Load boards are commonly used among hotshot truckers because they are convenient and allow you to get loads quickly and easily. A popular load board for hotshot truckers is Dial-A-Truck (DAT). 

What is DAT? 

DAT launched at a Jubitz truck stop in Portland, Oregon in 1978. DAT allowed for truckers to view loads on a monitor, rather than on handwritten note cards pinned to a bulletin board (or a load board, as most called it). Forty years later, and DAT is heavily-used by all kinds of truckers. 

DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Transportation brokers, carriers, news organizations, and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights from 179 million freight matches in 2017, and a database of $45 billion of market transactions.

What is the Cost? 

First Plan: TruckersEdgePro ($99.95 per month) 
Average rates for past 15 days
TriHaul: Better-paying routes
IFTA Fuel Calculator
Canadian Loads

Second Plan: Power Select ($149 per month) 
Auto-refresh: Live results
Filter/adjust search in real time
Hot Market Maps
Multiple Searches at Once 

Third Plan: Power Office ($249 per month) 
Block/prefer tools
Compare spot & contract rates
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Auto-refresh: Live results
Filter/adjust search in real time
Hot Market Maps
Multiple Searches at Once 

How Payment Works 

Triumph Business Capital has partnered with DAT, and it is integrated with every DAT load board subscription. Any loads that are factorable will show up with a green checkmark next to them in the search results, so you will know immediately which loads will pay fast.

You can get paid within 24 hours after hauling a load, and DAT also offers fuel advances at a flat fee. 

DAT Services 

DAT provides services to carriers who have a DAT subscription. The services include: 
Titling and Vehicle Registration 
IFTA Fuel Taxes 
Affordable ELD solutions 
Back office support 

To learn more about DAT, visit their website. Let us know what you think about DAT in the comments below. 

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