When 256 million loads and trucks are posted on your network of load boards, and $60 billion of freight bills are recorded in your truckload rate engine, there’s a reason the industry regards your super-database as “the truckload pricing index standard for the North American trucking market.”
In a time when rapid innovation challenges current business models, DAT has pushed its technology leadership forward while facilitating the relationships our industry is built on. DAT provides benchmarking, forecasting, and capacity planning that are critical to operational efficiency, plus decades of experience that give us a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the trucking industry. We have added a team of data science engineers to support our front-line data analytics group in revealing business-critical information and insights from the volumes of data available to us.
It’s all founded on two fundamentals: brokers need trucks, and carriers need loads. In 2016 DAT and Getloaded combined networks to create one super-database, the industry's largest and most diverse on-demand freight exchange for spot truckload freight. That alone boosted DAT’s available capacity by 36%. Since 2015, DAT has doubled the capacity of carriers available to load providers. These carriers represent north of 1.3 million trucks. The consolidation also enabled Getloaded’s broker customers to access 400% more truckloads. And all of these loads can be easily accessed from anywhere with the DAT Load Board for Truckers app.
DAT’s products include DAT Broker TMS transportation management software, DAT Fleet Compliance services, carrier monitoring and onboarding, truck and trailer tracking, and a comprehensive directory of companies with business history, credit, safety, insurance, and company reviews. Other, exciting new products are on the roadmap for 2019 and beyond.
The Original Load Board
The company was established in 1978 as the Dial-A-Truck (DAT) load finder service at Jubitz® truck stop in Portland, Oregon. Though the technology and delivery systems have changed greatly since that time, DAT remains the central marketplace where transportation professionals meet and transact business in the spot market. As a service to the industry, DAT provides data on trends, including a monthly spot market freight index and weekly Trendlines updates. Every day, transportation professionals depend on DAT to help their businesses operate more efficiently and profitably.
Poised for Growth
DAT and DAT TruckersEdge are owned by Roper Technologies, a publicly traded company (NYSE: ROP) that also owns the other major load board in North America: Link Logistics (Canada). DAT's award-winning customer service, billing, product development, and maintenance reside at the company's new, 55,000-square-foot headquarters in Beaverton, OR, which is equipped to handle the rapidly growing customer base.