DAT Freight & Analytics introduces features to fight fraud

by Today's Trucking

DAT Freight & Analytics has introduced new initiatives to reduce the risk of fraud and double brokering in the trucking industry.

“Fraud is on the rise, and DAT is committed to providing the resources our customers need to fight back,” said Jeff Hopper, DAT chief marketing officer. “DAT is using a combination of technology, education and enforcement in our ongoing effort to stop bad actors and help freight brokers, carriers and shippers protect themselves in today’s climate.”

DAT’s new fraud-fighting tools include: Tougher verification protocols including multi-factor authentication to verify a user’s identity for logging in to DAT One; and a new DAT Fraud Protection Program, a microsite with free security-related information. This resource center is available at https://www.dat.com/fraud-protection 

DAT says it has also expanded its Network Integrity Unit (NIU) by 40% during the past two years. The DAT NIU works with the FMCSA, FBI and other law enforcement agencies to identify freight-related fraud.

“The DAT network hosted nearly 400 million truckload shipments in 2022, and the total number of DAT customers has increased by nearly 42% since January 2021,” Hopper said. “As the use of load boards has grown, so has the aggressiveness and sophistication of scammers. These new tools will help users validate the brokers and carriers they want to work with, protect their login credentials and build relationships based on trust.”

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