# What is line haul charge?

## What is line haul charge?

As mentioned in one of our Terminology Tuesday posts, a Line Haul Charge is a term used to describe basic charges for long distance moves calculated by mileage and weight of total shipment.

### What is freight Line Haul?

In logistics, Line Haul refers to the movement of freight with any mode of transport by land, air or waterway between distant cities. Freights can vary in volume and weight, from small documents to heavy pallets. The freight transportation sector is able to run high volume operations efficiently via such a network.

How is line haul calculated?

How is line haul calculated? This is usually measured in a dollars per mile rate (ex: \$0.20 per mile). Carriers, in this case, will simply roll the fuel surcharge into the linehaul rate (ex: Base linehaul rate of \$1.20 per mile is now \$1.40 per mile using a \$0.20 per mile fuel surcharge.)

What is total line haul?

or line haul the transport of freight for long distances or between distant cities, typically by truck from terminal to terminal.

## What is the average freight rate per mile?

The latest data from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) says the average trucking cost per mile in the U.S. is \$1.82. So, if one of your trucks drove 100,000 miles last year, you spent \$182,000 to keep that single truck on the road.

### What’s the difference between line haul and long haul?

Long haul drivers spend more hours on the road and are away from home for weeks. In contrast, line haul drivers tend to go home after each shift. Line haul driving is often referred to as the nine-to-five trucking job since drivers have a predictable schedule every day and usually get to go home at the end of the day.

What does a line haul driver do?

A line haul truck driver is a tractor-trailer driver who travels a set route through specified cities and generally returns home after each shift. You may deliver cargo to the same or similar places each time they drive, so you build relationships with these companies.

Why is it called line haul?

In logistics, Line Haul refers to the movement of freight with any mode of transport by land, air or waterway between distant cities. The freight transportation sector is able to run high volume operations efficiently via such a network.