Glossary of commonly used Freight Terms and Acronyms
- Dangerous goods
Hazardous goods such as chemicals which hauliers need a special licence to carry
A penalty charge against shippers or consignees for delaying the unloading of a trailer and therefore keeping a driver waiting beyond the agreed delivery time; normally a demurrage charge is agreed in advance
- Domestic transport
Transporting goods within one country, at Freightex this usually refers to collecting and delivering within the UK
- Drivers working hours
The commonly used term for regulations that govern the activities of the drivers of goods vehicles. See our sheet on summary of rules.