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Help Honor Veterans: Support Wreaths Across America

Help Honor Veterans: Support Wreaths Across America By Don Thornton, Sr. Vice President of Sales & Business Development, DAT Solutions   Once again this year, DAT Solutions is doing its part to help support Wreaths Across America. This non-profit organization coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies on Dec. 13 at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as veterans’ cemeteries […]

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Smart Tools to Keep Drivers Happy

Smart Tools to Keep Drivers Happy By Michael Tupper, Product Manager, DAT Solutions The growing consensus is that trucking is now facing a truckload capacity crunch. For carriers, that means driver recruitment and retention is even more crucial to their business. One simple way to keep drivers happy, while also providing useful and cost-effective tools, […]

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Can a Smartphone App Help Your Business? 5 Questions to Ask

By Scott McCollister, Product Manager, TransCore DAT Half of U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones, according to Nielsen, compared to 36% in 2011. Furthermore, given a choice between a smartphone and a conventional phone, more than two-thirds choose the smartphone. If you’ve relegated your trusty flip-phone to the junk drawer, you’re already wise to the […]

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How to Use Your Smartphone as a Scanner on the Road

By Jonathan Reeder, Marketing, DAT Solutions If you have a smartphone with a camera, you essentially have a mobile document scanner—one you can use to scan and submit invoices and other paperwork to companies you work with, including Advance Business Capital (ABC), the preferred freight factoring provider of DAT. Whether you use a document scanning […]

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How the Broker Bond Fallout Affects Carriers

By Mark Montague, Industry Rate Analyst, TransCore DAT. In December, we reported that the FMCSA had revoked authority of 38 percent of the 21,700 brokers with authority when the $75,000 bond requirement went into effect. Despite the big numbers nationally, things played out differently in the DAT Network. Even though the vast majority of brokers […]

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