short haul

noun
haul ( def 22 ).
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short-haul

[shawrt-hawl]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or engaged in transportation over short distances: a short-haul trucking firm.

Origin:
1925–30

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short haul

see under long haul.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Energy density problems are not as critical with urban, short haul, vehicles
  where particulate exhaust is particularly damaging.
To avoid the expense of drying the brewer's grains, they need to be fed wet,
  which means short haul trucking.
The distinction that matters is long haul vs short haul.
In many of the cities for the short haul people actually enjoy going around on
  bicycles.
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