Fleet management and trucking industry glossary
From "Accessorial service" to "Yard mule" and everything in-between, make sense of the technical terms and colorful slang frequently used within the trucking industry.
Electronic Driver Vehicle Inspection Report; data captured and reported by an electronic device to meet FMCSA-required daily vehicle inspection mandates.
Electronic onboard recorder
A device that complies with 395.16 and records a driver's hours behind the wheel and duty status changes.
A law authorizing the Interstate Commerce Commission to levy fines on railroads that issued rebates, as well as on shippers that accepted them.
Currently in transport; on the way.
A customs declaration of the type, amount and value of freight imported, as well as any duties due.
An electronic onboard recorder; a 395.16 compliant device that records hours-of-service and duty status.
Monies held by a third party for a specific purpose, often taxes and insurance.
Exclusive use of truck
A shipper’s request for sole use of a vehicle, made on the bill of lading.
Trucks hauling freight that is exempt from ICC economic regulation, most often agricultural products or seafood.
Any commodity that may be shipped inter- or intrastate without an operating authority or published rates.