DAT 40th Anniversary

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Life before load boards

Mark Boyer has spent his whole career in the trucking and logistics industry, with a front row seat for all kinds of new technologies, including many products from DAT. As DAT celebrates its 40th year, we reminisced with Boyer, who serves as Vice President of Brokerage for Keller Logistics in Defiance, Ohio. Keller is an asset-based brokerage with a… Read More

1980s Freight Matching Secret Weapon: High School Students

When Jim Syfan, CEO of Syfan Logistics, first started working in the freight brokerage business in the 1970s, there were no load boards, no desktop computers, no internet. When he launched his own brokerage, Turbo Transport, in 1984 he would send his two high-school-aged sons down to the local truck stops to talk to truckers to see if they needed loads to… Read More

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years. Ask him what technological advances have made his job easier over the years and three things come to mind: Computers Satellite trailer tracking The DAT load board "We take it for granted now because it's so easy," Schultz says about the DAT load board. "You type into the computer that you need a load from this city to that… Read More