Establishments providing local general freight trucking. General freight trucking establishments handle a wide variety of commodities, generally palletized and transported in a container or van trailer. Local general freight trucking establishments usually provide trucking within a metropolitan area which may cross state lines. Generally the trips are same-day return.
Establishments providing local or long-distance trucking of used household, used institutional, or used commercial furniture and equipment. Incidental packing and storage activities are often provided by these establishments.
Establishments providing local, specialized trucking. Local trucking establishments provide trucking within a metropolitan area that may cross state lines. Generally the trips are same-day return. Illustrative Examples: Local agricultural products trucking Local dump trucking (e.g., gravel, sand, top-soil) Local boat hauling Local livestock trucking Local bulk liquids trucking
Establishments providing long-distance general freight truckload (TL) trucking. These long-distance general freight truckload carrier establishments provide full truck movement of freight from origin to destination. The shipment of freight on a truck is characterized as a full single load not combined with other shipments.
Establishments providing long-distance specialized trucking. These establishments provide trucking between metropolitan areas that may cross North American country borders. Illustrative Examples: Long-distance automobile carrier trucking Long-distance refrigerated product trucking Long-distance bulk liquid trucking Long-distance trucking of waste Long-distance hazardous material trucking
Establishments providing long-distance, general freight, less than truckload (LTL) trucking. LTL carriage is characterized as multiple shipments combined onto a single truck for multiple deliveries within a network. These establishments are generally characterized by the following network activities: local pick-up, local sorting and terminal operations, line-haul, destination sorting and terminal operations, and local delivery.