Tachometer A device inside
the cab of a vehicle to show the engine RPM.
Tandem Axle (Tandems) Pair of axles and associated
suspension usually located close together.
Team (Driver Team) Team of two drivers who
alternative driving and resting.
TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) Standardized unit
for measuring container capacity on ships, railcars, etc.
TL (Truckload) The quantity of freight required to
fill a trailer; usually more than 10,000 pounds.
TL Carrier Trucking company which dedicates
trailers to a single shipper's cargo, as opposed to an LTL (Less Than Truckload)
carrier which transports the consolidated cargo of several shippers and makes
Tractor Truck designed primarily to pull a
semitrailer by means of a fifth wheel mounted over the rear axle(s). Sometimes
called a truck tractor or highway tractor to differentiate from it from a farm
Tri-Axle Truck, tractor or trailer with three axles
grouped together at the rear.
Tridem Group of three axles on a truck, tractor or
trailer. Tridems are most common on European semi trailers.
Trip Leasing Leasing a company's vehicle to another
transportation provider for a single trip.
Trip Recorder (On-Board Computer) Cab-mounted
device which electronically or mechanically records data such as truck speed,
rpm, idle time and other information useful to trucking management.
Truck Vehicle which carries cargo in a body mounted
to its chassis, rather than on a trailer towed by the vehicle.