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 below or above the market average? Find out

If your company is a DAT RateView contributor with a premium subscription, you get access to the Performance tools found near the top of the screen. The easy-to-use dashboard gives you an overview of your rates compared to that of other DAT RateView contributors. From there, you can generate reports that allow you to analyze lanes where your current rates are below or above the DAT average in addition to a few other reports.

Strategize your bidding, purchasing, or pricing approach

You can use these reports to prioritize your approach to lane-based pricing strategies. These lanes are likely the best areas for you to examine your recent history and evaluate whether or not you need to work with your teams to adjust your bidding, purchasing, or pricing approach for that freight.

Pinpointing where you might be furthest from average costs is key to prioritizing your time spent controlling your transportation costs or managing revenue. To learn more or to schedule a training session for these new DAT RateView tools, call us at (800) 547-5417.



Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan is the editor of DAT Carrier News. He has more than 10 years of journalism experience.



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