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
$65 billion in annualized freight payments
DAT's fourth annual user conference offers two jam-packed days of insighful sessions, inspiring talks, hands-on labs, networking, and fun in Austin, TX. Uncover unique ways to gather business intelligence and take advantage of the opportunities in an evolving industry.
Get tips and tricks that you can put into practice immediately, whether you're an executive making strategic decisions or on the front lines working the phones. We have three different tracks of sessions: One for brokers getting started, another for mature businesses, and a third just for DAT products.
The “hacks” you’ll uncover from hands-on labs for DAT Power and DAT RateView will save you time on every load – our experts estimate a 43% or greater improvement in your team’s efficiency. Think of it as advanced training for the tools you use every day.
Want to stay competitive in an industry that’s changing quickly? Our keynote speakers and topical sessions will help you stay ahead of the trends that matter to your business, so you can get ready now for your customers' future needs.
What’s your company’s biggest challenge: Capacity? Technology? Regulations? You'll hear from shippers, carriers, freight brokers, and other experts, as they share strategies and tactics for managing freight transportation in today's fast-paced, on-demand economy.
If you need to make a formal request from your superiors back at HQ, feel free to use this sample letter to help you drive the point home. Make any changes you need, so you can explain how the mission-critical intel from DATCON19 will bolster your entire operation.
Whether you’re an owner, manager, trainer, sales rep, or truck finder at any logistics company, DATCON19 has sessions designed just for you, for the smallest boutique operations to giant 3PLs.
Dynamic speaker and author Jack Uldrich will deliver the DATCON19 keynote address. In his books Foresight 20/20, Jump the Curve, and Higher Unlearning, Uldrich recommends new management approaches to future-proof your business. At DATCON19, he'll reveal strategies for success in this time of rapid change.
A shipper and a 3PL talk about managing contract relationships. Learn the ins and outs of bidding on RFPs, and the benefits and risks of committing to a long-term relationship with fixed prices.
Rev up your laptops for a guided tour of DAT Products. This session takes you through a "day in the life" work flow as you find trucks, determine pricing, qualify and onboard carriers, and track your shipments.
Take the analytical approach to unexpected problems by harnessing data from DAT. Learn how to anticipate trends in demand, capacity, and rates to inform better decision-making and forecasting.
Mark Montague, DAT Industry Analyst, will pinpoint the shifting dynamics in the freight marketplace, with eye an toward the future.
Looking for an edge in your forecasting? Ready to take your data analytics to the next level? Get tips on the data, tools, processes, and personnel you need to build a successful BI team
A special day-long session just for internal trainers, so your team can get brought up to speed on the most efficient use of DAT products.
Meet DAT's product experts for one-on-one demos, plus you can offer your feedback and effect changes in future DAT products.
Ken Adamo built the Decision Sciences team for FedEx Logistics. Adamo and his team leverage data from multiple sources to drive continuous improvement of the company's forecasting, modeling, and decision-making. At DATCON, Adamo will offer expert insights into the data, tools, processes, and personnel that you'll deploy as you scale your data analytics function up to enterprise-level effectiveness.
Experts from across the country will gather at DATCON19 to discuss the new opportunities and threats facing the industry, including speakers from FedEx, Knight-Swift Logistics, Dart Network, and more.
All DATCON19 attendees get a special rate for rooms at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, which is also the venue for the user conference. You'll get plenty of networking opportunities with other attendees, plus special shuttle service to events like the dinner party on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Austin is world famous for its live music, and Austin City Limits is the city's premier annual music event. Best of all — this year's fest takes place on the weekends before and after DATCON19, so you can extend your stay and catch some amazing bands.
When you come to Austin, bring your appetite. The city's world-renowned dining scene offers up not just some of the best Tex-Mex, but some of the best eats anywhere.
* Registration is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person.