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.
A XataNet feature that captures historical route information, such as distance between stops, idle times, and delivery times, allowing administrators to optimize future performance, based upon past performance efficiencies and inefficiencies.
A rent-to-own agreement between driver and carrier; a legal contract in which rent is applied to the principal owned and, upon final payment, the title is transferred to the payor.
Lift tail gate
A power-operated tailgate able to raise cargo from the ground to level with the truck or trailer floor.
Movement of cargo between one city and another, or between one terminal and another; does not include pickup and/or delivery service.
A type of suspension system; driveshafts transmit power to the tractor's wheels which turn with the axel.
Large Truck Crash Causation Study; a joint study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in which data from 1,000 CMV-involved crashes resulting in injury or death was captured and analyzed. Statistical analysis of LTCCS data is used to determine crash risk and identify the causes and contributing factors of crashes now under investigation.