Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Empty running on the increase

The number of trucks running empty is increasing, according to Transporeon, the German e-logistics company.

Brian Kilshaw of  Transporeon said: “Since 2003 we have used our TICAP system to measure the number of offers UK and European carriers make for each available load.

“Figures for December 2008 show a doubling of the number of carrier offers against the figure for 2006, and it is a clear indication of an increase in available freight capacity in the market.”

Kilshaw said using a e-logistics system could  help shippers and carriers cut costs.