Ton mile
Ton mile Ton mile (Railroads) A unit of measurement of the freight transportation performed by a railroad during a given period, usually a year, the total of which consists of the sum of the products obtained by multiplying the aggregate weight of each shipment in tons during the given period by the number of miles for which it is carried. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • ton mile — ton mile, or ton mile «TUHN MYL», noun. 1. one ton of freight carried a distance of one mile, a unit of measurement in transportation statistics. 2. a unit of measurement in estimating automobile economy. The loaded weight of the car in tons is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ton-mile — One ton transported 1 mile …   Glossary of postal terms

  • ton-mile — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: ton (II) + mile : a statistical unit of freight transportation equivalent to a ton of freight moved one mile compare car mile * * * ton mileage, n. /tun muyl /, n. a unit of freight transportation measurement equivalent …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ton mile —   The product of the distance that freight is hauled, measured in miles, and the weight of the cargo being hauled, measured in tons. Thus, moving one ton for one mile generates one ton mile.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information… …   Energy terms

  • ton-mile — ton mileage, n. /tun muyl /, n. a unit of freight transportation measurement equivalent to a ton of freight transported one mile. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • ton-mile — noun one ton of goods carried one mile, as a unit of traffic …   English new terms dictionary

  • ton mile — In transportation, the measure equal to the transportation of one ton of freight one mile …   Black's law dictionary

  • ton mile — noun A unit of measure expressed in number of short tons moved over a specific distance in miles<ref name= FM5515 >US FM 55 15 TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE DATA; 9 June 1886</ref> …   Wiktionary

  • ton mile per hour — (TMPH) A system devised to ascertain the working capacity of earthmover tires; it is a supplement to the normal load and inflation tables …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ton-mile tax — A form of tax imposed in some jurisdiction upon contract motor carriers and private motor carriers for hire …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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