What does Deadhead mean in trucking?

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asked Apr 15 in General Travel by Kilparick (210 points)
What does Deadhead mean in trucking?

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answered Apr 16 by GrinJule (960 points)
When a truck driver is driving a deadhead load it means that the truck driver is driving a distance with an empty trailer to pickup a load.

So when a trucker says they're deadheading it means that they have a trailer behind them but the trailer is empty and they're on their way somewhere to pickup a load.

So basically they're not hauling a load when they're deadheading although they should still be making some money for the drive with the deadhead load.

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