Reducing empty miles, the miles driven by truckers without a load, is a well-known win-win for shippers, carriers and the fight against climate change. But actually getting it done isn’t simple.

All the players involved in a single load must get on board with a coordinated plan and execute it — productively dealing with any issues along the way. It involves patience and flexibility, which are not necessarily in abundance in today’s speed-hungry supply chains, transportation managers explained at CSCMP.

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