Deadhead Miles Defined – American Trucking miles driven without revenue per year. Usually, the distance driven between an empty out point to a reload point for an individual truck. Eg: Truck empties out in Seattle, drives empty to San Francisco for re load, these miles driven are deadhead miles. Distance Mileage: 814 miles.
- Class 7 & 8 trucks drive an average of 100,000 miles per year. 39,000 of those miles are dead head miles.
- 5 million Class 7& 8 Trucks drive 500,000,000,000 miles per year.
- 5 million Class 7&8 Trucks deadhead 39% of driven miles, which is 195,000,000,000 miles.
- Divide 195,000,000,000 by 5 miles per gallon (MPG) to get amount of diesel burned to deadhead a truck. Technology App saves 10% of deadhead miles
- This is 3,900,000,000 gallons of diesel burned needlessly or saved by FetchDesk.com Technology
Disclaimer: FetchDesk.com is the most effective Transportation Green Investment in the last Decade. The paradigm of FetchDesk.com is to reduce the use of paper, increase the speed of the trucking marketplace, and through cloud technology; increase the number of market interactors, from 350,000 to 10 million, and reduce deadhead mileage of one million carrier subscribers. The air will become cleaner, trees will be saved, and the disease of double brokering will end.. Assume technology app coordinates trucking, loading that achieves a 10% reduction of America’s trucking deadhead miles. Calculations Per expert David G. Dwinell. Information based on data sourced from the American Trucking Association, OOIDA – Owner/Operators Independent Drivers Association. They include commercial and private motor carriage combined.