Best Practices and Benchmarks

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… Read More

I Just Started Using an ELD. Here Are the Pros and Cons so Far.

I am now ready for ELD mandate on Dec. 18. I've had an electronic logging device for a while… Read More

Expedited Loads: 5 Tips for Fast Negotiations

<p>In 2017, Hurricane Harvey led to a lot of urgent loads on DAT load boards, and Hurricane Irma led to even more. Read More

DAT User Conference: Combining Outside Experts with Inside Expertise

A DAT customer called me on my cell phone recently, for help deciding whether or not to attend the 2017 DAT User Conference… Read More

Develop Local Dumbbells, and Become a Self-Running Trucker

A local dumbbell is a roundtrip where the pick up point is near the driver's home… Read More

Can You Move 2 More Loads Every Hour?

The automated brokerage is the buzz in logistics circles, but until that happens… Read More

Posting Trucks and the 80/20 Rule

There's one piece of advice that I'd give to any carrier running the spot market. It's advice that can significantly… Read More

Communicating With Brokers: It's All About the Phone Call

In my six years as an owner-operator who works exclusively with brokers… Read More

12 Tips to Get (and Keep) the BEST Carriers

Finding a truck might not be so hard in the current market, but how do you recruit and retain the BEST carriers? Read More

Broker Fights Off Ransomware Attack

Rob LaForte's holiday break didn't last long. Read More

Do the 3 O'Clock Hustle

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DAT's Call Center a Finalist in Global Awards

DATs customer support team is a finalist in the 2017 ICMI Global Contact Center Awards Program. Read More