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What Is Deadhead?

Understand how Deadhead impacts your supply chain

Deadhead is used to describe the movement of a truck or trailer without any cargo or revenue-generating activity. Typically, this happens when a truck is traveling empty to its next location after delivering a load, whether that location is a home base or the next cargo pickup spot. Deadhead miles can impact operational efficiency and profitability. One solution for minimizing deadhead miles is to take advantage of backhaul opportunities.