Haulage generally refers to the transport of goods over land, especially freight transport on roads. It is a term used mainly in the UK and is similar to the American term “trucking”.
Haulage involves the logistics and transportation of goods over short or long distances. This may include the transportation of raw materials, finished products or other goods. Companies that specialize in haulage are often referred to as carriers, freight forwarders, or transportation companies.
Haulage services can range from small local businesses to large international carriers. You can use different types of vehicles, depending on the type of goods to be transported. Examples of vehicles in the haulage sector include trucks, tractor-trailers, vans and dump trucks.
The role of a haulage company is to organize and carry out the transportation of goods from one place to another. This includes planning routes, organizing the loading and unloading of goods, complying with transport regulations and ensuring that deliveries arrive at their destination on time and safely.
Haulage is an important part of the global supply chain and plays an essential role in various industries such as retail, manufacturing, construction and logistics. It enables the smooth movement of goods and contributes to economic development by facilitating access to markets and ensuring the supply of goods.