Cab-over: Cab sits over the engine of the truck
CDL (Commercial Driver's License): Gives the holder rights to drive a heavy commercial vehicle.
Check Call: Calling or checking in via Qualcomm once a day to notify dispatch on progress
Container: A shipping container used to transport freight that utilizes different modes of transportation, ship, rail, etc.
Conventional: Cab sits behind the engine, instead of over it.
DAC: A service that most companies use to help them select drivers to hire. It includes information from trucking companies that the applicant has worked for in the past.
Day Cab: A truck that has no sleeper. Usually this type of truck is used for local work.
Deadhead: Driving without any cargo.
Detention Pay: Extra pay received for time spent waiting at a customers facility.
Drop and Hook: Driver takes a loaded trailer to a shipper/receiver, leaves the trailer there and then hooks up another loaded trailer and takes it to its destination.
Drop Pay: Extra pay the driver receives for delivering freight at a stop.
Dry Freight: Non-refrigerated.
Freight: Your cargo
Freight Lane: The highway that most of a companies freight flows back and forth. A company may have several freight lanes.
Hazmat: Hazardous Material. The United States require that a commercial vehicle operator have a Hazmat endorsement to transport hazardous materials.
Layover: Time away from home and off duty.
Log Book: Book truckers use to record their driving activities, hours, etc.
Low Boy: A flatbed trailer that has a center very low to the ground.
No Touch: The driver does not need to load, unload or touch the freight in any way.
Pay Load: Weight of your cargo.
Qualcomm: A tracking device that can monitor a drivers speed, miles, idling, etc.
Reefer: A refrigerated trailer.
Slip-Seat: A driver has a slip-seat when he does not have a regular truck, but moves from truck to truck as they become available.
Spotter: See Yard Jockey
Yard Jockey: Person who moves trailers around with a yard tractor
Yard Tractor: Tractor used to move trailers around the shipping yard, warehouse, etc.
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