Industry Terms

  • Drayage: shipping freight in short hauls from the port to its destination.
  • Intermodal Trucking: transportating freight using multiple modes of transportation without handling the freight itself.
  • Transloading: transferring freight from one mode of transporation to another.
  • Warehouseing: storing freight that will be distrubuted later.
  • Drop and Hook: driver delivers the freight to the final delivery location to drop off the trailer and pick up a new one.
  • Chassis: an assembly of essential parts of the trck to be ready for operation on the road.


  • Port of New York and New Jersey: the port district for the New York/Newark metropolitan area that encompasses a 25 mile radius.


  • New Jersey Legislative Bill S4204: the new law would enforce employers in New Jersey use the “ABC” test to determine whether a driver should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor.