dray·​age | \ ˈdrā-ij How to pronounce drayage (audio) \

Definition of drayage

: the work or cost of hauling by dray

Examples of drayage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The findings come as pressure ratchets on the port to adopt strict and binding timelines for its tenants to electrify everything from short-haul drayage trucks and forklifts to harbor and oceangoing vessels. Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 May 2021 Additionally, all drayage trucks—the ones that move containers around at places like the Port of Los Angeles—must also go emissions free by this date, as well as off-road vehicles and equipment. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 23 Sep. 2020 These include big rigs, drayage trucks, terminal tractors, forklifts, and other industrial equipment. Nathaniel Horadam, Ars Technica, 27 Apr. 2020 The disruption even has spread to railroads, especially in drayage, the service of hauling seaborne shipping containers from ports to rail yards. Fortune, 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of drayage

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“Drayage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drayage. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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