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DAT Load Boards Add Specialty Equipment Types


The “industry’s biggest and best load board” has gotten even bigger.   DAT Load Boards have added 25% more equipment types available on DAT 3sixty and TruckersEdge products. The addition will help specialty load providers more freight that requires special equipment.

The addition of equipment types augments the current equipment types and gives load providers the ability to use spot market capacity for freight requiring highly specific equipment.

The new list features 72 trailer types. The expansion will enable cargo freight brokers, 3PLs and other load providers to post. Additionally, the addition helps motor carriers find freight that exactly matches their available equipment.

The 72 trailer types include specialty items such as over-dimension lowboy, over-dimension flatbed and step-deck Conestoga.

“Over the last 12-18 months we’ve seen an increase in spot market freight moves that serve diverse needs such as oil and gas exploration, windmill blades and other specialty cargo that is over-dimension or overweight”, said David Schrader, senior vice president, operations. “The addition of the new trailer types will speed up the process of finding exactly what load providers are searching for, and provides a better way for carriers with specialized equipment to broadcast their availability.”

The new equipment type listings are available on DAT 3sixty Load Board and TruckersEdge.  Each year, 68 million loads and trucks are posted, making the DAT network the largest load board in the world.



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