Line-Haul Shipment

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Definition: Line-Haul Shipment

Line-Haul Shipment refers to the movement of cargo between two major cities or ports, especially those which are more than 1500 kilometres apart.

They are generally of two types:

1) Full truckload carriers – They generally contract an entire truckload to a single customer.

2) Less than truckload carriers – They usually mix freight from several customers into a single trailer.

Line Haul rates are a function of distance and the weight/volume of the cargo. Price breaks are based on the shipment size.


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