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5 simple ways brokers can improve their credit score

When a carrier searches for a load on DAT load boards, they'll often get dozens of results, especially on popular lanes. So how can a broker make that load post stand out from the pack? Posting an attractive rate will help, but beyond that, carriers want to work with brokers they can trust. And an important gauge of that trust is the broker's credit score and days to pay, which carriers see right next to… Read More

Highlights and surprises from the 2019 TIA Conference

Did you miss out on this year’s TIA Capital Ideas Conference and Expo? As usual, this year’s event was packed with expert insights and educational sessions for freight brokers and 3PLs. The Learning Center is always a major highlight of the conference, and representatives from DAT offered… Read More

TIA adds VPs to enhance membership and government affairs

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has appointed three new vice presidents to enhance its new membership and government affairs efforts. TIA is North America's leading association for freight brokers and 3PLs, with more than 1,700… Read More

4 Ways to Avoid Overpaying for Transportation

It’s been hard to find a truck in many markets for much of this year, and rates continue to surge to record levels. When capacity is that tight, you might be tempted to pay too much. So, how can brokers avoid overpaying for transportation? Here are a few tips:1. Make sure your rate data is current There can be huge swings in lane rates from week to week, especially this time of year when produce harvests and… Read More

National Carrier Hiring Standard Moves Forward

A national carrier hiring standard moved a step closer to reality, as the House of Representatives included it in an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act. The Act should head to the U.S. Senate for consideration in late May or early June.The hiring standard, which would set guidelines for brokers and shippers who hire carriers, has long been a legislative priority for the Transportation… Read More

Last Chance to Join the 2017 DAT User Conference

The 2017 DAT User Conference is almost here. If you haven't registered yet, don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your DAT products. The conference is October 23-25 in Portland, Oregon. Guests arrive on Monday and sessions run Tuesday and Wednesday.… Read More

New Freight Broker Resource Guides Available from TIA

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has released three new resource guides this year and has updated several of its sample contracts. These guides are one of the benefits of… Read More

DAT User Conference: Book Your Hotel Room By Oct. 3

Rooms are filling up fast for the DAT User Conference, so now is the time to register for the conference and book your hotel.DAT has reserved a block of rooms for attendees at the Portland Hilton Hotel and Executive Towers, at the discounted rate of $209 per night. You must reserve your room by… Read More

Broker Bond: Special Rate for DAT Customers

Is your broker bond coming up for renewal on October 1? You're not alone. According to Adam Green of Integro Insurance Brokers, around 90% of his freight broker customers renew their bond on October 1 because that was the date the minimum bond requirement increased from $10,000 to $75,000 four years ago. They start calling him about renewal at this time of… Read More

DAT Impact: A User Conference Unlike Any You've Attended

DAT Solutions' second annual user conference will be held October 23 to 25 in Portland, Oregon, addressing the very real threats and opportunities facing the trucking industry.ELD Mandate is top of mindProbably the number one “threat”… Read More