Get your authority and start your own trucking business

How to find customers who need your services

Invoice factoring for owner-operators, small carriers

Trucking regulations and compliance made easy

Getloaded and Get Paid

DAT's guide to everything you need to start your trucking business

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How to Start a Hot Shot Trucking Business

Start your hot shot trucking business with these key steps: Understand the basics, secure your CDL, MC number, USDOT number, and insurance. Leverage resources like DAT’s load board for finding loads efficiently. DAT Authority can help streamline the process, ensuring you meet all requirements for a successful hot shot trucking venture.

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How to Become a Truck Dispatcher

Trucking is an essential part of the economy, and truck dispatchers are vital to every successful trucking company. However, getting started as a truck dispatcher isn’t as easy as it sounds. You’ll

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Get Authority

Be your own boss

  • How to start a trucking company
  • Federal and state permits
  • DOT and MC numbers
  • Broker and freight forwarder authority

Find Loads

Get customers and get to haulin’

  • How to use a load board
  • Search for van, reefer, flatbed, and specialty freight
  • Find hot shot and LTL loads
  • Connect with brokers and shippers that need your business

Get Paid

Improve your cash flow

  • How to use freight factoring
  • Get paid within 24 hours
  • Invoice factoring for owner-operators and small fleets
  • Get fuel advances for a flat fee

Stay Legal

Keep your company compliant

  • IFTA fuel taxes
  • How to survive an audit
  • Vehicle titling and registration
  • Driver qualifications, Hours of Service, consultations, and more

Stay Loaded

Everything you need to start and grow your trucking business