How to utilize empty space in trucks and reduce emissions from freight

October 13, 2020

Article Courtesy of Mixmove

How to utilize empty space in trucks and reduce emissions from freight

It is a well-known fact that the fill rates in the US and Europe are low. Studies show that 20% of all trucks driving around Europe are just empty. Those who are not empty are only filled half on average.

Out of four trucks in operations in the US, one is empty, two are almost empty and one is just filled by 51%. These half empty or empty trucks are causing traffic, congestion and delays. This empty capacity is the “single largest source of waste in the trucking industry” in the states.

Read More to find out what causes the big amount of available space and how to change this.