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3PL Third party Logistics: The management of the transportation needs of a company by an outside source that may include inventory, warehousing, document control, brokering etc.
AFV Alternative Fueled Vehicle
APU's Auxillary power unit that uses the trucks existing components and a diesel engine of their own.
Berth Sleeping compartment behind the cab
Bill of Lading Itemized list of goods contained in a shipment
Bobtail Tractor operating without a trailer
C-TPAT Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism: Joint government-business initiatives to build cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.
Cabover Cab-Over-Engine (COE)
CB Citizens Band Radio
Cd Coefficient of drag: that is the aerodynamic shape of the truck.
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDL Commercial Drivers License
CPM Cents per mile
Deadhead Truck with no cargo
DER Designated Employer Representative
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DIHF Driver Information History File
DOT Department of Transportation
No terms starting with "E"
FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Gen Sets Engines that are connected to a generator that produces 3.5 to 8.0 kilowatts of power for accessory units, which are self contained and often remotely located.
GPS Global Positioning System
GVW Gross Vehicle Weight
GVWR Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Hazmat Hazardous material
HM Hazardous Material
HM-232 Security requirements for Offerors and Transporters of Hazardous Materials, a rule making issued by RSPA.
HMR Hazardous material regulations
HOS Hours of Service
HRCQ Highway Route-Controlled Quantity (of RAM)
HSAS Homeland Security Advisory System (with 5 color-coded levels)
IFTA International Fuel Tax Agreement
Jackknife Tractor and trailer are in different directions
No terms starting with "K"
LCV Long Combination Vehicle
MRO Medical Review Officer
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement: An agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico to allow access to all U.S. roads. Previously Canadian and Mexican trucks were confined to a 20-mile commercial border zone.
OTR Over-the-Road
PIH Poisonous by Inhalation (synonymous with Toxic by Inhalation)
No terms starting with "Q"
RAM Radio Active Material
Reefer Refrigerated trailer that has a cooling unit in the front and insulated walls.
RFID Radio Frequency Identification: A method of identifying unique items using radio waves. Typically, a reader communicates with a tag, which holds digital information in a microchip. It is a tracking device placed on loads or trailers, trucks, pallets etc.
No terms starting with "S"
TSA Transportation Security Administration
TWIC Transportation Workers Identification Card is a proposed separate card issued to transportation workers in place of the drivers’ license for identification.
No terms starting with "U"
VBIEDs Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive devices (car bombs often suicide bombers)
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
VOC Volatile Organic Compound- The principle components in the chemical and physical atmospheric reactions that form ozone and other photo-chemical oxidants.
No terms starting with "W"
No terms starting with "X"
No terms starting with "Y"
No terms starting with "Z"