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Domestic Trucking Terminology

Like any industry, The logistics industry is full of its own terminology. To help you navigate, here is a cheat sheet.


Stat – dispatched to the closest driver and delivered non-stop to the destination
Hot Shot – picked up and delivered within 1.5 hours of your call
Direct – picked up and delivered within 2.5 hours of your call
Regular – picked up and delivered within 4 hours of your call
Same Day – ready at 8:30 a.m., and delivered by 5 p.m. the same day
Out of Town – dedicated delivery to any destination in Texas or the United States

Transport Options

Flatbed Trailers – trailers up to 40 ft. long for use in or out of the Houston area
Box Trucks – 16 to 24 ft. with lift gates, pallet jacks, etc.
Cargo Vans – Cargo vans for use in or out of the Houston area
18-Wheelers – Either less-than or a full truck load (LTL or FTL)

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