Logistical Slang and what they mean
During our work with our haulage partners we come across many logistical slang words, so we’ve compiled a list of them in case you hear us muttering them.
Alphabetically sorted for ease of reading
- Backhaul or Backloading – A return load, allowing hauliers to make money from both legs of their journey.
- Cab – The living/working area of a truck
- Cargo – The goods within the trailer or lorry
- Drop – A delivery
- HGV – Heavy Goods Vehicle (normally above 3.5 tonnes)
- LGV – Light Goods Vehicle
- Load – A pick up of goods or the cargo held within the truck
- Multi-drop – A route with multiple deliveries, e.g Drop at Birmingham and Manchester.
- Rigid – A lorry, cab and cargo area are permanently attached.
- Tautliner – A curtain sided trailer.
- Tractor unit – The part of the truck that drives the trailer.
Think we’ve missed one? let us know and we’ll add it.