Drop and Hook Loads

Make the most of your trucking business with easy-to-find drop and hook loads.

Drop and hook trucking is a convenient option for many owner operators. Here's how you can find drop and hook loads on the DAT platform.

  • Find drop and hook loads for owner operators.
  • Make sure brokers are able to find your trucks.
  • Work with qualified brokers and shippers you can trust.

Find drop and hook loads for owner operators.

Drop and hook trucking can save you time and money — especially when you use DAT’s load boards.

As the biggest freight marketplace anywhere, DAT is the best place to find your drop and hook load. With hundreds of thousands of new loads posted every business day and detailed information (including average market rates) on more than 65,000 lanes, DAT gives you the information and access you need to find the best loads for your business.

Make sure brokers are able to find your trucks.

Post as many vehicles as you want on DAT’s extensive network.

Finding drop and hook loads can sometimes be a challenge, but with DAT, you can post as many vehicles as you want. Post the equipment and unique assets that help you stand out from the competition, so the right freight brokers can find your vehicles easily. You can even set up alerts so you’re notified as soon as DAT finds a matching load for your posted truck.

Work with qualified brokers and shippers you can trust.

DAT vets all freight brokers so you can feel confident in your partnerships.

DAT has an exhaustive compliance program to help keep bad players off of the freight marketplace. Plus, all of DAT’s subscriptions let you see the credit scores of the brokers who post loads on the boards, their average time to pay, and reviews from other carriers. This way, you can have full confidence in anyone you choose to work with.

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  • Drop and hook freight is a straightforward shipping process for trucking companies that involves “dropping” one trailer at a warehouse and “hooking” a new one from the same source. One of those trailers can be empty or they can both be loaded trailers. The key is that the trailers are traded.

    There are many benefits to drop and hook trucking for owner operators. The process increases your freedom on the road since there’s no need for live loading. It can also help you make more money by decreasing the time you spend in the loading dock.

  • Whether you’re looking for drop and hook loads or another kind of freight, DAT’s freight marketplace can save you time and energy. Instead of finding loads on your own, DAT does the work for you — connecting your vehicles and preferred routes to matching freight. With DAT you can even search for spot rates on your preferred lanes, save your favorite search filters so you can quickly find loads, and use triangular routing suggestions to maximize your profits.

  • As an owner-operator, you know that making sure your business runs as smoothly as possible is key to staying competitive in the industry. DAT lets you search and filter through the hundreds of thousands of loads that are posted to our boards every business day — which takes the trouble out of finding your next load. With the most loads in the trucking industry, you’ll have greater access to traffic on your lanes.

  • Not at all! DAT has a simple interface and search menu that makes it convenient for everyone to find loads and trucks. You can favorite specific sets of search filters to quickly find new loads based on your most common lanes, and even set alarms for your favorite searches to know the moment new matches are posted. We keep the interface simple and intuitive — that way there’s no hassle. DAT makes it easy for you to find loads quickly and keep your trucks on the road.

  • DAT offers a few different plans, priced to make key technologies and features available to owner operators at competitive rates. Our Standard plan gives you access to the load boards and broker credit data, and upgrading to our Enhanced, Professional, and Power plans gets you extra tools and capabilities — like average lane rates, market maps, and automatic triangle haul routing suggestions that can help you get even more out of DAT.

  • Yes! We also offer financial services to keep you and your drivers secure. Our partners at Triumph Business Capital provide rapid and reliable invoice factoring, which allows most drivers to get paid in under 24 hours. DAT’s listings have a small icon that indicates whether a load automatically qualifies for factoring with Triumph, which helps eliminate the need to track down late invoices. Our DAT Assurance program also assists with collecting late payments from clients — and we guarantee that you’ll get paid for any load you deliver using our load boards.

“The DAT Load Board is the only one I use, and I really don’t see any interest in trying any other one.” 

- Brian Stone, Stone’s Trucking LLC

"DAT Load Board is awesome. They even teach you how to book a load and how to use it on your computer or cell phone app. Highly recommend DAT!"

- Francis Gatmaitan, Alpha Trucking 

Find Available Loads Today!

Get the most relevant matches for your business – the right load for the right truck at the right price, no matter where you are. DAT the largest load board, with more than 159 million loads posted annually. Find the load board package that best suits your business below.

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