Definition of backload in English:



  • A load transported on the return journey of a delivery truck.

    • ‘A key plank of the voluntary Code is the recommendation that freight rates be set ‘with reference’ to a minimum $1.33 a kilometre, with no backloads.’
    • ‘Planning any furniture removal or backload can be very time consuming and stressful.’
    • ‘The time available to pick up a backload is often influenced more strongly by the utilisation of the tractor than that of the trailer.’
    • ‘You can direct them to a new job, pick up a backload and deliver the best customer service by letting customers know in advance if traffic conditions will delay the arrival of the vehicle.’
    • ‘It was estimated that about 80% of trucks would be cleaned and pick up a backload.’


  • 1[no object] Transport a load on a return journey:

    ‘I get paid for the round trip, even if I don't backload’
  • 2[with object] Place more charges at the later stages of (a financial agreement) than at the earlier stages:

    ‘the agreement was backloaded’
    ‘backloaded rentals’
    • ‘The problem is that these tax cuts are backloaded so it's the year 2006 and 2007.’
    • ‘His contract is backloaded, with a $7 million player option for '04.’
    • ‘He signed a five-year, $10 million contract, but it's a backloaded deal with only a $200,000 signing bonus.’
    • ‘In terms of both shipments and revenues, 2002 will be backloaded to the final two quarters of the year.’
    • ‘The company has reportedly turned down a nine-year, $55 million offer from Washington, though a spokesperson said the deal was backloaded and worth far less than $55 million in ‘new’ money.’
    • ‘‘Owing to changes in the oil and gas projects' tax regime, the oil and gas revenue profile is now likely to be backloaded, with significant increases in revenues starting in fiscal year 2010 rather than fiscal 2006,’ it said.’
    • ‘The hangup in the negotiations was the team's desire to backload the contract, trying to keep a lid on its 2000 payroll.’
    • ‘Plus, the deal is backloaded like a bad mortgage - the broadcasting company's current payment is $389 million, but that soars to $764 million in 2013.’
    • ‘There needs to be a bit of a harder salary cap, one that doesn't allow teams to backload deals with money that a player will never see.’
    • ‘After all, the largest impact of the backloaded tax cuts will be felt years from now, and there's ample reason to think that late '90s revenue figures aren't good baselines.’
    • ‘Given that the deal is heavily backloaded, it's not out of the question that the club would trade him after two years; his salary rises to $13 million in 2008 and 2009.’
    • ‘The major cuts for the wealthy have been heavily backloaded, because of the requirement that the bill fit into the framework of $1.35 trillion over 10 years set by the budget resolution adopted earlier this month.’
    • ‘Some states proposed complicated statistical techniques for gauging school progress; others backloaded their predicted progress, with far greater gains toward the end of the 12-year timeline.’
    • ‘It ends up being so heavily backloaded that early years are very cheap - 25 years of protection for $31, 50 years for a grand.’
    • ‘Details have yet to be announced, but I suspect the contract is backloaded a bit too, meaning they'll be paying more and getting less down the road, another fading veteran the team will have to accommodate.’
    • ‘It was backloaded (the big money didn't come his way until 2003), and it was well short of market value.’
    • ‘The problem is, the only way they could sign him would be if he accepted an enormously backloaded contract.’
    • ‘With the player only arbitration-eligible after 2003 and open to the possibility of a long-term deal, the team may effectively bury his chances with the organization in an effort to free themselves of their backloaded commitment to him.’
    • ‘What I'm saying is, the first tax cut was not very well designed, because it is backloaded.’
    • ‘While they have adhered to the deadlines set for the phaseout, the actual products on which restrictions are being removed have been selected so that the most sensitive products have been backloaded.’