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Resources

Glossary

  • 3D Optimizer

    Champion’s proprietary algorithm for minimizing the use of trailer space for any given set of pallets, even with varying dimensions.

  • BOL

    A Bill Of Lading is a legal document between the shipper of goods and the carrier detailing the type, quantity and destination of the goods being carried.

  • Distribution

    In this context we refer to the intake of a bulk shipment of goods, breakdown of that original shipment,  and then delivery of specific quantities to the correct destinations.

  • EDI

    Electronic Data Interchange is a set of standardized formats for communicating information automatically between multiple computer systems.

  • Expedited service

    Normally utilizes two drivers in the truck cab for the majority of a trip. This allows the drivers to switch when one driver’s hours of service are expired, and keep the truck rolling.

  • Flatbed

    Trailer without walls or roof utilised for large pieces to be shipped, or loading/unloading limitations. Variations of this equipment may have removable sides or roofing (rack and tarp, roll tite, or curtainside)

  • Full Load

    A shipment utilizes the entirety of the trailer. Can also be used for LTL shipments to expedite delivery.

  • Full-Truckload

    A shipment utilizes the entirety of the trailer. Can also be used for LTL shipments to expedite delivery.

  • Hours of Service

    Each driver is limited by law as to the number of hours they can work each day, and week.

  • Inbound Receiving

    Normally refers to the process of receiving containers of manufactured goods from overseas. The process may include palletizing, quality checks, documenting/labeling, and putting away in a warehouse.

  • Intermodal

    The transportation of freight using multiple modes of transportation. Example: Picked up by truck, Placed on a rail container, moved to destination city by a rail line, and delivered by truck

  • Less-Than-Truckload

    Normally applies to shipment of 1 to 6 pallets, but can refer to any quantity less than a Full Load.

  • LTL

    Less-Than-Truckload – Normally applies to shipment of 1 to 6 pallets, but can refer to any quantity less than a Full Load.

  • POD

    Proof of Delivery – a document signed by the receiver serving as legal confirmation of delivery. Any damages or shortages to the shipment would be noted by the receiver at the time the shipment is delivered.

  • Standard Road service

    Normally utilizes a single driver in the truck cab.

  • Step deck

    The deck of the trailer is lower to accommodate larger pieces to be shipped

  • Third party cargo insurance

    Carriers will often carry $100,000+ in cargo coverage. In the event of a claim where a carrier’s insurance coverage is insufficient, our policy will come into effect. Of course, this is all subject to the relevant insurance broker’s claims procedure.

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Champion Express - It's all about trust

It's all about trust.

Since opening in 1991, we have developed strong relationships with some of North America’s best and largest transport companies, enabling us to provide our customers with the very best services and value to satisfy your needs.

We ensure that every carrier and owner operator is screened prior to joining our vendor lists. We do all the screening, so that YOU can focus on other priorities.

Further, we are a licensed and insured company with $250,000* in additional third party cargo insurance coverage that is included when you ship with Champion Express

* Subject to terms of carriage.