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haulage

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
business
▪ Peter has been delivering yarn to Elderslie since 1946 when he worked with his family's haulage business before joining Douglas Reyburn.
▪ Section 8 grants A road haulage business seeking to expand need not restrict itself entirely to the road transport industry.
▪ His haulage business went bust and he owes £120,000 on a semi in New Denham, Bucks, now worth only £80,000.
company
▪ It's the second time in a year that the haulage company Ralph Davies of Cheltenham has had fruit cargoes destroyed.
▪ The distinction between a haulage company and a freight forwarding company with its own road haulage arm is rather blurred at present.
▪ He owned a haulage company and always had a flashy car and loads of money.
contract
▪ Experienced specialist arbitrators are ideally suited to hear many more cases involving disputes over haulage contracts.
▪ In haulage contracts there will be little doubt as to whether each party has received a worthwhile benefit!
contractor
▪ The Shore Porters' Society of Aberdeen, founded as a haulage contractor in 1498, is still in business.
firm
▪ This will considerably help cash Mow problems for new haulage firms and hauliers still operating at a modest turnover.
▪ Having myself asked several haulage firms for a similar quote, the price ranged from £75 to £100 per load.
▪ Expanding haulage firms, however, seem largely to have neglected the possibilities offered by a franchising arrangement.
▪ He opened a haulage firm, sold jewellery and developed property interests in Miami, allegedly working with the mafia.
▪ In the late 1970s he sold a share of his haulage firm for £ 500,000 and began dealing in gold.
▪ From a safety officer at a storage and haulage firm.
▪ There are at least seven haulage firms or drivers operating from the village.
industry
▪ This contract, which is reproduced here, is a typical example of a standard form contract found in the haulage industry.
▪ Many of the old village families still work in the area, in agriculture, or in the thriving haulage industry.
road
▪ Government policy does not believe transport planning gives road haulage impetus!
▪ The distinction between a haulage company and a freight forwarding company with its own road haulage arm is rather blurred at present.
▪ Section 8 grants A road haulage business seeking to expand need not restrict itself entirely to the road transport industry.
▪ There was over-capacity in road haulage as the amount of goods to be transported went down and prices were cut.
▪ The rail privatisation issue and the appalling loss of freight from the railway to road haulage is frightening in its implications.
▪ One is the likely reduction in rail carriage of freight, and the consequent increase in road haulage.
▪ He favours the use of fiscal incentives alongside regulation, particularly in the fields of carbon emissions and road haulage.
▪ Based at Stanford-le-Hope, he has spent all his working life in road haulage, joining P&O in 1989.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Jean works for a road haulage company based in St Etienne.
▪ Rail freight charges are high compared with the cost of road haulage.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Government policy does not believe transport planning gives road haulage impetus!
▪ The company has seen haulage rates on some contracts in 1987 at little more than 1977 levels.
▪ The cylinders were intended to give control over the elastic characteristics of the haulage system.
▪ The distinction between a haulage company and a freight forwarding company with its own road haulage arm is rather blurred at present.
▪ This contract, which is reproduced here, is a typical example of a standard form contract found in the haulage industry.
▪ This will considerably help cash Mow problems for new haulage firms and hauliers still operating at a modest turnover.
Wikipedia

Haulage

Haulage is the business of transporting goods by road or rail. It includes the horizontal transport of ore, coal, supplies, and waste, also called cartage or drayage. The vertical transport of the same with cranes is called hoisting.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Haulage

Haulage \Haul"age\ (-[asl]j), n. Act of hauling; as, the haulage of cars by an engine; charge for hauling.

WordNet

haulage

n. the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly" [syn: draw, haul]

Wiktionary

haulage

n. 1 The act of hauling 2 business of transporting goods

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

haulage

1826, from haul + -age.

Usage examples of "haulage".

They are in direct touch with the manufacturers and merchants in their respective communities, they know the present difficulties of shipping and they have the facilities for most quickly and systematically putting the shipper in touch with the man who has the facility for haulage.

The yard of Byars Haulage contained a neat row of artics, a couple of nondescript cars, and a Porsche Carrera.

Its chief concern was the importation of Afghans and their camels, which were stealing the entire haulage business from white Australian bullockies and their massive drays.

On the slow weedy waterway he had floated on his raft coastward over Ireland drawn by a haulage rope past beds of reeds, over slime, mudchoked bottles, carrion dogs.

The broken ground is lashed and loaded into the cocopans and sent up the haulage to the surface.

Even on last year's trip to London, Rebus had been confronted by a Byars Haulage artic trying to steer its way through Piccadilly Circus.

By contrast to the usual rawboned tiding horses and rough draft animals used for haulage, these horses seemed almost magical-and from the awed comment they were occasioning among the spectators, might as well have come from Fairyland as from Phillip Wylie's plantation in Edenton.

He and the shift boss rode up on the haulage to the cry of Fire in the hole!

That meant hauling goods for someone else who’d flat-fee them for haulage and collect all the profit, with a bonus if their careful handling and canny timing, or blind luck ran the profit above a pre-agreed amount, and liability up to their ears if something happened to the cargo.

That meant hauling goods for someone else who'd flat-fee them for haulage and collect all the profit, with a bonus if their careful handling and canny timing, or blind luck ran the profit above a pre-agreed amount, and liability up to their ears if something happened to the cargo.

A perfectly ordinary haulage depot with semi-trailers on the blacktop, a plain warehouse in the centre and retired hulks of machinery dumped next to the boundary fence.

Twenty-man-Jones led him to the head of the haulage and introduced him to the shift boss.