Posting a Single Truck
Posting the trucks that you have available is the single best way to let brokers and shippers know who you are and how to contact you. Avoid “cold-calling” brokers that may or may not have a load for you. By posting your truck, they will call you instead, saving you time and money.
Tip: When posting your truck, the more details you provide (e.g. destination), the more efficient your contact with brokers and shippers will be. You will spend less time on the phone answering questions that could be answered here.
The details entered on this posting will be visible to all DAT customers. The form consists of several fields, some required (*) and some optional.
- Post Trucks
- New Truck Posting - This form will allow you to provide the important details that a broker will need to find this truck in the database
- Avail*: The date or date range that the truck is available. To select a date range, hold your “Shift” button down on your keyboard and select the range on the calendar
- Origin*: The city, state that the truck is available in
- Destination: The city, state, states or zones that the truck is willing to go to
- If the destination is not provided on your truck posting, it will not appear as an exact match to a truck search and not audibly alarm a broker or shipper when it is posted. You are strongly encouraged to enter a destination, whether it is a state, a zone or a combination of both
When finished completing the form, click Post.
If any of the required fields are not filled out, or if they are not recognized by DAT, the posting will fail to submit. DAT Power will show you what parts of the form are incorrect so you can quickly resolve the issue and resubmit.
Once the posting has been submitted correctly, it will appear as one of your loads on the “Post Trucks” screen.
Tip: Once the origin, destination and equipment type is selected on a posting, DAT Power will display the Broker Spot Rate, Best TriHaul rate and the trip miles for the specified lane. Use this feature to see what the rates are being reported to DAT in the lanes you are operating.