Definition of haulier in US English:



  • A person or company employed in the transport of goods or materials by road; a hauler.

    • ‘I support the campaign for lower fuel duty as much as the hauliers and the private motorist.’
    • ‘Commercial hauliers have unnecessarily harsh restrictions on sealing lorries and length of journey but we can give you details from the office.’
    • ‘But he also has to tread carefully, as he will need road hauliers to get products out of goods yards to their eventual destinations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘The road hauliers claim unfair competition from European hauliers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Angry road hauliers are piling heavy pressure on transport chiefs to speed up road improvements on the A12 and M25.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We have no quarrel with the hauliers and other businesses based in Otley who need their vehicles to use the town.’
    • ‘In crude terms, the hauliers have more public sympathy than the farmers, who already receive low duty ‘red’ diesel and billions in farming subsidies.’
    • ‘The protesters are a mixture of farmers, hauliers and road haulage contractors.’
    • ‘He says hauliers often help fellow truckers, and he agreed when the load appeared to have proper documents.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Closer to home, road hauliers warned of possible transport stoppages and demonstrations to highlight the effect of the oil price hike on their business.’
    bearer, conveyor, transporter
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