PORTLAND, Ore. – DAT Solutions announced significant upgrades to DAT TruckersEdge, the company’s popular load board for independent owner-operators and small fleets. The changes and new features, to be unveiled at the Mid-America Trucking Show, make it much faster for truckers to find the right loads and negotiate terms.
The launch comes at a time of unprecedented freight demand. Over 161 million loads were posted on DAT load boards in 2017, and freight volume during February 2018 was among the highest reported during the month in 20 years.
“These upgrades to TruckersEdge come at a time when available load volume continues to exceed seasonal levels, and demand for trucking services is expected to grow in the weeks and months to come,” said Neerav Shah, VP Products at DAT. “There are 637,000 good load options on our service for carriers to choose from every day, and DAT’s been really focused on speeding up their load selection process so our customers can be even more efficient and productive,” Shah added.
The new TruckersEdge incorporates the latest search technologies used by the leading web browsers, with auto-populated fields personalized to fit the user’s needs.
Dispatchers and drivers can also save time by identifying favorite searches, setting alarms for automatic notification when a new load matches their preferences, and sorting search results with one click. They can even sort search results by the offer rate posted by the freight broker.
A new dashboard also gives users a real-time view of inbound and outbound load volume in every state, so they can see where their equipment is most in demand, plus a feed of trending trucking industry news.
These latest improvements come soon after the addition of DAT TruckersEdge Pro, which includes average spot market rates based on actual transactions from the past 15 days, plus DAT TriHaul, a routing tool that suggests better-paying round trips based on the lane searched.
“The new features in TruckersEdge show that DAT listens to truckers,” said Chad Boblett, owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking and founder of Rate Per Mile Masters, a Facebook group of 20,000 transportation and logistics professionals. “DAT gets it right. The upgrades to TruckersEdge make it easier to find loads, and give me the research tools I need to get the best possible rate for my truck.”
DAT TruckersEdge subscriptions include a free smartphone app, DAT Load Board for Truckers, available from Google Play for Android devices, and from the Apple App Store for iPhones and iPads.
DAT TruckersEdge is now available at truckersedge.dat.com, and will be on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 22 through 24, in Booth 64196.