p>DAT TransCore has been using technology to help freight brokers, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), trucking companies, manufacturers, and distribution operations move and manage freight more efficiently since 1978.
DAT has served freight transportation professionals for 35 years, operating the industry’s largest spot marketplace since 1978. Over the past decade, DAT has provided carrier qualification and insurance monitoring, satellite tracking and communication services.
The company’s products and services include DAT Freight Rates™, a database of truckload rates derived from one million freight bills per month and $7 billion annually paid out to carriers in spot market rate transactions. DAT Freight Rates are updated daily based on actual transactions between load providers and carriers.
DAT Freight Rates™ enable you to benchmark costs and forecast van, reefer and flatbed rates based, in part, on dynamic spot market trends for major markets and point-to-point lanes in the U.S. and Canada. Known as “the industry’s first and best crystal ball for carrier rates,” DAT Freight Rates provides insight into current market rates and conditions, with trend information updated daily.
DAT CarrierWatch® gives you the information you need to validate carriers you use or are considering: safety (including CSA scores), cargo insurance, authority, and more. New federal and state laws make you responsible for regulatory compliance of the carriers you hire. Carriers can lose their authority overnight – literally – due to a missed payment or failed inspection. Likewise, insurance may be out-of-date or insufficient for the freight being shipped. To protect your company and assets, you should double-check each carrier’s qualification, and get a current copy of the carrier’s insurance certificate directly from the insurance agent. With DAT CarrierWatch, you will: