Shipping Glossary

Welcome to our glossary. Here you will see a simple breakdown of terms used when discussing shipping and freight. Select a category below to explore all the terms related to a given category for a better understanding into our business.

For-Hire Carrier
Freight Forwarder
G.B.L.
Layovers
Linehaul
LCV (Long Combination Vehicle)

When a gross vehicle weight (GVW) exceeds 80,000 lbs, a long combination vehicle may be needed which would include any combination of 2 or more trailers.

Mini
Motor Carrier
Overage
P&D
Payload
Receiver
Shag
TL Carrier
WIM (Weigh-In-Motion)