Backhaul (trucking)

Sometimes referred to as "deadheads" or "backloading," a backhaul is the practice of carrying freight across part or all of the return trip that a commercial truck travels back to the origin point of its trip. Backhauling ensures that the optimum amount of goods is efficiently transported throughout the journey. In contrast, a headhaul refers to carrying freight initially loaded at the origin point to its destination.

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