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Acquisition Logistics is everything involved in acquiring logistics support equipment and personnel for a new weapons system. The formal definition is "the process of systematically identifying, defining, designing, developing, producing, acquiring, delivering, installing, and upgrading logistics support capability requirements through the acquisition process for Air Force systems, subsystems, and equipment. 









 Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics





	
	
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Ad Valorem - In proportion to the total; a tax or duty that is a percentage of the value paid for an item.

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Aggregate Measure of Support - The calculation of the cost to taxpayers and consumers of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) farm support and export subsidies. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Air - A transportation medium; the atmosphere; or the area between earth and space.

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Air Ride Suspension - Suspension which supports the load on air-filled rubber bags rather than steel springs. Compressed air is supplied by the same engine-driven air compressor and reservoir tanks which provide air to the air brake system. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Aircraft - A vehicle designed for air transportation. Acronym: A/C, ACFT  Aircraft

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Airline - A business that provides the scheduled transportation of people and goods by air.

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Airport - A facility from which aircraft takeoff and land.

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ALAMOS - Automatic Lider for Air Monitoring Operating Systems, an Albert-Ball Report. Prepared for the European Parliament (EP) in 1983, it criticized the investment and consumption policies of the Member States, identified national obstacles to the development of EC-wide trade, and commented adversely on the fragmentation and duplication of national research and Acronym: ALAMOS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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ASOR - An agrement governing the rules and practice of the international transport by road of passengers on charter and other non-scheduled bus services. Acronym: ASOR Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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ASSET - Automated Support for Software Engineering Technology, an ESPRIT project. Acronym: ASSET Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Association Agreements - Originally agreements between the EC and European states which at the time had not rejected the future possibility of applying for EC membership. They involve reciprocal arrangements for imports and exports within a customs union. Agreements are supervised by an Association Council representing both parties. The similar agreements with Eastern Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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ATOMS - An ATTAIN. Applicability in Transport and Traffic of Artificial Intelligence, a DRIVE project. Acronym: ATOMS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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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

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Basket of Currencies - Those currencies which together determine the value of the European Currency Unit (ECU). Each currency in the basket is weighted according to its country's gross national product (GNP), trade, and short-term credit quotas. Part of the European Monetary System (EMS), full participation in the basket was regarded as an important Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Birkelbach Report - A 1962 document which reviewed the question of association with and membership of the EC, recommending that eligibility for membership should be restricted to democratic states which had a Western military and political alignment. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Budget (1) - Originally financed by contributions from the Member States, but after 1975 by a system of EC own resources, but these were not formally recognized until the Treaty on European Union. Budget revenue comes from several sources: levies on food imports into the EC; customs duties on non-agricultural imports; a proportion Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Cabotage - The right of drivers of commercial vehicles to ply for hire in another country, introduced as an element of road transport policy in 1993. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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CADDIA - See Cooperation in Automation of Data and Documentation for Imports/Exports and Agriculture. Acronym: CADDIA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Carrier - A business that transports people or goods.

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Cartels - See Competition Policy; Industrial Policy; Transport Policy. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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CASSIOPE - Computer Aided System for Scheduling, Information and Operation of Public Transport in Europe, a DRIVE project on urban public transport systems. Acronym: CASSIOPE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Cassis de Dijon - A 1979 ruling (Rewe-Zentral AG v. Bundesmonopolverwaltung fr Branntwein) by the Court of Justice that where a product is manufactured and legally on sale in one Member State, another Member State cannot prohibit its import and sale, except on the grounds that it constitutes a risk to public health. It Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Cast Spoke Wheel - Wheel with five or six spokes originating from a center hub. The spoked portion, usually made of cast steel, is bolted to a multiple-piece steel rim. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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CB Radio - Two-way radio for which no license is required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Long beyond its heyday in the '70s, CB is still used by truckers and motorists for everything from traffic condition reports to emergency calls to idle chatter. Acronym: CB Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Cecchini Report - A 1988 survey of the EC economy which detailed and costed the obstacles that hindered the development of an internal market. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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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

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Citizen's Band Radio - Two-way radio for which no license is required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Long beyond its heyday in the '70s, CB is still used by truckers and motorists for everything from traffic condition reports to emergency calls to idle chatter. Acronym: CB Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Common Agricultural Policy - Originally created with three main components: a single market for agricultural products, with common prices; a common external tariff (CET) on agricultural imports; and common financial responsibility. Its core is the guaranteed price system and the intervention (where food surpluses occur) system, administered by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Acronym: CAP Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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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)

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Communication - Logical designation of serial communication channels. Acronym: COM port Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Community Preference - The situation in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) when the price of domestic farm products falls below that of imported produce. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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

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COMPEX - A system of compensation for Less Developed Countries (LDCs) when their earnings from agricultural exports to the EC fall below specified levels. Acronym: COMPEX Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Computer Resources Support - The facilities, hardware, system software, software development and support tools, documentation, and people needed to operate and support an embedded computer system. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support - CALS is a global strategy to further enterprise integration through the streamlining of business processes and the application of standards and technologies for the development, management, exchange, and use of business and technical information. Now called Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support. Acronym: CALS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Concurrent Engineering - A systematic approach to creating a product design that considers all elements of the product life cycle from conception of the design to disposal of the product, and in so doing defines the product, its manufacturing processes, and all other required life cycle processes such as logistic support. Acronym: CE Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from Joan Smith Adapted from "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990

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Configuration Management (1) - CM controls and manages product description with its supporting technical and scientific information. Acronym: CM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

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Conformance Testing - The testing of a candidate product for the existence of characteristics required by a standard. Its primary activity is to ensure specified behavior of implementations. Additional benefits include: clarifying the standard for guiding future implementation, producing a feedback loop to the standards making bodies for improvements to the standard, encouraging Acronym: CT Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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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)

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Container On Flat Car - Method of moving shipping containers which involves transporting them on railroad flat cars. Acronym: COFC Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support - CALS is a global strategy to further enterprise integration through the streamlining of business processes and the application of standards and technologies for the development, management, exchange, and use of business and technical information. Formerly Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support. Acronym: CALS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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

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Contractor Integrated Technical Information Service - A technical information service based on the integration of databases (contractor , subcontractor, and government ) contractually established and managed by the defense contractor to receive, maintain, and provide access to technical and support information on a defense system. [MIL-STD-974]ith permission from Joan Smith. Adapted from "An Introduction to CALS: Acronym: CITIS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Converter Dolly - Auxiliary axle assembly equipped with a fifth wheel (coupling device), towed by a semitrailer and supporting the front of, and towing, another semitrailer. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Conveyance - A means of transportation.

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Cooperation in Automation of Data and Documentation for Imports/Exports and Agriculture - An electronic information structure for the collection, storage, transmission and exchange of information, using new developments in information technology and telecommunications. Acronym: CADDIA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Cradle-to-Grave - Logistics planning, design, and support which takes in to account logistics support throughout the entire system life cycle.

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Craft - A man-made vehicle used for transporting people or goods; or a skill, trade, or profession.

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Customs - A duty or tax paid on imported or exported goods; the process of inspecting imported or exported goods to determine if and how much duty is required; or an agency that performs customs duties.

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Customs Duties - Taxes collected by states upon imports to their territory. Abolished within the EC, they have been retained at EC external borders as a common external tariff (CET) and are regarded as EC own resources. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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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

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DAB - Digital Audio Broadcasting System, an DACAR. Data Acquisition and Communication Techniques and their Assessment for Road Transport, a DRIVE project. Acronym: DAB Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Data Item Description - A DID identifies specific data requirements, which may include the format of a report used to display the data. Most current DID's were prepared with only the hard copy (paper, aperture card, etc.) document environment in mind. In a CALS environment, two aspects of data acquisition must be examined to Acronym: DID Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

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Database Management System (1) - Software designed to manipulate the information in a database. It can create, sort, display selected information, search for specific information, and perform many other tasks of a database. This kind of software allows speed of access and the ability to automatically produce reports. Acronym: DBMS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Dependence Threshold - The level above which the export earnings from exports to the EC of a signatory of the Lomé Convention must be for it to be eligible, given specified adverse economic conditions, for compensation through theSystem of Stabilization of Export Earnings (STABEX). Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Design Interface - This ILS element relates all design engineering disciplines to the system support characteristics. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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Digital Technical Data - Includes the part descriptions, product specifications, and standards that the initial designer draws upon; the engineering drawings and product data used in design and manufacturing; the information needed to guide the people who operate the system in the field, or who support and maintain it at all echelons of the Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

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Dolly - Auxiliary axle assembly equipped with a fifth wheel (coupling device), towed by a semitrailer and supporting the front of, and towing, another semitrailer. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Duty - The tax paid on imported goods.

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EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport - United Nations rules for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport. They comprise a set of internationally agreed upon standards, directories and guidelines for the electronic interchange of structured data related to trade in goods and services between independent computerized information systems. [ISO 9735]UN/EDIFACT Introduction to UN/EDIFACT with latest Acronym: EDIFACT Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Electronic Commerce (1) - The end-to-end digital exchange of all information needed to conduct business. Examples include EDI transactions, electronic mail, archives, audit trails, and all forms of records, including graphical images. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS). Acronym: EC Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Electronic Funds Transfer (2) - EFT is a technology (one of the electronic commerce technologies) that allows the transfer of funds from the bank account of one person or organization to that of another. EFT is also used to refer to the action of using this technology. It is an important addition in the organization Acronym: EFT Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Energy Policy - First elaborated in a programme in 1974. A 1986 revision set priority targets through to 1995 on the levels of consumption, oil imports, nuclear energy, and the development of alternative energy sources. A European Energy Charter was signed in 1991. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Enterprise Resource Planning - ERP represents the next generation of manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) software. ERP's usefulness and power lies beyond the present function boundaries of MRP II. Beyond the standard functionality that is offered, other features are included, e.g., quality process operations management, and regulatory reporting. In addition the base technology used Acronym: ERP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

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EPOCH - European Programme on Climatology and Natural Hazards, begun in 1990, to build a scientific and technical support for environment policy. Acronym: EPOCH Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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EURAM - See EURET. European Research for Transport, a 1990 programme on the coordination oftechnical developments and equipment standardization. Acronym: EURAM Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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EURO-AIM - European Organization for an Audiovisual Independent Market, part of the MEDIA programme, offering support and advice for independent producers. Acronym: EURO-AIM Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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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

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EURONETT - Evaluating User Reaction on New European Transport Technologies, a DRIVE project. Acronym: EURONETT Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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European Investment Bank - Established in 1957 to finance capital investment that will benefit and aid EC development. Although the Member States provide a subscription capital, it raises most of its funds on the international capital markets. Its major objectives are to assist less developed regions, to modernize the EC economy, and to support Acronym: EIB Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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EUROTOPP - European Transport Planning Process, a DRIVE project. Acronym: EUROTOPP Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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EUROTRAC - An EUROTRAP. European Transport Planning System, a DRIVE project. Acronym: EUROTRAC Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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EVA - Evaluation Process for Road Transport Informatics, a DRIVE project. Acronym: EVA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Exempt Carrier - Company which transports commodities exempted from Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) economic regulation. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Export Declaration - A document required by the U.S. Treasury Department and completed by a shipper indicating the contents, value, and destination of an export shipment.

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Facilities - Any real property entity consisting of a structure, building, utility system, or pavement and underlying ground, necessary to support a system. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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Fifth Wheel - Coupling device attached to a tractor or dolly which supports the front of a semitrailer and locks it to the tractor or dolly. The fifth wheel's center is designed to accept a trailer's kingpin, around which the trailer and tractor or dolly pivot in turns.  Fifth Wheel Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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FIORE - Funding and Investment Objectives for Road Transport Informatics in Europe, a DRIVE project. Acronym: FIORE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Foreign Trade Zone - An area designated by the government of a country for free trade; a port, city, or region designated for free trade. Acronym: FTZ

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

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Free Trade Zone - An area designated by the government of a country for free trade; a port, city, or region designated for free trade. Acronym: FTZ

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Free Zone - An area designated by the government of a country for free trade; a port, city, or region designated for free trade. Acronym: FZ

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Fully Mission Capable - A system in which all supporting subsystems are fully functional. Acronym: FMC

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General Affairs Council - The regular meetings of the national Foreign Ministers, the most important sessions of the Council of Ministers. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Generalized System of Preferences - Preferential treatment by the EC to some exports from countries not otherwise associated with them in a formal trading agreement. Acronym: GSP Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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GENST - Standard Goods Nomenclature for Transport Statistics, merged in 1988 into Combined Nomenclature(CN). Acronym: GENST Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Gross Axle Weight Rating - Maximum weight an axle is rated to carry by the manufacturer. Includes both the weight of the axle and the portion of a vehicle's weight carried by the axle. Acronym: GAWR Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Harmonized System - An international classification system for import and export commodities.

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HAZMAT - Hazardous materials, as classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Transport of hazardous materials is strictly regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Acronym: HAZMAT Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Hours-of-Service - U.S. Department of Transportation safety regulations which govern the hours of service of commercial vehicle drivers engaged in interstate trucking operations. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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In Bond - A shipment status in which goods are permitted to enter a country and temporarialy stored for transport to a final destination where the duty will be paid.

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INFORM - Information Management and Decision Support in High Dependency Environments, an AIM project. Acronym: INFORM Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Information Engineering - A methodology for developing an integrated information system based on the sharing of common data, with emphasis on decision-support needs as well as transaction processing requirements. It assumes logical data representations are relatively stable, as opposed to the frequently changing processes that use the data. Therefore, the logical data model, Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

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Integrated Logistics Support (1) - ILS is a management function that provides planning, funding, and functioning controls which help to assure that the system meets performance requirements, is developed at a reasonable price, and can be supported throughout its life cycle. The major goal of ILS is to ensure that all elements of support are Acronym: ILS Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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Integrated Logistics Support (2) - Encompasses the unified management of the technical logistics elements that plan and develop the support requirements for a system. This can include hardware, software, and the provisioning of training and maintenance resources. Acronym: ILS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: HUM - The Government Computer Magazine "Integrated Logistics" December 1993, Walter Cooke

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Integrated Weapon Systems Database - A physically distributed, logically linked data structure for the total collection of shared product definition and support data for one or more defense systems. Acronym: IWSDB Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government, MIL-HDBK-59B, 1993

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Integration - Can be described as consisting of three main components: physical integration, the connection of the hardware; data integration, the ready exchange of data between applications without loss of functionality; and lastly business integration, the integration of the functions needed to support decisions, monitor and control business. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Source: Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom "Open Systems in Manufacturing"

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Intelligent Transportation Systems - Blanket term for a wide array of technologies, including electronic sensors, computer hardware and software and radio communications. The purpose of IVHS is to increase efficiency of use of existing highways, reducing travel time, fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. There are five functional areas: Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS). Acronym: ITS Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems - Blanket term for a wide array of technologies, including electronic sensors, computer hardware and software and radio communications. The purpose of IVHS is to increase efficiency of use of existing highways, reducing travel time, fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. There are five functional areas: Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS). Acronym: IVHS Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Interactive Access - The ability to access authorized portions of the source data maintained in contractor or Government systems via on-line telecommunications data transfers in real or near-real time using various types of queries. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B, 1993

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Internet Protocol - A standard that describes how packets of data are transported across the Internet and recognized as an incoming message. Acronym: IP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Joint Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support - The JCALS program is the Department of Defense's lead system for implementation of CALS. The functionality of JCALS will provide automation of technical manuals and other maintenance documents. Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994. Acronym: JCALS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Landing Gear (1) - Retracting legs which support the front of a semitrailer when it is not coupled to a tractor.  Landing Gear (1) Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Lead Time (1) - A span of time required to perform an activity. In a production and inventory control context, the activity is normally the procurement of materials or product from either an outside supplier or a company's own manufacturing facility. The individual components of any given lead time can include some or all Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

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Life Cycle - The phases of a product or system: need determination, system planning, research, design, production or construction, system evaluation, use and support, and phase out, disposal, or reuse. Acronym: LC

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Life Cycle Cost - Refers to the total cost of a product over the full life of the product. The cost includes design, development, production, and support. Acronym: LCC Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center 1994

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Life-Cycle Management System - A set of processes (which may include computer-aided software engineering tools) which facilitate the creation, tailoring, and navigation of a system development life cycle. A life cycle management system may take the form of an integrated project support environment or an estimating system linked to a project scheduling and tracking Acronym: CMS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Logbook - Book carried by truck drivers in which they record their hours of service and duty status for each 24-hour period. Required in interstate commercial trucking by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Logistics Support Analysis (1) - Simply put, LSA is the iterative process of identifying support requirements for a new system, especially in the early stages of system design. The main goals of LSA are to ensure that the system will perform as intended and to influence the design for supportability and affordability. Acronym: LSA Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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Logistics Support Analysis (2) - A modeling process used to recognize the maintenance, training and the number of people that are required to get the system running and to maintain the system. Acronym: LSA Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: HUM - The Government Computer Magazine "Integrated Logistics" December 1993, Walter Cooke

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Logistics Support Analysis Record - That portion of LSA documentation consisting of detailed data pertaining to the identification of logistic support resource requirements of a system or equipment. n Smith, "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990. Acronym: LSAR Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Maintenance Planning - The process of identifying and arranging, in an orderly manner, all required elements of the maintenance/repair support capability necessary to ensure Air Force systems, subsystems, and equipment are capable of performing their operational missions until phase-out or retirement. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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Management Committees - Agencies within the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one for each product, which advise the Commission on a uniform application of EC legislation and on fixing levels of export refunds and import levies. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Manpower and Personnel - The identification of military and civilian personnel requirements with the skill and grades needed to operate and support a weapon system and equipment over its lifetime during peacetime and wartime scenarios. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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MONITOR - Strategic Analysis, Forecasting and Evaluation in Research and Technology, amalgamating in 1988 the earlier Forecasting and Assessment in the Field of Science and Technology (FAST) with Strategic Analysis in the Field of Science and Technology (SAST) and Support Programme for the Evaluation of Activities in the Field of Research (SPEAR), Acronym: MONITOR Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Montant Forfaitaire - The amount by which the levy on imports from one Member State to another was reduced to give EC producers and suppliers an advantage over those from outside the EC. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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National Institute of Standards and Technology - Created in 1901 as the National Bureau of Standards and renamed in 1988, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) works to strengthen U.S. industry's international competitiveness, advance science, and improve public health, safety and the environment. NIST conducts science and engineering research in commercially important fields such as Acronym: NIST Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Sharon J Kemmerer Department of Commerce, United States Government "CALS Testing Programs, Status and Strategy" October 1992

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Network Driver Interface Specification - A Microsoft specification for a type of device driver that allows multiple transport protocols to run on one network card simultaneously. Acronym: NDIS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Network News Transport Protocol - An extension of the TCP/IP protocol that describes how newsgroup messages are transported between compatible servers. Acronym: NNTP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Not Mission Capable - A system in which several supporting subsystems are not functioning properly, or a few key systems are not functioning at acceptable levels. Also, a system in which a single critical system is not functioning. Acronym: NMC

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Nouvelles Frontiéres - A 1986 ruling by the Court of Justice which ruled that air transport was not exempt from EC competition policy. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Own Resources - The possession by the EC of financial resources which belong to them as of right, consisting of customs duties, levies on agricultural imports, and a proportion of the value-added tax (VAT) levied by the Member States. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation - The requirements, resources, processes, procedures, design considerations, and methods necessary to ensure that all systems, equipment, and support items are preserved, packaged, handled, and transported properly. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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Padoa-Schioppa Report - A 1987 document evaluating the effect of the entry into the EC of Portugal and Spain, and of the commitment to the internal market upon the EC's economic system. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Pallet - A wooden or lightweight metal base or platform assembly for storing, moving, or transporting goods; a load of goods assembled on a pallet; a skid.

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PAMINA - A 1992 project on cross-national collaboration between adjacent border regions on the environment, tourism and transport. Acronym: PAMINA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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PARIS - A DRIVE project on the economic assessment of road transport and traffic information systems. Acronym: PARIS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Parser - A parser is a specialized software program that recognizes SGML and markup in a document. A parser that reads a DTD and checks and reports on markup errors is a validating SGML parser. A parser can be built into an SGML editor to prevent incorrect tagging and to check whether Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: ArborText "Getting Started with SGML", 1992

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Partially Mission Capable - A system in which critical supporting subsystems are functional.

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Parts List Data Base - This tool controls parts inventory during fabrication and operation. PLDB provides inventory status of parts, prepares part list reports, generates purchase orders, and tracks cost/budget of parts. PLDB is linked to LSAR, Imaging, and Bar Coding. Acronym: PLDB Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: National Security Industrial Association "CALS Expo '93, Proceedings and Reference

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Passenger - Someone who travels using any form of conveyance; or a term that describes a conveyance designed for transporting people.  Passenger

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Piggyback - Semitrailer built with reinforcements to withstand transport by a railroad flatcar. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Pipeline - A transportation medium for moving fluids from one place to another.

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POLIS - A DRIVE project on a cooperative network of European cities based on advanced transport telematics. Acronym: POLIS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Portable Operating System Interface - This standard defines a C programming language source interface to an operating system environment. This standard is used by computing professionals involved in system and application software development and implementation. [TBITS 7.1.] Government also endorses POSIX, i.e. TBITS 7.1.] Acronym: POSIX Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Private Carrier (1) - Business which operates trucks primarily for the purpose of transporting its own products and raw materials. The principle business activity of a private carrier is not transportation. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Processable Data Document - Technical data in digital source form that is either organized and formatted so that an automated data processing system can further structure or restructure the data in a variety of ways, or is compatible for direct processing by an automated design, engineering, or logistic support system. Processable data can be Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-A" 1993

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Provisioning - The act of providing the complement of spares and support for fielded systems or equipment.

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Pull Trailer - Short, full trailer (supported by axles front and rear) with an extended tongue. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Quota Restrictions - Restraints upon trade which limit the volume of exports into a country, abolished within the EC by 1968, and removed in many of the international agreements to which the EC is party. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Railroad - A transportation medium consisting of a track composed of parallel rails and ties for trains and other rail vehicles; or a system of tracks, equipment, facilities, and property for railroad transportation.  Railroad

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Rapid Acquisition of Manufactured Parts - The Navy's RAMP program will enhance logistic support by applying data-driven automated manufacturing, acquisition, and inventory management technologies to produce small lots of selected, hard-to-acquire parts and assemblies at reduced cost and significantly shortened lead times. Acronym: RAMP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Education Working Group, US CALS/CE Industry Steering Group "Electronic Blue Book" 1993

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Rapid Response Manufacturing - One of the major objectives of RRM is to create an engineering information environment that is accessible and useful for multiple engineering and manufacturing applications. Accepted robust standards for process and product data storage and exchange, which commercial vendors actively support, are a necessary ingredient of the infrastructure being developed Acronym: RRM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: National Security Industrial Association "CALS Expo '93, Proceedings and Reference"

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Reefer - Refrigerated trailer with insulated walls and a self-powered refrigeration unit. Most commonly used for transporting food. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Reference Price - The average price calculated from the market prices for food and vegetables in each Member State, used to determine whether a levy should be imposed upon agricultural imports into the EC. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Repository - A facility for storing descriptions and behaviors of objects in an enterprise, including requirements, policies, processes, data, software libraries, projects, platforms and personnel, with the potential of supporting both software development and operations management. A single point of definition for all system resources. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group Adapted from: "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

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Request For Quote - Request For Quote is a request issued by a contracting agency to industry for quotes (proposal) in support of goods or services. Acronym: RFQ Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994

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Restitutions - Export subsidies or refunds paid to EC exporters to cover the difference between what they must pay to Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) producers and the lower prices at which they must sell on the world markets. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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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

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Semitrailer (1) - Truck trailer supported at the rear by its own wheels and at the front by a fifth wheel mounted to a tractor or dolly. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Serial Line IP/Point-to-Point Protocol - Two protocols that allow dial-up access to the Internet through a serial link. Most Internet access packages support both, through you can use only one at a time. Acronym: SLIP/PPP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Seveso Directives - EC legislation on accident risks in several industrial activities and on the supervision and control of the transportation of hazardous waste. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Ship - The act of transporting goods or materials; or a vessel designed for ocean travel.  Ship

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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)

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Simple Mail Transfer Protocol - A protocol that describes how information is passed between reporting devices and data collection programs. It can be used to gather information about hosts on the Internet. Acronym: SMTP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Single Administrative Document - A 1988 document replacing the several import/export forms and transit documents previously necessary for drivers of commercial vehicles to cross internal EC borders. Acronym: SAD Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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SIP - Sectoral Import Programme, technical assistance to smaller enterprises within Operation PHARE. Acronym: SIP Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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SIRIUS - Sociopolitical Implications of Road Transport Information Implementation and Use Strategies, a DRIVE project. Acronym: SIRIUS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Sluicegate Price - Similar to the threshold price, but applying to eggs, pigmeat and poultry. Imports to the EC of these products are liable to a levy to raise them to the level of the sluicegate price. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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SMART - A DRIVE project on electronic cards for travel and transport. Acronym: SMART Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Spoke Wheel - Wheel with five or six spokes originating from a center hub. The spoked portion, usually made of cast steel, is bolted to a multiple-piece steel rim. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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STABEX - See System of Stabilization of Export Earnings. Acronym: STABEX Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Supply Support - All management actions, procedures, and techniques necessary to acquire, catalog, receive, store, transfer, issue, and dispose of secondary items. This includes provisioning for initial support, as well as acquiring, distributing, and replenishing inventory spares and parts, and planning for direct and competitive spares procurement. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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Support Equipment - All equipment (mobile or fixed) required to support the operation and maintenance of weapon systems, except that which is an integral part of the mission equipment. Acronym: SE Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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System for Safeguarding and Developing Mineral Production - A programme of financial assistance to Lomé Convention countries to maintain mining production and installations during marked downturns on the world economic market which affect their export earnings. Acronym: SYSMIN Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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System of Stabilization of Export Earnings - A programme of financial assistance to Lomé Convention countries reliant upon one or a few basic commodities where their export earnings to the EC have been severely and adversely affected by world market conditions. Acronym: STABEX Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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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

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Taxiway - A road or path for aircraft that connects a runway with other airport facilities.  Taxiway

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Technical Data Package - A technical description that is adequate to support acquisition of an item, including engineering and production, the description consisting of all applicable technical data such as engineering drawings, associated lists, product and process specifications and standards, performance requirements, quality assurance provisions, and packaging details. Acronym: TDP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from Joan Smith, "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990

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Technical Information Systems - The generic term for the enterprise network of existing and augmented automated data processing systems used by government and contractors for management of technical information in support of the design, manufacture, and logistic processes for products such as weapon systems and related major equipment items. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-A" 1993

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Text-Graphics Integration - The necessary indexing and linkages between a computer readable text file and a separate computer readable graphics file, or graphics subsection of the same text file, such that both portions can be output or updated as a single, apparently continuous, unit. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-A" 1993

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TL Carrier - Trucking company which dedicates trailers to a single shipper's cargo, as opposed to an LTL (Less Than Truckload) carrier which transports the consolidated cargo of several shippers and makes multiple deliveries. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Tonnage - The displacement of a vessel in tons of water; or a duty charged per ton of cargo at a port, pier, dock or canal.

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Trailer On Flat Car (1) - Method of moving cargo which involves transporting semitrailers on railroad flat cars. Acronym: TOFC Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Training and Training Support - The processes, procedures, techniques, and equipment used to train active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel to operate and maintain a weapon system throughout its life cycle. Reference: Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Acquisition and Logistics

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Trans-European Networks - A concept introduced by the Treaty on European Union, committing the EC to networks in energy, telecommunications and transport, to improve cohesion. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Transit Shipment - A shipment passing between one port and another, or between a port and a final destination.

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Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol - A compilation of network and transport level protocols that allow a PC to speak the same language as other PCs on the Internet or other networks. Acronym: TCP/IP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Transport (1) - A network or telecommunications transmission protocol; a set of rules for the transfer of analog or digital data.

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Transport Policy - The subject of several legislative decisions since 1983, but while regulations apply to several different transport sectors, there is as yet no common transport policy. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Transportation - The act of moving physical objects from one place to another.

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Treasury Board Information Technology Standards - Treasury Board Information Technology Standards are the official Government of Canada publications on the standards, guidelines, technical reports and standard operating practices adopted and promulgated under the Treasury Board Information Management policies. Acronym: TBITS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Treasury Board, Government of Canada "Information Technology Standards", Vol 1

Related Terms: Treasury Board Information Technology Standards - engineering | government | information | operation | standard | technical data | technology |
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Treaty of Rome - The 1957 document establishing the European Economic Community, and the most important of the founding treaties. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Trigger Threshold - The extent to which the value of average export earnings to the EC must have fallen over a four-year period for a developing country to benefit from the System of Stabilization of Export Earnings (STABEX). Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Trip Leasing - Leasing a company's vehicle to another transportation provider for a single trip. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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 |
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Unix - A family of operating systems known for its relative hardware independence and portable applications interface. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group Adapted from: "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993

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Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards - Set of codes developed to facilitate computerized tracking of parts and labor used in equipment repair. Established and maintained by the American Trucking Associations. Acronym: VMRS Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Vessel - A craft designed for water transportation.  Vessel

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VISIMAR - Visualization and Simulation of Marine environmental Processes, an Voluntary Export Restraints (VERs). Bilateral agreement between the EC and other countries where the latter voluntarily agree to limit the volume of their exports to the EC of particular products. Acronym: VISIMAR Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

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Water - A transportation medium; the hydrosphere; oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, streams, canals, and inland waterways.

Related Terms: Water - inland waterway | marine | maritime | ship | transportation | vessel | waterway |
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World Wide Web (1) - A network of servers that uses hypertext links to find and access files. Many Web sites also support video and sound. Acronym: WWW Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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