What does "0" mean under TRIP on DAT load board?

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  1. JBS-PA89

    JBS-PA89 Bobtail Member

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    I am new to using DAT or any load boards for that matter. I am wondering why some loads have a zero under the TRIP column while most other loads show a an actual number to tell you how many miles the trip will be. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    A lazy Broker who has been tapping the keyboard too long.

    Its also a lure to get you to call them how many miles does that pay and how much? Once they have you on the hook...
     
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    EC5ABD7B-682A-4B82-BA1C-E32FEBC12F57.png Are you talking about the zero beside Nashville in this screen shot?
     
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    JBS-PA89 Bobtail Member

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    Actually no, the 0 I'm asking about would be under TRIP where the 411 is on this screen cap.
     
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    I haven’t seen any of them. Unless it picks up and delivers in the same city.
     
  6. x1Heavy

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    Blacksburg VA to Nashville TN works out to just about 415 miles give or take a few. 411 paymiles for 1200 dollars is very good.

    If the miles for a load has a zero on it that means no one knows publicly how many miles it runs and pays. You would have to call the broker to learn more.
     
  7. JBS-PA89

    JBS-PA89 Bobtail Member

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    Here's what it looks like:
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    The blue 0 is what I'm asking about. It sits under the TRIP column.
     
  8. x1Heavy

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    If the two listed cities are the same then its strictly a drayage or local load within that city. Other rates begin to be paid for that kind of work that is not OTR.
     
  9. razor1983

    razor1983 Medium Load Member

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    Because the origin and destination is the same city.

    Broker doesn’t input mileage, its DAT software that dies that. Don’t rely on it sometimes it may show air miles or non truck routes.
     
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  10. JBS-PA89

    JBS-PA89 Bobtail Member

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    OK, that all sounds logical. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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