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A service rendered by a carrier that is secondary to the primary service of basic transportation is called...
An ACCESSORIAL SERVICE
'Storage' and 'Reconsignment' are examples of what kind of service?
An ACCESSORIAL SERVICE
What does 'AP' usually stand for?
Associated Press
What is an 'APU'?
Authorized Pick Up
What organization does 'ATA' standfor?
The American Trucking Association.
An entity that is authorized to transact business for and in the name of another entitiy is called an ______
AGENT
An AUDIT OF FREIGHT BILLS verifies that transportation charges on a carrier's freight bill are______
Reasonable.
A company certified to transport or drive motor vehicals is called an _____
AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORTER.
The term that refers to the average total payment received per mile traveled with load is the _______
AVERAGE GROSS REVENUE PER LOADED MILE.
What weight does the AXLE WEIGHT represent?
It's the amount of weight transmitted to the highway by one axle.
Hauling a shipment back over a part of a route traveled is called a ...
BACK HAUL.
If a carrier's traffic on a route is heavier in one direction then another, the traffic moving in the lighter direction is called __________ traffic.
BACK HAUL traffic.
The weight shown in a freight bill is called the ________.
BILLED WEIGHT.
A BILL OF LADING is a contract between the _______ and __________
shipper and carrier
The carrier might be represented on the BILL OF LADING by their ______
agent.
What 3 aspects of the freight is identified on the BILL OF LADING?
(1) What is it?
(2) Who is to recieve it?
(3) Place of Delivery?
The abbreiviation BMCS stands for which bureau?
The Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety
The term for a truck operating without a trailer is a __________
BOBTAIL
A trailer or semi-trailer is sometimes called a ________.
BOX
Another casual name sometimes used for a transmision of a motor vehical is a ________.
BOX
To separate a composit load into individual shipments and route to different destinations is to ____ ___.
BREAK BULK
Federal regulations specifiying maximum weight based on the distance between axles (in feet) are called the ______ LAW.
BRIDGE LAW
Unpackaged freight such as wheat, petroleum products,etc. is called ______ FREIGHT.
BULK FREIGHT
The drivers compartment of a truck is called the ____.
CAB
Swamper, lumper, longshoreman, stevedore are all examples of what?
CARGO HANDLERS
What does CARGO INSURANCE cover?
It covers freight in the event of loss and/or damage.
A carriers claim on property it has transported as security for charges is known as the CARRIER'S ______.
LIEN
CARTAGE means what?
To transport goods between the freight terminal and cargo carrier
The term CDL refers to a _____?
Commercial Driver's License
Certain for-hire carriers may be required to have this certificate, granted by the ICC or state agencies, called a CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC _____ AND ______.
CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY
Costs charged back to the independent contractor by the carrier are known as _____ ______.
CHARGE BACKS
A demand made upon a transortation line for payment on account of lost/damage cargo is called a _______.
CLAIM
A demand upon a transportation company for refund of an overcharge is called a ________.
CLAIM
The CLASSIFICATION (FREIGHT) is a publication that provides what information about articles to be transported?
It describes what class the articles belong in to determine what rates to charge and what regulations apply.
Would the notation "shipper's load and count" be found on a CLEAN BILL OF LADING?
No.
For what does a carrier sign for on a CLEAN BILL OF LADING?
Receipt of merchandise in good condition.
An organization set up to process and collect bills for participating trucking companies is called a _______ _______.
CLEARING HOUSE
A shipment where the delivering carrier collects freight charges and advances is called a _______ ______.
COLLECT SHIPMENT
A term that refers to any article of commerce or goods shipped is _______.
COMMODITY
A COMMODITY TARIFF contains only ______ ______.
commodity rates.
A company holding itself out to the general public to provide motor vehicle transport for compensation is known as a ________ CARRIER.
COMMON CARRIER
What are two ways COMPUTER SIMULATIONS are used in the trucking industry?
1. Truck dealers can program different combinations of specs to judge fuel economy / performance.
2. Mechanics use them for troubleshooting
In terms of a shipment of articles received, which party is the COSIGNEE and which party it the COSIGNOR?
The shipper is the COSIGNOR, and the receiver is the COSIGNEE.
The concept of large cargo-carrying continers that easily can be interchanged between trucks, trains and ships is called _______.
CONTAINERIZATION
A carrier engaging in for-hire transportation under agreement with one or more shippers may be know as a ________ CARRIER.
CONTRACT CARRIER.
The organization known as "CRASH" is the Citizens for R_______ and S_______ H_______.
Reliable and Safe Highways.
What term means "to travel without a load"?
DEADHEAD
Detention of a vehicle beyond the time allowed for loading, unloading etc is called_______?
DEMURRAGE
Payment made for detaining a vehical beyond normal time loading, unloading etc is known as what
DEMURRAGE
DOT ! (means...?)
Department of Transportation
ENTRY (CUSTOMS) is a statement before a customs office or officer declaring what 4 aspects of imported goods? (K, Q, V, and D)
1. Kinds of goods
2. Quantities of goods
3. Values of goods
4. Duties due on goods
Money placed with a third party with directions to use if for a specific purpose, usually insurance and tax, is called what?
ESCROW
A request may be made by a shipper to have ___ __ __ __ on the Bill of Lading for the complete use of a vehicle
EXCLUSIVE USE OF TRUCK
Explaing what is meant by EXEMPT COMMODITIES
EXEMPT COMMODITIES are commodities that may be transported interstate without operating authority or published rates.
The most common EXEMPT COMMODITIES are s_______ and a_______ commodities.
seafood and agricultural
Trucks hauling certain commodities which are exempt from ICC economic regulation are _______ CARRIERS.
EXEMPT CARRIERS.
The 'FHA' stands for what agency?
The Federal Highway Administration.
Carrier costs that do not vary with an increase or decrease in traffic are known as ______ CHARGES.
FIXED
The 'FMC' stands for which agency?
Federal Maritime Commision
What does FMCSR stand for?
FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY RULES
What does the term ""FOB (FREE ON BOARD) motor carrier" usually mean?
The price quoted for goods includes free loading on a truck at the seller's building.
A FREIGHT BILL indicates what 6 things about a particular carrier shipment?
1. Description of freight
2. Weight
3. Amount of charges
4. Rate for charges
5. Tax amount
6. Collect or prepaid
If charges are to be collected at the destination, the FREIGHT BILL is called a d________ or c__________ FREIGHT BILL
destination or collect
The 'FTC' stands for what agency?
The Federal Trade Commision
What is the term for the weight of the entire rig - tractor, trailer and load?
GROSS COMBINATION WEIGHT
What does 'GCW' stand for?
GROSS COMBINATION WEIGHT
What does 'ICC' stand for?
Interstate Commerce Commision
Freight moving from source to destination via more than one carrier is called _______ FREIGHT
INTERLINE FREIGHT
Explain the difference between INTERSTATE and INTRASTATE.
INTERSTATE = Between states
INTRASTATE = Within a state
'IRP' stands for which plan?
The International Registration Plan
Routes established by two or more connecting carriers for the continous through-movement of traffic over their lines are called _______ ROUTES
JOINT ROUTES
The term LADING refers to what?
The freight or load in a vehicle
LAWFUL RATES for loads are controlled by ________ for interstate traffic, and by ________ for intrastate traffic.
Interstate > the ICC
Intrastate > a state commision for intrastate traffic.
Describe the LEASE PURCHASE method of purchasing a rig.
Rent paid to the carrier for the privelege of using the cab is applies to the principal owed.
What does the term LINE HAUL refer to?
The movement of freight between cities/terminals, not including pickup and delivery service
What is a LIVESTOCK BODY?
A truck or trailer body designed for transporting livestock
The distance travelled with a loaded trailer is called ___ ___.
LOADED MILE