Use the best freight bidding site in the industry to bid on freight loads successfully.
When it comes to the best freight bidding sites, DAT stands above the competition. DAT not only has the most loads available (over 400 million posted each year), but it also provides the best tools to help you understand the going rate and bid with confidence.
- Use accurate market rates to bid on freight loads.
- Find your most profitable routes for smarter freight bidding.
- Determine where your services are in the highest demand.
Use accurate market rates to bid on freight loads.
Leverage accurate spot market data to understand the going rate and make intelligent freight bids.
When it comes to freight bidding — whether you’re looking to bid on small freight loads or large ones — it’s important that you know the going rate for similar loads. DAT offers a data-based solution with up-to-date, accurate data on market rates so you can make successful bids every time.
With your DAT subscription, you’ll be able to access average spot market rates for both 15-day and 30-day periods that are based on real data from invoices.
Find your most profitable routes for smarter freight bidding.
Identify the best routes to get the most out of each load and each freight bid.
Successful freight bidding is about more than just finding the best loads — it’s also about finding the best routes. That means finding the best-paying routes.
DAT can help you do just that with the help of market rate data on 68,000 routes and the TriHaul feature, which lets you understand the most efficient routes to your destination and shows you where you can pick up new freight along the way.
Determine where your services are in the highest demand.
Figure out where your services are most needed to boost your profit margins.
Maximizing your profit margins is about more than just finding some great freight. It’s also about figuring out where you can get paid the most for hauling that freight. The truth is, supply and demand can vary a lot between lanes and while your services may not be particularly necessary for some lanes, they may be sorely needed in other ones.
With DAT you can take the guesswork out of figuring out where your services are most needed. Get an updated view into truck activity — including where trucks are entering and leaving — to find the best freight bidding opportunities.
Successful freight bidding depends on having information about loads, market rates, and more. Before you can make a bid, you need to have a good understanding of each load’s criteria. For example, what seems like a great, high-paying load might actually be riddled with problems if it comes with a difficult broker or a long route.
Once you find the perfect load (which you can do most easily using a quality load board like DAT!), your best bet is to charge a price as close as possible to the market rate. That means knowing the current market rate. To help you do that, DAT’s load board offers market rate estimates based on actual invoice data (not bids or requests), so you can estimate as accurately as possible how much other truckers are charging for your lanes before you start your freight bidding.
“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
Strengthen your freight bidding with DAT!
When you use DAT for your freight bidding, you can get the accurate market rate data you need to bid on freight loads effectively. Choose from nearly 1 million loads posted each day using information on lane rates, demand, and more. Get started with DAT today!