ORLANDO, Fla. -- For years transportation in the supermarket industry has been viewed as a necessary expense required to move product to its destination -- not as a potential profit center. The rise of successful backhauling programs, however, is helping to change some distributors' perspective. The potential savings from a backhauling program can be significant. According to Terry Imlay, traffic manager for Hillyard Co., St. Joseph, Mo., backhauling helped to reduce its overall fleet costs ...

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