Glossary

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There are currently 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter W.
Waybill
A document covering a shipment and showing the forwarding and receiving station, the names of the consignor and consignee, the car initials and number, the routing, the description and weight of the commodity, instructions for special services, the rate, total charges, advances and waybill reference for previous services and the amount prepaid.

Well Car
An intermodal flatcar that was specifically designed to place one container on top of another for better utilization and economics. Referred to as a well car because the cars are depressed in the center to allow clearance of the double-stacked containers when moving under low-lying structures. Sometimes referred to as stack cars.

Waiting Time
An accessorial charge by truck and other mode carriers assessed when their equipment and/or driver/operator(s) are required by a shipper, consignee, or circumstances beyond their reasonable control, to wait or stand by at a pick up or delivery.