DAT to Hold First User Conference for Brokers

Portland OR – DAT Solutions will hold its first annual User Conference designed to address common and uncommon problems brokers face in the course of their day. The DAT User Conference will be held October 17 to 19 in Portland, Oregon.

Chad Boblett, a successful owner operator and founder of the 5,000 plus member Rate per Mile Masters on Facebook, will be the keynote speaker, providing insight on what brokers need to know about the carriers they work with to be successful. Mark Montague, DAT’s senior market analyst, who spent 35 years brokering freight and pricing trucks for various carriers will speak on market dynamics, in a year that has seen an excess of capacity for both spot and contract freight and the impact this has had on the relationships between shippers, brokers, and carriers.

“Our DAT User Conference is a deep dive into the effective use of DAT’s services to elevate brokers” efficiency and productivity, whether they’re new to the industry or have years of experience” said Don Thornton, Senior Vice President at DAT Solutions. “Our approach to developing the curriculum was uniquely focused on how to take advantage of DAT’s technology and real time information to turn opportunities into wins.”

The DAT User Conference will provide materials and training techniques for the entire office, and covers the lifecycle of a load and the software that can accelerate many aspects of broker operations: bid responses, efficient tools to source and qualify trucks, collaboration techniques to optimize operations, data mining to develop and maintain rate cards, and paperless carrier onboarding and how to deal with the unexpected in real-time.