SmartHop Supercharges Platform with DAT Loads Partnership
MIAMI, July 27, 2021—SmartHop, the total dispatch solution that enables businesses to truck smarter not harder, and DAT Freight & Analytics, operator of the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America, today announced a partnership that enables SmartHop’s small carriers and independent owner-operators to access millions more DAT loads while allowing DAT to more effectively support and retain smaller carriers in its ecosystem.
“There’s fierce competition for truckload capacity today and our integration with DAT opens up millions of new loads and roads for independent drivers and small carriers,” said Guillermo Garcia, CEO and co-founder of SmartHop. “Smaller carriers can access the best-paying DAT loads with more peace of mind in a volatile spot market.”
DAT will integrate its API and data into SmartHop’s platform, giving SmartHop customers the ability to streamline the load-matching process and compete with larger carriers for spot truckload freight. More than 880,000 DAT loads are posted to the DAT network each business day, and more than 1.5 million trucks and 100,000 carriers are on the DAT platform.
“Owner-operators and small trucking companies are the lifeblood of the industry, and for many, DAT is their primary source of loads,” said Greg Hastings, Vice President, Strategy Execution at DAT. “SmartHop’s intelligent dispatch solution will help carriers find loads that will take them where they want to be in terms of geography, productivity and business success.”
SmartHop’s AI-powered, business-in-a-box solution provides a competitive cost structure that has boosted drivers’ take-home pays and booked more than 1,200 DAT loads each month for its users. SmartHop has helped customers increase their top line by at least nine percent compared to the average market standards. This competitive cost structure has boosted drivers’ take-home pay by more than 48 percent.