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haulage

[haw-lij] /ˈhɔ lɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act or labor of hauling.
2.
the amount of force expended in hauling.
3.
a charge made, especially by a railroad, for hauling equipment, commodities, etc.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; haul + -age
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  • They can also vastly improve the efficiency of even low-tech vertical markets, such as road haulage or steel.
  • It can also co-exist with other developing industries: for example, rail haulage of minerals from newly developed mines.
  • Oxen for haulage and horses or camels for transport marked great improvements.
  • The brakes on the haulage truck were not capable of stopping the truck on the maximum grade it traveled.
  • The mine was opened to the surface by adits which also served as main haulage roads.
  • The haulage car was being pushed on the main haulage road.
British Dictionary definitions for haulage

haulage

/ˈhɔːlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act or labour of hauling
2.
a rate or charge levied for the transportation of goods, esp by rail
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Word Origin and History for haulage
n.

1826, from haul + -age.

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