Abbreviation For Transportation

August 9, 2023

When you’re in the transportation industry, it’s important to know about all of the different acronyms that are used. From the BOL to TONU, there are a lot of terms that can be confusing. We’ve put together this list of abbreviation for transportation to help you with all of the lingo.

A centralized system that allows for the seamless transfer of freight from multiple modes of transport (e.g., rail to truck). Transshipping may include transferring a hazardous material from one type of bulk packaging to another, or a non-bulk package to a bulk package for the purpose of continuing the movement of the material in commerce.

The weight of a shipment on a per-mile basis. This is often outlined on the trucking company’s bill of lading and can vary depending on a number of factors.

A two- or four-letter code that is assigned to freight carriers by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association and that serves as a unique identifier for each carrier. The NCAC is used to identify the specific carrier within the industry and allows trucking companies and brokerages to track shipments on a granular level.


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