Line Haul


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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Line haul typically involves rail, trucking, or intermodal transportation, where goods are moved using a combination of multiple modes of transportation (e.g., truck, rail, and/or ship).
Line haul pricing is influenced by various factors, including distance, shipment weight and dimensions, fuel costs, equipment type, and market demand. Carriers may offer discounts for high-volume shipments or apply surcharges for special handling requirements.
Line haul refers to the long-distance transportation of goods, while local delivery is the process of distributing goods within a specific local area or region. Line haul typically involves moving goods between cities or countries, whereas local delivery focuses on the final stage of distribution to customers.

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.