Freight Shipping Vocabulary
If you’re new to freight shipping, here are some terms you might hear when you arrange your shipping.
On Board- The freight is slated to be picked up.
Transit Time- The length of time until delivery. Usually this is given in business days.
Lift Gate or Tail Gate- A device on the back of a truck that allows heavy freight to be raised and lowered.
Terminal- Similar to an airport terminal, a shipping terminal is a hub where freight can be delivered, picked up, or moved to the next destination. If you are shipping for the first time and you don’t have access to a business location, dropping off or picking up your freight at a terminal is a great way to keep your cost down by avoiding residential delivery fees.
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