Oil pipelines that bring oil from the oil well to storage
See General Agreement on Tariffs
Bill of Lading.
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
A multilateral trade agreement aimed at
expanding international trade as a means of raising world welfare.
A customs term referring to a warehouse where merchandise
not entered within five working days after the carrier's arrival is stored at
the risk and expense of the importer.
A common motor carrier that has operating
authority to transport general commodities, or all commodities not listed as
used to store goods that are readily handled, are packaged, and do not require a
The value that a firm has as an entity, as opposed to the sum of the
values of each of its parts taken separately; particularly important in
determining a reasonable railroad rate.
A railcar with a flat platform and sides three to five feet
high, used for top loading long, heavy items.
A term associated
with more than one definition: 1) Common term indicating movable property,
merchandise, or wares. 2) All materials which are used to satisfy demands. 3)
Whole or part of the cargo received from the shipper, including any equipment
supplied by the shipper.
Government Bill of Lading
The bill of lading used for shipments made by U.S.
A provision that enabled motor carriers engaged in lawful trucking
operations before the passage of the Motor Carrier Act of 1935 to secure common
carrier authority w/o proving public convenience and necessity; a similar
provision exists for other modes.
State laws passed before 1870 in midwestern states to control rail
Water carriers that operate on the five Great Lakes.
A quantitative technique to determine the least-cost center, given raw
materials sources and markers, for locating a plant or warehouse.
National Product (GNP):
A measure of a nation's output; the total value of all
final goods and services a nation produces during a time period.
The total weight of the vehicle and the payload of freight or
GTDI: European Guidelines
for Trade Data Interchange.
Railroad loans that the federal government cosigns and