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LOW-LIFT TRUCK

A hand or powered lift truck that raises the load sufficiently to make it mobile.

HIGH-LIFT TRUCK

A forklift truck with a fixed or telescoping mast to permit high elevation of a load.

ROLLING CARGO

A cargo which is on wheels, such as truck or trailers, and which can be driven or towed on to a ship.

MARITIME

Located on or near the sea. Commerce or navigation by sea. The maritime industry includes people working for transportation (ship, rail, truck an

WHARF

The place where ships tie up to unload and load cargo. A wharf typically has front and rear loading docks (aprons), a transit shed, open (unshedded) storage areas, truck bays, and rail tracks.

PIGGYBACK

A rail transport mode where a loaded truck trailer is shipped on a rail flatcar.

IMX

This is transportation shorthand for intermodal exchange. In an IMX yard, containers can be lifted from truck chassis to rail intermodal cars or vice versa.

DEADHEAD

When a truck returning from a delivery has no return freight on the back haul, it is said to be in deadhead.

TRACTOR-TRAILER

A truck that have three main units. The front section where the driver sits is called the cab or the tractor (because it pulls a load). Cargo is loaded into the metal box (container), which is loaded onto the wheel base called a chassis or a trailer.

TRUCK

A heavy automotive vehicle used to transport cargo. In the maritime industry, cargo is often carried by tractor-trailers. The tractor is the front part of the vehicle, also called a cab. The trailer is the detachable wheeled chassis behind the tractor, on which containers or other cargoes are placed.

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