Haulage

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Haulage

1. The sector of an economy that transports goods by land. For example, companies that carry goods by truck or train are said to be haulage companies.

2. Goods being transported by land.
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Road Haulage Association chairman Bob Russett said: 'The most important thing in this Budget is the freeze in fuel duty.
These include the high level of fuel duty in the UK, a shortage of qualified staff (especially drivers and fitters), congestion on the UK's roads and a declining share of the European market for road haulage.
The Irish Road Haulage Association has called on the Government to introduce an "essential users" rebate.
Philip Crowfoot, a director of Crowfoot Carriers, said in his letter: "Now that the road haulage industry has made its point, I feel the time is right to scale down these peaceful, law-abiding demonstrations.
In 1997, road haulage activities have ceased from the impact of low commodity prices.
But I am looking forward to addressing the challenges facing the road haulage industry with great excitement," he said.
What is the forecast growth for the international road haulage segment?
Two main barriers to growth in the logistics sector have been identified by members of the Road Haulage Association: difficulties in accessing capital/cash flow; and congestion and the quality of the road network.
Phil Flanders, Scottish director of the Road Haulage Association, said: "As a result of this latest hike thousands of people are at risk of losing their jobs.
But the Road Haulage Association, which organised the protest, accused Mrs Liddell of not listening to its demands for relief from taxes which it says are driving hauliers out of business.
He was also helping to launch a Road Haulage Association website aiming to match empty lorries with loads.
Since the 1960s, the sector has had to contend with the competitive advantage enjoyed by road haulage -- an advantage attributable to its flexibility and the fact that virtually all commercial and residential premises are directly linked to the road network, whereas few are directly connected to the rail network.