Backload

Backload

A backload is the use of a vehicle for a delivery on its return from making a planned delivery (as above) where a haulage company has not managed to fill the vehicle in the normal course of business. In this situation, the haulage company usually offers a reduced price. However, visibility of backloads may only be available for a few days in advance and may not exist for the desired route. As such, they are best for occasions when the delivery is not time critical and can wait until an appropriate delivery is ready. Sometimes, regular back hauls may be available (because an operator has a regular outbound delivery).