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Zero Deadhead

A term used to describe a situation where a truck is loaded with cargo for the entire outbound trip, eliminating empty miles and maximizing efficiency.

What is Zero Deadhead?

Refers to the strategic practice of minimizing or eliminating the distance and time that trucks travel empty between shipments. 

The objective of zero deadhead is to 

  • Optimize truck capacity utilization
  • Reduce fuel consumption
  • Lower transportation costs
  • Enhance overall operational efficiency 

By minimizing deadhead miles, carriers can increase revenue and profitability while reducing the environmental impact associated with unnecessary empty truck movements.

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