Ralph Galantine

Ralph Galantine is the founding product manager for the DAT RateView product line. He brings an economics background and analytical focus to the transportation industry. Ralph holds an MA in Economics from University of Chicago, where he focused on Econometrics and Economic History. Before joining DAT Solutions, Ralph was responsible for product management for the Java software platform and worked in a variety of roles delivering software development tools.

Posted: 11 Dec, 2015 by Ralph Galantine

This is the time of year when companies try to predict the future by looking to the past. Did 2015 offer any clues for 2016? The short answer is "yes," but you may need to do a little research. DAT has some new pricing data and tools to help you out.

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Posted: 24 Aug, 2015 by Ralph Galantine

I get asked a lot of questions about the spot market rates you see when you’re searching for loads on the DAT load boards, so I've compiled a list and answered some of the most common ones.

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Posted: 22 Jul, 2015 by Ralph Galantine

Most DAT Load Boards include spot market rates for the lanes you’re searching. That rate isn’t always what the broker quotes when you make a call, though. Aside from the broker just trying to increase his or her profit margins, here are three reasons why you might have been quoted a different rate.

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Posted: 20 Jul, 2015 by Ralph Galantine

When you quote a rate to a shipper, what references do you use to ensure that your prices are not too high or too low? I recently talked to a freight broker who works as an agent for a large 3PL, and he told me that before quoting a price to a customer, he always does three things: 1. He checks the ...

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