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pay the freight

To bear the cost(s) (of something); to pay or compensate payment (for something). Every year, it's the government (and ultimately, the taxpayer) who has to pay the freight for over a million incarcerated prisoners. Don't worry, even if a few containers get "lost" during transit, it's the shipping company's insurance that pays the freight.
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The revenue you get from freight helps underwrite the passenger service.
Because of the volatility in freight car demand, the demand/supply rates of steel foundries varies dramatically, from as high as 90% in some years to its current projections of 62% this year.
Kirgin expects orders for freight cars to continue at an average rate of nearly 45,000 per year in the next decade with a series of strong years ahead (Fig.
The essence of the faster shipments is synchronization of freight throughout the entire logistics process.
The actual transportation time for our freight was predictable," said Strong.
a) Freight charges for shipments into Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador from other parts of Canada will attract the HST at 15 percent; freight charges for shipments into Prince Edward Island from other parts of Canada will attract GST at 7 percent.
b) Freight charges for shipments into Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as into Prince Edward Island from the United States will be a zero-rated international freight transportation service.
Recognizing freight as in method 1 above and accruing estimated direct costs to complete delivery of freight-in-transit at the end of each reporting period.
The NAFC found the majority of motor carriers recognized revenue when the freight was received from the shipper or when the freight left the carriers terminal (methods 1 and 2).
TransCore Freight Solutions serves brokers, carriers, owner-operators and shippers in the United States and Canada with best-in-class products.
Freight trains derail frequently, but most events are minor.
The bigger problem is that the Los Angeles freight system connects the largest, most productive port complex in North America - the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach - to the economy of the United States.
In the last two years, MTMC has closed three of four container freight stations in the United States.
Much of the demand for freight cars in the late 1970s and early 1980s was, in fact, artificial.
The Americas form the largest air freight sector in the world, accounting for 51.
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