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Are you wondering how to find truck loads for owner-operators? You already know that keeping your vehicles on the road is key to building a successful operation. DAT’s digital freight marketplace helps you find the best truck loads for owner operators by letting you search through the hundreds of thousands of loads that are posted each business day. That way you can always find the right load at the right time.
We’re often asked, “How do owner-operators find loads that pay well?” With DAT, finding the best loads is easy with access to the largest marketplace in the industry. Get the data you need to find and negotiate the best paying loads. DAT’s inbound/outbound charts show you where demand is high. Plus, our average market rates are constantly updated so you can go into negotiations fully prepared.
Post as many trucks as you want on DAT’s load board solutions so you can get matched with the perfect owner-operator load. You can even view a broker’s credit history, reviews, and average time to pay so you have full trust in all your partners. Stop asking how to find good loads as an owner-operator and get out on the road with the best load boards in the industry.
There are several benefits to using load boards — especially for owner-operators. They help you save time and effort so you can spend more time on the road and less time behind a computer screen.
The best owner operator load boards allow you to minimize deadhead, keep your trucks running, and maximize your profits. With DAT, you’ll be in contact with the biggest network of freight brokers in the industry. With multiple load board plans, it’s easy to find the right plan for your business.
Finding the right truck loads is critical for any owner-operator. When you work with the best load boards in the industry, you get access to the hundreds of thousands of new loads posted on DAT’s load boards every business day. Our load boards take the hassle out of finding new business — it’s all right there at your fingertips. DAT gives you all the tools you need to succeed, whether you’re running a small operation or a large trucking company.
Yes! We know that the truckers who deliver freight all across the country are the backbone of the supply chain. That job is critically important — and complex enough as it is — that’s why we designed our platform to be easy to use and hassle-free. Searching for loads is simple, whether you want to look by destination or truck type. You can even save your favorite search filters so you can see currently available loads for your most frequent lanes — without having to reenter the search criteria.
DAT’s owner operator software does more than just let you post trucks and search for loads. We also give you the information you need to make the best choices for your business. We crunch the numbers on real transactions from the past 15 days to provide you with the most accurate freight rates in the business. We also show you freight broker’s credit scores, average days to pay, and reviews from other carriers, so you’ll have the information to strategically choose the loads that are most likely to grow your business. Plus, market maps, available in some plans, can tell you where demand is high, so you know where to look next.
They are! DAT vets shippers and brokers and you’ll be able to see credit scores for all loads posted on our boards. You can also see average days to pay as well as whether the load can be factored, which gives you more information for making better business decisions. The brokers DAT typically works with have credit scores of 90 and up, and pay within four weeks.
DAT offers financial services specifically for owner-operators to make it easier for you to focus on your deliveries. The DAT Assurance program guarantees that you get paid for every load you deliver that is posted on DAT’s load boards. We’ve also partnered with Triumph Business Capital and their rapid factoring services to help ensure you always have cash on hand.
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 226 million loads posted annually. Find the load board package that best suits your business below.