DAT Introduces Real-Time Rate Tools for Carriers with Highest Paying Route Options

Portland, OR –DAT announced the availability of DAT RateView, enabling carriers to see market rates paid by shippers as well as current spot market rates on all lanes in the United States and Canada. Equally important, RateView automatically suggests backhauls as well as TriHauls based on highest paying lanes returning trucks to their point of origin. TriHauls take advantage of the most profitable triangle routes that can give carriers options for return trips that pay at a higher rate.

“Not only does DAT RateView give carriers an instantaneous look at market rates for lanes of interest, Trihauls transform the image of backhauls. Instead of cheap freight, backhauls become important revenue generating opportunities that also bring trucks and drivers home,” said Don Thornton, DAT senior vice president of sales.

The TriHaul feature in DAT RateView takes into account load availability and competing truck capacity at the origin, and suggested intermediate points. Rate calculators let carriers compare the linehaul and fuel surcharges to immediately understand the revenue potential of the TriHauls and backhauls under consideration.

Carriers can quickly compare the rates they are being paid against the market rates on lanes they are running as well as explore new lanes. DAT RateView also provides 13 month rate histories, information critical to seasonal trend analysis and for quick and easy RFP response. The simple-to-use lane bulk-download feature can reduce the time necessary to respond to RFPs from hours to minutes.

DAT RateView is based on $20 billion per year of actual freight transactions and adds a powerful complement to DAT load boards.

About DAT Solutions

DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, motor carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 183 million freight matches and a database of $68 billion in annual market transactions. As the industry standard in truckload pricing, DAT's freight rate database also provides the settlement prices against which trucking freight futures contracts are traded.

Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices. DAT.com


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