DAT iQ Benchmark

Do you have visibility into your transportation cost and network performance? How do you compare to the market? The insights you need to make confident business decisions are in DAT iQ Benchmark™.

Understanding performance relative to the market helps pinpoint what drives your business, what holds you back, and where you can improve. DAT iQ Benchmark makes sure you have reliable, unbiased insights to confidently get it done.

A powerful freight intelligence toolkit

DAT iQ Benchmark provides freight intelligence to inform your budget and procurement strategies so you can navigate market volatility with greater confidence and agility.

Efficient root cause analysis

Quickly identify business drivers and optimization opportunities, and dive deeper into with powerful custom data manipulation capabilities.

AI-powered rate engine

An advanced machine learning model delivers optimal rate outputs based on dynamic market factors and daily updates.

Streamline your workflow

Customize your analysis within a user-friendly interface with extensive setting options and interactive, pre-built data visualizations.

Dedicated shipper resources

Expert support through every step of onboarding and data aggregation to ensure your success. Plus, customers get access to exclusive events, networking opportunities, market research, and resources to stay informed on best practices.

DAT iQ Benchmark is built on an advanced AI model trained on $80B of annual transportation spend data to compare your network to hundreds of leading North American shippers and brokers.

Dynamic analysis and actionable insights

High-level performance indicators

Performance at-a-glance designed to allow supply chain leaders to report up to executive stakeholders with ease.

Granular analysis for deep-dives

Analysts can segment and filter data for unique use cases to uncover tactical opportunities to reduce costs, increase service levels, and drive efficiencies.

Smarter & more sustainable procurement

Understand where to prioritize your efforts to drive the greatest impact within your network. Streamline RFP timelines and build stronger long-term partnerships.

Routing guide management

Diagnose and repair broken routing guides to minimize the risk of unplanned spot market exposure.

Strategic planning, execution, and evaluation

Develop flexible budget strategies with an understanding of emerging market trends and underperforming network aspects.

DAT iQ LTL Benchmark

DAT iQ LTL Benchmark offers crucial insights into rate fluctuations in the volatile LTL market. Gain a comprehensive view of your LTL transportation network and rate performance, empowering confident, informed decisions to enhance supply chain operations.

Customers can access advanced reporting, single lane and batch rates, API integration, and monthly LTL rate model refreshes to support a range of functions:

DAT iQ Benchmark for Brokers

Compare your revenue with the overall market to assess not just your costs and profits – but also your potential profits.

Get unparalleled performance insights

Real market analytics based on transactions by your peers.

See accurate carrier and regional assessments

See which carriers had the most competitive prices by lane and regions

Plan strategically

Unique modeling processes replicate your carrier pricing

Optimize your operations

See where costs and margins might be misaligned with the overall market.

Customer Benefits

DAT iQ Benchmark customers have access to exclusive benefits like the monthly Shipper Roundtable, bi-weekly market updates, and the DAT iQ Signal Report. A customer favorite, the DAT iQ Signal Report gives transportation professionals an overview of the state of freight to better plan ahead and assess how their operations compare to the overall marketplace. The report includes:

Rate forecasts
Spot and contract rate indices
Inflation trends
In-depth analysis from freight market experts

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Plans & Pricing

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A few things you
might be asking yourself

Hundreds of North American shippers and brokers representing over $80B in annual transportation spend use DAT iQ Benchmark to compare their costs. In order to benchmark their performance, they contribute data directly to DAT, which is verified to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Data contributors are always anonymous, so you can feel safe that your valuable information is never compromised.

Yes! All customers get access to resources, industry research and best practices, and a range of events that present plenty of opportunities to network with peers and learn best practices from other organizations.

Brokers and shippers of all sizes across all industries: Food and beverage, manufacturing, construction, automobile, consumer products, and everything in between.

Yes! There’s a package built specifically for brokerages and 3PLs looking to measure the performance of their agents against the broader market, so that they can uncover areas of profit potential.

Absolutely. You can request a demo here and our experts will schedule time to show solutions that are tailored specifically to your business.

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