VIDEO: Avoid Low-Paying Routes with DAT TriHaul

It's been a perennial problem in trucking: You're offered a good rate to deliver a load, but the rate on the return trip barely covers your operating costs. That's a good time to look for a TriHaul — a triangular route that pays better than a straight round trip.

For example, say you get you're delivering a load from Chicago to Dallas. Usually that pays much better than Dallas to Chicago. So, on the way back, you may want to get a load from Dallas to Tulsa and then from Tulsa back to Chicago.

Don't have TriHaul in your load board subscription? Contact us to see how to get it.

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DAT TriHaul™ is available in all carrier subscriptions to DAT Power and certain subsciptions to DAT TruckersEdge load boards. Whenever you do a point-to-point load search, the load board automatically provides up to 5 TriHaul suggestions. This video shows you where to find the TriHaul feature in your load board.

The right load at the right time
at the right price

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.