end dump trailer
find a truck
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just in time
less than a truck load
less than truckload
live floor trailer
Over the road trucking
owner operator truck
Supply Chain management
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n. 1. (Bot.) A name given to several trees and shrubs of the genus
Pyrus, as Pyrus domestica and P. torminalis of Europe, the various
species of mountain ash or rowan tree, and the American shad bush
(see Shad bush, under Shad). They have clusters of small, edible,
applelike berries.Service berry
(Bot.) the fruit of any kind of service tree. In British America
the name is especially applied to that of the several species or
varieties of the shad bush (Amelanchier.
1. The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the performance
of labor for the benefit of another, or at another's command; attendance
of an inferior, hired helper, slave, etc., on a superior, employer,
master, or the like; also, spiritual obedience and love.
Madam, I entreat true peace of you,
Which I will purchase with my duteous service.
God requires no man's service upon hard and unreasonable terms.
2. The deed of one who serves; labor performed for another; duty
done or required; office.
I have served him from the hour of my nativity, . . . and have nothing
at his hands for my service but blows.
This poem was the last piece of service I did for my master, King
To go on the forlorn hope is a service of peril; who will understake
it if it be not also a service of honor?
3. Office of devotion; official religious duty performed; religious
rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial; as, a burial service.
The outward service of ancient religion, the rites, ceremonies,
and ceremonial vestments of the old law.
4. Hence, a musical composition for use in churches.
5. Duty performed in, or appropriate to, any office or charge; official
function; hence, specifically, military or naval duty; performance
of the duties of a soldier.
When he cometh to experience of service abroad . . . ne maketh a
6. Useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes interest
or happiness; benefit; avail.
The stork's plea, when taken in a net, was the service she did in
picking up venomous creatures.
7. Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed.
8. The act and manner of bringing food to the persons who eat it;
order of dishes at table; also, a set or number of vessels ordinarily
used at table; as, the service was tardy and awkward; a service
of plate or glass.
There was no extraordinary service seen on the board.
9. (Law) The act of bringing to notice, either actually or constructively,
in such manner as is prescribed by law; as, the service of a subpŒna
or an attachment.
10. (Naut.) The materials used for serving a rope, etc., as spun
yarn, small lines, etc.
11. (Tennis) The act of serving the ball.
12. Act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13.Service book
a prayer book or missal.
(Tennis) a line parallel to the net, and at a distance of 21 feet
Service of a writ
(Law) personal delivery or communication of the writ or process,
etc., to the party to be affected by it, so as to subject him to
its operation; the reading of it to the person to whom notice is
intended to be given, or the leaving of an attested copy with the
person or his attorney, or at his usual place of abode.
Service of an attachment
(Law) the seizing of the person or goods according to the direction.
Service of an execution
(Law) the levying of it upon the goods, estate, or person of the
a pipe connecting mains with a dwelling, as in gas pipes, and the
To accept service
(Law) See under Accept.
To see service
(Mil.) to do duty in the presence of the enemy, or in actual war.
Noun 1. service - work done by one person or group that benefits
another; "budget separately for goods and services"
2. service - a company or agency that performs a public service;
subject to government regulation
3. service - the act of public worship following prescribed rules;
"the Sunday service"
Synonyms: divine service, religious service
4. service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
disservice, ill service, ill turn - an act intended to help that
turns out badly; "he did them a disservice"
5. service - employment in or work for another; "he retired
after 30 years of service"
6. service - a force that is a branch of the armed forces
Synonyms: armed service, military service
7. service - the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that
restaurant has excellent service"
8. service - periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it
was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
Synonyms: inspection and repair, overhaul
9. service - tableware consisting of a complete set of articles
(silver or dishware) for use at table
Synonyms: table service
10. service - (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his
powerful serves won the game"
11. service - the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone;
"he accepted service of the subpoena"
Synonyms: service of process, serving
12. Service - Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about
life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958)
Synonyms: Robert William Service
13. service - a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's
no help for it"
Synonyms: avail, help
14. service - the act of mating by male animals; "the bull
was worth good money in servicing fees"
15. service - (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant
for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the
property granted to him
Verb 1. service - be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage
plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage
served to shelter his horses"
2. service - make fit for use; "service my truck"; "the
washing machine needs to be serviced"
3. service - mate with; "male animals serve the females for
SERVICE, contracts. The being employed to serve another.
2. In cases of seduction, the gist of the action is not injury which
the seducer has inflicted on the parent by destroying his peace
of mind, and the reputation of his child, but for the consequent
inability to perform those services for which she was accountable
to her master or her parent who assumes this character for the purpose
Vide Seduction, and 2 Mees. & W. 539; 7 Car. & P. 528.
law. That duty which the tenant owes to his lord, by reason of his
fee or estate.
2. The services, in respect of their quality, were either free or
base, and in respect of their quantity and the time of exacting
them, were either certain or uncertain. 2 Bl. Com. 62.
3. In the civil law by service is sometimes understood servitude.
To execute a writ or process; as, to serve a writ of capias signifies
to arrest a defendant under the process; Kirby, 48; 2 Aik. R. 338;
11 Mass. 181; to serve a summons, is to deliver a copy of it at
the house of the party, or to deliver it to him personally, or to
read it to him; notices and other papers are served by delivering
the same at the house of the party, or to him in person.
2. When the service of a writ is prevented by the act of the party
on whom it is to be served, it will, in general, be sufficient if
the officer do everything in his power to serve it. 39 Eng. C. L.
R. 431 1 M. & G. 238.
(networking, programming) service - Work performed (or offered)
by a server. This may mean simply serving simple requests for data
to be sent or stored (as with file servers, gopher or http servers,
e-mail servers, finger servers, SQL servers, etc.); or it may be
more complex work, such as that of irc servers, print servers, X
Windows servers, or process servers.
to the finger service is restricted to the local subnet, for security
In economics and marketing, a service is the non-material equivalent
of a good. Service provision has been defined as an economic activity
that does not result in ownership, and this is what differentiates
it from providing physical goods. It is claimed to be a process
that creates benefits by facilitating either a change in customers,
a change in their physical possessions, or a change in their intangible
some level of skill, ingenuity, and experience, providers of a service
participate in an economy without the restrictions of carrying stock
(inventory) or the need to concern themselves with bulky raw materials.
On the other hand, their investment in expertise does require marketing
and upgrading in the face of competition which has equally few physical
Key attributesServices can be described in terms of their main attributes.
- They cannot be seen, handled, smelled, etc. There is no need for
storage. Because they are difficult to conceptualize, services marketing
requires creative visualizations to effectively make the intangible
more concrete. From the customer's point of view, this makes it
difficult to evaluate or compare services prior to experiencing
Perishability - Unsold service time is "lost", that is,
it cannot be regained. It is a lost economic opportunity. For example
a doctor that is booked for only two hours a day cannot later work
those hours— she has lost her economic opportunity.
Lack of transportability - Services must be consumed at the point
Lack of homogeneity - Services are typically modified for each client
or each new situation (customised). Mass production of services
is very difficult. This can be seen as a problem of inconsistent
quality. Both inputs and outputs to the processes involved providing
services are highly variable, as are the relationships between these
processes, making it difficult to maintain consistent quality.
Labour intensity - Services usually involve considerable human activity,
rather than precicely determined process. Human resource management
is important. The human factor is often the key success factor in
service industries. It is difficult to achieve economies of scale
or gain dominant market share.
Demand fluctuations - It is very difficult to estimate demand. Demand
can vary by season, time of day, business cycle, etc.
Buyer involvement - Most service provision requires a high degree
of interaction between client and service provider.
delivery of a service typically involves five factors:
providers (e.g. the people)
Equipment used to provide the service (e.g. vehicles, cash registers)
The physical facilities (e.g. buildings, parking, waiting rooms)
Other customers at the service delivery location
The service encounter is defined as all activities involved in the
service delivery process. Some service managers use the term "moment
of truth" to indicate that defining point in a specific service
encounter where interactions are most intense.
theorists view service provision as a performance or act (sometimes
humorously referred to as dramalurgy, perhaps in reference to ).
The location of the service delivery is referred to as the stage
and the objects that facilitate the service process are called props.
A script is a sequence of behaviours followed by all those involved,
including the client(s). Some service dramas are tightly scripted,
others are more ad lib. Role congruence occurs when each actor follows
a script that harmonizes with the roles played by the other actors.
ContinuumThe dichotomy between physical goods and intangible services
should not be given too much credence. These are not discrete categories.
Most business theorists see a continuum with pure service on one
terminal point and pure commodity good on the other terminal point.
Most products fall between these two extremes. For example, a restaurant
provides a physical good (the food) and also provides a service.
In a narrower
sense, service refers to quality] of servicing: the measured appropriateness
of assistance and support provided to a customer. (This usage occurs
frequently in retailing.)
Examples of economic servicesconstruction
language translation and language interpretation
library (government funded)
sexual services (Where this is legal)
provision of narcotics (Where this is legal or decriminalised)
banks and building societies
tertiary sector of industry
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act of grace, act of kindness, action, active service, activities,
activity, advice, affair, affairs, agency, aid, air force, allegiance,
amenities, antepast, applicability, appointment, appropriateness,
arm, armed forces, army, assignment, assistance, attendance, baccalaureate
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benevolence, benignity, berth, billet, blessing, bowl, branch, business,
busywork, camp meeting, care, cast, celebration, ceremonial, ceremony,
change of pace, change-up, chare, charge, checking, chore, chuck,
chunk, church, church service, cobble, cohabit, combat, come together,
comfort, commencement, commerce, commission, commit adultery, compliance,
compline, concern, concernment, condition, conformity, convenience,
convocation, copulate, couple, course, courtesy, couvert, cover,
cover charge, curve, darn, dessert, device, devotions, diddle, dish,
dispensation, divine service, do up, doctor, downcurve, duteousness,
dutifulness, duty, ease, employ, employment, empty formality, engagement,
enterprise, entree, entremets, errand, evening devotions, evensong,
exercise, exercises, expedient, faith, fastball, favor, fealty,
fighting, fish to fry, fitness, fix, fix up, fling, flip, form,
form of worship, formal, formality, formula, formulary, fornicate,
forward pass, frig, function, gear, gig, going between, good deed,
good offices, good turn, grace, graduation, graduation exercises,
handling, have sex, have sexual relations, heave, help, helping,
holy rite, homage, homework, hurl, inaugural, inauguration, incumbency,
incurve, indulgence, inferiority, initiation, institution, instrumentality,
interest, intermediation, job, job of work, juniority, kind deed,
kind offices, kindly act, kindness, knuckleball, labor, labor of
love, lateral, lateral pass, lauds, lay, lie with, liturgy, lob,
lookout, lower status, loyalty, machinery, maintenance, make it
with, make love, make out, make-work, marines, mate, matins, matter,
matters in hand, mechanism, mediation, meeting, mend, mending, mercy,
military, ministration, ministry, mission, mitzvah, mode of worship,
moonlighting, morning devotions, mount, mummery, mystery, national
service, navy, night song, none, nones, novena, obedience, obediency,
obligation, observance, occupation, odd job, office, offices, opening,
order of worship, ordinance, ordinary, outcurve, overhaul, pass,
patch, patch up, peg, peonage, percentage, performance, piece of
work, pitch, place, plate, point, portion, position, post, practice,
praise meeting, prayer, prayer meeting, prayers, prescribed form,
prime, prime song, profit, project, protection, public worship,
put, put in commission, put in order, put in repair, put in shape,
ready, recap, recondition, recourse, relevance, relief, religious
ceremony, remedy, repair, rescue, resort, retread, revival, revival
meeting, rig, rigging, rite, rite de passage, rite of passage, ritual,
ritual observance, rituality, ropework, roping, running rigging,
sacrament, sacramental, satellite status, screw, screwball, second
helping, second job, selective service, self-service, serfdom, serve,
serviceability, services, servility, serving, servitium, servitorship,
servitude, set to rights, sew up, sext, shot-put, shy, sinker, situation,
slavery, sleep with, slider, sling, solemnity, solemnization, spitball,
spitter, standing rigging, station, stint, subjecthood, submission,
submissiveness, subordinacy, subordinate role, subordination, subservience,
subserviency, succor, suit and service, suit service, support, tackle,
tackling, talents, task, tendance, tent meeting, tenure, therapy,
thing, things to do, throw, tierce, tinker, tinker up, toss, turn,
undersong, undertaking, upcurve, usage, use, usefulness, utility,
utilization, vacancy, value, vesper, vespers, vigils, waiting, watch
meeting, watch night, watch-night service, whipping, willingness,
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n. 1. (Mil.) That branch of the military art which embraces the
details of moving and supplying armies. The meaning of the word
is by some writers extended to include strategy.
2. The planning and coordination of the movement of materials, and
other details of any large activity, such as a business or a political
3. (Math.) A system of arithmetic, in which numbers are expressed
in a scale of 60; logistic arithmetic.
Noun 1. logistics - handling an operation that involves providing
labor and materials be supplied as needed
In military and business, logistics experts manage how and when
to move resources to the places they are needed. In military science,
maintaining ones supply lines while disrupting those of the enemy
is a crucial, and some would say the most crucial element, of military
There are two basically different forms of logistics. One optimizes
a steady flow of material through a network of transportation links
and storage nodes. The other coordinates a sequence of resources
to carry out some project.
Logistic FlowSteady-state flow systems are usually optimized for
one of several goals: avoid shortages of the object (in military
systems, especially for fuel and ammunition), minimize transportation
cost, minimum time to obtain an object, or minimum total storage
(time and amount) of objects (to minimize the interest losses of
in-storage inventory). Logistic flow is particularly important in
just in time manufacturing in which great emphasis is placed on
A recent trend in large distribution chains is to assign these goals
to individual stock items, rather than optimizing the entire system
for one goal. This is possible because the plans usually describe
stock amounts to be stored at particular locations, and these vary
depending on the strategy.
The basic method
of optimizing a steady-state distribution system is to use a minimum
spanning tree to characterize the transport network, and then place
storage locations at the nodes, sized to handle the minimum, average,
or maximum demand of items.
the demand is limited by the transportation capacity out of the
node's storage location. When the transportation out of a storage
node exceeds its storage or incoming capacity, the storage is useful
only to even out the amount of transportation per unit of time,
to reduce peak loads on the transportation system.
Project LogisticsProject logistics experts discover the sequence
in which a project will use particular resources. They then arrange
to send the resources so that they will arrive when needed. Generally,
these plans use critical path analysis.
Many haulage organisations in Europe include the word "logistics"
in their company name. The largest privately owned British haulage
company is Eddie Stobart Ltd, who has a large fan base of 'Eddie
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preparation, procurement, providing, provision, provisioning, purveyance,
reinforcement, replenishment, resupply, retailing, selling, staff
work, subsidization, subsidy, subvention, supply, supplying, victualing,
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