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Re: CODES - Terminals, Origins, destinations, acronyms.
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2011, 05:54:57 AM »
John -

Ah! This one pure genius: STC= Said To Contain

The carriers just love this one, as it is effectively a release from any involvement
in knowledge about what is in the box! Sly and seasoned guys on the trucks know
to use "STC" in preparing enroute BOL documents. Just about any carriers where
I worked were quite aware of benefits of use of the term...

........................Vern......................

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Re: CODES - Terminals, Origins, destinations, acronyms.
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2011, 05:54:57 AM »

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Re: CODES - Terminals, Origins, destinations, acronyms.
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2011, 05:59:41 AM »
Shorthand:

1 SWP/STC 150 ctns.

If the shipment is tendered as a carton count all cartons need labels, if tendered as pallet count only SWPs need labels and cartons on the SWPs don't need counting.

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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2011, 09:47:15 AM »
Delivery receipt: P.O.D. = Proof of Delivery.

Ah, the old POD. I used to have look up several POD's a week when worked for Midlantic back in the 80's. They were mostly for the old Drackett account (Windex, Drano, etc. before S.C. Johnson bought them).

They were usually always cut-and-dry, no exceptions.

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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2011, 01:34:03 AM »
In the day to day operation a typical example of using "DR" would be like the following, oh these instruction were given me last week:

"Jim, after dropping and spotting your triples at Amazon hook an MTY and use it for your pickup. Also, please check the drivers room for 'DRs' and bring them back"

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2011, 02:15:38 AM »
String = hook a set of trailers.

Example: "Stirng these three trailers, 129853, 200432 and 131200 for the next schedule east."

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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2011, 04:13:54 AM »

Ah! This one pure genius: STC= Said To Contain


Here in Tasmania, and possibly the rest of Australia, If I take an FTL to the DC and get the POD it sometimes says STC which is shorthand for 'Subject to check' ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2011, 06:32:46 PM »
LOL
Alls well till they give U A

D.C.M.

LOL
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2011, 06:56:54 PM »
Delivery receipt: P.O.D. = Proof of Delivery.

SLC = Shipper's load and Count.

And with some shippers that I dealt with, SLC was only SLC as long as nothing was short or damaged at delivery.  If anything was wrong, they'd say "File a claim with your carrier".

The food industry is notorious for this practice.
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2013, 05:01:36 PM »
heres a few of our terminals and destinationa @ consolidated freightways   cgi .chicago hmy hammond in marshslling yard rfo richfield oh rmy   richfield oh marshalling yard ako akron oh  mlc mira loma ca slc salt lake ut okc oklahoma city ok fri freemont ind col columbus oh    anyone remember any more ?

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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 05:37:10 PM »
New Orleans was  NOLA at Bekins but most destinations were only 2 or three letters--SF San Francisco--LA for Los Angeles---FR Fresno-SD San Diego-LV Las Vegas --PHX Phoenix-TUC-Tucson--ELP Elpaso--AQ Albuquerque--DE Denver and so on.   Probably wouldn't work any more but  furniture movers frequently used the term MSG --marked scratched gouged when inventorying a shipment and PBO was a term used for containers packed by owner.   At Dealers Transit since transported used vehicles usually lacked a registration the serial number was a must. Finding the serial number on some trailers could be a challenge as there would be several layers of paint on the builder plate on a well traveled unit.  Sometimes we found it engraved on the frame. On an oversize load it was important to verify the dimensions as shippers either  by design or accident tried to shrink the shipment to get a lower rate. 

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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2013, 05:43:27 PM »
heres a few of our terminals and destinationa @ consolidated freightways   cgi .chicago hmy hammond in marshslling yard rfo richfield oh rmy   richfield oh marshalling yard ako akron oh  mlc mira loma ca slc salt lake ut okc oklahoma city ok fri freemont ind col columbus oh    anyone remember any more ?

I remember PHL was Philly.  I'm not entirely sure, but I think Pittsburgh was PIT (makes logical sense anyway  :P).
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2013, 07:47:42 AM »
At Conway all are terminals start with x, Plattsburgh is xpl, Albany is xab, newburgh is xnw.

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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2013, 09:15:32 AM »
When I worked for CP Rail, we used the following:

Smiths Falls terminal - MF 2666

Chalk River - RV 4000

Montreal - 2320

Toronto - 3173

Every city / town has a code used for the name, I just can't remember the rest! The lower numbers started in the east and went higher, the further west you went.

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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2014, 11:09:39 AM »
our terminal in rochester ny was rer-121-yellow freight before the merge.i remember cf s was rcr

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Re: CODES - Terminals, Origins, destinations, acronyms.
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2014, 04:15:41 AM »
Here's a few more from the old YELLOW days
Ind Indianapolis, Bow Bowling Green ky, MIA Miami FL, OKC, NSH Nashville TN, KCM Kanasas city, JMI Jackson Mississippi, CGB Chicago, Buf buffalo ny, MBK Maybrook Ny I know a lot more but I am sure nobody cares much lol. Funny how you don't forget those things now it's all numbers which I only know a few of the actual codes 324, 611, 356, 347 it used to be much easier. If I had a skid going to cinncinnati I would put it on CIN now I think it's 226 it's a lot easier to mess up then if you use a 3 letter code. Hey but what do I know I am just the guy loading the trailers all night.

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