MarkM

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: 18 Feb, 2019 by Mark Montague

We're still deep in the slow season, but spot market trends are actually running about a month ahead of schedule. There's been seasonal weakness, but we're already seeing volumes firming up, which is something we don't usually expect until mid-March. In other words, rates are gearing up for a reboun...

Read More

Posted: 05 Feb, 2019 by Mark Montague

You can expect a couple of things to happen pretty much every January: Freight rates will fall, and some will overreact. You don't have to look hard to find doom and gloom prognostications, but I've actually seen three big trends in the last month of DAT freight data to indicate a more positive outl...

Read More

Posted: 29 Jan, 2019 by Mark Montague

Imagine a transportation industry where no truck was ever detained. That’s the motivation behind trailer pools, which are an increasingly popular trend in the effort to maximize efficiency and reduce wait times at shippers’ and receivers’ docks. But it's not quite the silver bullet...

Read More

Posted: 29 Jan, 2019 by Mark Montague

Large swaths of the U.S. often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight movements. This winter could be one of the coldest yet. It's taking many people by surprise, though, because January started out with unseasonably warm weather in many parts of the coun...

Read More

About DAT

DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 179 million freight matches in 2017, and a database of $45 billion of market transactions.

The Original Load Board - Trusted Since 1978

The company was established in 1978 as the Dial-A-Truck (DAT) load finder service at Jubitz® truck stop in Portland, OR.

TIA
OOIDA
CSCMP
MATS
  Newsletter Sign Up  
I am a: