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Empty Miles

Transportation costs in Canada increased more than any other consumer item in 2009 – making it more important than ever for shippers and carriers to find ways to curb operational costs and boost efficiencies. 

Empty Miles offers companies an innovative, low-cost backhaul solution – all online.  Empty Miles facilitates business processes that enable shippers and carriers to identify transportation efficiency opportunities.

With Empty Miles, GS1 Canada and GS1 US, along with the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) association, are making it easier for companies to address freight transporters traveling empty on the return leg of their journeys, after unloading cargo. The service matches carrier availability (empty miles) with transportation demand (loads) to reduce trucks returning empty.  The result --- lower fuel and overhead costs and a significant decrease in a company’s carbon footprint, all achieved through supply chain collaboration on route planning.

Previously launched in the US in early 2009, Empty Miles participants include such leading organizations as:  Coca-Cola Supply LLC, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., JB Hunt Transport, Johnson & Johnson, Best Buy, and Macy’s.

  • Match Empty Miles & Loads - Easily match Empty Miles and loads online with pre-qualified partners.
  • Go Green - Reduce carbon dioxide production and drive down particulate matter emissions.
  • Reduce Fuel Costs - Drive fuel costs down by reducing or eliminating empty miles.
  • Maximize Efficiency - Get maximum return on available capacity. Ship goods using proven partners and routes.

Register today or get more information on Empty Miles online.

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Case Studies

Macy's and Schneider National

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