ton-mile

[tuhn-mahyl]
noun
a unit of freight transportation measurement equivalent to a ton of freight transported one mile.

Origin:
1900–05

ton-mileage, noun
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Ton-mile measures were estimated on an annual basis in order to illustrate long-term trends.
If weight is determined for a bridge crossing, the additional ton-mile fee may be charged.
See, for example, ton-mile tax and weight-distance tax.
The first of these measures, cost of highway freight per ton-mile, is certainly a useful measure.
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