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


The Best Power Only Load Board

DAT offers a super-database of loads, including the industry’s largest selection of power only loads. With insight into market prices and cost-effective lanes, DAT provides the tools for power only carriers to

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What Is Hot Shot Trucking?

By Alex Smith, Owner of the TowPiglet channel on YouTube  If you’re considering starting up a hot shot trucking business, there’s a lot you need to know. In many ways, the requirements

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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