Glossary

A list of important freight terms and definitions

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Limited Access

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Alcohol Fees

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Hazmat Service

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Residential Service

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Tolls

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Tri-Axle Fee

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Proof of Delivery (POD)

The ins and outs of delivery confirmation.
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Overweight Fee

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Pickup/Delivery Address Change

Mistakes happen and things change. We're flexible. Here's how you can change your pickup or delivery address depending on shipment method.
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Stop Off

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Pre-Pull

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Split Chassis

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Chassis Fee

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Cancellation Fee

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In-Network Delivery Zones

Learn about Mothership's in-network delivery zones. These areas qualify for pallets starting at $49, free liftgate & same-day service.
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Bill of Lading (BOL or B/L)

Everything you need to know about this important document.
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CFS Fee

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Trade Show Fee

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Driver Assistance

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In-Network Shipment Service & Pricing Options

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Rebills

What rebills are, and how to avoid them.
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Out-of-Network Shipping Service Options & Pricing Tiers

How to get your long-haul freight delivered exactly the way you want it.
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Blind Shipment

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Bobtail Fee

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Mothership Shipment ID

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Bulk Cargo

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Carrier

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Cartage

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Consolidation

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Delivery Attempt

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Deconsolidation

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Pickup Attempt

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Delivery Labor Fee

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Double Stacking

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Delivery Order (D.O.)

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Drayage

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Drop And Hook

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Dry Run

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Full Truckload (FTL)

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Dedicated Truck

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Inside Service

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Less Than Truckload (LTL) Shipping

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Liftgate

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Pallet

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Pallet Space

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Power of Attorney (POA)

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Transit Day

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Storage Charge

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Truck Waiting Fee

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