Why do I need a DOT# to sign up for load boards?

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  1. Code-Head

    Code-Head Bobtail Member

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    Company driver here. I have been trying to research the spot market by signing up for load boards. I don't care about monthly subscription fees, but every single one asks for a DOT# or MC# to sign-up. Why can't I just pay the subscription fee to view the loads? I've emailed every one of the major boards and I either never get a reply or just flat out told no.

    So how are you supposed to research rates before getting your own authority?
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Find a friend - and slip him some Jacksons.
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Truckstop offers a 7 day free trial i believe. Think dat does to
     
  5. Code-Head

    Code-Head Bobtail Member

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    Completely off topic but Hamilton is a great musical.
     
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  6. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Don't you still have to have an active DOT for the trial subscription?
     
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  7. Code-Head

    Code-Head Bobtail Member

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    I applied for DAT trial awhile ago and never got an email back.
     
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  8. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    You aren't missing much by not seeing the load board... Just about anything with a rate attached to it is garbage.
     
  9. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    It's the same as regular consumers don't see the parts prices available for shop owners for example, or grocery shoppers don't know the real cost of the products they buy.
    We sure don't need the general public see freight rates and try to get into an already crowded business
     
  10. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Said no one ever!
     
  11. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member


    Both have great reviews, so...a bunch of people have said it. ;)

    It has a 98% on Rotten Tomatos, which is good.

    So again...

    A LOT of people have said it. The broadway stage version and the Disney film version( one and the same far as I know).

    "On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Hamilton holds an approval rating of 98% and an average rating of 9.18/10, based on 168 reviews. The site's critics consensus reads: "Look around, look around at how beautifully Hamilton shines beyond Broadway – and at how marvelously Thomas Kail captures the stage show's infectious energy."[27] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 90 out of 100, based on 42 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".

    Hamilton (2020 film) - Wikipedia

    Not my cup of tea but hey, other people like it.

    Sirscrapntruckalot - When a government betrays the people by amassing to much power and becoming tyrannical , the people have no choice but to exorcise their original right of self-defense to fight the government. - Alexander Hamilton
     
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