DAT releases TruckersEdge Pro

New load board expected to deliver rate transparency for owner-operators.

DAT Solutions announced the availability of DAT TruckersEdge Pro, a load board for owner-operators with access to more than 485,000 load posts per business day.

DAT TruckersEdge Pro search results show the average lane rate paid by brokers for loads that moved within the past 15 days, delivering the kind of rate transparency that was previously affordable only to the large players in the industry.

“Our goal is to serve all of our customers with trusted, timely information so they can make the best business decisions,” said Don Thornton, DAT senior vice president. “By providing a 15-day average rate as a benchmark, the owner-operator has more visibility into market rates at a time when transparency is not universally available to small and large carriers alike.”

The DAT TruckersEdge Pro 15-day average rate is based on DAT RateView, a truckload rate database with $33 billion of rates based solely on transactions between carriers, shippers, and brokers.

A member of the Facebook Group Rate Per Mile Masters reported recently: “It is my experience when booking a load, if I mention the DAT average … the negotiation (changes) quickly… (The rates offered) usually come up.” Rate Per Mile Masters has 12,630 members, primarily owner-operators, who share business practices and experiences, including the truckload rates they are being paid or offered.

DAT TruckersEdge Pro is available for a $99 monthly subscription and includes features such as tri-haul routing showing the highest-dollar yields for three-legged outbound and homebound hauls; IFTA fuel tax calculations based on ProMiles; payment through DAT’s Assurance Program; and Canadian loads from Link Logistics, Canada’s largest load board and DAT’s sister company north of the border.

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