Solutions' Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development. He has more than 30 years experience in transportation technology and sales. Before joining DAT in 2001, Don served as vice president of business development and technology at Market Transport in Portland, Oregon. He has also worked in sales and operations for large companies including Lockheed Martin, IBM and Wynd Communications.

Don earned his MBA at Pepperdine University in California and completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at California State University, Chico. For more than a decade Don has served on the Board of Directors for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).

Posted: 03 Feb, 2016 by Don Thornton

We recently posted a reader poll with a couple questions about detention times. The responses have been great, so we wanted to share a few of the comments from the thread.

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Posted: 11 Aug, 2015 by Don Thornton

Spot market freight volume is soft, and capacity is loose. Large truckload carriers are raising their prices, but spot market rates are down. Fuel prices are still declining. There are more active freight brokers in the market. How do you take advantage of these and other trends, to grow your busin...

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Posted: 30 Jul, 2015 by Don Thornton

Jeff Tucker pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards, in freight logistics, and explains how freight brokers contribute to the efficient movement of cargo, in a guest column in the Wall Street Journal. Hi column is summarized here, with his permission. Jeff is President ...

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Posted: 18 Feb, 2015 by Don Thornton

The FMCSA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in November, recommending an increase of the minimum financial responsibility required of carriers. As part of the 60-day public comment period, FMCSA is asking carriers to answer a questionnaire about how much they currently pay for insuranc...

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