Freight efficiency is defined as the amount of freight hauled per gallon of fuel used, so the fuller the trailer the better overall efficiency. Out-of-route miles waste driving time and fuel, so managing out-of-route miles can save a significant amount of fuel and money.
Many software management tools are available to help fleets select the most efficient routes for their trucks and find additional freight to haul.
Trucking Efficiency is not currently planning any studies on routing optimization, but will consider conducting a study in response to industry interest.
Out-of-route miles consume fuel unncessarily.
Route optimization reduces time the driver spends lost, and saves time.