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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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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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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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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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Data Dictionary - A repository of information about data, such as its meaning, relationships to other data, origin, usage and format. The dictionary assists company management, database administrators, systems analysts and application programmers in effectively planning, controlling and evaluating the collection, storage and use of data. A data dictionary manages data categories such Acronym: DD Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference 1993}

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Declaration File - A file accompanying any set of transferred files comprising a document; provides all information necessary to the successful disposition of the digital files at the destination, but has no purpose beyond that function. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Standard 1840-B" 3 November 1992

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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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Firewall - A computer system that sits between the Internet and a company's LAN. It is a means of automatically limiting what a company's computer system will pass along to outside computer systems. It acts as an active gateway to keep non-company entities from accessing company confidential data. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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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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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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Lessee - Company or individual which leases vehicles. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Lessor - Company which leases vehicles. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Loan Receipt - A receipt for a claim paid in advance by an insurance company to an insured, and which repayable to the insurance company if the insured recovers the loss from a third party.

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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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Manufacturing Automation Protocol - A largely moribund communication standard proposed by General Motors in 1986 that ideally would have enabled system devices within a manufacturing company to communicate among themselves. Acronym: MAP Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: Gartner Group "Information Technology Glossary" Executive Reference, 1993

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National Information Infrastructure - A concept conceived by the Clinton Administration and an alliance of computer, software, cable, and phone companies. The proposed concept would be the electronic network of tomorrow and would use phone line, cable systems, and high-speed data-networks to link everyone, including government agencies, universities, company presidents, and private citizens. The Acronym: NII Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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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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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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