PORTLAND, Ore., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DAT Solutions today announced the availability of its new, web-based DAT Power load board that delivers results faster, reduces clicks and keystrokes, and has unique teamwork features that enable users working in groups to see what each team member is working on.
A complete redesign of its flagship load board, DAT Power uses proprietary emPower technology, which learns how the user works, becoming faster and smarter the more it's used. Inspired by web technologies used by industry leaders such as Google and the top social media websites, DAT Power enables carriers and freight brokers to move more freight in less time.
"DAT has once again demonstrated why it is considered the market leader. Our technical team has delivered a new standard for productivity and efficiency," said Greg Sikes, Vice President of Product Management. He explained that a team of engineers and usability experts interviewed and observed freight brokers and carriers to determine how the load board could improve their performance in a fast-paced work environment.
Benefits of DAT Power Key benefits of the new DAT Power include:
Team functionality – DAT Power, the only load board with groups functionality, enables team members to see each other's search results and exchange notes within the load board.
Search faster – While some load boards refresh their postings every 60 seconds, new results on DAT Power appear instantly. A filter panel enables users to quickly expand or narrow results. DAT Power learns user preferences for each lane.
Post faster – There are fewer fields to fill out along with auto-suggestions as the user types. Managing multiple postings is easy with batch actions like refresh and rollover.
Fewer screens to open – DAT Power displays more information on the search results page, reducing the need to open new windows to view critical information.
Access from any computer – The web-based program can be used from any computer—including Macs—at work, at home, or while traveling.
What users are saying Carriers and freight brokers using the new version of DAT Power find that its speed and intuitive interface enable them to be more productive. "I like the simplicity," says Stephanie Whitford, Dispatch Manager at DES Freight Services in Sacramento, CA. "You don't have to go hunt and search for any of the buttons you need." Freight broker Daniel Wixted, President of Ready Expediting in Columbia, South Carolina, says that load board speed is just as important to brokers as it is to carriers. "When I post on DAT Power, I get three to five calls quickly. It's fast."
About DAT Solutions Based in Portland, Oregon, DAT Solutions provides actionable information to transportation professionals in North America. It operates the industry's largest network of load boards and is a trusted source of supply and demand trends, rate benchmarking, and capacity planning information. Related services include a comprehensive directory of companies with business history, credit, safety, insurance and company reviews; broker transportation management software; fuel tax, mileage, vehicle licensing, and registration services; mobile resource management; and carrier onboarding.
Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Industries, a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.dat.com