Line haul refers to the transportation of freight over long distances between cities, regions, or countries, playing a vital role in the supply chain. This process involves moving goods from an origin point to a destination point or a hub, where the cargo may be transferred to another mode of transportation or consolidated with other shipments for further distribution.
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Example or usage in road freight logistics:
A manufacturing company in Germany needs to transport a shipment of automotive parts to a production facility in Italy. They contract a logistics company to handle the line haul, moving the shipment via truck from Germany to Italy. Upon arrival in Italy, the cargo is transferred to a local distribution center and subsequently delivered to the production facility through local delivery services.