Transportation Program Glossary (James Depow)
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"The attached file is a glossary of transportation terms used in my transportation program," states James.
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A converter dolly that is towed from a single hitch on the centerline of the towing unit.
A combination vehicle consisting of a tractor and semi-trailer coupled to one or two full trailers, which are fitted with single drawbars. Most commonly, the full trailers are comprised of semi-trailers coupled to A Dolly converter.
A service rendered by a carier in addition to a transportation service, such as heating, storage, packing pre-cooling, etc.
Air Freedom Rights
Negotiated priveleges, between countries, that allows for foreign airlines to fly over, land in or out of another country. These freedoms were initially developed in 1944 and currently consist of nine (9).
Further information, including pictures, can be found at http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch3en/conc3en/airfreedom.html
Amount of weight carried by one axle.
A combination vehicle consisting of a tractor and two or three semi-trailers, where each towed trailer is hitched to a fifth wheel on the frame of the preceding trailer.
Courtesy of Transport Canada
To handle a shipment in the direction of the lighter traffic flow between two points or areas.
One to whom goods are entrusted.
Delivery of goods in trust from one party to the other for a purpose, such as storage, in the expectation that the goods will be returned when the purpose is accomplised. Fixing responsibility for safekeeping.