back|haul «BAK HL», noun.
1. the return trip of a vehicle carrying freight.
2. the freight brought back on such a trip; return freight: »

If the ships that ferry materials to Alaska could return south with a backhaul,…the northbound freight rates would decrease (New Yorker).

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