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			Bobtail - 




Tractor operating without a trailer. Also refers to straight truck. 









 Bobtail

 Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)





	
	
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Bumper-to-Back-Cab - Distance from a truck's front bumper to the back of its cab. Acronym: BBC Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Bunk - Sleeping compartment mounted behind a truck cab, sometimes attached to the cab or even designed to be an integral part of it. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Cabover - Truck or tractor design in which the cab sits over the engine on the chassis. Acronym: COE  Cabover Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Cab-Over-Engine - Truck or tractor design in which the cab sits over the engine on the chassis. Acronym: COE  Cab-Over-Engine Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Cab-to-End - Distance from back of a truck's cab to the end of its frame. Acronym: CE, CF, LP Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Cab-to-Frame - Distance from back of a truck's cab to the end of its frame. Acronym: CF, CE, LP Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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

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Cartage - To carry by truck.

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CB Radio - Two-way radio for which no license is required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Long beyond its heyday in the '70s, CB is still used by truckers and motorists for everything from traffic condition reports to emergency calls to idle chatter. Acronym: CB Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Center of Gravity (1) - Weight center or balance point of an object, such as a truck body. Calculated to help determine optimum placement of truck bodies on chassis. Acronym: CG Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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Citizen's Band Radio - Two-way radio for which no license is required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Long beyond its heyday in the '70s, CB is still used by truckers and motorists for everything from traffic condition reports to emergency calls to idle chatter. Acronym: CB Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Commercial Driver's License (1) - License which authorizes an individual to operate commercial motor vehicles and buses over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. For operators of freight-hauling trucks, the maximum size which may be driven without a CDL is Class 6 (maximum 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight). Acronym: CDL Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Cube - Interior volume of a truck body, semitrailer or trailer, measured in cubic feet. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Cubic Capacity - Interior volume of a truck body, semitrailer or trailer, measured in cubic feet. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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Dead-Heading - Operating a truck without cargo. 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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Escape Ramp - Emergency area adjacent to a steep downgrade that a heavy truck can steer into after losing braking power. Usually two or three lanes wide and several hundred feet long, the ramp is a soft, gravel-filled pathway which absorbs the truck's forward momentum, bringing it to a safe stop. Depending on Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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Gradeability - Vehicle's ability to climb a grade at a given speed. Example: A truck with a gradeability of 5% at 60 mph can maintain 60 mph on a grade with a rise of 5%. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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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)

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Independent - Trucker who owns and operates his own truck(s). Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Independent Trucker (1) - Trucker who owns and operates his own truck(s). Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Jack Brake - Device used to assist brakes in slowing the vehicle. The most common type of retarder on over-the-road trucks manipulates the engine's valves to create engine drag. (This type is commonly referred to as "Jake Brake" because the predominant manufacturer is Jacobs Vehicle Equipment Co.) Other types of retarders include exhaust Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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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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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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On-Board Computer - Cab-mounted device which electronically or mechanically records data such as truck speed, engine rpm, idle time and other information useful to trucking management. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Owner-Operator - Trucker who owns and operates his own truck(s). Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Pintle Hook - Coupling device used in double trailer, triple trailer and truck-trailer combinations. It has a curved, fixed towing horn and an upper latch that opens to accept the drawbar eye of a trailer or dolly. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Pounds Per Square Inch - In trucking, unit of measurement for tire air pressure, air brake system pressure and turbocharger boost. Acronym: PSI, psi 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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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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Retarder - Device used to assist brakes in slowing the vehicle. The most common type of retarder on over-the-road trucks manipulates the engine's valves to create engine drag. (This type is commonly referred to as "Jake Brake" because the predominant manufacturer is Jacobs Vehicle Equipment Co.) Other types of retarders include exhaust Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Runaway Truck Ramp - Emergency area adjacent to a steep downgrade that a heavy truck can steer into after losing braking power. Usually two or three lanes wide and several hundred feet long, the ramp is a soft, gravel-filled pathway which absorbs the truck's forward momentum, bringing it to a safe stop. Depending on Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Semitrailer (1) - Truck trailer supported at the rear by its own wheels and at the front by a fifth wheel mounted to a tractor or dolly. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Shipping Weight - "Dry" weight of a truck including all standard equipment, but excluding fuel and coolant. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Single-Source Leasing - Service in which companies can lease drivers and trucks from the same source, rather than having to procure them from different companies. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Sleeper (1) - Sleeping compartment mounted behind a truck cab, sometimes attached to the cab or even designed to be an integral part of it. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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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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Tractor (1) - Truck designed primarily to pull a semitrailer by means of a fifth wheel mounted over the rear axle(s). Sometimes called a truck tractor or highway tractor to differentiate from it from a farm tractor.  Tractor (1) Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Tri-Axle - Truck, tractor or trailer with three axles grouped together at the rear. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Tridem - Group of three axles on a truck, tractor or trailer. Tridems are most common on European semitrailers. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Trip Recorder - Cab-mounted device which electronically or mechanically records data such as truck speed, engine rpm, idle time and other information useful to trucking management. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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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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Trucker - One who is in the business of operating a truck for freight transportation; a truck or tractor operator.  Trucker

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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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Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards - Set of codes developed to facilitate computerized tracking of parts and labor used in equipment repair. Established and maintained by the American Trucking Associations. Acronym: VMRS Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Walking Beam Suspension - Type of truck and tractor rear suspension consisting of two beams, one at each side of the chassis, which pivot in the center and connect at the front to one axle of a tandem and at the rear to the other axle. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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