G I V E 2 G E T
At Give2Get Inc, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the trucking industry. From seasoned drivers to newcomers, understanding the language of the road is crucial. That’s why we’ve put together a detailed guide to help you decipher the complexities of trucking terminology.

A – B

ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes): Prevents wheel lock-up during braking, enhancing safety on various road conditions. Authorized Carrier: Pre-approved transportation carrier for specific shippers. Backhaul: Return trip to the point of origin after delivery. Base Plate: State-issued license plate for semi tractors. Bill of Lading (BOL): Detailed list of shipment contents. Broker: Negotiates shipping arrangements for owner-operators or fleets.

C – F

Cab Card: State document showing permitted operating states for commercial vehicles. Camshaft: Shaft controlling intake and exhaust valves in the engine. Common Carrier: Transports freight to any destination. Deadhead: Backhaul without freight. Federal Excise Tax (FET): Federal levies on certain items.

G – M

Glad Hands: Couplers for connecting air lines between tractor and trailer. Grandfather Clause: Allows old rules to continue in certain cases. Hazmat: Regulated hazardous materials. Hours of Service (HOS): Federal regulations on driving hours. Lease: Contract for asset use payment.

N – T

Non-Operating Authority: Authorization for interstate and international transportation. Operational Records: Documents relevant to business operations. Private Carrier: Transports goods for its own company. Rider Policy: Allows non-employees to accompany drivers. Tractor-Trailer: Vehicle combination of tractor and trailer(s).

U – W

Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement (UIIA): Standardized agreement for intermodal interchange. Waybill: Document containing vital shipment information. Weigh Stations: Facilities verifying commercial vehicle weights. Wheelbase: Distance between axle hubs, affecting maneuverability.


With this comprehensive glossary, you’re equipped to navigate the world of trucking terminology with confidence. Bookmark this guide for future reference and make informed decisions to optimize your shipping operations. Drive safe and stay informed!

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