Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

General Questions

What is the freight booking process?

Once we have all your paperwork and our Truck Dispatcher understands your freight needs, then he/she will begin searching for loads. They will present you with the best loads options and discuss lane,rate, weight, type of freight being carried, single or multiple pick/drop, and other pertinent load information. If you decline the load we will search for another one until you are satisfied. However, this back-and-forth process with a Carrier and Broker/Shipper can be very demanding and freight can be sold to another Carrier during this time-sensitive negotiating process. Our Truck Dispatchers always use professional judgment and are trained to find the best paying freight. We heavily emphasize to our clients to inform us beforehand as to what acceptable per mile rate they will be comfortable with to avoid freight being sold to another carrier during this process.

Where does Freight Girlz find freight?

We’ll find your freight through Loadboards (Spot Market),brokers and/or shippers and connections developed through our professional networks.

I am a carrier but my Dispatcher is going on Vacation or Leave , Can I still use you for a week or two weeks ?

Yes, we can work with you on just ONE load also or more than one load as many as days you like.

What are the BENEFITS to outsourcing my company’s truck dispatching needs?

The benefit to outsourcing your company’s truck dispatching needs solely depends on the type of company you are currently running.See the
Benefits to Outsourcing Truck Dispatching…
a. Single Owner-Operator or Company with multiple trucks, Companies looking for front-haul or back-haul loads can work with us.
b. Work 1 on 1 with a professional Truck Dispatcher.
c. Work schedule is made for the week .
d. Reduce payroll taxes .
e. Reduce unemployment insurance or unemployment taxes and payrolls .
f . Reduce software expenses ,No more searching load boards .
g. Reduce business expenses
h. No more FILLING and Filing out burdensome paperwork .
i. Reduce health insurance premiums
j. No more freight negotiating
k. Reduce office expenses
l. Enjoy the benefits of working with a freight consultant .
m. Perform Credit check of Broker or shipper before accepting any load.
n. Tracking of the load , communication with all the parties until delivered safely.
o. Sending BOL,POD ,shipping documents, Carrier Invoices directly to Customer/Broker or factoring company.
P. Follow up with the carrier Invoice payments, collection emails etc.
q. Directly receive 100% payment from broker, shipper or factoring company, we would not handle your payments.
r. Pay us only our fees weekly once the load is delivered Direct to our bank account or by credit/debit card.
s. Personalized services at a fraction of a cost .
t .Lastly,Save time and money.

What type of trucking companies does Freight Girlz generally work with?

We work with Owner-Operators pulling one (1) tractor to Trucking companies operating full truck fleets, however, our ideal client is operating 20 or fewer trucks. We also work with manufacturers and the like utilizing dedicated lanes to deliver/ship product to their customers , but are searching for back/front hauls in order to prevent running empty.

I am an Owner Operator, I want to be on road and loaded ,Can you help me and eliminate my other headaches?

We are here for you,Just forget your paperwork and finding the load,some owner operators like to find the load themselves, but unable to work on paperwork ,we will do it all for you .

I have a trucking company and looking to outsource my truck dispatching needs to Freight Girlz. What is the sign up process? What do you need from me in order to begin work?

We need below mentioned documents from you:
• Current active insurance certificate reflecting industry norms of $750,000 Auto liability and $100,000 cargo Liability insurance where applicable.
• completed I.R.S. form W9.
• MC authority acceptance document.
• Dispatcher-Carrier agreement filled and signed. This is NOT A TERM CONTRACT.
• Dispatch authorization form filled and signed. In this form you authorizes Dispatch services INC to accept freight loads for you, fill out Brokers/Customer Carrier set up packets for you and sign Load confirmations and contact your insurance company for every load. It is like a power of attorney where you authorize to book loads for you in your name and you don’t have to fill out any paper work.
(One of our Representatives will e-mail your company our standard Dispatch-Carrier agreement and Power of Attorney ). Also, your company should be able to provide at least three (3) references, but in no case are the references required.

What type of equipment does my company need in order to work with Freight Girlz?

Power only(Bob Tail),Van,Reefer,Flatbed /stepdeck and more

Do you work in specific areas or you cover all 48 states?

Yes we cover all 48 states, you can call our independent truck dispatcher for a load from anywhere, your house, your yard, the place where you delivered your last load or a truck stop. It doesn’t matter.

Do I need to sign any short or long term contract to use your service?

Just the current week. You can cancel our services any time just email us with the reason of discontinuing our service, that you don’t want to use our service anymore and we will erase all your information from our database. Some of our larger fleets require contracts due to dispatching resources required to manage them. Please ask for details.

How many trucks will be assigned to my personalized Truck Dispatcher?

We never assign more than 10 trucks per Truck Dispatcher. We want to ensure that each and every client is serviced appropriately, and we’ve determined that Truck Dispatchers are most effectively and efficiently utilized dispatching 10 or less trucks.

After I sent in all my paperwork what is the next step?

Once your company sends in all the necessary paperwork, a Freight Girlz Truck Dispatcher will be assigned to your account. Your designated Truck Dispatcher’s duties is to understand your lanes, schedule, and types freight to be carried. They will work closely with you throughout this initial process. Freight Girlz Truck Dispatchers are professionals and thoroughly understand the freight market. Our goal is to keep you and your equipment moving at profitable rates utilizing our dispatching strategies. Drivers may have requests as to where they would like to drive, and those requests will always be reasonably honored if the Owner- Operator utilizes their own equipment, but we will always express our concern if you decide to travel to a non-desirable area.

Will I need to fill out any paperwork with the brokers/shippers?

Once we begin working together, unless asked specifically to do so, you will not need to fill out any more paperwork to haul freight for shippers/brokers. But if any specific Broker/ Shipper requires more paperwork then Yes, we might need any more paperwork, but we try to handle all paperwork for you.

Which brokers/shippers will you be using to find freight?

We will use brokers/shippers that pays the highest freight per mile. If your company is worried about the broker/shippers ability to pay, we can perform credit checks if desired.We only accept freight loads from reputable freight brokers that we know pay correctly. We have numerous freight Brokers that steadily call us offering us their freight loads to our truck base. They’ve realized that by proposing their freight loads to our Owner Operators base they receive professional service and more importantly they avoid putting their loads on load boards

What is the freight booking process?

Once we have all your paperwork and our Truck Dispatcher understands your freight needs, then he/she will begin searching for loads. They will present you with the best loads options and discuss lane,rate, weight, type of freight being carried, single or multiple pick/drop, and other pertinent load information. If you decline the load we will search for another one until you are satisfied. However, this back-and-forth process with a Carrier and Broker/Shipper can be very demanding and freight can be sold to another Carrier during this time-sensitive negotiating process. Our Truck Dispatchers always use professional judgment and are trained to find the best paying freight. We heavily emphasize to our clients to inform us beforehand as to what acceptable per mile rate they will be comfortable with to avoid freight being sold to another carrier during this process.

Once a load is booked, how will I know the load information?

Once a load is booked, all the involved parties will be emailed the original rate confirmation. Your assigned Truck Dispatcher will send a text or email with all the load information to the driver. Freight Girlz expects every client Carrier and Driver to have email and text messaging capability.

Can I reject a freight load you offered me?

Of course, you may not be interested in every freight load that our truck dispatchers find for you, and if there is a freight load that does not match your necessities, just say NO to us, plain and simple. Your truck dispatcher will keep on looking for a freight load that suits you, until he/she finds you one that you like. But keep in mind,if we commit for a freight to a broker/shipper/customer , if Driver will fall out on that freight , due to unfavorable situations , we might not get freight from them in future, brokers/customers conduct performance history checks and if Carrier has a low rating or no rating, we might get low freight rate or may be denied to get the load.

Some Brokers/ Customers require Driver’s tracking , after booking the load until delivery,What should we do in this situation?

We recommend Driver should have a smart phone for macropoint or similar Tracking App, and ELD Tracking with us , so Dispatcher can track Driver for any check call made by broker/ shipper/customer.

I prefer doing local runs. Can you keep me busy?

Yes! Local, long haul, regional, all 48 US states, anywhere, anytime, live loads,dedicated, drop and hook , weekends ,backhaul, FTL, Expedited, Intermodal drayage, etc. In addition to that, these equipment types: dry vans, reefers, flatbeds, stepdecks, power only and much more.

How does my company receive payment for hauling freight?

We simply provide a cost effective service to motor carrier companies interested in outsourcing their truck dispatching needs. Once you delivered the freight with clean BOL’s, payment can be expected either through (a) the broker/shipper or (b) your factoring company if utilizing one. Your driver will be responsible for having all the necessary paperwork send it to us as soon he will deliver and send signed BOL and other related documents ,in order to properly invoice the broker/shipper and/or factoring company. We never become involved in a Carrier’s billing procedures in accepting the payments.

What is a factoring company and how can my company benefit from utilizing one?

A factoring company purchases a carrier’s receivable at discounted rates, usually from 2%-3% of the gross paying load, essentially advancing payment for that load . Generally, a carrier utilizing a factoring company, should see payment directly deposited into their bank account within 24-48 hours upon completion of the load. A carrier utilizes a factoring company’s service due to the carrier’s high costs involved with operating a trucking company and lack of liquidity. Routine costs that carriers are burden with are Driver and staff payrolls, fuel, insurance, truck payments, maintenance and breakdowns etc.
Unless a carrier has a strong balance sheet or working capital, we strongly recommended carrier’s utilize this service and we can assist your company in becoming acquainted with a reputable factoring company.

How will I know the payment terms and conditions of the broker/shipper my company hauled freight for?

Generally, the rate confirmation will reflect all payment terms and conditions, but if requested, we will send you the broker’s/shipper’s set-up contract. A broker’s/shipper’s contract thoroughly describes their payment terms and conditions.

Does Freight Girlz offer fuel advances for the freight being carried?

No. Those concerns need to be addressed with the broker/shipper and/or a carrier’s factoring company. We can just ask them on your behalf , but they will deal with you directly. If you choose to use our factoring partner you will receive a fuel discount card offering significant savings.

How often payment must be submitted to Freight Girlz for services rendered?

Unless other arrangements have been established, payment must be submitted on a weekly basis. The DISPATCH FEES ONLY will be billed on Fridays for the current week’s delivered loads. An electronic invoice will be emaliled to the email address originally submitted with Carrier Agreement packet. Payment can be made with a credit/debit card or ACH Bank Draft ( our fees for each truck is usually around 6% to 10% for each load dispatched). Subject to change with emailed notice!

If detention occurs on a load, will Freight Girlz assist me in negotiating detention rates?

Once a load is booked, unless cancelled due to the broker/shipper (our terms and conditions are stated in our agreement), Freight Girlz service has been provided. The Carrier can engage us as representative to negotiate detention rates at the greater of $40 or more and you get to keep the dentention! It is important to remember that detention is paid at the grace of the broker/shipper and in no case is absolute.

How Truck order Not Used ( TONU ) will work ?

Once a load is booked, unless cancelled due to the broker/shipper (our terms and conditions are stated in our contract), It varies on every situation from $100 -$300 , we will try not to let this happen , but some circumstances we cannot have control on . we charge 10% of that TONU payment amount.

Do you offer other Services and Pricing page lists website services. What kind of website services does DSI or their referral partner offer?

Generally speaking, in today’s marketplace, the very first thing people do is search the internet for what ever they need, and freight services is no exception. Freight Girlz understands this, and wants to help owner operators/transportation companies get their name out there! We want you to be a very successful business. Our Partner’s website services include targeting and registering the ideal domain name for your business, develop your company’s website, and offer search engine optimization services for a very competitive price. Don’t loose the good freight because companies can’t find you, call today!

How do I send a rate confimation to Frieght Girlz?

Simply email to or fax to +1 (737) 400-5623

Trailer Interchange Limit Requirements

The average limit for trailer interchange coverage is between $20,000 and $30,000, with a deductible of $1,000. To select the right limit, you’ll need to know the trailer’s actual cash value. The insurance company will only pay out the value of the trailer in the event of a total loss, not the policy maximum. So over-insuring a trailer will only waste money. On the other hand, under-insuring can lead to high out-of-pocket expenses if the trailer is damaged beyond the policy limits.

What Does Trailer Interchange Insurance Cover?

Trailer Interchange covers trailers you use. Trailer interchange physical damage insurance covers trailers during loading and unloading. It covers trailers from wrecks, fire, theft, vandalism, and any other physical damage. Many shippers and motor carriers require you to have trailer exchange insurance if you want to do business with them.

Is Freight Girlz Insured?

Yes Freight Girlz is insured by CFC Underwriting Limited / Lloyd's America, Inc. Policy number PSJ0020430086 Professional Liability Errors and Omissions Aggregate Limit of liability: USD 1,000,000 You won't find many dispatchers who are insured.

Common Industry Terms


A bill of lading is a binding contract that serves three main purposes: a receipt for the goods delivered to the transportation provider for shipment; a definition or description of the goods; and evidence of title to the relative goods, if "negotiable".

What is a COMMODITY?

Any goods which are shipped.

What is a CONSIGNEE?

The party which receives the goods in a freight shipment. Sometimes referred to as the receiver.


Penalty fee for delaying the carrier’s equipment beyond the allotted time. Typical allotted time is 2 hours for loading and 2 hours for unloading a full truckload.

What is FREIGHT?

Any product being transported.


A freight broker is an independent contractor paid to arrange freight transportation. Unlike asset-based carriers, freight brokers have much more available capacity since they are not restricted to certain set of available assets.

What is a LIFT GATE?

A lift gate is a mechanical device attached to the back of a truck so that a heavy object can be lifted to or

What is a PALLET JACK?

A pallet jack is a tool used to lift and move pallets.

What is a SHIPPER?

The party which sends or ships goods in a freight shipment.

What is TONU?

Acronym standing for, “Truck Ordered, Not Used.” This fee is a cancellation charge for ordering a truck and then cancelling the order.

Trailer Types


Sometimes this trailer is called a "van" or "box trailer". They are used for the transport of freight that must be kept dry. They are normally loaded from the rear by forklifts or pallet jacks. It is available in 48' or 53' lengths with the latter being the more common. The weight limit is generally 44,000 lbs for these trailers.


An open truck bed or trailer used to carry objects such as heavy machinery, steel, lumber, building products, etc. Flatbeds utilize numerous securement devices including chains, straps and binders along with various lengths of tarps for weather protection of the transported products. There are a few flatbed subtypes, such as lowboy and drop-deck trailers. Flatbed trailers can haul 44,000 to 48,000 lbs.


Unlike a standard flatbed trailer, this kind of trailer can carry taller cargo that would normally violate height restrictions on another trailer. Thanks to the lowboy trailer, abnormally high cargo can still be transported without having to find special routes


An insulated truck equipped and used as a refrigerator to transport fresh, perishable, or frozen products. The refrigerated and temperature-controlled logistics sector continues to evolve to meet the diverse palette of food manufacturers and distributors and their requirements.


These trailers are also referred to as a "single drop" or "drop deck" trailers. They are used to haul many of the same types of freight as a flatbed. The advantage is that this trailer can haul a higher load without having to buy permits for the load. Most trailers are 48' long. It is also available in a 53' length. The upper deck is usually either 10' or 11' long. The step deck can transport 44,000 to 45,000 lbs.

Modes of Transportation


Shipments which require the use of a full trailer.


Shipments which do not require use of the entire trailer. These shipments can be combined with other shipments resulting in reduced costs to ship freight. This method is typically associated with partial shipments which exceed 12 linear feet. For partial truckloads less than 12 linear feet, see LTL.


Palletized shipments which utilize 12 linear feet or less. LTL shipments are typically performed by national or regional LTL carriers who have built hub and spoke models designed to efficiently move smaller freight shipments.


The use of two modes (truck and train) to complete a single long-distance movement of freight. The freight is typically loaded in a standard dry van which is pulled by a truck. The truck takes the freight to the nearest rail yard (ramp) so the trailer can be loaded onto a train for transit. The trailer is removed from the train once it arrives at a rail yard near the final destination. Finally, trailer is hooked back up to a truck, which will deliver the goods to the final destination. This mode of transportation can offer significant cost savings on long haul shipments.

Cargo Securement Glossary

Cargo Securement Glossary

• Aggregate working load limit — The summation of the working load limits or restraining capacity of all devices used to secure an article on a vehicle.
• Anchor point — Part of the structure, fitting, or attachment on a vehicle or cargo to which a tiedown is attached.
• Article of cargo — A unit of cargo, other than a liquid, gas, or aggregate that lacks physical structure (e.g. grain, gravel, etc.), including articles grouped together so that they can be handled as a single unit or unitized by wrapping, strapping, banding, or edge protection device(s).
• Banding — A strip of material that may be used to unitize articles and is tensioned and clamped or crimped back upon itself (same as “Strapping”).
• Bell pipe concrete — Pipe whose flanged end is of larger diameter than its barrel.
• Binder — A device used to tension a tiedown or combination of tiedowns.
• Blocking — A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against or around an article to prevent horizontal movement of the article.
• Bolster — A transverse load bearing structural component, particularly a part of a log bunk.
• Boulder — A large piece of natural rock that may be rounded if it has been exposed to weather and water, or is rough if it has been quarried.
• Bracing — A structure, device, or another substantial article placed against an article to prevent it from tipping that may also prevent it from shifting.
• Bulkhead — A vertical barrier across a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.
• Bundle — A group of articles that has been unitized for securement as a single article.
• Bunk — A horizontal bolster fitted with a stake at each end that together supports and contains a stack of logs, and is installed transversely.
• Cab shield — A vertical barrier placed directly behind the cab of a tractor to protect the cab in the event cargo should shift forward.
• Cargo — All articles or material carried by a vehicle, including those used in operation of the vehicle.
• Chock — A tapered or wedge-shaped piece used to secure round articles against rolling.
• Cleat — A short piece of material, usually wood, nailed to the deck to reinforce blocking.
• Coil bunk — A device that keeps timbers supporting a metal coil in place. Contained — Cargo is contained if it fills a sided vehicle, and every article is in contact with or sufficiently close to a wall or other articles so that it cannot shift or tip if those other articles are also unable to shift or tip.
• Container chassis — A semitrailer of skeleton construction limited to a bottom frame, one or more axles, specially built and fitted with locking devices for the transport of cargo containers, so that when the chassis and container are assembled, the units serve the same function as an over-the-road trailer.
• Container chassis vehicle — A vehicle especially built and fitted with locking devices for the transport of intermodal containers.
• Cradle — A device or structure that holds a circular article to prevent it from rolling.
• Crib-type log trailer — Means a trailer equipped with stakes, bunks, a front-end structure, and a rear structure to restrain logs. The stakes prevent movement of the logs from side to side on the vehicle while the front-end and rear structures prevent movement of the logs from front to back on the vehicle.
• Crosswise — Same as “Lateral”.
• Crown — The rounded profile of the top of a stack of logs, when viewed from the ends of the stack.
• Cut-to-length logs — Included in shortwood.
• Deck — The load carrying area (floor or bed) of a truck, trailer, or intermodal container.
• Direct tiedown — A tiedown that is intended to provide direct resistance to potential shift of an article. One end of a direct tiedown is attached to the cargo itself.
• Dunnage — All loose materials used to support and protect cargo.
• Dunnage bag — An inflatable bag intended to fill otherwise empty space between articles of cargo, or between articles of cargo and the wall of the vehicle.
• Edge protector — A device placed on the exposed edge of an article to distribute tiedown forces over a larger area of cargo than the tiedown itself, to protect the tiedown and/or cargo from damage, and to allow the tiedown to slide freely when being tensioned.
• Eye (of a cylindrical object) — The hole through the center of the article.
• Flatbed vehicle — A vehicle with a deck but no permanent sides.
• Frame vehicle — A vehicle with skeletal structure fitted with one or more bunk units for transporting logs. A bunk unit consists of a front bunk and a rear bunk that together cradle logs. The bunks are welded, gusseted, or otherwise firmly fastened to the vehicle’s main beams, and are an integral part of the vehicle.
• Friction mat — A device placed between the deck of a vehicle and cargo or between articles of cargo, intended to provide greater friction than exists naturally between these surfaces.
• g — The acceleration due to gravity, 32.2 ft/sec2 (9.823 m/sec2).
• Headboard — A vertical barrier across the front of the deck of a vehicle to prevent forward movement of cargo.
• Hook-lift container — A specialized container, primarily used to contain and transport materials in the waste, recycling, construction/demolition, and scrap industries, which are used in conjunction with specialized vehicles, in which the container is loaded and unloaded onto a tilt frame body by an articulating hook-arm.
• Indirect tiedown — A tiedown whose tension is intended to increase the pressure of an article or stack of articles on the deck of the vehicle.
• Integral locking device — A device that is purposely designed and used to restrain an article of cargo on a vehicle by connecting and locking attachment point(s) on the article to anchor point(s) on the vehicle.
• Integral securement system — A feature of roll-on/roll-off containers and hook-lift containers and their related transport vehicles in which compatible front and rear hold-down devices are mated to provide securement of the complete vehicle and its cargo.
• Intermodal container — A reusable, transportable enclosure that is specially designed with integral locking devices that secure it to a container chassis trailer to facilitate the efficient and bulk shipping and transfer of goods by, or between various modes of transport, such as highway, rail, sea, and air.
• Lateral — Sideways, transverse, crosswise, or across a vehicle.
• Lengthwise — Same as “Longitudinal.”
• Lift — A tier of dressed timber, steel, or other materials.
• Load binder — A binder incorporating an overcenter locking action.
• Load capacity — The weight of cargo that a vehicle can carry when loaded to its allowable gross vehicle weight in a particular jurisdiction.
• Logs — Include all natural wood that retains the original shape of the bole of the tree, whether raw, partially, or fully processed. Raw logs include all tree species with bark that have been harvested and may have been trimmed or cut to some length. Partially processed logs that have been fully or partially debarked or further reduced in length. Fully processed logs include utility poles, treated poles, and log cabin building components.
• Longitudinal — Lengthwise or along the length of a vehicle.
• Longwood — All logs, including utility poles, that are not shortwood and are over 16 feet (4.9 m) long. Such logs are usually described as long logs or treelength.
• Metal coil — (U.S. only) An article of cargo comprised of elements, mixtures, compounds, or alloys commonly known as metal, metal foil, metal leaf, forged metal, stamped metal, metal wire, metal rod, or metal chain that are packaged as a roll, coil, spool, wind, or wrap, including plastic or rubber coated electrical wire and communications cable.
• Pallet — A platform or tray on which cargo is placed so that it can be handled as an article (same as “Skid”).
• Pole Trailer — A trailer whose body consists simply of a drawbar by which the trailer is drawn.
• Rail vehicle — A vehicle whose skeletal structure is fitted with stakes at the front and rear to contain logs loaded crosswise.
• Restrained — An article that is not contained, but is prevented from tipping or shifting.
• Rub rail — A rail along the side of a vehicle that protects the side of the vehicle from impacts. Secured — Contained or restrained.
• Securing device — Any device specifically manufactured as a means to attach or secure cargo to a vehicle or trailer.
• Shackle — A U-shaped metal coupling link closed by a bolt.
• Shift — A change in the longitudinal or lateral position or orientation of an article.
• Shoring bar — A structural section placed transversely between the walls of a vehicle to prevent cargo from tipping or shifting.
• Shortwood — All logs typically up to 16 feet (4.9 m) long. Such logs are often described as cut-up logs, cut-to-length logs, bolts, or pulpwood. Shortwood may be loaded lengthwise or crosswise, though that loaded crosswise is usually no more than 102 inches (2.6 m) long.
• Sided vehicle — A vehicle whose cargo compartment is enclosed on all four sides by walls of sufficient strength to contain cargo, where the walls may include latched openings for loading and unloading, and includes vans and dump bodies, and includes a sided intermodal container carried by a vehicle.
• Skid — A platform or tray on which cargo is placed so that it can be handled as an article (same as “Pallet”).
• Spacer — Material placed beneath an article or between tiers of articles.
• Stack — A single column of articles placed one above another.
• Stack of logs — Logs aligned parallel and heaped one upon others.
• Stake — A member mounted close to vertical on a vehicle frame or as part of a bunk that serves to immobilize cargo placed against it (same as “Standard”).
• Stake pocket — A female housing fixed to the side or ends of a vehicle to receive a stake or peg, and may also be used as an anchor point.
• Standard — A member mounted close to vertical on a vehicle frame or as part of a bunk that serves to immobilize cargo placed against it (same as “Stake”).
• Strapping — A strip of material that may be used to unitize articles and is tensioned and clamped or crimped back upon itself (same as “Banding”).
• Tarpaulin (tarp) — A waterproof sheet used to cover cargo.
• Tension device — A device used to produce tension in a tiedown.
• Tiedown — A combination of securing devices which form an assembly that attaches cargo to, or restrains cargo on, a vehicle or trailer, and is attached to anchor point(s).
• Tiedown assembly — A combination of a tiedown with one or more tension devices that secures cargo to the vehicle on which it is being carried.
• Tier — Layer of articles that are stacked one upon another.
• Tip — An article falls over.
• Track — A set of plates on a tractor wheel that provide mobility for a tracked vehicle.
• Tractor-pole trailer — A vehicle that carries logs lengthwise so that they form the body of the vehicle. The logs are supported by a bunk located on the rear of the tractor and another bunk on the skeletal trailer. The bunks may rotate about a vertical axis, and the trailer may have a fixed, scoping, or cabled reach, or other mechanical freedom, to allow it to turn.
• Transverse — Same as “Lateral.”
• Twist lock — A device designed to support and fasten one corner of an intermodal container to a container chassis vehicle.
• Unitized load — A number of articles grouped together with sufficient structural integrity that they can be handled, transported, and secured as a single article.
• Vehicle — A truck, truck tractor, trailer, or semitrailer individually or in combination.
• Void filler — Material used to fill a void between articles of cargo and the structure of the vehicle that has sufficient strength to prevent movement of the articles of cargo.
• Wedge — Tapered piece of material, thick at one end and thin at the other.
• Well — The depression formed between two cylindrical articles when they are laid with their eyes horizontal and parallel against each other.
• Winch — A device for tensioning a webbing or wire rope tiedown that is fitted with means to lock the initial tension.
• Working load limit (WLL) — The maximum load that may be applied to a component of a cargo securement system during normal service, usually assigned by the manufacturer of the component.

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