A for-hire certificated air carrier that has annual operating revenues of
$75 million to $1 billion; the carrier usually operates between major population
centers and areas of lesser population.
Industrial Traffic League:
An association representing shippers' and
receivers' interests in matters of transportation policy and
ownership, financing, and operation of a business entity.
Motor Bus Operators Organization:
An industry association representing common and
charter bus firms; now known as the American Bus Association.
Also known as Amtrak, the corporation established by the
Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970 to operate most of the United States' rail
Provides for the delivery of goods to a named enterprise or to their
order (anyone they may designate), but only upon surrender of proper endorsement
and the bill of lading to the carrier or the carrier's agents. Also known as an
order bill of lading.
A set of
discussions between two or more enterprises to determine the business
The weight of
the merchandise, unpacked, exclusive of any containers.
A received item for which the warehouse has no previously established
A fixed point in a firm's logistics system where goods come
to rest; includes plants, warehouses, supply sources, and markets.
Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC):
A firm that offers the same
services as an ocean carrier, but which does not own or operate a vessel. NVOCCs
usually act as consolidators, accepting small shipments (LCL) and consolidating
them into full container loads. They then act as a shipper, tendering the
containers to ocean common carriers. They are required to file tariffs with the
Federal Maritime Commission and are subject to the same laws and statutes that
apply to primary common carriers.
Provides for the delivery of goods to a named
enterprise and to no one else. Also known as a straight bill of
non-vessel-owning common carrier
A firm that consolidates and disperses international
containers that originate at or are bound for inland ports.
A for-hire air carrier that is exempt from
See Not otherwise
specified/Not elsewhere specified.
The abbreviation of the name of an organization
that should be notified when a shipment reaches its destination.
specified/Not elsewhere specified
This term often appears in ocean or airfreight
tariffs respectively. If no rate for the specific commodity shipped appears in
the tariff, then a general class rate (for example: printed matter NES) will
apply. Such rates usually are higher than rates for specific commodities.
Operating Common Carrier.