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Mike Markowitz

As the VP of Sales for DAT Keypoint™ — a transportation management software designed specifically for freight brokers — Mike Markowitz spends much of his time designing solutions for customers that dramatically improve their business processes. Mike joined DAT Solutions in 2007, after working for another software company where he served in roles such as operations manager, marketing and technical sales. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in physics and spent the first 10 years of his career working as an engineer in the aerospace industry.

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How to Choose the Best TMS Software for Freight Brokers

What's the best transportation management software (TMS) for freight brokers? There are many software vendors to choose from—including a TMS software from DAT—but no matter which one you select, here are 5 questions you should ask the vendor: 1. Who was this software created for? Much of the TMS software on the… Read More

5 Tips For Carriers Thinking of Adding a Brokerage

As VP of Sales for DAT’s transportation management software for freight brokers, I talk to a lot people who want to start up a freight brokerage business. One of the most common calls I field is from carriers who want to add a brokerage to their carrier business. For them, I'd like to offer these 5 tips. Read More

The Key Benchmark For Measuring Company Growth

How should a freight brokerage sustain and measure business growth, especially in a dynamic market? The best growth metrics are the ones you can control. To get an accurate, actionable picture of your company’s growth path, you'll want to measure this one indicator that combines sales success with employee productivity. Read More

Independent Agents Bring Fast Growth, Low Overhead

In the current environment, where freight volume is soft, freight brokerages are looking for ways to increase profits. While it may not be possible to get more freight from your current customers, it is possible to grow by increasing your market share. A great way to increase profits, while keeping overhead costs low, is by adding independent agents to your brokerage. Read More

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