Freight Glossary

Visual glossary of freight

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  • Hazmat / Hazardous Goods: Hazmat / Hazardous Goods are goods that require special handling and carrier expertise.
  • Highboy: Highboy is another term for a flatbed: A flat, open trailer designed for transporting larger and usually taller cargo than what could fit in a dry-van truck.
  • Hotshot Shipping: Hotshot shipping is a premium, expedited freight service where a dedicated truck is dispatched to handle a particular shipment, to meet a specific deadline.
  • Hourly trucking rate: The rate at which you can rent a truck with or without a driver from a truck rental company.

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