Groupage

Groupage

Groupage is where several transport companies work together to provide a lower cost and/or more frequent service, essentially by doing the deliveries in the areas where they have the best distribution density. So a haulage company in the north would fill a single vehicle with all its south east deliveries, send it to its partner in the south east, who would then split the deliveries into its local routes. Groupage is a variant of pallet networks (see below), though more suitable for 3 or more pallets in a delivery.