The term empty trip refers to the trip of a truck without freight between two locations or on individual partial routes. An empty trip can occur when, after the freight has been delivered at the target location, no return or additional load is available and the truck thus remains empty. This can occur if the receiver was not available.
Empty trips have a various economic disadvantages. If a truck needs to drive a certain distance without freight, high costs are incurred (staff costs, fuel, wear and tear, etc.). However, these costs cannot be covered by the delivery of a transport order. This lowers the profitability of the distance covered.
Soloplan’s software solutions help dispatchers and transport and forwarding companies reduce empty trips and idle times and support dispatchers to plan the transport optimally.