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  • Glossary of the American trucking industry


    Index of General Bill of lading Broker Bulk cargo Bulk freight Cargo Consignee Consignment Consignor Deadheading Electronic on-board recorder Float shifting Freight Hazardous materials Intermodal Just in time Log book Manifest Operating authority Oversize load Pallet Receiver Shipper Terminal Tractor Truck Stop Electrification Index of Driversand carriers Common carrier Company driver Contract carrier Dedicated route For-hire carrier Irregular route Less-than-truckload Long-haul Motor carrier Over-the-road Owner-operator Private carrier Regional route Regular route Team drivers Index of Vehicles Big rig Big truck Bobtail Bob truck Box truck Cab over Combination vehicle Conventional truck Day cab Dump truck Eighteen-wheeler Semi-truck Straight truck Tractor-trailer Index of Vehicle parts Baffle Bulkhead Bunk Cab Cabin Cheater axle Engine brake Fifth wheel Glad hands Headache rack Jake brake Kingpin Landing gear Lift axle Retarder Sleeper berth Super single Tandem Tandem axle Tandem wheel Index of Trailers Auto transport Belly dump Bottom dump Bull wagon Car hauler Container Container skeletal carrier Covered wagon Curtainside Deep-drop van Double decker Dropdeck Dry bulk...

  • Food irradiation


    Cobalt-60 irradiation facility is used to test irradiation as a tool to ensure food safety. The international Radura logo, used to show a food has been treated with ionizing radiation. A portable, trailer-mounted food irradiation machine, circa 1968Food irradiation is the process of exposing food and food packaging to ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation, such as from gamma rays, x-rays, or electron beams, is energy that can be transmitted without direct contact to the source of the energy (radiation) capable of freeing electrons from their atomic bonds (ionization) in the targeted food. The radiation can be emitted by a radioactive substance or generated electrically. This treatment is used to improve food safety by extending product shelf-life (preservation), reducing the risk of foodborne illness, delaying or eliminating sprouting or ripening, by sterilization of foods, and as a means of controlling insects and invasive pests. Food irradiation primarily extends the shelf-life of irradiated foods by effectively destroying organisms responsible for spoilage and foodborne illness and inhibiting sprouting.

  • Mobile catering


    A van selling waffles in Brussels, Belgium.Mobile catering is the business of selling prepared food from some sort of vehicle. It is a feature of urban culture in many countries. Mobile catering can be performed using food trucks, trailers, carts and food stands. Many types of foods may be prepared. Mobile catering is also used to provide food to people during times of emergency.

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