You do not have to always specify a city for origin and destination. For either end of a search and for the destination of a truck posting, DAT Power supports region codes. There are two types of region codes, and you can mix and match them together, up to 7 codes each for origin and destination.
States and Provinces:
DAT supports 2-letter state and province codes. In most cases, DAT uses standardized codes such as "NY" (New York) and "BC" (British Columbia).
United States: DAT uses standard state codes, and recognizes "DC" for the District of Columbia.
Canada: DAT uses standard province codes with one exception.
|Province||DAT Code||Standard (ISO) code|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||NF||NL|
Mexico: DAT uses standard 2-letter codes for many Mexican states, but there are a number of exceptions.
|State||DAT Code||Standard (ISO) code|
|Baja California Norte||BJ||BC|
Zones are a shorthand format for specifying large regions.
- United States: There are 10 zones, Z0 through Z9. Each represents all states with a common first digit of their US Postal ZIP Code. For example, Z1 represents Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania (all areas with 1xxxx ZIP Codes).
- Canada: There are 3 zones representing Eastern Canada (ZE), Central Canada (ZC), and Western Canada (ZW).
- Mexico: ZM represents the entire country of Mexico.
A printable ZIP Zone Map is available.
- Eastern US (Seaboard): Z0Z1Z2FLGA
- Western Continental US: CAORWA
- Midwest US and Montana: Z4Z5Z6