Know your Transportation Jargon

Every profession has its own special terminology or “jargon”, and transportation is no different.

Here are a few examples of equipment used to move freight:


Reefer  – What are you smoking?

Removable gooseneck Are you cooking a goose for dinner?

Conestoga –  I thought they went out with John Wayne’s movies?

Maxi  – Is this style of dress still popular?


And I’ve have heard:

Bill of LandingMaybe that was used on the Mayflower?

Does the Driver have “Has Mat”?  – Why would he need to have a yoga mat?

Back Haul needed –  What’s wrong with his back?

Blind shipmentHow can the driver be blind and drive the truck?

Lumper  –  What??????


I’m sure there are many more examples, but that’s all I can think of at this moment…

The purpose of this article is that any TMS Software you choose should know your business as well as or even better than you do.

With over 40 years in the industry, Freight Management Systems LOADPlus TMS software fits this need.

Call (954) 252-0031 or email us today to schedule a demo.


Director of Customer Support for Freight Management Systems, Carol has been a team member for over 14 years. Before Freight Management Systems, Carol worked with Transportation Brokerage companies for many years.

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