A delivery by tractor-trailer originates from where the trailer is loaded, the load is delivered to a destination, then the trucker returns home. If the return is also a paying load to be delivered to the vicinity of the trucker's home, that load is called a backhaul. If the trucker returns home empty, that run is called a "deadhead."
Long distance service term, which means routing a call past its designation and then back. Can be used as a cost savings tool - by routing calls through cities with less expensive rates, then back to the original destination.
A natural gas transportation service which requires movement of gas from a point of receipt to a point of delivery such that the contractual direction of movement on the pipeline is in a direction opposite to the flow of the gas.
Movement of gas from a Point of Receipt to a Point of Delivery such that the contractual direction of movement on the mainline is at all times and at all points along the path in a direction opposite to the design flow of gas in the pipeline.
A transaction that results in natural gas being “transported” in the opposite direction of the physical flow of a transportation system. This is usually achieved by redelivering the gas at a point upstream from the point of receipt.
The process of a transportation vehicle returning from the original destination point to the point of origin. The 1980 Motor Carrier Act deregulated interstate commercial trucking and thereby allowed carriers to contract for the return trip. The backhaul can be with a full, partial, or empty load. An empty backhaul is called deadheading. Also see: Deadhead
Wholesalers and direct buying retailers may have a program whereby they stop at manufacturer companies’ plants to pick up products and receive a backhaul discount (saving the manufacturer hauling costs). From the manufacturer standpoint, if they permit this practice, they are participating in a backhaul program and this can occur even if he has his own trucks. It’s simply permitting the wholesaler/retailer to make pickups and prevent him from having to run his truck while it's empty - in addition to providing for a backhaul allowance (discount).
The opposite of head haul. Traditionally referred to as the return trip of a transportation vehicle (usually a truck). Now, it generally refers to the least revenue-generating leg of a shipment haul. A backhaul can be with a full or partially loaded trailer.
In the context of wireless communications, refers to taking data beyond its original destination and back. For example, WLANs within an enterprise can be backhauled to a LAN or a WAN, whereby communication is established first via the LAN or WAN and then routed back to the WLAN.
A transaction that results in the transportation of gas in a direction opposite of the aggregate physical flow of gas in the pipeline. This is typically achieved when the transporting pipeline redelivers gas at a point(s) upstream from the point(s) of receipt. A backhaul condition will exist as long as the aggregate backhaul transactions total less than the aggregate forward haul transactions. A backhaul transaction can result in a delivery by non-delivery or cut back (reduction) of physical flow at a delivery point.
Backhaul is an industry term used to describe how data is transmitted from a regional centre back to the centre of the telecommunications or data network. For example, to connect an e-net customer in Cork to one in Galway the data passes from the Cork MAN and is connected over backhaul links to Galway. These backhaul links are provided by other telecommunications operators.
The link that is used to convey digital data between an MDF site and a connection point within the operators' network. Backhaul is required to connect the end user's local loop traffic to a point on or in the operator's core network for subsequent connection to a service provider.
In cellular/PCS systems, the transmission links between cell sites and the system operator's switching center. In general, transmitting data from remote locations to a point from which it can be distributed over a network.
refers to the transmittal of data to a network backbone. In wireless network technology, backhaul refers to the transmission of voice and data traffic from a cell site to a switch; that is, from a remote site to a central site. In satellite technology, backhaul relates to the transmittal of data to a point from which it can be uplinked to a satellite.