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 Falling earth, machinery and haulage accidents, and explosions are some of the most common causes of death among mining professionals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. al, 13 June 2022 While the business didn’t work out in the end for the road haulage entrepreneur, Page had the entrepreneurship bug and left to work for another founder. Philip Salter, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 According to the haulage association, the average salary for drivers, depending on truck size, is 30,000-35,000 pounds, or about $41,000 to $47,000, a year. New York Times, 13 Oct. 2021 Spanning Britain, Europe and Vietnam, the film shows how Essex police detectives cracked open a multimillion-pound international smuggling ring with its roots in a seemingly innocuous haulage business in the heart of Northern Ireland. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 6 Oct. 2021 The haulage industry said there was a shortfall of some 100,000 drivers, and that could also lead to shortages of turkeys and toys this Christmas. NBC News, 24 Sep. 2021 But in the long-term, Ogboi’s assignment is to make Lori the company that best adapts new technologies to reduce haulage costs in Africa. Alexander Onukwue, Quartz, 22 Sep. 2021 The drastic reduction in staffing that has resulted has sown chaos through sectors as diverse as food supplies, haulage, supermarkets, hospitality, manufacturing and media. NBC News, 22 July 2021 Some parts of New South Wales state experienced their wettest week on record, prompting the closure of a major coal-haulage railway and cuts to coal production. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'haulage.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of haulage

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About haulage

Time Traveler for haulage

Time Traveler

The first known use of haulage was in 1676

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near haulage



haulage rope

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for haulage

Last Updated

16 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Haulage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haulage. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on haulage

Nglish: Translation of haulage for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about haulage


Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!