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 These include big rigs, drayage trucks, terminal tractors, forklifts, and other industrial equipment. Nathaniel Horadam, Ars Technica, "Are electric vehicles doomed? We don’t think so, despite poor sales," 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, "A Trucker Shortage Is Already Making Stuff More Expensive. A New Rule Is About to Make It Worse," 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 26 Sep. 2020.

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