Another name for Zulu Time. GMT/ZT is used on shipping contracts, and some tariffs, when a shipment either needs to be delivered, or is guaranteed to be delivered, by a certain time.
Total weight of lading (cargo), including blocking, bracing and pallets.
A unit of measure equal to 2,240 pounds.
The movement of the combined weight of cars and their contents a distance of one mile.
Applies to vessels, not to cargo; determined by dividing the vessel’s interior spaces by 100 cubic feet. A vessel ton is 100 cubic feet.
Abbreviation for Gross Vehicle Weight, meaning the combined weight of the vehicle and freight.
Entire weight of goods, packaging, and freight car or container, ready for shipment. Generally, 80,000 pounds is the maximum weight for container, cargo, and tractor for highway transport and 272,000 pounds is the maximum for cargo, and freight car (4 axle cars) for railroad transport.
An abbreviation for – Hazardous Material.
Materials as defined by the DOT in the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) as hazardous materials, hazardous wastes and hazardous substances.
The opposite of backhaul.
Loaded truck and trailer.
Satellite system used to communicate with the driver and track the location of a tractor and his load.
Trailer that can be unloaded through the bottom, most commonly used to haul grain.
Hours of service – the number of hours in a 24-hour period the DOT allows a driver to operate his/her truck.
Any designated facility for interchange of intermodal vehicles for ramping / de-ramping or vehicle delivery or pickup.