Definition of haulier in English:



  • 1A person or company employed in the transport of goods or materials by road.

    ‘a major haulier between Europe and Asia’
    North American term hauler
    • ‘Barclays Bank and the Skipton Building Society have announced a package of measures for farmers, bed and breakfast providers, hauliers and other businesses experiencing hardship as a direct result of the outbreak.’
    • ‘Angry road hauliers are piling heavy pressure on transport chiefs to speed up road improvements on the A12 and M25.’
    • ‘The fuel was then transported by tanker to hauliers and petrol stations and sold to the public at the higher price, the fraudsters pocketing the difference.’
    • ‘We have no quarrel with the hauliers and other businesses based in Otley who need their vehicles to use the town.’
    • ‘The protesters are a mixture of farmers, hauliers and road haulage contractors.’
    • ‘As in the rest of the Continent, the protests are in response to continually rising fuel prices that are ruining small hauliers and farmers, and imposing hardship on ordinary motorists.’
    • ‘Commercial hauliers have unnecessarily harsh restrictions on sealing lorries and length of journey but we can give you details from the office.’
    • ‘The road hauliers claim unfair competition from European hauliers.’
    • ‘I support the campaign for lower fuel duty as much as the hauliers and the private motorist.’
    • ‘Irish exporters, shipping companies and road hauliers have campaigned for the height restriction to be lifted to accommodate all trucks entering the country through Dublin Port.’
    • ‘The company also stressed the decision to close the depot should have no financial implications on its business as it was always forced to operate its freight services at a loss in order to compete with road hauliers.’
    • ‘Furious road hauliers insisted yesterday that Transport Minister Seamus Brennan was repeatedly misinformed by state agencies on a decision not to increase the height of the Dublin Port Tunnel.’
    • ‘The immediate impulse for Eurotunnel seeking action to close down Sangatte was the extension by Labour in 1998 of the Carrier Liability Act from airlines to road hauliers.’
    • ‘He says hauliers often help fellow truckers, and he agreed when the load appeared to have proper documents.’
    • ‘In crude terms, the hauliers have more public sympathy than the farmers, who already receive low duty ‘red’ diesel and billions in farming subsidies.’
    • ‘Road hauliers and private motorists have been hard hit by petrol and diesel price increases in March with the Irish Road Haulage Association predicting increased costs will drive companies to the wall.’
    • ‘Closer to home, road hauliers warned of possible transport stoppages and demonstrations to highlight the effect of the oil price hike on their business.’
    • ‘Apart from the company's workforce the announcement will also affect the 3,800 beet producers in Ireland and the hundreds of hauliers involved in transporting beet to the factories.’
    • ‘But he also has to tread carefully, as he will need road hauliers to get products out of goods yards to their eventual destinations.’
    • ‘But he said that, if asked to do so by the Road Haulage Association, he would park up his vehicles for a week to show the country how important a service was provided by hauliers.’
    bearer, conveyor, transporter
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    1. 1.1 A miner who is responsible for transporting coal within a mine.
      • ‘But 120 letters of support have been sent by the quarry's 22 staff as well as local residents and hauliers.’
      • ‘It is a good proposal which seems to have the full agreement of the hauliers and quarry owners, so it is a step forward.’
      • ‘The ‘sleep zone’ has been agreed by a working group made up of the Freight Quality Partnership, county council officers, the police, quarry operators, hauliers and the district council.’
      • ‘Others, who have families working for hauliers or quarries, feel economics and jobs should take precedence.’
      • ‘The 400-plus lorries that rumble through the narrow streets every day have long been a source of strife between residents and the hauliers for the quarries at Giggleswick, Dry Rigg, Arcow and Horton.’