AskDefine | Define hauling

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hauling n : the activity of transporting goods by truck [syn: trucking, truckage]

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  1. present participle of haul

Extensive Definition

Haulage, also called cartage or drayage, is the horizontal transport of ore, coal, supplies, and waste. The vertical transport of the same with cranes is called hoisting.
Haulage cost is the cost of loading raw ore at a mine site and transporting it to a processing plant.
Haulage also refers to the charges made for hauling freight on carts, drays, lorries or trucks.
Haulage rights is the arrangement where one railway, supplying cars, may negotiate rates with customers located on another railway's line, the road granting haulage rights. This differs from trackage rights in that the host railway operates the trains for the other railway, where with trackage rights, the secondary railway operates trains over the host's track.
Haulage is also the business of transporting goods by road.

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