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Keywords You'll Learn in Our Trucking Dispatch Course

  • February 12, 2020
  • Madeline S.

Starting a career as a trucking dispatcher opens up many possibilities. This fast-paced job has many duties and responsibilities and are integral to the entire supply chain. That's why it's so important for truck dispatchers to know some key industry terms. In our trucking dispatch course, not only will we cover key topics, but you'll also learn these important keywords.


ACE e-Manifest: This stands for Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and is the U.S.'s online custom system for goods crossing into the country.


ACI e-Manifest: This stands for Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) and is Canada's online customs system for freight coming into the country.


Bonded Carriers: A bonded carrier is a licensed transported that can move freight into the U.S. or Canada ports without customs release.


C-TPAT: Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) certification is a voluntary supply chain security program aimed to improve private companies' supply chain security against terrorism.


CBSA: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is Canada's federal agency responsible for border control, immigration, and customs services.


CDL: This stands for Commercial Driver's License and allows people to drive a commercial truck or bus more than 26,000 pounds.


CSA Certification: Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) is a type of certification that allows pre-approved carriers to easily bring goods into Canada.


FMCSA: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a government agency responsible for regulating the U.S. commercial trucking industry.


Freight Brokers: Freight brokers are transportation intermediaries between shippers and carriers.


Freight Matching: Freight matching is when shippers and carriers are paired to deliver freight


LTL Shipments: This stands for Less-Than-Truckload, which is when a truck is carrying less cargo than a full truckload weight for a customer


PIP: Partners in Protection (PIP) is a Canadian program to enhance border and trade security against organized crime and terrorism.


Reefer: This is industry slang for refrigerated trailers, which are trucks that have a cooling unit. They are often used to deliver perishable goods such as food or medication.


TL Shipments: This stands for Truckload or a full trailer load of freight. In other words, a full truck of cargo.


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