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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

Related Terms: Bill of Lading - carrier | consign | consignment | shipment | straight bill of lading | through bill of lading |

Carrier - A business that transports people or goods.

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

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 |

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.,

Related Terms: Common Carrier Legislation - international | trade |

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

Related Terms: Consignee - bill of lading | consign | consigned | consigner | consignment | consignor | goods | shipment |

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

Related Terms: Contract Carrier - carrier | trucking |

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.

Related Terms: Drayage - carrier | cartage | container | dock | motor carrier | ocean | port | rail | service |

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 |

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 |

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

Related Terms: Inland Bill of Lading - bill of lading | carrier | consign | consignment | domestic | inland | international | shipment | straight bill of lading |

LTL Carrier - Trucking company which consolidates less-than-truckload cargo for multiple destinations on one vehicle. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: LTL Carrier - less than truckload | tl carrier | trucking | truckload |

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 |

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.

Related Terms: Shipper's Loan and Count - bill of lading | carrier | inventory | loading | ship | shipment | shipper | shipping |

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 |

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

Related Terms: Value-Added Network - communications | information management | internet | network | quality | telecommunications | world wide web |

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