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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

How a 3PL managed one of the worst hurricane seasons

In a normal hurricane season, there would be about 13 named storms in the Atlantic Ocean from June through November. Around five of those might become hurricanes. But 2017 was no normal hurricane season. Three hurricanes made landfall in the U.S. in less than a month: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Irma damaged part of Puerto Rico, and Maria made landfall on the island 10 days later. As many as two-thirds of the houses on… Read More

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