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How to negotiate the best truckload rates

Worried that you aren't getting the best price when negotiating a rate on a load? DAT TruckersEdge has multiple tools to help ease the process. Read More

Volumes are up in 2019, but not rates. Here's why.

Although rates have dropped considerably from record levels in 2018, spot market freight volume — actual loads moved — was higher in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year. Read More

5 reasons to attend the DAT user conference

DATCON19 is an exclusive event created for DAT's broker customers. Uncover new and more efficient ways to unlock intel on the latest business trends, and discover tips and tricks to get the most from your DAT products. Read More

Broker Bond: Special rate for DAT customers

The majority of freight brokers have bonds that are up for renewal on October 1. If you're paying too much for your broker bond now, check out Integro Insurance, with a special discount for DAT customers. Read More

TIA offers courses for new freight brokers

Here's the quickest and easiest way to get new employees up to speed on the ins and outs of the transportation industry. Read More

Van rates fall after 4th of July

It's typical for rates to fall after the Fourth of July, and this year was no different. Now that the holiday has passed, there's less urgency for the freight that's moving. Read More

Reefer rates cool down following holiday

Rates were mostly down in the reefer markets in the second week of July. Unlike van freight however, reefer volumes were slow to resume. Read More

How much do hot shot loads pay?

Running hot shots is one of the easier ways to start your own trucking company, but one of the most confusing things about the business is figuring out what rate you should charge. Long story short: It varies a lot. Read More

How to find hot shot loads

Looking for freight for your hot shot rig? With DAT TruckersEdge, you can use special tools and tricks to find the LTL, expedited, and partial loads you want. Read More

Trucker Tips: How I find the best-paying loads

Being an owner-operator is tough. You need all the tools possible to stay profitable. Now that I operate under my own MC number, I focus on more than just my expenses. Read More

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