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			Barge - 




A flat-bottomed vessel for transporting freight in rivers or canals and which is usually towed or pushed by another craft. 









 Barge





	
	
Related Terms: Barge - canal | craft | freight | ship | transportation | vessel | water |

Cargo - The freight carred by a ship, aircraft, truck or other vessel or vehicle.

Related Terms: Cargo - aircraft | cargo handler | freight | ship | truck | vehicle | vessel |

Carload - A shipment in which the freight completely fills a container or railcar. Acronym: CL

Related Terms: Carload - freight | full carload | less than carload | railcar | shipment |

CHIEF - See Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight. Acronym: CHIEF Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: CHIEF - international | trade | Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight |

Commercial Driver's License (1) - License which authorizes an individual to operate commercial motor vehicles and buses over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. For operators of freight-hauling trucks, the maximum size which may be driven without a CDL is Class 6 (maximum 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight). Acronym: CDL Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Commercial Driver's License (1) - transportation | truck | trucking |

Common Carrier (1) - Freight transportation company which serves the general public. May be regular route service (over designated highways on a regular basis) or irregular route (between various points on an unscheduled basis). Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Common Carrier (1) - carrier | freight | trucking |

Compensated Intracorporate Hauling - Freight transportation service provided by one company for a sister company. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Compensated Intracorporate Hauling - carrier | freight | trucking |

Container (1) - Standard-sized rectangular box used to transport freight by ship, rail and highway. International shipping containers are 20 or 40 feet long, conform to International Standards Organization (ISO) standards and are designed to fit in ships' holds. Containers are transported on public roads atop a container chassis towed by a tractor. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Container (1) - shipping container | trucking |

Container Load - A shipment in which the freight completely fills a container. Acronym: CL

Related Terms: Container Load - container | freight | full container load | less than container load | shipment |

Contract Carrier - Company that transports freight under contract with one or a limited number of shippers. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Contract Carrier - carrier | trucking |

Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight - A computerized system for handling the tranport of freight into and across the EC, in operation in 1991. Acronym: CHIEF Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight - international | trade |

EUROFRET - European system for International Road Freight Transport Operation, a DRIVE project. Acronym: EUROFRET Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: EUROFRET - international | trade |

FLEET (1) - Freight and Logistics Efforts for European Traffic, a DRIVE project. Acronym: FLEET Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: FLEET (1) - international | trade |

For-Hire Carrier - Company in the business of transporting freight belonging to others. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: For-Hire Carrier - private carrier | trucking |

Full Carload - A shipment in which the freight completely fills a container or railcar. Acronym: FC

Related Terms: Full Carload - carload | freight | less than carload | railcar | shipment |

Full Container Load - A shipment in which the freight completely fills a container. Acronym: FCL

Related Terms: Full Container Load - container | container load | freight | less than container load | shipment |

Full Truck Load - A shipment in which the freight completely fills the trailer or container. Acronym: FTL

Related Terms: Full Truck Load - container | freight | less than truckload | trailer | truck | truckload | shipment |

Less Than Carload - A shipment in which the freight does not completely fill the container or railcar; or a particular consignor's freight when combined with others to produce a full carload. Acronym: LTC Reference: less than container load,

Related Terms: Less Than Carload - carload | freight | full carload | railcar | shipment |

Less Than Container Load - A shipment in which the freight does not completely fill the container; or a particular consignor's freight when combined with others to produce a full container load. Acronym: LCL Reference: less than container load,

Related Terms: Less Than Container Load - container | container load | freight | full container load | shipment |

Less Than Truckload - A shipment in which the freight does not completely fill the trailer or container; or a particular consignor's freight when combined with others to produce a full truckload or full container load. Acronym: LTL Reference: less than container load,

Related Terms: Less Than Truckload - container | freight | full truckload | trailer | truck | truckload | shipment |

Less Than Truckload (1) - A quantity of freight less than that required for the application of a truckload (TL) rate; usually less than 10,000 pounds. Acronym: LTL Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Less Than Truckload (1) - trucking | truckload |

Road Transport - Subject to several directives on rules of employment, training and work periods for drivers of heavy commercial vehicles, on road safety, and on cross-border freight. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Road Transport - international | trade |

Shipping Container - Standard-sized rectangular box used to transport freight by ship, rail and highway. International shipping containers are 20 or 40 feet long, conform to International Standards Organization (ISO) standards and are designed to fit in ships' holds. Containers are transported on public roads atop a container chassis towed by a tractor. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Shipping Container - container | trucking |

Tanker - A vehicle for transporting bulk liquid freight; a tanker ship; a tanker truck or trailer; or a tanker aircraft. The equivalent form of rail transport is the tank car.  Tanker

Related Terms: Tanker - aircraft | bulk | car | freight | railroad | ship | trailer | transportation | truck | vehicle |

Trucker - One who is in the business of operating a truck for freight transportation; a truck or tractor operator.  Trucker

Related Terms: Trucker - independent | independent trucker | owner-operator | tractor | truck | trucking |

Truckload - A shipment in which the freight completly fills the trailer or container. Acronym: TL

Related Terms: Truckload - container | freight | full truckload | less than truckload | shipment | trailer | truck |

Truckload (1) - The quantity of freight required to fill a trailer; usually more than 10,000 pounds. Acronym: TL Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Truckload (1) - less than truckload | trucking |

Vignette - A freight licence for cross-national road freight, to be introduced by 1998. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Vignette - international | trade |


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