haul·​age | \ ˈhȯ-lij How to pronounce haulage (audio) \

Definition of haulage

1 : the act or process of hauling
2 : a charge made for hauling

Examples of haulage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is also the risk that service industries like finance, health, education and haulage could face staff shortages when free movement of people ends. Lucy Meakin, Bloomberg.com, "U.K. Services Left Out of Brexit Talks, Think Tank Warns," 7 June 2020 Road haulage experts said the truck appeared to be refrigerated. Tara John, CNN, "Police identify 39 people found dead in truck as Chinese nationals," 24 Oct. 2019 The bombers apparently picked the wrong truck, because the explosives-laden vehicle remained at a haulage company's yard in Lurgan until it was discovered. Fox News, "Northern Ireland militants planted Brexit bomb, investigators say," 7 Feb. 2020 The brothers, from Armagh in Northern Ireland, are believed to have links with the road haulage and shipping industries, and are wanted on suspicion of manslaughter and human trafficking. Sheena Mckenzie, CNN, "15 men found alive in truck in Britain, weeks after Essex container deaths," 7 Nov. 2019 Going back to individually contracting haulage will collectively be a lot cheaper than a 17% hike in property taxes. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letters: FYI to new students: This state needs better accountants," 1 Sep. 2019 Some drivers, as well as Mr. Crothall, said the apps were helping to drive down haulage fees. Te-ping Chen, WSJ, "Truckers Protest High Gas Prices in Spotty Strikes Across China," 11 June 2018 Truckers left their vehicles sitting idle and blocked roads over the weekend in spotty strikes across China driven by frustrations over higher fuel costs, falling haulage rates and transportation apps that are squeezing their profits. Te-ping Chen, WSJ, "Truckers Protest High Gas Prices in Spotty Strikes Across China," 11 June 2018 The company says the first two FL Electric trucks are entering regular operation in Gothenburg, Sweden, operated by refuse collection and recycling company Renova and haulage firm TGM. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Volvo is building a line of electric commercial semi trucks," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of haulage

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jun 2020

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“Haulage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haulage. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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