1. Industry
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!


  1. Air Glossary (1)
  2. Rail Glossary (1)
  3. Transportation Glossary (19)
  4. Trucking Glossary (22)

Cargo Theft
Cargo theft can be the theft of an entire truck, rail car or cargo ship. Or, cargo theft can be theft of product off of a truck, rail car or cargo ship.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) - Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) - Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)


Health Risks of Diesel Exhaust
Diesel exhaust is an airborne contaminant. It presents a harmful atmosphere for truck drivers if they are not careful.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires drug and alcohol testing for “safety sensitive” transportation employees. Such employees work across the transportation field including aviation, trucking, rail, mass transit and pipelines.

Definition of Interstate

Hectare (HA)

International Ship and Port Facility Code
IMO (International Maritime Organization) has set up the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Code) which applies both to ships sailing world voyages and port facilities providing services to the ships.

Mean Low Water
The definition of Mean Low Water (MLW).

Definition of hygroscopic

Description of ro-ro cargo.

Pallet Jack
Pallet jacks are either manual or electric and are used for the loading and unloading of freight.

Shrink Wrap
Shrink wrap keeps the product altogether.

Accessorial Fees
Accessorial fees are charged for additional services.

A definition of the term consignee.

Container transloading involves transferring cargo from one load unit to another. It is common practice at port terminals and inland terminals.

Definition of Intrastate

Freight Broker

Freight Brokerage Definitions
Definitions in the freight brokerage business.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.