Backhaul (trucking)

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In trucking, a backhaul is a hauling cargo back from point B to the originating point A.[1] Since it costs almost as much time to drive empty as fully loaded, the truck is often hired to carry revenue cargo on both the outbound and backhaul legs of a cargo route. This makes economic sense, since it helps to pay for the operating expenses for the trip back to the originating point A for the trucking company and/or trucker.


  1. ^ "Backhaul". Ship North America. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2011.