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A

Accessorials
Air-Ride Suspension
Axle

B

Backhaul
Bill Of Lading (BOL)
Blind Shipment
Blocks and Brace
Bobtailing
Broker/ Freight
Bulk Freight

C

Capacity
Claim
Commercial Invoice
Common Authority
Common Carrier
Conestoga
Consignee (CNEE)
Consignor (CNOR)
Container
Cross Dock
Cubic Capacity
Customs Broker

D

Deadhead
Deckable
Declared Value (DV)
Department of Transportation (D.O.T.)
Dispatching
Distribution Center
Diversion
Door to Door
Double Blind Shipment
Double Drop Deck
Doubles
Drayage
Draymen
Drive Axle
Driver Assist
Drop Trailer
Dropdeck
Dry Van
Dunnage

E

Exclusive Use

F

Flat Bed
Flatcar
Forklifts
Freight Bill
Freight Class
Freight Payables
Fronthaul
Fuckload
Full Truckload (FTL)

G

Gross weight

H

Hazmat
Headhaul
HOS
Hub & Spoke System

I

Insurance by Liability
Intermodal

L

Lane
Layover
Lead Time
Less Than Truckload (LTL)
Letter of Authority
Liftgate (LG)
Linehaul
Load to Ride
Loading time
Loose Capacity
LTL Tariffs
Lumper Service

M

MC Number
Mileage
Multi-Stop

N

Net Weight
NMFC
NMFTA
No Touch
NOI

O

Over- Dimensional

P

Pallet
Pallet Jacks
Partial Truckload (PTL)
Pickup Flexibility
PO (Purchase Order)
Private Carrier
PRO#
Proof of Delivery (POD)
Pup Trucks

R

Receiving Dock
Reconsignment
Reefer

S

Shared Truckload (STL)
Shitload
Sidekit
Skid
Sort and Seg
Stackable Freight
Super Sack
Swing Doors

T

Tailgate
Team Driver
Terminal
Third Party Logistics
Tote
Trans-loading
Transit Time

V

Volume LTL

W

White Glove Services