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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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Airway - A covered ramp used for loading and unloading aircraft passengers.

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Bulletin Board Service - A bulletin board is similar to a network and thus Internet. Requirements for a bulletin board are a computer, modem, and preferably bulletin board software. A bulletin board can contain directories of files (for user downloading) and e-mail facilities (where users can exchange/or post messages). Based on their access privileges, Acronym: BBS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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

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Chassis Weight - Weight of the empty truck, without occupants or load. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Container Load - A shipment in which the freight completely fills a container. Acronym: CL

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Curb Weight - Weight of the empty truck, without occupants or load. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Dock - A platform for loading or unloading trucks, trains, ships, or aircraft; or an aircraft hangar.  Dock

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Energy Sciences Network - This is a Department of Energy (DOE) system that provides the full text of select DOE documents. Many of these documents are related to computers and information policy. It also contains gateways to a variety of energy-related sources and downloadable public domain software. Acronym: ESnet Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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

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Full Container Load - A shipment in which the freight completely fills a container. Acronym: FCL

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Full Truck Load - A shipment in which the freight completely fills the trailer or container. Acronym: FTL

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Gross Combination Weight - Total weight of a loaded combination vehicle, such as a tractor-semitrailer or truck and full trailer(s). Acronym: GCW Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Gross Vehicle Weight - Total weight of a vehicle and everything aboard, including its load. Acronym: GVW Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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Headache Rack - Heavy protective barrier mounted behind the tractor's cab. Designed to prevent "headaches" caused by load shifting forward from the trailer and crushing the cab. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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

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

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Less Than Truckload (1) - A quantity of freight less than that required for the application of a truckload (TL) rate; usually less than 10,000 pounds. Acronym: LTL Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Lift Axle - Extra, unpowered axle needed only when the vehicle is loaded, allowing it to meet federal and state vehicle weight standards. The lift axle is mounted to an air spring suspension that raises the axle when it is not required. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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Lowboy - Open flat-bed trailer with a deck height very low to the ground, used to haul construction equipment or bulky or heavy loads. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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

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Random-Access Memory - Thought of as temporary memory because when the computer is turned off, all data stored in RAM is lost. To run a computer software application, it must be loaded into RAM. All computer programs (software) have a minimum RAM requirement. Acronym: RAM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

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Relay - Common practice in the less-than-truckload industry, in which one driver takes a truck for 8 to 10 hours, then turns the truck over to another driver, pony express style. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Relay Driving - Common practice in the less-than-truckload industry, in which one driver takes a truck for 8 to 10 hours, then turns the truck over to another driver, pony express style. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Rolling Radius - Tire dimension from center of the axle to the ground; measured with tire loaded to rated capacity. Used in calculating geared speed. 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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Speedability - Top speed a vehicle can attain as determined by engine power, engine governed speed, gross weight, driveline efficiency, air resistance, grade and load. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Tare Weight (1) - Weight of the empty truck, without occupants or load. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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Truckload - A shipment in which the freight completly fills the trailer or container. Acronym: TL

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Truckload (1) - The quantity of freight required to fill a trailer; usually more than 10,000 pounds. Acronym: TL Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Upper Coupler - Load bearing surface on the underside of the front of a semitrailer. It rests on the fifth wheel of a tractor or dolly and has a downward-protruding kingpin which is captured by the locking jaws of the fifth wheel. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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