How to find the best freight brokers

Are you looking to expand your motor carrier business? The key is finding new business partners that you can trust.

Every subscription to the DAT TruckersEdge and DAT Power load boards comes with the DAT Directory, our extensive database of transportation companies that lets you connect with and evaluate new business partners with ease. The video below gives a tutorial on navigating through the industry’s best load boards:

DAT load boards are the largest and most trusted digital marketplace for truckload freight, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually.

Tips for vetting your potential partner on the broker load board:

  • Read past reviews: See all reviews published about the broker during their time with DAT; this is a great way to see their relationship with past clients.
  • Review bond and credit history: Each company has a section of credit information at the bottom of their page, including a graph of past transactions.
  • Check for DAT Assurance: With our partner OTR Capital, we are able to provide a payment guarantee, where you can register the load to ensure coverage.


Find loads and lane-by-lane rate information in DAT load boards.