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  1. An alternative name for airfreight containers
  2. U.S. federal government body with primary responsibility for transportation safety regulation
  3. Truck trailers on flatcars
  4. A company that helps both shipper and carrier achieve lower freight rates and more efficient utilization of carrier equipment. Brokers also help match carriers to loads
  5. A for-hire carrier that has been exempted from economic regulation through provisions in carious pieces of legislation
  6. An order picker goes to where the product is located (A forklift)
  7. Plastic wrapping that when heated shrinks in size to form a cover over the product
  8. Consolidates freight shipments and buys transportation services in volume trades
  9. A flat sheet of either fiberboard material or plastic that is placed under the unit load
  10. Considers a shipment's density (the amount of space occupied relative to weight) to determine a shipment's billable weight
  11. Transportation service that is supplemental to line-haul transportation
  12. Consolidation of several units into larger units to improve efficiency in handling and to reduce shipping costs
  13. Companies that specialize in transporting parcels
  14. Transportation carrier that has agreed to serve the general public and assumes four legal obligations: service, delivery, reasonable rates, and avoidance of discrimination
  15. Refers to a combination of water transportation and surface transportation between an origin and destination port
  16. The short-distance movement of material between two or more points
  17. The pick location is brought to the picker (A carousel)
  18. Raises or lowers barges so that they can meet the river's level as they move upstream or downstream
  19. Flat board boat used to transport heavy products
  20. A motor carrier that focuses on shipments of greater than 10,000 pounds
  21. Transport products that are ground into a powder, mixed with water, and then shipped in slurry form through a pipeline
  22. Materials used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery, and presentation of goods.
  23. The science that seeks to adapt work or working conditions to suit the abilities of the worker
  24. Shipments that range from about 150 to 10,000 pounds; they are often too big to handle manually, yet they do not fill an entire truck
  25. Combining smaller packages into larger units that can be more efficiently handled at one time
  26. A contract carrier provides specialized service to each customer based on a contractual arrangement
  27. Refers to systems that consider the return flow of products, their reuse, and the marketing and distribution of recovered products
  28. The distance between the inner sides of two parallel rail tracks
  29. Companies whose primary business is other than transportation provide their own transportation service by operating truck, railcars, ships, or airplanes
  30. Actual physical movement of goods and people between two points
  31. The number of tons times the number of miles
  32. Nonprofit membership cooperatives that perform basically the same function as freight forwarders
  33. Cargo reaches a vehicle's or a container's weight capacity without filling its cubic capacity
  34. A carrier or public facility where freight (or passengers) is sifted between vehicles or modes
  35. Using a container that can be transferred from the vehicle of one mode to a vehicle of another, and with the movement covered under a single bill of lading
  36. The receiver of a shipment
  37. A U.S. government agency with primary responsibility for regulating railroad pricing and service
  38. Twenty-foot equivalent unit; a measure of the number of 20-foot containers that are used or handled
  39. Terminal-to-terminal movement of freight or passengers
  40. A small platform on which goods are placed for handling by mechanical means
  41. An effort by the United Nations to classify and label hazardous materials that provides three key pieces of information (1) a symbol, (2) a signal work, and (3) a hazard statement
  42. Occurs when a cargo takes up a vehicle's or a container's cubic capacity before reaching its weight capacity