Glossary of commonly used Freight Terms and Acronyms
- Tachograph (tacho)
A device fitted to a vehicle that automatically records its speed and distance, together with the driver's activity. It is activated automatically when the vehicle is in motion so can measure driver’s hours.
- Tail Lift
Mechanical device attached to rear of vehicle for lifting product to/from ground level. Extra charges can apply for this equipment to be provided
Often called a taut. A trailer with canvas sides which slide open and steel roof.
- Temperature controlled
Goods which need to be carried at a specified temperature in a refrigerated truck.
- Tilt trailer
Curtain-sided trailer which open on both sides. Steel back doors.
Unload a trailer
- Tractor unit
Detachable engine unit of a truck
To transfer goods from one vehicle to another