How to Get Loads for Trucks

Find truck loads and grow your business.

If you're new to running your own trucking company and wondering how to get your own truck loads, here's a primer. DAT is the best marketplace in the industry to find truck loads online.

  • Find loads and trucking business opportunities faster.
  • Make informed decisions and grow strategically.
  • Take your trucking company to the next level.
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Find loads and trucking business opportunities faster.

DAT’s load finder gives you access to the largest network of brokers and shippers in the business.

When you’re starting out as a carrier or owner-operator, increasing your rate per mile is key. To do that, you need access to a reliable flow of loads. The good news? The DAT load finder takes the hassle out of finding the next job, so you can keep your trucks out on the road.

Make informed decisions and grow strategically.

Double-check broker credit scores and client reviews to ensure that you’re choosing the right partners.

Our marketplace not only helps you get truck loads online, it also gives you useful information so you know who you’re dealing with. Each load in our system will let you check a company’s credit score and average days to pay — as well as whether the load’s invoice can be factored — to help you make the right decisions for your business.

Take your trucking company to the next level.

DAT’s tools are designed to help your business thrive.

Wondering how to get loads for your trucking company? At DAT, our job is to make finding good loads easier. We take the hassle and inconvenience out of logistics and back end operations, so you can focus on what’s most important to your business. We offer advanced features like market trends and rate data to help you find the most profitable routes and keep your trucking operation growing.

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  • If you’re curious how to get loads for truck drivers, look no further. Our load board is simple to use and full of features that make the process of finding loads easier for drivers, owner-operators, and carriers alike. You can save frequent searches and favorite freight brokers, for instance, and set alarms so that you’ll receive a notification the moment our system detects a load that’s right for your truck.

  • DAT makes it easy to find freight for more than 70 different types of equipment, including van, flatbed, reefer, tanker and heavy haul, LTL, hot shot, specialized freight loads, and more on over 65,000 lanes. If you have specialized equipment on your vehicles, you can list those as well to help find the exact loads you’re looking for.

  • Yes! One of the advanced features in our freight matching platform is 90, 30 or 15 day average lane rates based on $118 billion in actual transactions annually. Once you know how much brokers and shippers typically charge, you can adjust your rates to ensure that you’re not selling yourself short.

  • DAT has been providing logistical services to the trucking industry since 1978. In that time, we’ve worked hard to build a reputation as the reliable source for detailed information on everything from individual loads to shipping at large. We give you the tools to help you make better business decisions and extend the longevity of your operations. When it comes to finding the right loads, carriers and owner-operators trust DAT.

  • Average lane rates and price tags on individual loads don’t always paint the best picture of market conditions. Rather than chasing loads that are high paying but out of the way, our tools help you locate profitable loads and routes on your preferred lanes. Demand maps help to highlight where demand is booming, so when you’re considering where to get loads for trucks, you’ll be able to anticipate where the best-paying jobs will turn up next.

  • DAT’s business model is based on our customers’ success, so it’s in our best interest to help you run your operation as efficiently as possible. Features like triangular routing suggestions can help extend your shipping range and lanes, increase your profit margins, and minimize deadhead. Not only that, we put truckers in touch with our partners at Triumph Business Capital, who provide rapid, secure invoice factoring. Cash on hand allows drivers to be better prepared and equipped if a truck needs repairs or other unexpected expenses arise.

“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.

DAT Load Boards

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