dray·​age ˈdrā-ij How to pronounce drayage (audio)
: the work or cost of hauling by dray

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By 2035, all drayage trucks would need to be emissions-free. Reis Thebault, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Nov. 2022 By 2035, all drayage trucks would need to be emissions-free. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2022 But as battery prices have fallen, the economics of making wireless charging roads doesn't appear to make much sense beyond low-speed applications like taxi queues at stations or airports or drayage trucks hauling shipping containers at ports. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 15 Sep. 2022 With that comes a wide range of vehicle weight and function classifications, such as operational uses, drayage, cartage, short- and middle-mile freight, long-haul freight, last-mile freight and specialty vehicles. Alfred Poor, Forbes, 25 July 2022 East Group Logistics is a total transportation services drayage operation based in Norfolk, VA., with satellite offices in Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia. Kathy Jumper, al, 7 Nov. 2021 The settlements do not require XPO to reclassify its drivers as employees, but labor leaders nonetheless hailed the agreements, which will compensate 784 drivers, as a turning point in the fight over port drayage. Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2021 The Maritime Clean Air Strategy also called for transitioning diesel cargo-handling equipment, such as cranes, drayage trucks and forklifts to zero-emission technology by 2030. Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Oct. 2021 This had significant repercussions concerning logistics systems—container shortages, public warehouse space challenges, and pier drayage delays drove up costs for everyone. Kate Dingwall, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drayage was in 1791

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“Drayage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drayage. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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