Our network at a glance:
235 million load posts in 2018
More than 930,000 load posts per business day
More than 1.2 million load searches per business day
181 million are posted first on DAT or nowhere else
256 million load and truck posts
More than 570 million searches per year
$60 billion in annualized freight payments
If you’re a freight broker or 3PL, and your shipper customers haven’t asked you to deploy a load tracking solution, it’s time to get ready. Those requests are coming soon. If you’ve tracked loads before, but you’re not happy with your current system, this guide is for you too.
Shippers are strapped for capacity, to the point where they are regularly asking freight brokers and 3PLs to move valuable, business-critical freight that used to be tendered only to contract carriers. These hauls often require a greater level of visibility and scrutiny while the freight is in transit. If you’re not ready with a load tracking solution, you’ll be making a lot of check calls -- or worse, you won’t have an answer when the shipper calls about the current location of that important load.
Load tracking solutions are available from a number of vendors, in a variety of packages, and each has different feature sets and associated costs. Here are some questions to consider.
While large carriers may accept tracking solutions more readily, small fleets, owner-operators, and independent drivers are often uneasy about being tracked, especially by an unfamiliar vendor. You can make tracking more acceptable by choosing a provider that’s trusted by truckers, and has a reputation for protecting their privacy. Even better, the solution you choose should enable the driver to turn off the app after delivery, to discontinue tracking of the empty truck and its operator.
Whether you're a senior manager, a front-line broker or agent, or a trainer charged with making your employees more productive, you'll get actionable information from our three learning tracks that you can use the day you return to your office.
All freight brokers are required to have a $75,000 surety bond or trust fund. Exclusively for DAT customers, Integro is offering broker bonds at a special price.