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Transportation
                 
 Arbitraries
Category
 

 

Transportation
 Common Carrier
Category
 

A motor carrier , railroad, or other transportation company that offers services to all businesses or individuals.

 

Transportation
 Contract Carrier
Category
 

A motor carrier that generally has a limited number of shipper clients with which it contracts to provide trucks and drivers when needed.

 

Transportation
 Deadhead
Category
 

Returning on a backhaul without a load.

 

Transportation
 Demurrage
Category
 

A detention fee that shippers pay if a carrier's equipment has not been loaded or unloaded and returned within a specified period.

 

Transportation
 Double-stack
Category
 

Transportation of containers piled two high on rail flatcars which is a form of piggybacking.

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Transportation
 Dwell Time
Category
 

Total hours that a car spends at a rail terminal which is a measure of asset utilization.

 

Transportation
 Hub and Spoke System
Category
 

A freight distribution system used by railroads, motor carriers , and airlines to maximize equipment efficiency. Shipments are fed into consolidation centers from satellite terminals.

 

Transportation
 Intermodal
Category
 

The movement of consumer goods and light industrial products by a railroad in a trailer or container that originates and terminates with either a motor carrier or ocean shipping line.

 

Transportation
 Ton Mile
Category
 

A measure of freight traffic equal to moving one ton of freight one mile.

 

Transportation
 Tariff
Category
 

A schedule of rates charged for hauling freight a specific distance between specific points. This is no longer required in the motor carrier industry. However, tariffs are still published by railroads.

 

Transportation
 Truckload
Category
 

Designation for shipments exceeding 10,000 pounds. A motor carrier may haul more than one TL shipment in a single vehicle.

 

Transportation
 Just-In-Time Management
Category
 

A production management system under which inventories are kept to minimum levels through greater coordination among materials purchases, transportation, and production schedules. The practice originated in Japan where it is known as kanban.

 

Transportation
 Less-than-Truckload (LTL) freight
Category
 

Designation for shipments weighing 10,000 pounds or less. This quantity of freight involves more intermediate handling than does truckload freight.

 

Transportation
 Line Haul
Category
 

The longest leg of a shipment which his also called the movement of freight between terminals.

 

Transportation
 Logistics
Category
 

Management of a company's total distribution , transportation, and warehousing needs.

 

Transportation
 Piggybacking
Category
 

The transporting of truck trailers or marine containers on flatbed railroad cars.

 

Transportation
 Private Carrier
Category
 

A shipper that transports its goods in truck fleets that it owns or leases.

 

Transportation
 Sidewall
Category
 

Loading a shipment along the wall of a container.

 

Transportation
 Unit Train
Category
 

A train that is made up of cars carrying a specific product only such as coal from one origination point to a single destination without stopping in a rail yard to be assembled or dissembled.

 

Transportation
 Haulage Rights
Category
 

An agreement whereby one railroad pays a second carrier to transport its freight using the second carrier's crew and power equipment.

 

Transportation
 Freight Forwarder
Category
 

An independent business that handles export shipments for compensation.

 

Transportation
 Transload
Category
 

Transfer of freight from one mode of transportation to another.

 

Transportation
 Backhaul
Category
 

A return trip for a carrier which often involves an empty vehicle on certain routes.

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Transportation
 Integrator
Category
 

An air freight carrier that offers door-to-door delivery of packages and cargo employing aircraft and ground equipment under its direct control.

 

Transportation
 Interline
Category
 

A practice of transferring freight between carriers, sometimes performed at the shipper's request. Interning has become less frequent as rail lines have emerged .

 

Transportation
 Trunk Line
Category
 

Major rail systems that serve several regions and concentrate on long haul shipments.

 

Transportation
 Trackage Rights
Category
 

An agreement whereby one railroad pays another for the right to operate its trains over the second carrier's track. The carrier yielding trackage rights has been directed by the government to do so to enhance competition.

 

Transportation
 Regular Route Service
Category
 

The transportation of goods by a for hire motor carrier over standard routes and on fixed schedules.

 

Transportation
 Owner Operator
Category
 

Independent truckers who operate their own vehicles to transport exempt goods or regulated freight under a lease agreement with a common carrier or shipper.

 

Transportation
 For-hire carrier
Category
 

A trucking firm that transports goods for monetary compensation. This may be either a common or a contract carrier.

 

Transportation
 Class I Motor Carrier
Category
 

A Class I motor carrier are shippers that generate revenues of $10 million or less.

 

Transportation
 Intermodal Marketing Company
Category
 

A transportation intermediary that buys wholesale space on railroad intermodal trains which it then retails to individual shippers.

 

Transportation
 Lumping
Category
 

The illegal practice where freelance workers are used to load and unload trucks.

 

Transportation
 Switching
Category
 

The process of moving rail cars from one track to another in the process of assembling trains. This also includes moving all cars from one railroad's track to a connecting carrier after a short movement.

 

Transportation
 Headhaul
Category
 

A carrier's primary trip by bringing a shipment to its destination.

 

Transportation