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These are overseen freights that accompany additional costs of transportation services. Accessorials include packing and unpacking, extra pickups, and long-haul fees. Sometimes, freight carriers may charge additional fees that cover re-delivery, trailer detention, and other emerging charges. These are often special equipment and freight hauling, which require supplemental budgets. One of the reasons for accessorials is when a shipment requires more equipment.

Backhaul Trucking

Backhaul in trucking is the roundtrip of a transport vehicle, transporting freight from the current location to its original departure point. The carrier may either transport the entire cargo, less than truck road or some of it. Again, the truck may follow the same route or make partial changes to adjust on arrival time. It is an effective way for carriers to prevent empty backhaul.

Bill of Lading (BOL

A bill of lading (BOL) is a legal document required to move freight, commonly used as a receipt to facilitate freight services. The document may also be used as a contract between a carrier and a shipper. The BOL contains the types and quantity of the goods being hauled, including destinations. Because the freight carrier issues it, a bill of lading is crucial for the shipper and the receiver throughout the entire transportation process.

Billing Adjustment

A billing adjustment is a correction done to customer billing due to various reasons. Among the common causes are customer returns and billing errors. Billing adjustments may happen on the entire bill or a section of it to rectify any mistakes. Sequentially, this leads to new billing records and can either be a credit memo or a debit memo.

Blanket Wrapped Freight

A blanket wrap is a freight service where carriers cover items using blankets to protect them while on transit. It is usually used for large and unpacked goods such as furniture and automobiles. Blankets are wrapped around the items, strapped inside the truck, and hauled onto a truck, among other useful items secured the same way. Most carriers ensure the truck has at least two people to ensure swift pickups and deliveries.

Blind Shipment

This is where a consignee (shipment receiver) is unaware of the cargo's shipper or seller because the distributor is responsible for the shipment. It is a type of shipment requested by the distributor, and it is delivered directly to the retailer. This way, the distributor avoids extra distribution channels by removing the third-party's information from the shipment.

Bridge Formula

The bridge formula measures the weight-to-length ratio that determines the truck's capability to cross a bridge. It is achieved by either spreading cargo weight over the different axles or increasing axle distances. A shipping truck is said to be compliant with Bridge formula weight limit laws, provided it meets allowable weights and spacing of axles.

Cargo Carriers

These are companies that facilitate the transportation of goods from one place to another—for instance, the shipment of products from manufacturers to retailers. The process may involve shipping by ship, large vehicles, or planes. Cargo carriers may include various parties in the shipping process, including distributors. Notably, cargo carriers are the ones transporting shipments.

Cargo Companies

These are companies that specialize in the moving or forwarding of goods, products, cargo, or freight from one area to another. The transportation may involve country to country shipment, domestic transports or shipping within a country. Cargo companies may either be under one organization or stand on their own. The shipping may take various forms; air, rail, water, or road transport.

Cargo Containers

These are containers capable of withstanding shipment, storage, and handling strength. Cargo containers range from ubiquitous corrugated boxes to massive reusable steel boxes used for intermodal freight. Goods are often packed into these containers and transported from one place to another. Cargo containers help in handling and securing goods, mostly when changing the mode of transport.

Carrier Lanes

Carrier lanes refer to specific routes commonly used by carriers to transport cargo. Establishing lanes enable carriers to save on operational costs and save the time of transportation. Carrier lanes are often dedicated and designed for individual consignees. This prevents serving different cargo receivers using the same fleet of vehicles. The routes may either be regional, national, or independent operators.

Cartage Services

Cartage is the transportation of goods over a shorter distance, for example, within a given commercial area or town. The freight company uses light hauls or local carting services for such distances. Cartage service fees apply in this shipment type because it uses smaller trucks and vans. At times, cartage services involve agents who facilitate such transports.


A commercial Driver's License (CDL) is a commercial license required for those operating heavy, large, and placarded perilous substance vehicles. CDL drivers need to safely operate and navigate large vehicles in carrier lanes for several days. The CDL allows these drivers to drive for diverse trucking companies. Others may be independent contractors or work in retail chains.

Common Carriers

Common carriers are private or public entities that move goods between different places at a fee. It is a title that can be used to refer to bus companies that transport people from one city, state, or country to another. In most countries, it is a law that defines freight carriers and makes them responsible for the goods being transported.

Conestoga Trailer

It is a transportation trailer that is more versatile and huger than containers. Conestoga trailers' versatility enables carriers to perform quick loading and unloading of items. Unlike most trailers, a Conestoga trailer is specialized for the transportation of heavy and oversized loads. Still, it is ideal for other loads such as lumber, palatalized loads, and machinery.

Consignor & Consignee

The consignor is the party that sends goods, while the consignee is the receiver. The consignor sends consignments from the manufacturer or producer through a freight carrier. The consignee receives the consignment from the sender, in this case, the consignor. The consignee may be the buyer or agent receiving goods from the seller or another agent.

Consolidated Freight

Consolidated shipping is a shipping method that combines several less than truckload (LTL) shipments from different cargo carriers. In turn, it creates a single complete container shipment, multi-stop truckload. Such shipment methods enable the carrier to earn preferred rates that optimize supply chain logistics. It is an excellent approach for consignors with fewer pallets of freight or lesser loads.

Container Freight

These are goods or products that are easy to ship through a container. Several goods in this category are often stored in one or more container freight stations before being shipped. Most of these goods are hard to handle; thus, containers ease loading and unloading. Container freight is often a general term of goods transportable in a container.

Crating Services

Crating services involve the packaging of goods and products to ensure protection during transit. It is one of the most preferred methods used to protect various freight types. Couriers may either make their crates or consider specialty crates. Crates offer the highest level of protection against damages and associated losses. Crating services apply to high value and fragile items.

Cross Docking Container Shipping

Cross-docking container shipping is the process that involves unloading and loading freight from one truck to another. Here, the inbound cargo is unloaded from the truck and held in a warehouse or terminal. It is stored for a short time and then loaded onto another truck for outbound shipping. Cross-docking may be used to sort goods in the container.

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup is a carrier service where cargo receivers collect their items, goods, or products from a convenient location. The customer's order is never shipped to their homes, office, or directly to the warehouse location. It is usually used by cargo carriers worried about their employees' and drivers' safety—especially when delivering products to unsafe destinations.

eBay Freight Shipping

These are shipping services for eBay sellers where products, ensuring buyers receive bought products on time. Several carrier companies offer eBay freight shipping, but the cost may vary. However, rates may differ depending on the product, transit method, distance, and more. Yet, eBay sellers can use online calculators to learn shipping costs from various carriers.

Deadhead Trucking

Deadhead trucking is the process where a semi-truck pulls an empty trailer for several miles. This happens during a backhaul or when a trucker returns to the point of origin. carriers often pay for deadhead mileage after 100 miles. Drivers engaging in deadhead trucking also get paid for the mileage. This trucking practice is costly for carriers.

Density Calculator

A density calculator is a form of a freight class calculator that enables carriers to learn freight classifications. The freight carrier measures the shipment's height, width, and depth and multiplies the three dimensions (inches). It is then divided by the number of cubic inches and the weight (in pounds). A lower density means the shipment has a higher freight classification.

Discount Freight

This is when the transportation company charges a lesser amount than the actual cost of shipping the load. Discount freights are determined by the carrier, and the rates may vary based on cargo sizes. Higher discounts are usually awarded to customers who ship more with the carrier. Those with several benefits each day benefit even more with discount freight.


Drayage is a logistics service that involves shipping products over a short distance through ground freight. The term can refer to niche shipping services for moving larger containers for rail, ship, or truck. It is a vital part of intermodal shipping, particularly when changing between various means of transport. This includes moving from cargo from a truck to a rail car.

Driver Safety Trucking Regulations

These are rules and regulations that monitor truck drivers, vehicles, and the carrier in general. Meaning all involved parties must comply with the transportation and safety laws when trucking. Some of these safety rules and regulations include zero tolerance to drug and substance abuse, immediate medical treatment to injured drivers, and pre- and post-trip inspection.

Drop Deck trailer

A drop deck trailer is a semi-trailer platform with no sides, no doors, and no roof. It has two deck levels; the upper deck and the lower deck. The floor drops down once it clears the tractor space to the back. The lower deck is useful for hauling trailer loads and different from the standard straight floor flatbed.


It is a supply chain process where a consignor sends a retailer's products or goods directly to its warehouse. The warehouse or wholesaler houses the goods and later ships them to the customer or retailer when needed. The seller usually processes the customer order. Drop-shipping is a common practice in logistics and across the supply chain shipping strategy.

Dry Van Trailer

A dry van trailer is a closed container used to transport non-perishable goods. It is common among carriers and shippers who use fully closed and sealed trailers. Thus, the products are protected against any external impacts. Dry van trailers have no temperature control, making them suitable for shipping non-perishable goods. These trailers are available in a variety of sizes.

Estate Shipping

This is the shipping of shipments to and from estate due to sales and auctions. Estate shipping includes both residential and commercial consignments. It can involve shipping family heirlooms or antiques. The carrier will ensure that any item being moved is well secured and packaged to avoid damages. Mainly, estate shipping includes fragile items that are either crated, staked, or palleted.

Final mile

Also referred to as the last mile, the final mile is a synonymous term that describes the last part of the delivery process. In other words, it is where the carrier delivers the product to the customer's doorstep. More so, the final mile involves business-to-business delivery of goods. This is a way that enables customers and businesses to get their goods.

First Mile

This is the first stage of transportation on the logistics supply chain. In the first mile, products leave the seller or retailer and are handed to the shipper or a cargo carrier. The goods will then be transported through a courier to the intended customer or receiver. The transportation may take any form of transport available.

Freeze Protection Services

Freeze protection refers to the services offered by a logistics company during winter. This includes keeping the product above temperature during the shipping period. Most of the products under freeze protection services can be damaged due to low temperatures. Specific methods are used in such situations and may take various forms. The cost of transporting such products is often dependent.


These are goods, cargo, or lading that are being transported. It comes in assorted shapes and sizes and may vary when it comes to the transportation method. The freight can be transported in different ways. Some of these include by truck, train, ship, or plane. The term freight represents other loads being shipped from one place to another.

Freight Agency

Also referred to as brokerage, a freight agency is a party that acts as a liaison between the shipper, the cargo company, and forwarders. The role of freight agencies is to employ freight agents who facilitate various transactions. Among them are transactions between a carrier and a consignee. The freight agency often operates under a broker license issued.

Freight Agents

Freight agents are independent businesses with their customers but work under commission in the logistics industry. They are often under a licensed freight broker and facilitate coordination in shipments. A freight agent has three roles in the trucking operations; coordinate sales, customer service, and logistics. Agents generate revenue by securing customers for specific carriers to ship customers' freight.

Freight Bill Audit

This is a tool used by cargo carriers to reduce freight costs and intensify customers' bottom line. With various factors leading to changing freight rates and accessorial charges, a customer may receive an invoice that does not match the original quote. A freight bill audit often corrects such mistakes. Some of the errors corrected are clerical errors and duplicate payments.

Freight Broker

This is an individual or organization that provides the needed help in the shipment of products or items from one place to another. A freight broker assists shippers through services adopted from carrier services. In other words, freight agents help shippers find an ideal cargo carrier to transport goods. They also ensure the delivery of freight to the receiver.

Freight Carrier

This is a transportation company that moves freight from one place to another. A freight carrier may either be an individual or commercial company authorized to transport cargo. Carriers are divided into various variant divisions depending on operations. These companies use different transportation systems, including road, rail, air, or water. They can also be local or international freight carriers.

Freight Center

A freight center is a designated area where diverse shipping activities take place. It is a general term referring to nearly all operations included in the entire trucking process. Some of these activities include loading and unloading cargo, storage of shipments, and management of freight. Other terms can also refer to freight center; port, freight terminal, and service center.

Freight Class

This is a standardized shipping procedure in the logistics pricing classification. The technique establishes consistent parameters for commerce between warehouses, carriers, and brokers. Several factors determine the freight class and range from handling to cargo value, length, density, weight, height, and liability. Freight class applies in interstate, intrastate and foreign commerce movement of less than truckload (LTL).

Freight Companies

Freight companies are cargo carriers that specialize in moving goods from one location to the other. Such companies provide Less-than-Trucking (LTL) cargo, Truckload (TL) loads, and parcel shipping solutions. Freight companies can either transport products within the country or internationally. Notably, freight companies facilitate the movement of goods from the seller, shipper, or distributor to the retailer or wholesaler.

Freight Consolidation

Freight consolidation is a logistics strategy that combines multiple less-than-truckload cargos heading to the same geographical region. This enables the carrier to have a single shipping container that is hauled to the designated destination. Meaning it is a full trailer but with separate shipments from several shippers. It is an excellent way for carriers to optimize fleets.

Freight Cost

This is the price a customer incurs to ship one or more products to the designated location. Freight cost is influenced and determined by factors such as the cargo's density and volume, movement distance, fuel costs, and truck capacity. These rates may vary between shippers and can also be controlled by consolidated shipping and efficient packaging.

Freight Forwarder

A freight forwarder is a multi-function person or company in logistics that handles both individual and corporation cargo transportation from one place to another. Forwarders organize shipments from the manufacturer or distributor or the retailer, customer, or the final mile. A freight forwarder is usually on contract with one or more carriers to transport goods.

Freight Forwarding

Freight forwarding is the planning, coordination, and utilization of one or more carriers to transport goods from one place to another. It also involves warehouse planning, customs brokerage, and cargo insurance supply. Forwarding is facilitated by freight forwarders who arrange shipping and storage of cargo. Forwarders are physically in charge of the entire freight forwarding process.

Freight Hauler

This is another title given to a trucking company or cargo carrier. A freight hauler may include an individual or organization that specializes in freight shipping. It should be legally authorized and meets all the set rules to move goods from one place to another. A freight hauler uses various transportation modes and involves various operations to deliver shipments.

Freight Insurance

Freight insurance is a policy that provides additional protection to freight when being transported. It ensures the shipment against losses and damages that may occur during transit. Freight insurance is different from the default carrier policy because it offers complete value protection to the cargo. Besides, freight insurance prevents that stress of proving liability if the freight is lost or damaged during transit.

Freight Liability

A freight liability is legal protection insurance in case the freight is lost or damaged during shipping. The carrier is always liable when transporting cargo unless damages occur due to natural events. A freight liability tends to protect a customer's shipment while on transit, mostly when the carrier leads to item damage or loss due to negligence.

Freight Lines

Freight lines involve carriers that specialize in over the road LTL and Truckload services. These companies operate vehicles that haul cargo on trailers of various sizes. Trailers may be modified to offer unique services based on cargo type, for instance, temperature control. Freight lines also include extra services such as a backhauling, white glove, and priority hauling.

Freight Load

Freight load is another term used on behalf of freight shipment and cargo. These are products, goods, or items transported by a freight carrier from one location to another. A freight load comes in various sizes that range between 150 to 20,000 pounds. In most cases, small freight loads fill up a given trailer and are later transported independently.

Freight Matching

This is the process that pairs consignors and cargo carriers using truckload boards. Different companies load boards to fill any spaces before hauling. Such a technique helps to avoid empty miles, which can be costly. Freight matching enables carriers to become more profitable. The process often involves products heading to the same destination as the container.

Freight Terminal

Freight terminal is the processing focal point for freight in the logistics industry. It is a facility where cargo is transferred while trucks are redirected. It includes different shipping modes available such as airports, seaports, trucking, and railroad terminals. Freight terminals have proven ideal for carriers as they reduce operational costs, speed freight transportation, and facilitate cargo monitoring.


Freightways is a term initially used to mean freight truck lanes and routes. Today, the term defines various asset-based cargo carriers with a similar name. Namely, Freightways means different logistics companies operating under larger organization titles to facilitate transportation of shipments. Several of these carriers are country-to-country operated and fall under acquisitions but offer the same services.

Government Equipment Shipping

Government equipment shipping is the transportation of government goods and items that may either be military or non-military equipment. This freight service includes various cargo types that come in different sizes. Government equipment shipping involves government-certified cargos to be moved from one region to another. It may also include international or intercontinental shipping of different items.

Ground Freight Trucking

This is the transportation of freight over the road. Ground freight trucking is often cheaper than most cargo transportation modes. It is commonly used to move oversized loads that take between three to ten days in transit. Ground freight trucking involves two options: LTL freight shipping and FTL freight shipping based on the load being moved.

Handling Unit

A handling unit refers to the packing structure of goods, items, and products in a truck before transit. It is an identifiable physical unit with distinctive designs to handle individual materials or content. Handling units can either be manually fitted or a truck containing pre-installed units. Carriers linked to the warehouse often use specialized handling units.

HAZMAT Trucking

This is the transportation of hazardous materials from point A to point B. Hazardous materials are substances considered to be harmful to human health or pose a threat to the environment. Carriers use specialized trucks to move such materials through HAZMAT trucking. Some of these materials include bio-chemicals, fuels, and pharmaceuticals. HAZMAT trucking is more dangerous than standard hauling.

Inside Delivery & Inside Pickup

Inside-delivery and inside pickup refer to freight being picked or delivered closer to the door, garage or driveway. Inside delivery is when the truck driver unloads goods near the door, into the garage, or at the driveway. The same case applies to inside pickup, where the driver collects or loads goods from these areas. Both terms represent the same pickup and delivery area.

International Trucking Services

International trucking services involve shipping freight across international borders. It involves the country-to-country movement of goods by cargo carriers. The shipping company has to comply with international shipping requirements when engaging in the practice. Besides, the shipping takes different transportation modes. Most international trucking companies haul oversize loads but often depend on the consignor's needs.

Liftgate Services

A liftgate is a foldable metal door installed to the back of the trailer or freight truck. Once it is extended, it lowers to allow loading and unloading of items. When unloading, an item is placed on it, and it drops to ease delivery. Again, it can be used to lift goods from the ground for packaging during loading.

Limited Access Pickup or Delivery

Limited access means destinations or pickup points that restrict trucks from entering. Gated areas and small-spaced sites are some examples of restricted access in trucking. Limited access pickup means to areas that truck drivers find it hard to access and load freight. Whereas limited access delivery is when the driver is unable to deliver goods on designated sites.

Less than Truckload (LTL)

Less-than-Truckload is a shipping service ideal for small loads and often offered by large and national parcel services. The LTL is suitable for moving products for businesses that haul small quantities of freight. Unlike other freight services, less-than-truckload enables distributors and consignees to pay lower shipping fees. Customers only incur costs of a particular space in the trailer.

LTL Transport

LTL transport is the moving of capacity sharing loads heading to the same destination. This means that different smaller products destined for several customers being shipped in a single truck. LTL transport is a cost-effective and effective method of shipping freight. This method charges the customer based on the space the item takes in the trailer than an entire truckload.

LTL Trucking

Also referred to as less than load shipping, LTL trucking is the moving of relatively small freight. It is the opposite of full truckload carriers as it involves handling small packages and freight. Several small goods from various consignors are used to fill a single container before shipping. Hence, cargo under one box ships to the same geographical area.

Line Haul Trucking

This is a trucking method where the driver travels through various cities before returning to the initial point of origin after every shift. The line-haul driver follows separate routes while delivering goods. This trucking method uses tractor-trailers to ensure timeliness and efficiency. Besides, drivers often drive for long durations hence required to learn different routes and maintain vehicles regularly.

Long Haul Trucking

Long haul trucking is any trucking form where drivers spend several hours transporting cargo. Hence, they tend to be away from home because of long trips. Most of these drivers spend nights in their cans or motels. Long-haul trucking may involve driving from one end of the country to another. The driver may spend a night or two away from home.

Motor Freight

Motor freight is a good shipped from one place to another using a truck as the most suitable means of transport. It can be said to be less-than-truckload, partial truckload, or full truckload cargo. The freight can range from manufactured products to residential materials. Such goods require specialized trucks than delivery trucks due to their size.

Not Otherwise Indicated (NOI)

Also referred to as general class rate, Not Otherwise Indicated (NOI) is given to an unclassified freight. It comes in handy when the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) fails to rate some cargo. Shippers will then consider NOI freight rating as to transport cargo. Most shippers automated calculators to help the customer learn their freight class.

Over the Road Trucking

This refers to truck drivers transporting freight over long distances and may spend three to four weeks on the road. Such truck drivers are highly skilled and can plan their routes while on the road. Various items are hauled in this trucking type to different locations Such loads include machinery, heavy freight, construction materials, and associated equipment.

Oversize Loads

An oversize load is freight that exceeds the standard legal-size limits for a truck to transport. Drivers will find it hard to use a portion of the road or highway when transporting the cargo. In other means of transport, oversize loads require specialized infrastructure to convey such freight. At times, these loads are considered special or heavy transportation.

Overweight Loads

Overweight loads are cargos considered to exceed the average allowable weight to be transported by any transportation modes. Freight service comes in handy when a load weights over 150 lbs. But when it weighs more than 6,000 lbs, it is considered to be overweight. Such freight is transported using practical means to ensure the safety of the shipper.

Parcel Shipping

This is the shipping of lighter and smaller boxed goods, which often are 150 pounds or less. Loading of parcels requires minimum or no assistance as it uses simple packaging, handling, and transportation. Parcel shipping is provided by various postal systems and private package delivery companies. The shipping may involve either long or short distances depending on the sender and the receiver.

Personal Effects

In trucking, personal effects include the transportation of privately-owned items from one location to the other. This may consist of personal or household items, such as furniture, jewelry, or amassed clothing. Trucks used may vary depending on the items being shipped. Most carriers have specialized trucks and vans for moving personal effects between different locations.

Pilot Cars and Escort Vehicles

Pilot cars and escort vehicles are essential when truck transport oversize and overweight cargos. Pilot cars often have flashing lights and flags to lead the truck on the road. The lights ensure the road, truck driver, load, truck, and other road users' safety. Escort vehicles also serve a similar purpose by providing safety from the back.

Pounds Per Cubic Feet (PCF)

Pound per cubic feet is a form of freight rate which determines the packaging of the load. It accompanies density, distance and freight class, and weight. PCF is closely associated with freight class and can be determined by the same calculation method. That is, measuring the height, weight, depth of the load. You then multiply the three and divide by the weight.

Proof of Delivery

This is among essential pieces of paperwork in shipments along with the Bill of Lading and Terms and Conditions. The driver will present a proof of delivery document once the cargo is delivered to the consignee. It is a legal document that shows proof of goods transportation and delivery. The document also serves other critical functions in logistics.

Pup Trailer Trucking

Pup trailer trucking is the transportation of goods using smaller canister trailers known as pup trailers. Pup trailers measure between 26-29 feet long, making them suitable for delivery in congested areas. Pup trailer trucking may have one or more trailers for over the road to transport more load. It is an excellent substitute for drivers with difficulties accessing tiny spaces.

Refrigerated Freight

This is a shipping method that requires the freight to remain in a temperature-controlled environment during shipping. The trailer usually has a built-in refrigeration system to keep products in their pre-shipped state. Refrigerated trucks and reefer trucks are ideal for refrigerated freight to ensure the goods are never spoiled. The prime benefit is that they guarantee the protection of perishable goods.

Regional Trucking

Regional trucking refers to transporting freight within a defined area through a dedicated route. Meaning drivers make regular deliveries to clients on the same course every time they use these routes. Drivers are often required to operate within a 1,000 miles radius but may vary. It is one of the standard methods of trucking for short-distance deliveries.

Relay Trucking

Relay trucking is a freight shipping and innovative operating model where drivers have driving shifts with a given route. This often happens after every couple hundred kilometres of driving. Relay trucking is an effective way of ensuring drivers get back to their homes daily despite the distance of shipping of cargo. The shipping method provides regular day shipping of products to customers.

Sea Cargo Container

A sea cargo container is a standardized transportation box where goods are packed and transported by sea. These boxes are built and designed for intermodal freight transport hence can be used across various transport modes. Sea cargo containers are easy to load and unload to and from the ship. Besides, they protect the items being transported.


These are persons or a company that facilitates transportation of goods either by sea, land, air, or rail. Shippers can also receive freight from carriers, manufacturers, or producers. Also referred to as consignors, shippers are responsible for organizing and shipping goods to receivers. Sometimes, shippers incur the cost of transporting costs unless it is stated otherwise in the shipment contract.


Shipping is the physical movement of goods from one location to another, such as transporting products from a warehouse to retailers. The shipping process begins from the manufacturer packaging items which move to the wholesaler and later to the consumer. A shipping or logistics company is involved in the entire process of moving products to various locations.

Shipping Rates

Shipping rate or freight rate is when a shipper pays the carrier to transport certain products from point A to B. Every shipment price varies due to the shipping method, size of the load, distance covered, weight, density, fuel costs, and more. Several shipping services use dimensional weight, among other ways, to determine the shipping rates.

State to State Trucking Solutions

These are trucking services where truck drivers deliver freight to different States. Deliveries cover a wide array of cargo, including machinery, farm produce, and automobiles. Shippers and truck drivers must learn and comply with various laws and regulations governing cargo shipment between States. Most State-to-State trucking solutions take several days on the road due to long distances.

Side Kit Trucking

Side kits are imperative utilities in cargo trucking as they offer support when hauling oversize freight. Side kits offer affordable and readily removable structures, which are also ideal for weather protection. This type of shipping involves tent-like covering to move freight likely to be affected by any weather. It is a crucial element for flatbed trailers lacking top covers.

Team Driver Trucking

Team driver trucking is when two drivers operate the same truck in shifts after every given distance. The quantity of hours each driver can drive differs and it often depends on the two drivers. Team driver trucking is ideal for long-distance freight, and they take up to three weeks on the journey, though some take lesser time.

Trade Show Trucking

This is the shipping and transportation of trade shows and industry event freight from one location to another. Such loads can be quite intricate because it includes exhibit materials. More so, trade show trucking is time-sensitive hence requires timeliness, especially for long-distance journeys. Trade show trucking, therefore, requires adequate planning and organizing to ease the transportation process.

Trucking Business

The trucking business is a carrier service that offers freight shipping by using trucks from one place to another. Such a business involves other parties, including a consignor and consignee, for any shipping process to become complete. However, there is a difference between a trucking business and distributors and shippers. A trucking business must meet the minimum required requirements to be operational.

Trucking Cost per Mile

Trucking costs per mile are additional charges added to a carrier's operational costs based on the shipper's shipment. It is a method used to determine the best price per mile for specific shippers. Truck costs per mile vary between freight due to various factors. Some of these factors include wages per mile, fixed costs, and variable costs.

Trucking Industry Overview

This is the summary or the general overview of the trucking industry. It provides insights into the logistics industry, including what it entails and how it works. With several shipping services, a trucking industry overview tends to summarize the entire industry into a single piece. This is one way for those unfamiliar with shipping to learn about it fast.

Trucking Jobs

These are various job positions where people interested in the trucking industry can work in. In these jobs, one can work as shippers, shipping agents, truck drivers, forwarders, and those operating pilot and escort vehicles. Again, wages for those working in the logistics industry vary as it depends on job positions.

White-Glove Service

In trucking, white-glove means services provided in transportation management that exceed standard anticipations for delivery. The service offers an added advantage where shippers and movers wear a white glove to handle packages with care. White glove services ensure products delivered are free against any traces to the move. White gloves prevent interference with the investigation in case of theft.

Yellow Freight

Yellow freight, now referred to as YRC, is an American holding company and a YRC Worldwide and YRC Freight, Inc. subsidiary. The company has a vast network in North America and offers shipping of retail, commercial and industrial goods. It was founded in 1929, with the distribution center opened in the 1980s. The company provides product tracking, professional drivers, and on time delivery.


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RGN trailer

RGN trailers are removable gooseneck trailers. These are a type of flat deck trailer, where the gooseneck at the front can be removed, creating a ramp. Find out more about our RGN trailer trucking solutions now!

STEP DECK trailer

Also known as drop decks or lowboys, step deck trailers have multiple levels. It steps down in spots, allowing freight to be lower to the ground. Find out more about our step deck trailer trucking solutions now!


Flatbed trailers are one of the most common types on the road. They work for a wide variety of heavy equipment transport. Find out how we can provide flatbed trailer trucking solutions to fit your needs!

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We provide the above services and more, transporting your equipment wherever you need it to be. Heavy Equipment Transport can ship your machinery across town, across country, or even overseas. With over a decade of experience, we’ve innovated the shipping and transport sector. We work each day to be the industry-leading trucking solutions company in the nation. Whether you’re transporting construction equipment to Hawaii or need to haul mining machinery internationally, we’re here to get it done.

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Heavy Equipment Transport works diligently to find the cheapest prices for your transport. We turn over every rock to find the best driver and trailer to move whatever you need. Providing truck solutions for your heavy equipment is what we do best. Check out our services and give us a call to get moving! (888) 730-2951


90,000 lbs, Hardening Furnace

When we say heavy, we mean HEAVY...

CB2 Hardening Furnace Valued and Insured at $3,100,000
Origin :
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Destination :
Cherry Hill, IL
Wheres your equipment headed? Call (888) 730-2951