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Biggest Load Board is Now Even Bigger
Good news: the biggest load board in the industry is now even bigger.
Getloaded has been consolidated into DAT to create one gigantic super database.
More carriers to choose from
The consolidation of Getloaded carriers, plus DAT’s own growth, has resulted in a 36 percent increase in the number of carriers accessing DAT load boards compared to a year ago. The consolidation also diversifies DAT’s carrier base, as Getloaded has had a significant number of carriers moving flatbed and specialty freight, as well as hot shot and LTL loads.
Since 2015, DAT has doubled its carrier database to over 18,000 carriers with capacity exceeding 1.3 million trucks, by far the largest available capacity in the industry.
DAT and Getloaded are owned by the same parent company, but until recently the two have operated with independent databases. That meant that loads and trucks posted on one network were not seen on the other one. Getloaded customers have been transferred to the DAT platform, and the Getloaded platform has been retired.
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“In this case, bigger really is better. On the spot market, brokers want to connect with as many quality trucks that can deliver freight on a lane,” said Don Thornton, Senior Vice President at DAT.
It’s Mobile Too
All customers will benefit from DAT’s new mobile app, DAT Load Board for Truckers. It allows carriers to use their smartphones and tablets to find the same loads that they would using the desktop version of the load board. That’s a plus for brokers too, as they can reach carriers while they’re out on the road and looking for their next load. The Android version is currently available in Google Play, and the iOS version is scheduled for early Spring.