[Tagging] Truckage company
Jerry Clough - OSM
sk53_osm at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Oct 21 15:51:50 UTC 2014
As Dudley said, "Haulage contractor" is standard British-English for firms (and individuals) who own and operate Heavy Goods Vehicles (over 3.5 t IIRC) to transport a whole range of loads. As others have said logistics is about the whole chain of processes rather than specifically individual movements.
A more generic term might be "road freight".
On Thursday, 9 October 2014, 23:35, johnw <johnw at mac.com> wrote:
>Distribution logistics is the *planning* of moving goods from a factory to the customer - the post office isn't a logistics company. Fedex or UPS, wich will pick up, store, warehouse, and ship another company's goods as they request them to be shipped to the customer for them is a Distribution Logistics company. - they plan it (to guarantee delivery) and move it all too.
>It seems that Haulage is like for ore transport or bulk goods - not something you'd do with a truck on the highway.
>I think it is something commonly described as a logistics company.
>Courrier just delivers a package for a to b for a fee, like a local or regional delivery company.
>logistics=Trucking to pick up the remainder, as there are a myriad of special delivery places - piano movers, livestock delivery, boat movers, for example.
missed a couple:
logistics would also cover the intermodal companies - moving shipping containers from boat to train to truck, as well as moving companies (people who move your house contents to another house) and storage/delivery companies.
logistics=yard [for freight yards]
logistics=warehouse [for the gigantic warehouses they use]
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