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Important Terms in the Transportation Industry

The transportation industry includes railroads, highway systems, and air transit. When transporting freight, the logistics and terminology can be confusing. Before looking into your service options, familiarize yourself with the following important terminology.

  • Line Haul - This refers to both the equipment and personnel that are involved in transporting freight or public passengers from one terminal to another.
  • Way Bill - The way bill is used for rail lines and truck loads alike, and it itemizes the freight products being transported.
  • Astray Freight - When shipping items in addition to a freight haul, they are titled astray, as they are not included on the way bill.
  • Piggyback - This is when a truck trailer is transported on a rail line, using a flatbed car.
  • Icing Charge - When shipping perishable items, the transit company may charge an extra fee for refrigeration.
  • Bill of Lading - A bill of lading will outline the entire shipping process for certain items. When carrying liquor by train, air, or truck, for example, a bill of lading is often required.
  • Metro - For public use, a metro is a passenger train that is used in urban areas transit. It cannot be used for transportation of commercial goods.
  • Point of Origin - The point of origin simply refers to the zip code from where the item was originally shipped.
  • Port of Entry - When shipping internationally, goods are required to go through a government mandated port for inspection and clearance.
  • Interline Freight - When an item is shipped over two separate carriers, like both sea and train, it is referred to as interline freight.
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    N. American Transportation Management Institute
    Denver, CO 80211
    Serving you top of the line Haulage, Hauling, Lines, Freight Transportation, Effingham Transportation Services. Taking care of your Transportation , Shipping , Effingham Transportation Lines concerns.
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    Washington, DC 20002
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    Crown Lift Truck
    9500 Widmer Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
    Crown Equipment Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior value.
    (913) 888-9777
    First Student
    7321 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223
    Offering bus charters and rentals. Specializing in transportation for tours, parties, and other special occasions. We have mini-buses, school buses, double-deckers, and more. Call us for safe and reliable travels!
    (913) 897-2347
    Town & Country Senior Center
    411 Main St, Effingham, KS 66023
    (913) 833-9461
    Arrow Stage Lines
    2700 Nw Button Rd, Topeka, KS 66618
    (785) 232-2500
    Sabetha Nutrition Center
    1116 Main St, Sabetha, KS 66534
    (785) 284-3594
    Topeka Transit
    201 N Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
    (785) 233-2019
    Kansas Public Transit Association
    212 Sw 8th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603
    (785) 235-8825
    Langsing School District Bus Service
    1102 Industrial St, Lansing, KS 66043
    (913) 250-0749
    Auto Buses Los Paisanos
    200 Se 3rd St, Topeka, KS 66603
    (785) 234-2224
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    820 Se Quincy St, Topeka, KS 66612
    (785) 354-9571
    Topeka Metro
    820 Se Quincy St, Topeka, KS 66612
    (785) 783-7000
    St Joseph Transit
    702 S 5th St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
    (816) 233-6700
    Jefferson Bus Lines
    702 S 5th St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
    (816) 364-0486
    Heartland Trailways
    2209 Empire Ln, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
    (816) 279-7800
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    4713 Saint Joseph Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64505
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    Transportation lines are methods of shipping heavy freight and cargo to preferred destinations. For centuries now, there have been transportation lines, such as ships and trains, that haul freight or goods, and carry passengers to specific locations. In this day and age, some of the more common means of transportation for freight are trucks, large boats, and railways. As for individuals or passengers, means of transportation are often the local bus, an airport shuttle, a metro train, or a taxi car. As you likely know, it is possible to travel and transport goods via ground, sea, or air. Whether you are shipping something by road, water, or railroad tracks, there are certain logistics that must be understood beforehand. For instance, the weight and size of freight is important, as well as how far it has to travel, and how fast it has to reach a destination. The transit time will obviously be longer if it is being shipped overseas. There are many national transportation lines that deal with hauling freight for various trades, not to mention public trains and metro shuttles that carry people to preferred destinations daily. Countless company locations and businesses depend on transportation lines all the time. You may want to gather more information on shipping and hauling methods by contacting professionals in your area. This is one way to acquire a better understanding of commercial shipping trucks, freight trains, and vehicles that haul goods to businesses on a regular basis. Be sure to ask any questions you feel are necessary.
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