haulage

noun
haul·age | \ ˈhȯ-lij \

Definition of haulage 

1 : the act or process of hauling

2 : a charge made for hauling

Examples of haulage in a Sentence

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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 The defeat condemned Newcastle to their worst points haulage at that stage of a Premier League season in history - 24 from 28 games - and was their ninth loss in the previous 12 games - something which proved too much for Mike Ashley. SI.com, "Bournemouth vs Newcastle Match Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battle, Team News & More," 23 Feb. 2018 Driverless technology will most quickly be adopted for long-distance haulage, potentially putting up to 16 million Chinese truckers out of work. Time, "Baidu's Robin Li is Helping China Win the 21st Century," 18 Jan. 2018 However, the tie will always be remembered as the three-point haulage that was played within an empty Camp Nou, with officials denying fans entry due to the political unrest that had swept the city during the Catalonian independence referendum. SI.com, "​Barcelona Boss Valverde Insists Win Was for People of Catalonia After 3-0 Victory Over Las Palmas," 2 Oct. 2017 For the second week in a row the Brazilian striker found the back of the net in the dying minutes to increase his side's points haulage, after his 90th minute winner at Swansea City last time out. SI.com, "Watford Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah Shares Delight From His Hospital Bed After West Brom Draw," 1 Oct. 2017 Britain on Friday joined a growing list of countries and companies financing research into automating haulage, announcing a trial of self-driving trucks that will see real-world tests next year. Thomas Furse, New York Times, "Britain Joins List of Countries Testing Autonomous Trucks," 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of haulage

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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