Tmwsuite: Key Terms And Concepts

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Tmwsuite: Key Terms And Concepts - Quiz


This test is designed to verify that you have a good understanding of basic trucking and TMWSuite terminology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A physical location recorded on a trip. It is defined by an event type, as well as the date and time of that event.

    • A.

      Event

    • B.

      Trip segment

    • C.

      Stop

    • D.

      Route

    Correct Answer
    C. Stop
    Explanation
    A stop is a physical location recorded on a trip. It is defined by an event type, as well as the date and time of that event. This suggests that a stop refers to a specific point in a trip where the traveler has made a pause or break. It could be a designated stop along a route, such as a rest area or a bus stop, where the traveler gets off temporarily. The stop is recorded with information about the event type, date, and time to provide a detailed record of the trip.

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  • 2. 

    An activity that occurs at a stop location. It determines whether the stop is billable to the customer and/or payable to the resource assigned to the trip.

    • A.

      Trip segment

    • B.

      Event

    • C.

      Lane

    • D.

      Move

    Correct Answer
    B. Event
    Explanation
    The given description states that the activity occurs at a stop location and determines whether the stop is billable to the customer and/or payable to the resource assigned to the trip. Out of the options provided, "Event" seems to be the most suitable answer as it can represent an activity or occurrence happening at a specific location, which can determine the billing and payment aspects mentioned in the description.

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  • 3. 

    Company responsible for paying invoices for completed orders.

    • A.

      Pay To

    • B.

      SCAC

    • C.

      Bill To

    • D.

      Invoice Type

    Correct Answer
    C. Bill To
    Explanation
    The answer "Bill To" is the company responsible for paying invoices for completed orders. This term refers to the entity or individual that is billed for the products or services provided. They are typically the recipient of the invoice and are expected to make payment for the goods or services rendered.

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  • 4. 

    Select all options that are billable events.

    • A.

      LLD

    • B.

      LUL

    • C.

      HLT

    • D.

      BBT

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. LLD
    B. LUL
    Explanation
    The billable events are LLD and LUL. These events are likely to involve some sort of charge or payment. HLT and BBT are not mentioned or explained further, so it is unclear if they are billable events or not.

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  • 5. 

    Select all options that are non-billable events.

    • A.

      LLD

    • B.

      BMT

    • C.

      HLT

    • D.

      HPL

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. BMT
    C. HLT
    Explanation
    The options "BMT" and "HLT" are non-billable events because they do not involve any billing or invoicing. These events are not associated with any financial transactions or charges. On the other hand, "LLD" and "HPL" are not mentioned in the question and therefore their billable or non-billable status cannot be determined.

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  • 6. 

    Location where you set up new profiles for resources, companies, and Pay To's.

    • A.

      System Administration

    • B.

      Settlements

    • C.

      Label file

    • D.

      File Maintenance

    Correct Answer
    D. File Maintenance
    Explanation
    File Maintenance is the correct answer because it refers to the process of managing and updating files in a system. This includes creating new profiles for resources, companies, and Pay To's, as mentioned in the question. File Maintenance is typically performed by system administrators to ensure that the system's files are organized, up-to-date, and easily accessible.

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  • 7. 

    A record that contains all details about a specific company or resource.

    • A.

      Master data

    • B.

      Quick-add record

    • C.

      Scroll record

    • D.

      Profile

    Correct Answer
    D. Profile
    Explanation
    A profile is a record that contains all details about a specific company or resource. It typically includes information such as contact details, background, preferences, and other relevant data. Profiles are commonly used in various systems and databases to provide a comprehensive overview of a company or resource, allowing for easy access and management of information.

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  • 8. 

    Select the options that identify entities for which you must set up company profiles.

    • A.

      Bill To's

    • B.

      Carriers

    • C.

      Owner operators

    • D.

      Consignees

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Bill To's
    D. Consignees
    Explanation
    The entities for which you must set up company profiles are Bill To's and Consignees. This means that you need to create separate profiles for these entities in order to accurately manage and track their information and transactions. By setting up company profiles for Bill To's and Consignees, you can ensure that their specific details, such as billing and contact information, are properly recorded and easily accessible when needed. This helps to streamline communication and improve overall efficiency in managing these entities within the company's operations.

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  • 9. 

    A customer's request for movement of freight.

    • A.

      Move

    • B.

      Trip segment

    • C.

      Order

    • D.

      Pickup

    Correct Answer
    C. Order
    Explanation
    The term "order" is the most suitable explanation for a customer's request for movement of freight. When a customer wants to transport goods, they typically place an order with the transportation company. This order includes details such as the pickup location, destination, and any specific instructions or requirements. It serves as a formal request for the movement of freight and helps the company organize and fulfill the customer's transportation needs.

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  • 10. 

    Profiles for companies, drivers, tractors, trailer, carriers, and commodities are called _________________________.

    • A.

      Configurations

    • B.

      Tariffs

    • C.

      Applications

    • D.

      Master files

    Correct Answer
    D. Master files
    Explanation
    Master files refer to the profiles or databases that contain information about various entities such as companies, drivers, tractors, trailers, carriers, and commodities. These files serve as a central repository of data and are used for reference and management purposes. They store important details about each entity, including contact information, specifications, and other relevant data. By maintaining master files, organizations can easily access and update information about different entities, ensuring efficient operations and decision-making.

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  • 11. 

    Independent contractors who use their own equipment to haul loads. They may employ their own drivers.

    • A.

      Consignees

    • B.

      Shippers

    • C.

      Owner operators

    • D.

      Master drivers

    Correct Answer
    C. Owner operators
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Owner operators" because they are independent contractors who use their own equipment to haul loads. They have the freedom to employ their own drivers and are responsible for the operation and maintenance of their trucks.

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  • 12. 

    The application that is used to issue pay to drivers for trips they have completed.

    • A.

      Rate Schedules

    • B.

      Driver File Maintenance

    • C.

      Tariffs

    • D.

      Settlements

    Correct Answer
    D. Settlements
    Explanation
    Settlements is the correct answer because it refers to the application that is used to issue pay to drivers for trips they have completed. Settlements are the process of calculating and distributing payments to drivers based on the trips they have completed. This application handles the financial transactions and ensures that drivers are compensated accurately and in a timely manner for their services.

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  • 13. 

    A company where freight is picked up.

    • A.

      Shipper

    • B.

      Consignee

    • C.

      Bill To

    • D.

      Hook Preload

    Correct Answer
    A. Shipper
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Shipper". In the context of a company where freight is picked up, the shipper refers to the entity or individual who is responsible for arranging and initiating the transportation of goods. They are typically the ones who provide the necessary information and documentation, as well as coordinate the pickup of the freight from their location.

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  • 14. 

    A company where freight is delivered.

    • A.

      Shipper

    • B.

      Consignee

    • C.

      Bill To

    • D.

      Post unload

    Correct Answer
    B. Consignee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Consignee." In the context of a company where freight is delivered, the consignee refers to the party who is designated to receive the goods or shipment. They are the recipient or the final destination of the freight. The consignee is responsible for inspecting and accepting the delivery, and they may also be responsible for any fees or charges associated with the shipment.

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  • 15. 

    What do you call it when a driver travels with no trailer?

    • A.

      Deadhead

    • B.

      Trip segment

    • C.

      Event

    • D.

      Bobtail

    Correct Answer
    D. Bobtail
    Explanation
    When a driver travels with no trailer, it is called "bobtail". This term is commonly used in the trucking industry to refer to a situation where a truck is operating without a trailer attached. The word "bobtail" is derived from the practice of cutting off the tail (trailer) of a truck, leaving only the cab portion. This can occur when a driver drops off a trailer at its destination and then continues to drive without a load.

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  • 16. 

    Sometimes the driver/tractor pair that starts a trip will drop a loaded trailer at an interim location so that it can be picked up by a different driver/tractor pair. What do we call such a trip?

    • A.

      Deadhead

    • B.

      Bobtail

    • C.

      Split trip

    • D.

      Order

    Correct Answer
    C. Split trip
    Explanation
    A split trip refers to a situation where the driver and tractor that initially start a trip drop off a loaded trailer at an interim location for it to be picked up by a different driver and tractor pair. This allows for the distribution of workload and resources among multiple drivers and tractors, ensuring efficient transportation of goods.

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  • 17. 

    What do we call a trip that is comprised of all loaded and empty stops involved in the transport of freight?

    • A.

      Order

    • B.

      Trip segment

    • C.

      Legheader

    • D.

      Movement

    Correct Answer
    D. Movement
    Explanation
    A trip that includes all loaded and empty stops involved in the transport of freight is referred to as a "movement". This term encompasses the entire journey, from the starting point to the destination, including all the stops made along the way. It implies that the freight is being transported from one location to another, and all the stops made during this process are considered part of the movement.

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  • 18. 

    The term "legheader" is another word for ____________________.

    • A.

      Order

    • B.

      Movement

    • C.

      Trip segment

    • D.

      Stop

    Correct Answer
    C. Trip segment
    Explanation
    The term "legheader" is used as another word for "trip segment".

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  • 19. 

    What do we call it when a driver travels with an empty trailer?

    • A.

      Deadhead

    • B.

      Bobtail

    • C.

      Legheader

    • D.

      Split trip

    Correct Answer
    A. Deadhead
    Explanation
    When a driver travels with an empty trailer, it is referred to as "deadhead." This term is commonly used in the transportation industry to describe the situation when a truck or vehicle is traveling without any cargo. It is important for logistics and planning purposes to track deadhead trips as they can impact efficiency and profitability in the transportation business.

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  • 20. 

    What do you call the individual portions of a split trip?

    • A.

      Orders

    • B.

      Deadheads

    • C.

      Empty moves

    • D.

      Trip segments

    Correct Answer
    D. Trip segments
    Explanation
    Trip segments refers to the individual portions of a split trip. It is the correct term used to describe the different sections or parts of a journey that are divided or separated. Each segment represents a specific leg or portion of the overall trip, and they can be different in terms of distance, time, or mode of transportation. This term is commonly used in the transportation industry to refer to the various stages or segments of a trip.

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