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			African, Caribbean and Pacific States - 




The group of developing countries which belong to the Lomé Convention, by which most of their products are allowed into the EC on a non-reciprocal basis. The membership is currently 70 countries, and they are also eligible to grants from the European Development Fund (EDF) and loans from the European    




 Acronym: ACP





 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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AIM - Advanced Informatics in Medicine, a 1988 research programme on the development and application of information technology and telecommunications to medicine and health care for both medical practitioners and manufacturers of medical products and equipment. Acronym: 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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ATMOSPHERE - Atmospheric Monitoring System for Protection of Health and Environment from Risky Emissions, an Atmospheric Pollution. An element of environment policy since the mid-1980s, with several directives on car emissions and industrial pollution. Future proposals include the introduction of a carbon tax. 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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Bill of Lading - A document issued by a carrier for the receipt of goods for shipment, and which describes the terms of shipment. Acronym: BL, B/L

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BRIDGE - Biotechnology Research for Innovation, Development and Growth in Europe, a 1990 programme to carry forward the Biotechnoogy Action Programme (BAP) objectives and to construct an international system of technology transfer for industry and agriculture. Acronym: BRIDGE 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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Bridge Formula - A bridge protection formula used by federal and state governments to regulate the amount of weight that can be put on each of a vehicle's axles, and how far apart the axles (or groups of axles) must be to legally carry a given weight. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Car - A passenger vehicle or a conveyance that travels on a rail such as a streetcar or railroad car.  Car

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

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Cargo Weight - Combined weight of all loads, gear and supplies on a vehicle. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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CARGOES - A DRIVE project on the Integration of Dynamic Route Guidance and Traffic Central Systems. Acronym: CARGOES 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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Carload - A shipment in which the freight completely fills a container or railcar. Acronym: CL

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Carrier - A business that transports people or goods.

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Cartage - To carry by truck.

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Cartage Company - Company that provides local (within a town, city or municipality) pick-up and delivery. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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Centre for the Development of Industry - Established in 1984 under the Third Lomé Convention to help the establishment of industrial enterprises in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) 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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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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Common Carrier Legislation - Requires energy transmission systems to carry energy between any third party supplier and the consumer at a reasonable tariff. 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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Consign - To entrust with or place something in the care of another.

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Consignee - The person or carrier to which a shipment of goods is entrusted.

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Consigner - One who places something such as goods and merchandise in the care of another.

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Consigning - The act of placing something in the care of another.

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Consignment - The act of placing something in the care of another, or something that is placed in the care of another.

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Consignor - One who places something such as goods and merchandise in the care of another.

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Container Chassis - Single-purpose semitrailer designed to carry a shipping container. 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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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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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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Dead-Heading - Operating a truck without cargo. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Drayage - A service offered by a motor carrier for the cartage of rail or ocean containers from a dock to an intermediate or final destination, or the charge for such cartage.

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EUROCARE - European Conservation and Restoration, an EUROCIM. An Eurocodes. Standardized specifications for the construction industry. Acronym: EUROCARE 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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For-Hire Carrier - Company in the business of transporting freight belonging to others. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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

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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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Gross Tonnage - The total carrying capacity of a vessel in units of 100 cubic feet.

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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating - Total weight a vehicle is rated to carry by the manufacturer, including its own weight and the weight of its load. Acronym: GVWR Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Inland Bill of Lading - A bill of lading that applies to overland shipments to an international carrier. Acronym: IBL

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

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Load Range - Letter code system for the weight carrying capacity of tires. Comparable ply ratings are shown below. Load Range (LR), Ply Rating (PR). LR/PR: A/2, B/4, C/6, D/8, E/10, F/12, G/14, H/16. Acronym: LR Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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Lomé Convention - An agreement first signed by the EC with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States in 1975 on reciprocal trade arrangements and the provision of developmental aid. 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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LTL Carrier - Trucking company which consolidates less-than-truckload cargo for multiple destinations on one vehicle. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Manifest - An itemized list of all passengers and cargo onboard a ship or aircraft; a listing of goods carried by a truck or train; or a listing of railcars in a train. Acronym:  Manifest

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National Research and Education Network - The High-Performance Computing and Communications Act of 1991 (sponsored by Vice-President Gore) was a bill that created the NREN. NREN will use the Internet to provide information resource connection not only to universities, research centers and government agencies, but also to secondary and elementary schools. The bill provides $2.9 billion Acronym: NREN Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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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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Payload (1) - Weight of the cargo being hauled. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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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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Shipper's Loan and Count - A statement on a bill of lading that the shipper verified the loading and quantity loaded during transfer to a carrier for shipping.

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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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Straight Truck - Vehicle which carries cargo in a body mounted to its chassis, rather than on a trailer towed by the vehicle. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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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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Transshipment - The transfer of cargo from one conveyance to another.  Transshipment

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Truck (1) - Vehicle which carries cargo in a body mounted to its chassis, rather than on a trailer towed by the vehicle.  Truck (1) Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit - Standardized unit for measuring container capacity on ships, railcars, etc. Acronym: TEU Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Value-Added Network - A system where a network leases communication lines from a communications common carrier, enhances them by adding improvements such as error detection and/or faster response time, and then allows others to use this service on those lines for a fee. Acronym: VAN Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Source: RT Crowley "EDI Charting a Course to the Future" 1993

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Warfage - A fee charged for cargo passing through a pier or dock.

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Yaoundé Convention - A non-reciprocal trade agreement signed in 1963 by the EC with the Associated African States and Madagascar (AASM), and replaced in 1975 by the Lomé Convention. 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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