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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"For that reason, the Road Haulage Association considers that the only effective deterrent for such an office is a custodial sentence."
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) said there was now an "urgent" need for Chancellor George Osborne to abandon the scheduled increase as the annual cost of running a typical 44-tonne lorry had risen by around Au1,000 in the past month alone.
The regulation on access to international road haulage markets sets up new rules for cabotage in the EU, ie the possibility for hauliers to deliver goods between two cities in a member state where they are not established.
"If the European Commission is serious about wanting to help road haulage companies survive the recession, then cutting down on costly and time-consuming regulations is a positive first step." Philip Bradbourn
And the initiative has been backed by the Road Haulage Association, who represent a quarter of Scotland's 4500 hauliers.
Pete Butler, senior area manager for the Northamptonshire branch of the Road Haulage Association, said at the time: "It's a sign of the times, things like this happening.
The Road Haulage Association said Government help for the industry was vital, as the effect of rising fuel prices on their operating costs had seen a large number of firms go out of business.
The Road Haulage Association said that the industry had not been swayed by Chancellor Gordon Brown's promise to review petrol taxes.
WHEN LONG-DISTANCE truck driver and road haulage businessman Hakim Wais moved to Sheffield, England, from the Netherlands three years ago, he was disturbed to find high unemployment among the South Yorkshire city's ethnic minorities.
Comparing road haulage and railway policies in five European countries, the article provides evidence for Europe's differential impact.
Road haulage industry.According to the IRU, the Green Paper on Energy Supply Security "contains a dangerous and unjustified preference for railways over road transport which could actually hamper efforts to save energy".
Mention road haulage and most people will immediately think of September's dispute over taxes on fuel, when UK road haulage interest groups blockaded fuel refinery plants and disrupted fuel distribution around the country.