Resources

  • Market Update—Get the clearest view of the truckload marketplace with data and insights from DAT iQ.
  • Top 10 Freight Markets of 2020—The top 10 markets with the most outbound dry van, refrigerated and flatbed long haul loads on the spot market in 2020.
  • Freightvine —DAT iQ’s Dr. Chris Caplice and Dr. Inam Iyoob speak with industry experts to lift the uncertainty that clouds the freight marketplace.
  • Freight Focus —  Ken Adamo, Chief of Analytics for DAT iQ, Freight Focus digs deep into the details. Each episode, Ken meets with industry insiders to sift through data and peel back the layers to get to the bottom of what’s driving freight today.
  • DAT iQ Market Updates—Our analytics team takes a weekly look at how the freight markets are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, offering updates on supply and demand, pricing, plus a detailed look at DAT iQ forecasting models and how they’re reacting to the current business climate.
  • DAT User Testimonials—Hear from DAT customers
  • Trucking AMA—Ask me anything series featuring owner-operators, carriers and brokers.
  • TruckersEdge Pro from the Pros—Follow advice from the pros and start finding loads with DAT TruckerEdge, the most trusted load board in the industry.
  • Tips from Real DAT Load Board Users—Tips and tricks from real DAT users
  • Power of Prediction white paper—Forecasting Models: Plan your costs with predictive analytics
  • Winning is Knowing white paper—Procurement Strategies: A guide for transportation procurement
  • History Matters – Predictive modeling is the art of using high-power computing to learn from the past and predict the future. Most of us use predictive models in our daily lives, but is not always obvious.
  • Cargo Theft, Identity Theft, and Double Brokering—How can you protect yourself and your business when you broker freight?
  • The ABCs of TriHaul Routing—Add a higher-paying third leg to your round-trip routes
  • Truckload: Linchpin in Your Supply Chain—Truckload transportation may seem like a small part of the supply chain but it is a bellwether for changing patterns
  • Win by Losing: How to Respond Effectively to a Shipper’s RFP—Make the tough calls on pricing in your market
  • DAT User Conference—Two-day intensive training program for freight brokers to learn how to master DAT products, and learn about the most pressing issues affecting the trucking industry.
  • Case Study: How Kingsgate reimagines logistics with DAT One automation—Kingsgate partnered with DAT Freight & Analytics to fully automate the load-tendering process for their motor carrier network. Using the Book Now tools within the DAT One platform, Kingsgate uncovered new efficiencies, new opportunities and set new land speed records.
  • VIDEO: Avoid Low-Paying Routes with DAT TriHaul—It’s been a perennial problem in trucking: You’re offered a good rate to deliver a load, but the rate on the return trip barely covers your operating costs. That’s a good time to look for a TriHaul — a triangular route that pays better than a straight round trip.
  • 3 ways to make your truck post stand out—One of the best ways for a small motor carrier to advertise their services is by post their available trucks onto a load board. But how do you get your truck post to stand out in a crowd? And how can you make the most efficient use of your time?
  • Blog Post: DAT Power load board—New load board “puts everything at my fingertips” — fast
  • Video: How to find loads on the DAT Power load board—Find truckload freight for your van, reefer, or flatbed
  • Video: Truck search basics on the DAT Power load board—Find trucks for your truckload freight moves.
  • History Matters: How freight forecasts learn from the past—Predictive modeling is the art of using high-power computing to learn from the past and predict the future. Most of us use predictive models in our daily lives, but is not always obvious.
  • Beware of biased benchmarking: 3 ways to grade a transportation index—Benchmarking different aspects of operations is a well established practice across most businesses. Understanding how your company compares to similar organizations in terms of efficiency, delivered level of service, cost or other dimensions allows you to identify trouble spots and focus your managerial attention.
  • VIDEO: RateView for freight brokers—Validate your freight rates against the market
  • VIDEO: RateView for carriers—See how carriers can use DAT RateView to chieck current rates on more 68,000 lanes.
  • DAT Data Analytics—Custom freight and logistics data and analytics for trucking, logistics and supply chain professionals.
  • VIDEO: Market Conditions Index—Market Conditions Index is the definitive supply and demand metric, measuring load and truck posts, analyzing historical trends, search activity, and more.
  • VIDEO: Ratecast—How to Use DAT’s new Rateview feature, Ratecast. Learn how to plan your week’s shipments with 8-day Ratecast. And how to bid on RFP’s with insight using 52-week Ratecast.
  • Predictive Pricing: Cutting Through the Noise—Forecasting is an inexact science, and the most successful forecasting models aren’t always the most complex. Successful forecasts are the ones that are the most consistent and trustworthy in their predictions, ones that help you eliminate uncertainty.
  • VIDEO: DAT RateView—The industry’s only real-time lane rate tool for transportation professionals
  • Product Sheet: RateView for shippers—Benchmark your transportation costs and carrier bids
  • VIDEO: Search lane rates in DAT RateView—Get current lane rates and negotiate from strength, on every load you move.
  • Product Sheet: DAT Authority—We make getting your authority quick and easy
  • Product Sheet: DAT Authority—Fuel and mileage tax services.
  • Want to grow your brokerage? Dare to differ—You want to grow your freight brokerage, but what’s the best way to go about it? There are a lot of different strategies for expanding your business, but many brokerages and 3PLs have succeeded through specialization — finding a niche market and servicing it better than anyone else.
  • Success Story: Denver brokerage combines digital technologies with personal service—Denver-based United Transportation Services certainly fits that definition. Using various DAT products, the 15-employee company has implemented time-saving technologies while still delivering hands-on, personalized service to its customers.
  • Product Sheet: DAT Broker TMS – Designed Specifically for Freight Brokers and 3PLs—DAT Broker TMS is a flexible, scalable solution built to meet the needs of transportation intermediaries
  • Product Sheet: DAT Keypoint – Core Features—Designed specifically for brokers to multi-task
  • Product Sheet: DAT Broker TMS – Operations—Designed for brokers who want a simple operations system
  • Product Sheet: DAT Broker TMS – Optional Modules—Streamline the tasks critical to your brokerage
  • Product Sheet: Broker Benchmarking—The Most Detailed Benchmarking in the Industry
  • Essay: Growing Your Small Business—By understanding risk-reward trade-offs, you can choose the right business model and position yourself for success.
  • Product Sheet: DAT OnTime—Load Tracking for Freight Brokers
  • Product Sheet: DAT CarrierWatch—Minimize risk, maximize speed, move more freight
  • Product Sheet: DAT OnBoard—Your carrier onboarding process, now online
  • VIDEO: DAT Directory & Company Reviews—This feature allows DAT customers to make decisions based on the experiences of others
  • Success Story: “Thanks to DAT CarrierWatch, I Can Sleep at Night”—Midwestern Transit doubled carrier management efficiency.

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