Empty Miles Service Aims to Increase Backhauls

The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association, GS1 Canada and GS1 US are launching a new service to optimize backhauls by reducing the number of truck trailers traveling without loads throughout the U.S. and Canada.

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association, GS1 Canada and GS1 US are launching a new service to optimize backhauls by reducing the number of truck trailers traveling without loads throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Empty Miles Service matches a company’s trailers that are returning empty with potential loads that can be collected and delivered along the return route.

“The Empty Miles Service addresses a persistent problem f

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