Auto Transport Glossary
ATA - American Trucking Association
Backhaul - The return trip of the vehicle
BBB - Better Business Bureau
DOT - Department of Transportation
BOL - Bill of Landing. This is the contract for your vehicle’s transportation and the receipt.
Binding Estimate – A binding estimate is a binding agreement that you make with your carrier. It decides the price of the vehicle shipping.
Enclosed Transport – Enclosed transports are available to transport vehicles and protect them from road grime and weather. While it is more expensive, it also offers much better protection for expensive vehicles.
FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Order for Service – See BOL (Bill of Landing)
SIT - Storage in transit