DAT vs Truckstop.com

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by rakusa, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. rakusa

    rakusa Light Load Member

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    If you've tried these 3 options what did you stick with? Does the real time update feature on the Pro option for $149 truly give an advantage vs the Basic $39?
     
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  3. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    The difference is that in the basic version you have a snapshot instead of a dynamic list, so in order to update you need to refresh the screen. Also, in the pro version, you have about 30 or 40 seconds of advantage before the listings are put on the less expensive versions, also more analytical information and features. I would not say that it does matter to me because I never rush to call. Maybe it has more significance in lean times when 4 trucks are waiting for this one load to show up in the area. It would be best to try the pro version for a month and then go to the basic and see for yourself.
     
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  4. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Heavy Load Member

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    Basic dat. Don't overpay. 14 day rates are meaningless. Had truck stop, wasn't impressed. The same brokers are everywhere
     
  5. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    I've used truckstop for many years, running stepdeck.
    I don't like their "new" version, I'm unable to search from "anywhere" to "anywhere".
    Is it possible to do that on DAT ?
     
  6. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Heavy Load Member

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    Just checked, no.
     
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  7. bumper Jack

    bumper Jack Heavy Load Member

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    Truckstop. And primarily have only used the app for the last two years.
     
  8. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member

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    Pro option may be important when up to the date information is needed. Running produce, it can help one grab an extra 1k out of a haul…or not. Otherwise count the Reefer trailers at the truckstop and compare from the last time you’ve been there.:D If I wasn’t focusing on the harvest volumes I would go basic. You save a small off subscription being OOIDA member. Good luck and stay away from Reefer, nothing but problems. Leave it to me, I’m a weirdo that likes doing it.
     
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