What is a Load Board?

The DAT load board is more than just a list of loads.

The DAT load board is a place to develop relationships with freight brokers and shippers — and your key to building a smarter trucking business.

  • Access the most comprehensive freight listings anywhere in the industry.
  • Make the most of pricing tools to find your best rates.
  • Research broker credit history for trustworthy transactions.

Access the most comprehensive freight listings anywhere in the trucking industry.

With more listings than any other load board, you can find millions of loads that are only on DAT.

If you’re a carrier or an owner-operator looking for new freight listings, you won’t find a load board with more options than DAT. With over 623,000 new listings every day, truckers can choose the right load from the most options available anywhere in the country. We offer the widest number of listings, which means you can find the best fit every time.

Make the most of pricing tools to find your best rates.

DAT offers best-in-class tools for gauging market demand and understanding rates, so you can make informed business decisions.

DAT’s load boards are for more than just finding freight. We help ensure you’re getting paid fairly for the loads you deliver with up-to-date intel about freight markets across the country. DAT’s pricing details allow you to view the market rate for each load, so you can negotiate a fair price every time.

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Research broker credit history for trustworthy transactions.

With detailed information about every broker, DAT’s load boards help you find quality business partners.

Make sure a good price isn’t too good to be true. DAT’s load boards allow you to see credit history, client reviews, and average time-to-pay for brokers in the DAT database. With plenty of quality insights into broker history, you can make sure you’re doing business with partners who are transparent and trustworthy.

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  • If you’re wondering “what is a load board for truckers?” you’ve come to the right place. In the simplest sense, a load board lets carriers and owner-operators post their availability, and view freight listings to find new loads. But DAT’s load boards are so much more than that.

    Yes, DAT offers the largest, most complete freight listings anywhere in the country. But our load boards are also an investment in your trucking business. With quality assurance features and updated market info, DAT’s load boards don’t just give truckers the bare minimum — our financial features help your business become the best it can be.

  • When you’re constantly looking for different kinds of freight, it can be difficult to know exactly what the going rate for each load should be. But if you have access to up-to-date rate info, you can understand the market price for loads in your area as clearly as possible, so you can make sure you’re never getting underpaid. The DAT load board is a place where you can access all the important information you need to make informed business decisions.

  • The DAT load board is the most trusted load board in the country, with quality assurance features that help truckers make positive connections with brokers. Because DAT looks to provide the best services possible, our load board has become a quality name in the shipping industry. Our reputation as the premier load board means millions of loads are posted each year on DAT, before they are posted anywhere else. In fact, many of DAT’s loads are exclusive to us, which lets DAT users access the best freight load marketplace in the country.

  • Now that we’ve cleared up “what is a load board in trucking?”, it’s time to move on to the next question, “how can a load board save me money?”

    DAT helps you find reliable deals and reliable brokers to move freight, for a long-term investment in your trucking business. With quality assurance features and detailed rate information, your DAT load board is much more than just a freight matching marketplace for finding and posting loads — it’s a business strategy.

  • With DAT’s monthly rates, what you see is what you get. When you subscribe to the DAT freight board, you gain access to our load listings, rate info, and other features for a flat monthly fee. Some load boards hook you in with a cheap subscription, but they often charge hidden fees once you pass a certain number of searches. At DAT, you can rest assured that we provide unlimited searches and postings on our load board for your monthly fee.

  • Negotiating the right rate shouldn’t be a guessing game. At DAT, our job is to build a trustworthy service that helps our clients get the best prices every time. No matter what type of truck you’re driving, you’ll have to know how to charge the right rate. With DAT’s online load board, you can view up-to-date market rates in your area, so you can negotiate the fairest prices possible. With broker history, you can also choose trustworthy brokers. The more you know about market rates, the more you benefit your bottom line.

“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 

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