DAT iQ Market Updates—Our analytics team takes a weekly look at how the freight markets are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, offering updates on supply and demand, pricing, plus a detailed look at DAT iQ forecasting models and how they're reacting to the current business climate.
Dispatcher Start Up Guide—In this guide, Kamal Makhmudov will take you through the steps of how to become a dispatcher for truck drivers and offer some useful tips on how to run a successful truck dispatcher business.
Hot Shot Start Up Guide—In this guide, Alex Smith will take you through the steps of how to start a hot shot trucking business and offer some useful tips on how to run a successful hot shot trucking business.
Freight Broker Success Guide—In this guide, Nathaniel Cross and Benjamin Kowalski, hosts of the Freight 360 podcast, give their recommendations on how to become a successful freight broker.
DAT One: the all-in-one trucking app—Life on the road isn’t easy. From finding parking and weigh stations, to refueling and finding your next load, it’s fair to say that the job requires juggling a lot of information. That’s why we built a mobile app that includes the most useful trucking tools so that truckers have a single place to get the information they need, all in the palm of their hand.
How hurricanes affect freight—Hurricane season always brings the risk of massive disruptions – not just to supply chains, but to people’s lives and well-being. That’s where the transportation industry has the ability to help lift communities back up, to rebuild, resupply, and help people and neighborhoods return to their normal lives.
VIDEO: Avoid Low-Paying Routes with DAT TriHaul—It's been a perennial problem in trucking: You're offered a good rate to deliver a load, but the rate on the return trip barely covers your operating costs. That's a good time to look for a TriHaul — a triangular route that pays better than a straight round trip.
3 ways to make your truck post stand out—One of the best ways for a small motor carrier to advertise their services is by post their available trucks onto a load board. But how do you get your truck post to stand out in a crowd? And how can you make the most efficient use of your time?
Beware of biased benchmarking: 3 ways to grade a transportation index—Benchmarking different aspects of operations is a well established practice across most businesses. Understanding how your company compares to similar organizations in terms of efficiency, delivered level of service, cost or other dimensions allows you to identify trouble spots and focus your managerial attention.
DAT Data Analytics—Custom freight and logistics data and analytics for trucking, logistics and supply chain professionals.
VIDEO: Market Conditions Index—Market Conditions Index is the definitive supply and demand metric, measuring load and truck posts, analyzing historical trends, search activity, and more.
VIDEO: Ratecast—How to Use DAT's new Rateview feature, Ratecast. Learn how to plan your week's shipments with 8-day Ratecast. And how to bid on RFP's with insight using 52-week Ratecast.
Predictive Pricing: Cutting Through the Noise—Forecasting is an inexact science, and the most successful forecasting models aren’t always the most complex. Successful forecasts are the ones that are the most consistent and trustworthy in their predictions, ones that help you eliminate uncertainty.
Want to grow your brokerage? Dare to differ—You want to grow your freight brokerage, but what’s the best way to go about it? There are a lot of different strategies for expanding your business, but many brokerages and 3PLs have succeeded through specialization — finding a niche market and servicing it better than anyone else.
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 249 million freight matches and a database of $110 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.