haulage

haulage
haulage haul‧age [ˈhɔːlɪdʒ ǁ ˈhɒːl-] , haul‧ing [ˈhɔːlɪŋ ǁ ˈhɒː-] noun [uncountable] COMMERCE TRANSPORT
the business of carrying goods by road or rail:

• Rail freight charges are high compared with those of road haulage.

• a successful haulage company

ˌgeneral ˈhaulage COMMERCE TRANSPORT
the business of carrying goods of any kind by road or rail:

• General haulage is expensive and it is more profitable for companies to specialize.

ˌheavy ˈhaulage COMMERCE TRANSPORT
the business of carrying heavy goods such as coal and steel by road or rail

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haulage UK US /ˈhɔːlɪdʒ/ noun [U] US hauling) TRANSPORT
the business of transporting goods by road or railway: »

There is room this year - as in the past - for more traditional industries, such as engineering and vehicle manufacture as well as transport and haulage.

haulage costs/rates/services »

Haulage costs are being cut and delivery times speeded up because of easier customs regulations.

See also GENERAL HAULAGE(Cf. ↑general haulage), HEAVY HAULAGE(Cf. ↑heavy haulage), ROAD HAULAGE(Cf. ↑road haulage)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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