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			Air - 




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













	
	
Related Terms: Air - aircraft | airport | medium | transportation |

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

Related Terms: Aircraft - aerospace | air | airborne | air cargo | air carrier | air freight | airline | airport | freight |

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

Related Terms: Airline - air | aircraft | airport | business | goods | transport | transportation |

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

Related Terms: ASOR - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: ATOMS - international | trade |

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 |

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

Related Terms: Cabotage - international | trade |

Carrier - A business that transports people or goods.

Related Terms: Carrier - air carrier | goods | rail | shipping | trucking | transport |

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

Related Terms: Cartels - international | trade | Competition Policy | Industrial Policy | Transport Policy |

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

Related Terms: CASSIOPE - international | trade |

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 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)

Related Terms: Container On Flat Car - piggyback | trailer on flat car | trucking |

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 |

Conveyance - A means of transportation.

Related Terms: Conveyance - movement | transportation |

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

Related Terms: Craft - transport | transportation | vehicle | vessel |

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

Related Terms: DAB - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport - commerce | data | electronic data interchange | electronic funds transfer | international | standard | transport | transportation |

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

Related Terms: EURAM - international | trade | EURET |

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 |

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

Related Terms: EURONETT - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: EUROTOPP - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: EUROTRAC - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: EVA - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: Exempt Carrier - carrier | trucking |

Factortane Judgment - A 1990 ruling (R v. Secretary of State for Transport, ex parte Factortane Ltd) of the Court of Justice confirming that national legislation in conflict with EC law must be suspended. 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: Factortane Judgment - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: FIORE - 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 |

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

Related Terms: GENST - international | trade |

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)

Related Terms: HAZMAT - environmental | trucking |

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)

Related Terms: Hours-of-Service - transportation | trucking |

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.

Related Terms: In Bond - bonded | bonded warehouse | duty | export | freight | goods | shipment | tax |

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

Related Terms: Integrated Logistics Support (1) - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

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)

Related Terms: Intelligent Transportation Systems - automatic vehicle identification | automated vehicle location | intelligent vehicle highway systems | trucking | weight-in-motion |

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)

Related Terms: Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems - automatic vehicle identification | automated vehicle location | intelligent transportation systems | trucking | weight-in-motion |

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

Related Terms: Internet Protocol - application protocol | computer | file transfer protocol | internet | standard | software |

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

Related Terms: Lead Time (1) - acquisition | contracting | inventory | logistics | manufacturing | procurement | production | purchasing | supply | support |

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)

Related Terms: Logbook - truck | trucking |

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

Related Terms: Network Driver Interface Specification - computer | network | protocol | software | specification |

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

Related Terms: Network News Transport Protocol - communications | computer | electronic mail | internet | newsgroup | protocol | transmission control protocol/internet protocol | world wide web |

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

Related Terms: Nouvelles Frontiéres - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation - acquisition | integrated logistics support | logistics | military |

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.

Related Terms: Pallet - cargo | freight | goods | load | pallet jack | transport |

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

Related Terms: PAMINA - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: PARIS - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: Passenger - airway | car | conveyance | transportation |

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

Related Terms: Piggyback - container on flat car | trailer on flat car | trucking |

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

Related Terms: Pipeline - transportation | medium |

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

Related Terms: POLIS - international | trade |

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)

Related Terms: Private Carrier (1) - for-hire carrier | trucking |

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

Related Terms: Railroad - engine | equipment | facility | rail | railcar | rails | railway | transportation | vehicle |

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)

Related Terms: Reefer - trailer | trucking |

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 |

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

Related Terms: Seveso Directives - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: Ship - broker | cargo | carrier | consign | displacement | freight | goods | marine | ocean | shipment | shipper | transport | vessel |

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 |

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

Related Terms: SIRIUS - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: SMART - international | trade |

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 |

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)

Related Terms: TL Carrier - less than truckload | ltl carrier | trucking | truckload |

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)

Related Terms: Trailer On Flat Car (1) - container on flat car | piggyback | trucking |

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

Related Terms: Trans-European Networks - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol - computer | interchange | interface | internet | internet protocol | network | protocol | software | standard | telecommunications | world wide web |

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

Related Terms: Transport (1) - exchange | interface | interchange | network | telecommunications | protocol |

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

Related Terms: Transport Policy - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: Transportation - conveyance | movement |

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

Related Terms: Trip Leasing - leasing | trucking |

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 |

Vessel - A craft designed for water transportation.  Vessel

Related Terms: Vessel - craft | transportation | water |

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 |


Unless otherwise indicated, all entries in the LogisticsWorld Logistics Glossary are copyright 1997, Matthew D. Cox, logistics@logisticsworld.com.

 

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