When Haulage is started, the organization must go to a semi-random location where a Trailer is parked and a Phantom provided to haul it; however, the player can use any acceptable truck cab to tow the trailer. The truck cab at each location will be a matte-black Phantom, which can tolerate more explosive damage than its regular appearance, has a stronger axle to avoid crumpling, and has bulletproof tires. Passengers of the truck cannot be locked onto from other players. At each location, a dark red Technical will also be on site, which also has bulletproof tires. It can be used by any Associate or Bodyguard to assist the driver of the truck.
When the trailer is connected to the trailer, it must be transported and delivered to another location far away. A successful delivery will reward the CEO/VIP and all associates with cash and RP.
If the player is killed, they will be able to re-enter the truck cab and continue to transport the trailer. If the truck is destroyed, they will have to obtain another truck cab and reattach the trailer. Other available Haulers are scattered around the map for the player to obtain and use, which roughly follow the route to the destination; however, any truck cab capable of towing can be used. The trailer itself is indestructible to fire, collision and explosives, and if it becomes turned over or otherwise difficult to obtain, it will be relocated to a suitable position. The mission will fail if the trailer become fully submerged in water. Once the trailer is delivered, the player is forced out of the truck and the mission is completed.
It should be noted that the player must use truck cabs and cannot use the Cargobob's grappling hook to transport the trailer, as the trailer will become disconnected seconds after connecting.
Traffic on the main highways, such as the Great Ocean Highway, is greatly reduced during delivery, to the point where only one or two cars are onscreen. A regular flow of traffic will begin to spawn immediately after delivery.
“Organization have started Haulage. Steal the trailer and deliver it to the drop-off to earn cash and RP.”
Other players are alerted of the Organization's activities once the trailer has been connected. At this point, the trailer becomes visible on the radar along with the same available truck cabs around the map. They are instructed to steal the trailer and deliver it to the drop-off location. They are able to kill the player by the means of weaponry or by exploding the truck cab, killing the driver. The truck cab can also be locked onto with homing rockets; however, the indestructible trailer may get in the way of the rocket.
Trailer & Phantom Locations
There are nine possible trailer locations, one of which is randomly selected depending in which half of the map the mission is triggered:
For each of the nine possible trailer locations, there are eight additional reserve Haulers scattered around the map, totaling to 72 possible truck cab locations. Each selection of eight truck cabs form a specific route towards the drop-off location, meaning each of the nine possible trailer location has a different selection of truck cab locations, some of which may repeat between different starting locations. All three drop-offs for the same trailer location have the same Hauler spawn points.
The mission is titled as "Fragile Goods" in the game files.
At times, the trailer becomes stuck solid to the ground and cannot be towed away from the location, rendering the mission impossible to complete. This seem to happen at random but appears to occur more often on the trailers near the LTD gas station and Bayview Lodge.