DAT Solutions and Getloaded announced they will combine their customer support and billing operations, although both companies will continue to run their own databases.
DAT Solutions runs DAT Load Boards offering truck capacity to brokers and 3PLs. Getloaded offers specialty and flatbed loads and trucks.
The combined operations will move to a larger facility in Portland in the third quarter to handle the growth of their customer base.
“DAT and Getloaded will continue to run with separate databases of truck loads provided by 3rd parties and shippers, and truck postings from carriers,” said Don Thornton, senior vice president at DAT Solutions. “The number of customers we serve has grown exponentially, and the consolidation of our operational teams allows us to continue to deliver the world class service the industry expects from us.”
DAT was established in 1978 at a truck stop on I-5 just north of Portland. Today, it is one of the largest loadboards, serving brokers, carriers, and shippers. In 2008, the company expanded its products to include real-time spot and contract market rate information and trends, and began publishing DAT Trendlines weekly, covering truckload supply and demand and rates.
Getloaded opened its doors in 1999 in Richmond, Va., and has grown to be a major load board, increasingly focused on specialized, flatbed, and hotshot loads.