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 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 Truck-maker Volvo Group also posted profit well ahead of analysts’ expectations after cutting costs and benefiting from a post-lockdown recovery in road-haulage. Oliver Sachgau, Bloomberg.com, 16 Oct. 2020 Kobo360, a logistics startup that matches businesses with freight trucks for cross-country haulage, says, in recent statement, that demand fell by nearly 30% within the first months of border closure. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, 12 Nov. 2020 Then came the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, which swept away restrictions on the number of haulage firms, as well as price controls. The Economist, 8 Aug. 2020 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, 7 June 2020 Road haulage experts said the truck appeared to be refrigerated. Tara John, CNN, 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, 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, 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of haulage

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Haulage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haulage. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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