MINNEAPOLIS -- More efficient use of its wholly owned contract carrier helped Nash Finch here cut transportation costs 3.5% over the past year, with increased backhauls a significant factor in the reduction. Nash Finch has been making greater use of its contract carrier, GTL Truck Lines, to increase backhauls. The carrier, which currently has a fleet of 38 tractors and 70 trailers, became a part of Nash Finch in the early 1980s. "We've always operated our contract carrier on a very limited ...

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