What is Backhaul Trucking?
Everyone wants to save money on their freight quotes. There is no hidden secret behind this motive. Being able to save money on your freight shipping means that you will have more finances to redistribute to other sectors of your business or, even if you're lucky, to save. With that in mind, have you heard of backhaul trucking?
Truckload shipping is made up of different components, and one of those components is the backhaul. A backhaul is a transit or trip required by the truck driver and his vehicle to reposition himself after the initial load he was paid to transport.
You can think of it like this: If the driver is hired to transport freight from point A to point B, what is his next move after he has delivered to point B? In backhaul trucking, markets play a critical role, and point B might not be situated in an ideal market for making the most revenue
The driver will naturally be required to make the trip back to point A using the same truck. His journey back to point A is called the backhaul. The backhaul can be back to a different pickup location or back to his home base.
How Does Backhaul Trucking Save You Money?
If you have a devoted truckload team (with stuff like GPS truck tracking), they will be able to capitalize on these possibilities. Backhaul trucking rates become cheaper because the demand for these shipments is lower.
The chances of catching a driver on backhaul are usually higher when you're transporting freight from a "cold" market. In such an event, you will undoubtedly obtain a discounted freight quote. The significance of having a team is that these scenarios arise quickly and fast, and you require a team that knows its way around the freight system.
Backhaul Trucking Improves Fleet Operations
To increase efficiency and profits, you need to make sure that your trucks are always loaded, so you get paid for all your miles, both to and from. There are costs related to backhauling, and so it's crucial to make sure you understand your break-even point. Some of the costs that need to be accounted for include:
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Eddie L. Arevalo’s real world on-the-road experience has helped him catapult to the top of our sales force. Add to that his spotless customer service track record and you have the perfect combination to help transport your investment to its next destination.Eddie Arevalo Branch Manager
Jacob Mingledorff has been in the logistics industry for over 10 years and is well versed on DOT regulations, oversize and super sized loads throughout the country. This wealth of knowledge has helped customers avoid serious issues on the road along with saving the client hundreds and even thousands of dollars.Jacob Mingledorff Logistics Coordinator
Our Logistics Manager, Milos Visnijic, has excelled in every position and has always demonstrated the highest level of customer support to all of his clients. With over 10 years of experience in the logistics field, there’s nothing Milos has not seen and has not been able to overcome.Milos Visnjic Senior Logistics Specialist
Stephen Ladd has been with NTS and Heavy Haulers for over four (4) years with thousands of successfully completed deliveries and satisfied customers. Stephen has a business degree and certified in computer technology. Stephen has been praised by his customers for delivering on his promises along with offering top notch customer service, especially when working on time sensitive orders.Stephen Ladd Logistics Coordinator
Chris Kyle has been a logistics coordinator with Nationwide Transport Services since 2014 and is the branch manager of our Cape Coral, FL office. Chris specializes in moving all types of freight, both legal and over dimensional; as well as construction / agricultural equipment and personal automobiles.Chris Kyle Cape Coral, FL Branch Manager
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