Trucking Resources

For Brokers, Carriers, Owner-Operators and Shippers

  • Market Update—Get the clearest view of the truckload marketplace with data and insights from DAT iQ.
  • Top 10 Freight Markets of 2020—The top 10 markets with the most outbound dry van, refrigerated and flatbed long haul loads on the spot market in 2020.
  • Freightvine —DAT iQ’s Dr. Chris Caplice and Dr. Inam Iyoob speak with industry experts to lift the uncertainty that clouds the freight marketplace.
  • Freight Focus —  Ken Adamo, Chief of Analytics for DAT iQ, Freight Focus digs deep into the details. Each episode, Ken meets with industry insiders to sift through data and peel back the layers to get to the bottom of what’s driving freight today.
  • 2021 Shipper Readiness Checklist—Make sure your transportation operations are equipped for the new year
  • Freight Broker Start-Up Guide—This handy guide lays out the steps necessary to start a freight brokerage business.
  • Carrier Start-Up Guide—This guide provides a brief overview of the requirements to become a motor carrier and the tools needed to succeed.
  • Best Freight Factoring Companies—Top 7 Freight Factoring Companies as Chosen by Carriers
  • Dispatcher Start Up Guide—In this guide, Kamal Makhmudov will take you through the steps of how to become a dispatcher for truck drivers and offer some useful tips on how to run a successful truck dispatcher business.
  • Hot Shot Start Up Guide—In this guide, Alex Smith will take you through the steps of how to start a hot shot trucking business and offer some useful tips on how to run a successful hot shot trucking business.
  • Freight Broker Success Guide—In this guide, Nathaniel Cross and Benjamin Kowalski, hosts of the Freight 360 podcast, give their recommendations on how to become a successful freight broker.
  • Power of Prediction white paper—Forecasting Models: Plan your costs with predictive analytics
  • Winning is Knowing white paper—Procurement Strategies: A guide for transportation procurement
  • History Matters – Predictive modeling is the art of using high-power computing to learn from the past and predict the future. Most of us use predictive models in our daily lives, but is not always obvious.
  • Cargo Theft, Identity Theft, and Double Brokering—How can you protect yourself and your business when you broker freight?
  • The ABCs of TriHaul Routing—Add a higher-paying third leg to your round-trip routes
  • Truckload: Linchpin in Your Supply Chain—Truckload transportation may seem like a small part of the supply chain but it is a bellwether for changing patterns
  • Win by Losing: How to Respond Effectively to a Shipper’s RFP—Make the tough calls on pricing in your market
  • DAT User Conference—Two-day intensive training program for freight brokers to learn how to master DAT products, and learn about the most pressing issues affecting the trucking industry.
  • If By Bid: The good and bad in annual transportation procurement events—Annual bids are exceptionally important to shippers to set their plans and budgets, but all too often they are poorly executed and create problems for both shippers and carriers that persist throughout the year.
  • DAT One: the all-in-one trucking app—Life on the road isn’t easy. From finding parking and weigh stations, to refueling and finding your next load, it’s fair to say that the job requires juggling a lot of information. That’s why we built a mobile app that includes the most useful trucking tools so that truckers have a single place to get the information they need, all in the palm of their hand.
  • How hurricanes affect freight—Hurricane season always brings the risk of massive disruptions – not just to supply chains, but to people’s lives and well-being. That’s where the transportation industry has the ability to help lift communities back up, to rebuild, resupply, and help people and neighborhoods return to their normal lives.
  • APIs—Integrating DAT’s Products and Tools
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DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 249 million freight matches and a database of $110 billion of market transactions.

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The company was established in 1978 as the Dial-A-Truck (DAT) load finder service at Jubitz® truck stop in Portland, OR.