I'm the safety Director for an Intermoday drayage firm, the term I see aoo the time is FAK, Freight , all Kinds...We do importred items like boxes full of windshields., cases of cetamic tile, Military items, All sorts of items...We have 9 locations and 4 are dependent on mid-west railheads. West coast boxes are railed double stack into Pt Newark/Pt Elizabeth
Also load all types of stuff for export...Rolls of newsprint, chemcials, and more...
Freight , All Kinds.
My wife works at the DC for a nationwide distributor of phones, cooking apliances, hair and beauty products, and more. Most of it is imported in containers. Their company Owner & President just got out from serving federal time for skimming a couple hundred bucks for them on each container comming from Asia out of the 3PL's and shipping guys...they walked off w/ big bucks.
Round where I work, all businesses have several containers backed up to the receiving dock.
I start my commute on the NJ TPK at exit 8A. Twenty yrs ago, it was all fields and a handfull fo businesses. Now the fields have sprouted big box distrubution centers and there is a constant conga line of containers from the Seaport [13A] down to exit 8A every day...
20' & 40' Iso containers have also been joined by 'Domestic" 45, 48 & 53 foot units. Schneider & J B Hunt are converting to them so they can COFC on top of stack units VRS TOFC for their cross country work.
Freight, all Kinds...FAK
Grandson of a LV Conductor & I remember the EL running behind the Univ. of Scranton [class of 76]