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Steve Blair

For the past 25 years, Steve Blair has served as a senior manager for DAT Keypoint®, a transportation management software (TMS) designed solely for brokering freight. The TMS enables brokers and 3PLs to control virtually every facet of their business, from capacity planning and operations, to accounting and business analytics.

DAT Launches TMS for New Freight Brokers

DAT just launched a transportation management system that's designed specifically for entry-level freight brokers. Read More

A $34 Profit on a $1,500 Load? Really?

If you own or manage a freight brokerage, you’re keenly aware of all the expenses associated with running the business. Read More

Profile: Atomic Transport: The Brokerage Succeeds with Help from "the Software Michael Jordan Would use to Win"

If you're going to start a brokerage, timing is everything—a fact Atomic Transport learned the hard way shortly after… Read More

A new way to think about customer relationships

Your brokerage firm uses many different ways to build business relationships with your customers. Your activities may… Read More

5 Things to do During the Slow Season

As holiday freight makes its way from highways to store shelves… Read More

Your Thoughts on MAP-21 Compliance

We recently asked Keypoint customers for thoughts about the transportation bill known as MAP-21 and how you plan to respond… Read More

Two Models to Grow Your Freight Brokerage

If you own a start-up freight brokerage, you're aware of the risks and rewards that are part of growing your business.… Read More

Turn 2014’s Record Freight into a More Profitable 2015

If you’re like a lot of brokers we talk to, this year’s… Read More

Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc. Grows in Sluggish Economy, Pays Carriers in 24 Hours

At a glance Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc. Norwalk,… Read More

About DAT

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.