DAT Solutions provides actionable information to the most extensive network of transportation professionals in North America. It is a trusted source of information on supply and demand trends, as well as benchmarking, forecasting, and capacity planning critical to operational efficiency.
Products include the largest network of load boards, where brokers, carriers, and shippers posted more than 120 million loads and trucks in 2014. DAT Solutions also provides the industry's only real-time freight rates, based on $24 billion of transactions annually.
Other solutions include DAT Keypoint® transportation management software, DAT Fleet Compliance services, carrier monitoring and onboarding, truck and trailer tracking, and a comprehensive directory of companies with business history, credit, safety, insurance and company reviews.
The company was established in 1978 as the Dial-A-Truck (DAT) load finder service at Jubitz® truck stop in Portland, Oregon. Though the technology and delivery systems have changed greatly since that time, DAT remains the central marketplace where transportation professionals meet and transact business in the spot market.
As a service to the industry, DAT provides data on trends, including a monthly spot market freight index and weekly Trendlines updates. Every day, transportation professionals depend on DAT to help their businesses operate more efficiently and profitably.
The value DAT provides its customers has not gone unnoticed. In 2001, DAT was purchased by TransCore and, in 2004, TransCore was acquired by Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP), a diversified software company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices.
As DAT embarks on its next decade, we look forward to delivering actionable information and solutions that help our customers succeed.