backhaul

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1. Return journey of a vehicle from its destination to its point of origin with a non-paying load (called backload) and/or paying load (called payload).
2. Shipment sent on a returning vehicle.

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After hauling eggs across two states the truck driver was asked to backhaul powdered eggs and milk on his return trip.
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I was glad we were on the backhaul because it was a very long journey and I wanted to get home to my wife and go to sleep.
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The backhaul always goes faster, since the rig's running lighter and doesn't need to waste time at the weigh stations.
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