DAT Book Now allows carriers to lock in a rate with the click of a button on their mobile or desktop device. - Photo: DAT

DAT Book Now allows carriers to lock in a rate with the click of a button on their mobile or desktop device.

Photo: DAT

DAT Solutions announced that an automated Book Now option is now available on select loads in the DAT Load Board network. This feature streamlines the process, allowing carriers to search for loads and lock in a rate quickly on their mobile or desktop device.

Initially, the automated feature will be available on loads posted by brokers that are participating in DAT’s early access program for Book Now. Beginning in May, all brokers will be able to add the Book Now option to their posted loads.

“One of the problems that has plagued any attempt to automate the time-consuming freight tendering process has been scaling the solution to work for every company,” said Sarita Benjamin, director of products at DAT.

Carriers will be able to search the load board specifically for freight that has the Book Now option, drastically reducing the time it takes to find loads and negotiate rates.

The Book Now tool is just the first step in DAT’s efforts to replace time-consuming tasks with intelligent automation. In later releases, the platform will create personalized recommendations of loads and trucks based on the user’s preferences.

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