Post a shipment to DAT and ITS

Posting a shipment to a load board requires specific set up. If your tenant and load board user is not set up to post from Turvo yet, then reference How to enable DAT postings and/or How to enable ITS postings to get started. Posting to a load board is done from an existing shipment.

New to Turvo? You may need to learn how to create a shipment first.

Important notes:

  • DAT and ITS only support one Equipment type for postings. You can select multiple equipment types in Turvo but only the first Equipment type is used for DAT and ITS postings.
  • ITS postings require a pickup and delivery time. The pickup and delivery times reflect as 00:00 and 23:59 in the posting. 
  • DAT and ITS only support USA, Canada, and Mexico. A shipment is only posted when the pickup and delivery destinations are in the USA, Canada, or Mexico.

Step 1:

Navigate to the shipment you want to post to DAT or ITS. Either search for the shipment using the global search bar, or navigate to Shipments from the left navigation bar and locate the shipment. Click into the shipment, and then click the Details tab.

Step 2:

In the Shipment section, under Overview, click Postings.

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The Postings section will pre-populate information from the shipment. This information includes: Pickup city, state, Pickup dateDelivery city, state, Equipment, Size, Weight (lb), and Type. Also, ITS pre-populates the Delivery date field but DAT does not pre-populate the Delivery date field.

You can edit any of the pre-populated fields if needed.

Note: If there are multiple stops on the shipment, then the first pickup populates the Pickup city, state and the last delivery populates the Delivery city, state.

Step 3:

Fill in all of the applicable fields. Pickup city, state, Pickup date, Delivery city, state, and Equipment are required in order to post.

Notes added in the Notes field show up under "Comments 1" in a DAT posting and in the "Note" field of an ITS posting.

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Step 4:

Set the contact method for DAT postings using the DAT preferred contact method drop-down menu. Choose from Primary phone, Alternate phone, or Email.

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If it is not already checked, click the box next to the applicable load board in order to post. In this example, DAT is selected. Once DAT is toggled on, you have the option to post the shipment publicly, to your private DAT network, or both.

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When done editing, click the POST button in the bottom right corner. Once posted, the details of the post appear in the Postings section. From here you can Repost or Remove the posting. 

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Note: If there is no activity, DAT will remove your posting in 48 hours. If your posting expires, click Repost to post it again. ITS postings expire at midnight on the day after a posting's pickup date. For example, if you post a load for pickup on 09/24/2023, then it will expire on 09/25/2023 at 12:00 AM. Learn more about editing, reposting, and removing DAT or ITS postings. 

If ITS posting is enabled, then you will have the option to check Truckstop.com instead of DAT. If both load boards are enabled, then you will have the option for both and can post to both simultaneously.

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Bulk shipment posting

You can also post multiple TL and/or LTL shipments to DAT and/or ITS at once via the shipment list view. To post multiple shipments to DAT and/or ITS at the same time, select Shipments > Plan from the left navigation bar.

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If not already in list view, click the list icon at the top right corner of the page.

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Next, hover over the left side of the shipment line to show a checkbox. Click the checkbox of the shipments you would like to create postings for and click the POST button in the blue bar that appears at the bottom of the screen.

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Protip: You can quickly select multiple rows at a time by holding down shift and clicking the first and last rows of the group you need to edit, rather than clicking each row individually. Alternatively, you can use the Select All checkbox on the left of the header row to select all visible rows, up to the first 50 results. You can also bulk deselect the rows by clicking the blue “-” button at the top of the column.

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Then, select the external load board(s) (DAT and/or Truckstop.com) checkboxes and enter any other applicable information such as carriers or carrier groups. 

Note: My network is selected by default. If you do not want to post the shipment to your network of carriers as well as DAT and/or ITS, click the My network checkbox to deselect the option.

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Once you’ve completed the necessary fields, click POST. You can view created postings in the Postings segment of the Shipment block of the shipment’s Details tab.

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Any shipments posted to your Network can be found by navigating to the Marketplace tab in the left navigation bar. From there, click Shipments in the top left corner.

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*Note: Exceptions can occur when posting shipments. Posting exceptions are not accessible through Workbench. You can access these exceptions through the Shipment list view. For more information on resolving these exceptions, see the Posting exceptions section of the How to create a shipment posting and send to carriers article in the Help Center.

Load board posting details on the Timeline

Postings made for a shipment are tracked in the Timeline tab of a shipment. This way, you have visibility to who made postings when, along with the status. In the example below, the timeline is showing a successful posting to DAT, along with the details of the posting. New to the timeline? Get to know the Shipment Timeline.

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DAT posting example

The example below shows the DAT posting that was posted from Turvo in the steps above. 

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Book Now

In addition to posting to DAT, Turvo supports receiving booking information from DAT through the Book Now feature. This allows carriers to send a booking request from DAT that is ingested to Turvo. 

When you post a shipment to DAT from Turvo, carriers in your network can click the  BOOK button.

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From here, DAT feeds the information back to Turvo. The posting status changes to Requested

To view the request, navigate to the shipment and click on the Carrier tab. Requests received from DAT appear in the External section and are identified as a DAT request in the Source column.

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Hover your cursor over the shipment to make the REJECT and ACCEPT buttons appear.

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Note: If a carrier outside your broker carrier network sends a request, the ACCEPT button is not clickable and a CREATE CARRIER button appears instead. 

The Add carrier details screen appears. You can verify the Costs section and add Contacts if needed. Click the Create rate confirmation checkbox if you want to automatically create that document, and then click Assign Carrier.

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If you choose to create a rate confirmation, The Add Document modal appears. Verify the data and click CREATE.

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