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Products used mainly in the building and construction industry including sand, stone, gravel.


An organic by-product of the wastewater treatment process.

Brokerage Services

Providing logistical and operational assistance with the transport of goods for export, import or intra-country transportation.

B-train trailers

Are two trailers connected by a fifth wheel. Both the lead and the second (pup) trailer are 28’ in length and can have a  maximum payload of 92,000 lbs.

Cartage Services

Providing assistance with the movement of goods by supplying the driver and vehicle to complete the task.

Container stuffing

Loading products into cargo containers in preparation for shipment via rail, sea or over the road transportation.

Container de-stuffing

Unloading of a cargo container; usually an overseas shipment.


Entails unloading materials from a trailer or rail car and loading it onto other trailers or modes of product transportation with little or no storage in-between.

C-TPAT Clearance

The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program was designed to enhance heightened trade security post 9/11.

Dry bulk

Dry flowables requiring Pneumatic delivery including lime, cement, carbon.


Is supplied to participants of the Free and Secure Trade program whose main goal is to ensure the safe and secure commercial shipment of products across the Canada / United States border.


The transfer of product to another transportation provider servicing a different geographical market than the current transporter can or the trailer being utilized is not legislated for use in the destination market. An Ontario to United States example, is the transfer of product from a multi-axle trailer to tandem trailers for a number of United States based destinations.


A silicate material that can be used for their abrasive properties. Often used in the industrial and commercial industries for water jet cutting, abrasive blasting and water filtration.

Just in Time (JIT)

An inventory practice where costs are minimized and ROI maximized by not storing large amounts of inventory to support a manufacturing or other production related practice.

Less than a Truckload (LTL)

Entails the transportation of relatively small amounts of product. Could be as small as 1 skid of product.

Liquid bulk

Liquid flowables including chemicals, sludges, and food grade products.

Live bottom trailers

These trailers have a conveyor belt at the bottom of the trailer that pushes materials out the back.

Multi-axle trailers

4, 5, 6, & 7 axle trailer configurations. Multiple axle trailer configurations allow the trailer to legally carry more weight.


Non-Agricultural Source Material Plan that is utilized to manage the biosolids application process on a particular farmers field.

PIP Recognized

Partners in Protection Program was initiated by the Canadian Government to enhance border security.

Pony pups

Is a small “pup” trailer that is pulled by a dump truck. It is used to haul heavy weights.

Quad trailer

4-axle trailer that allows for heavy haul work. Has an 88,000lbs payload capacity.

Tandem trailer

Includes a tractor pulling a trailer with two axles. This configuration has a 50,000 payload capacity and is primarily used for the shipments to and within the United States. These trailers can be open deck, rack and tarp or roll-tite.


Stands for Transportation Worker Identification Credential. It is utilized to manage those workers that have access to the maritime transportation system.

Van trailer

Is a trailer that is enclosed for transporting a variety of goods. Also known as a “dry box” trailer.

Walking floor trailers

These trailers have a moving floor that pushes materials to the back of the trailer.