This glossary is intended to provide clear, concise definitions of some important terms used in the shipping industry.
Midwest employs agents within our direct service area.
E.G. The terminal for Denver has an alpha code of DEN; the terminal for Minneapolis/St.Paul has an alpha code of MSP.
Breakbulk. A terminal connection between the origin terminal and the destination terminal.
Consignee. The Consignee is the party to whom a shiment is being delivered.
CWT. Stands for hundredweight; 'C' being the roman numeral for '100,' and 'wt' being an abbreviation for 'weight'.
This term is usually used pertaining to shipments. E.G. a charge being applied per cwt, would be the charge multiplied per hundred pounds.
Midwest Motor Express contracts with a number of interlines to expand delivery potential to areas all over the world.
Midwest has six major interline partners within the United States:
I.E. A Shipper with lots of freight can ship via FTL prior to distributing with LTL to save money.
Linehaul. Any shipment of freight transported directly between two terminals.
Midwest Motor Express, Inc. is a leader in LTL service.
A PRO number is issued for all Midwest shipments.
This number can be found on the Bill of Lading for the shipment.
The Shipper is most often the party responsible for making arrangements for the shipment.
This includes arranging shipments, tracking shipments and paying for shipments.