Logistics Lingo: Round Two
Monday, November 20, 2017
Just kidding. But it is time to refresh some of your vocabulary. Let’s talk about the terms dead-head, cross-dock and tramp.
Dead-head: No, we’re not talking about fans of a certain Grateful band…in fact, it is something way less interesting. If you hear the term dead-head, then it simply means that a truck driver may be hauling an empty trailer.
Cross-dock: Cross-docking refers to a specific process. In the transportation industry,
cross docking is the term used to explain the process when incoming materials are
unloaded from their transport and loaded directly onto the outbound vehicles. This means that the materials have little to no storage between transportation.
Tramp: Lady and the...oh wait. If you haven’t seen the movie, then you wouldn’t know that the dog in this cartoon is charming, wily and scruffy. In trucking, tramping describes a truck driver spending an extended stay in their truck.
Go-go juice: No, this is not the latest energy drink. Go-go juice is just another term for diesel fuel.
Happy happy: It’s gearing towards the end of the year so we wanted to throw in a little lingo for the holiday. Happy happy is simply a way of saying happy new year.
We hope the pop quiz was painless. Remember, keeping up with the vocabulary and occasionally refreshing your memory will keep you ready and on your toes.
Be sure to keep up with your maintenance and rest up when you need to. Keeping your mind, body and truck in tune so that your drives are the best they can be. From all of us at Gateway Logistics, stay safe!