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DAT's updated credit scoring gives new brokers a boost

You’ve lined up shipper customers and jumped through all the legal hurdles to start your very own freight brokerage. One problem: Carriers are reluctant to take loads from you because your new business doesn’t have a credit score yet. The good news is that DAT load boards now apply credit scores and average days-to-pay quicker, thanks to credit reporting from… Read More

Groundbreaking tool offers clearest view of freight trends

Pricing freight is all about supply and demand, and nothing lets you measure the markets faster than DAT's Hot Market Maps. Whether you're a broker who needs to know where trucks are hard to find or a carrier looking for where you'll have a negotiating advantage, Hot Market Maps provide the most up-to-date view of available loads versus trucks for every freight market. And now you can do even more. The latest update… Read More

Groundbreaking tool offers clearest view of freight trends

Pricing freight is all about supply and demand, and nothing lets you measure the markets faster than DAT's Hot Market Maps. Whether you're a broker who needs to know where trucks are hard to find or a carrier looking for where you'll have a negotiating advantage, Hot Market Maps provide the most up-to-date view of available loads versus trucks for every freight market. And now you can do even more. The latest update… Read More

New Hot Market Maps show when and where you'll find a load

Looking for your next load? Need a truck? Check your watch, and then go to your DAT Hot Market Map. In addition to a detailed view of load and truck posts and ratios, the latest version has a timeline display that gives you the info you need to make your truck or load post stand out from the crowd. Hot Market Maps are included in DAT Power and… Read More

Measure markets at a glance

You don't have to pore over spreadsheets and crunch numbers to know which freight markets are sizzling. With the Hot Market Map feature available in the DAT Power load board and our standalone transportation pricing tool, DAT RateView, you can see where demand is highest at just a glance.The map shows you the hottest freight… Read More

Hot Market Maps have a new look

* A new map will replace the existing one with a familiar Google Maps treatment. The current design from our other products will be implemented as well for a more consistent look * We will now more accurately reflect load-to-truck ratios with additional color shadings, for all three equipment types * Same prior day load-to-truck ratio data, listed by market area or state will continue to be displayed * Additional city/state search will help… Read More

What to do when shipper demands "Where's my load?"

If you're a freight broker and your customer calls and demands "Where's my load?" you'd better have an answer. And it better NOT be, "Let me make a few calls and get back to you." A new feature in DAT OnTime — DAT's load tracking platform — enables brokers to send their customer a link that will show the current location of the load… Read More

Tracking has its benefits

When a broker or shipper says that they want to track a load, it can seem like a hassle. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Ask your broker if they use DAT OnTime, the load-tracking app that gives drivers the most control. We’ll also give you a $15 Amazon gift card when a broker sends you a shipment request through DAT OnTime and you… Read More

3 Ways to Analyze Your Truckload Contract Rates

With the recent upheavals in the cost of shipping, it’s more important than ever to analyze how your company’s prices compare with the competition. With DAT RateView™, you can now benchmark your company’s contract truckload rates against the prevailing market prices, available only through DAT's database of more than $45 billion in invoices.Are your current rates… Read More

6 Ways to Analyze Your Truckload Contract Rates

With the recent upheavals in the cost of shipping, it’s more important than ever to analyze how your company’s prices compare with the competition. With DAT RateView™, you can now benchmark your company’s contract truckload rates against the prevailing market prices, available only through DAT's database of more than $60 billion in… Read More