DAT's Call Center a Finalist in Global Awards

DAT's customer support team is a finalist in the 2017 ICMI Global Contact Center Awards Program.

DAT is one of four finalists in the Best Small Contact Center category, for centers with 75 or fewer customer service agents. Winners will be announced May 23 at the annual ICMI Contact Center Conference in Orlando, Fla. The International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) is the leading provider of resources for customer management professionals and has organized the awards program for the past 12 years.

DAT has won the award two times before, in 2010 and 2007.

DAT's Customer Support Team

DAT’s contact center provides phone, email, and live chat support to carriers, owner-operators, freight brokers, third-party logistics companies, and shippers. The contact center answers more than 25,000 calls, emails and chats per month.

Award finalists are judged not only on measurable metrics commonly tracked by contact centers, but on customer satisfaction, low employee turnover rates, and a work culture that fosters employee engagement, motivation and high morale.

Laura Mendoza, Senior Director of Customer Solutions for DAT, attributes the contact center's success to the company's core value of maintaining "customers for life." She says that DAT strives for the right balance between quick response times and high levels of customer satisfaction—as measured by surveys sent out after each transaction.

Equally important, Mendoza says, is "taking care of the people that take care of our customers." DAT does that by creating a fun and family-like atmosphere, providing training to improve professional skills, and providing opportunities for career advancement within the company.



Pat Pitz

Pat Pitz is the editor of the DAT Solutions freight broker newsletter. He has nearly 20 years experience as a professional writer and editor. Before joining DAT, he spent 8 years at a Portland advertising and public relations agency, where he wrote newsletters and other content for a variety of high-profile clients, including several in the trucking industry.



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