Asset Based Carrier – Trucking company, who has their own equipment or permanently leased equipment and works directly with customers to move freight


Dry Van – A covered trailer used for moving goods


Expedited Transportation – Moving freight in the fastest possible manner


Flatbed – A trailer having an open body in the form of a platform without sides


Freight Agent – A person who represents or directs locally the freight functions of a carrier


Heavy Haul – Moving oversize loads too large for road travel without an escort and special permit


Lease Purchase Program – Program allowing use of truck for a stipulated period with option to buy with part of charges credited toward the purchase price


Logistics Project management – Supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward, and reverse flow and storage of goods between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customer’s requirements


LTL – Insufficient in weight to make a minimum truckload


Over Dimensional Trucking – Hauling a load that exceeds the standard or ordinary legal size and/or weight limits for a specified portion of road, highway or other transport infrastructure


Owner Operator – A person who owns and operates a commercial motor vehicle


Refrigerated Transportation – Moving freight requiring temperature controlled trailer


Superload – A super load is when the load exceeds the dimensions of a state’s “routine permit limits” and is non divisible, meaning it can’t be broken down into smaller parts for shipping


Truckload – A load or amount that fills or could fill a truck