Network Analytics from DAT iQ

Confidently navigate the complex landscape of freight transportation with advanced capacity analytics solutions.

Gain unparalleled visibility into network optimization opportunities and quickly adapt to market volatility with real-time insight into capacity conditions. Leverage comprehensive past, present, and future trends for more informed planning and decision-making to ensure reliable service in a dynamic market.

Strategic network insights for brokers and shippers

Build resilience to navigate market cycles by embracing a new era of freight management

Strategic planning and forecasting

Leverage past, present, and future capacity insights for smarter strategic planning and decision-making.

Visibility into market conditions

Get a clear view of the dynamic freight market. Dive into precise regional details or quickly assess conditions at-a-glance.

Navigate capacity fluctuations

Efficiently manage changes in regional capacity. Search for trucks and discover hidden capacity for problematic lanes.

Adaptive strategies for dynamic markets

Adapt to new and ongoing challenges with real-time insights. Implement flexible strategies to maintain strong service levels.

DAT iQ Network Analytics provides insights into spot and contract capacity on virtually every trucking lane in North America.

Network Analytics for Brokers

Plan for present and future market trends

See conditions for the past, present and future so you can plan for today and forecast for next week.

Get precise details for a market or region

Unlock a clear view of the freight market with tools that provide precise details or take a big-picture view of an entire region.

Manage changes in regional capacity

Search for trucks and find hidden capacity for problematic lanes.

Network Analytics for Shippers

Build resilience across your network

Uncover additional market capacity to help plug routing guides and develop new partnerships with access to an extensive carrier database.

Compare regional capacity conditions

Get a clear picture of truckload freight supply and demand balances using multi-dimensional views of capacity conditions for more proactive and accurate planning.

Adapt to new and ongoing challenges

Leverage real-time insights for more flexible strategies like mini-bids to address problematic lanes, reduce costs and/or improve service levels.

Benchmark performance relative to the market

Identify savings opportunities and alternative sources of capacity to avoid service failures using granular lane-level data on carrier truck posts and search activity.

RateView Analytics for Carriers

Bid on RFPs with confidence

Win long-term contracts with accurate 52-week forecasts and specialized RFP response tools in the add-on Ratecast feature.

Protect your bottom line

See current market rates and calculate surcharges and margins faster and easier.

Anticipate market shifts

Research lane seasonality plus accurate forecasting to anticipate market changes before they happen.

Trendlines Report

National average spot rates
Supply and demand metrics
Van, reefer and flatbed insights
Fuel prices

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A few things you might be asking yourself

DAT is proud to serve an ecosystem of carriers, brokers, and shippers. One benefit of this diverse customer base and product offerings is our ability to utilize customer-submitted data and proprietary data intelligence like the Market Conditions Index and Load to Truck Ratio. When you’re analyzing lanes or carriers, you can be confident that you’re evaluating reliable, real-time insights based on actual load board activity.

DAT iQ is unmatched in the breadth, depth, diversity, and scale of data offered. The data that powers the AI and ML models is broadly representative of all industry segments, a wide range of modes (TL, LTL, intermodal, temp-control, ocean), and comprehensive equipment type coverage (Dry Van, Reefer, Flatbed). Even if you don’t see your need listed here, our data analytics and industry experts can help design a customized solution to meet your needs. Check out our Analytics Services to learn more.

DAT iQ analytics solutions are designed to provide context for your company’s transportation performance. For example, DAT Carrier Select uses your submitted data to display your actual lanes alongside their Market Delta. The Market Delta is the difference between your network’s costs on these lanes and the benchmark rates based on DAT customer contributions, indicating the potential opportunity if you were to negotiate with that carrier to match DAT benchmark contract rates. If negotiations aren’t successful, Shippers can search for alternative carriers based on their specific needs and find a minimum of 20 carriers per lane that can meet those specifications. For more extensive insights into cost and network optimizations, shippers can use DAT iQ Benchmark to dive deeper.

Absolutely. You can request a demo here and our experts will schedule time with you to show how Network Analytics could make an impact for your business.

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RateView Analytics

Actionable past, present, and future rate insights you can rely on for smarter strategic planning, risk mitigation, and procurement.

Analytics Services

Advanced data services, API integrations, and expert consultation.

Load Board

The right load for the right truck, anywhere