A to Z Transport & Logistics Acronyms Listing

A

AA
Automobile Association
ACAS
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
ADR
Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par route
AETR
European Agreement Concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport
AIL
Abnormal Indivisible Load
AILV
Abnormal Indivisible Load Vehicle
AIRSO
Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers
ANPR
Automatic Number Plate Recognition
ATM
Automated Traffic Management
AU
Authorised Weight (Regulations)
ADLV
Association for Driving Licence Verification

B

BERR
Dept for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
BIFA
British International Freight Association

C

C&U
Construction and Use (Regulations)
CDG
Carraige of Dangerous Goods
CFIT
Commission for Integrated Transport
CILT
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
CMPS
Centre for Management and Policy Studies
CMR
Convention on the Contract for the International Carraige of Goods by Road
CO
Company
COSHH
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
CPC
Certificate of Professional Competence
CRF
Customer Record Form
CSS
Cascading Style Sheets

D

DFT
Department for Transport
DGSA
Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor
DSA (Replaced by DVSA)
Driving Standards Agency
DTI
Department of Trade and Industry
DTLR
Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions
DVLA
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
DVLC
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre
DVO
Driver Vehicle and Operator
DVSA
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

E

EC
European Community
ECHR
European Court of Human Rights
ECJ
European Court of Justice
EEA
European Economic Area
EEC
European Economic Community
EFTA
European Free Trade Association
ESDAL
Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads
EU
European Union

F

FAQ
Frequently Asked Question
FCO
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
FTA
Freight Transport Association

G

GDP
Gross Domestic Product
GFPN
Graduated Fixed Penalty Notice
GLA
Greater London Authority
GO
Government Office
GPS
Global Positioning System
GTW
Gross Train Weight
GV
Goods Vehicle
GVW
Gross Vehicle Weight

H

H&S
Health and Safety
HA
Highways Agency
HACCP
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
HAD
Horizontal Amending Directive
HAZCHEM
Hazardous Chemicals
HGV
Heavy Goods Vehicle
HMRC
Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs
HMSO
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
HR
Human Resources
HSC
Health and Safety Commission
HSE
Health and Safety Executive
HTML
Hyper Text Markup Language

I

IAM
Institute of Advanced Motorists
IE
Internet Explorer
INT
International
IP
Internet Protocol
ISP
Internet Service Provider
IT
Information Technology
ITEA
Integrated Transport Economics and Appraisal
ITS
Intelligent Transport Systems
ITSO
Integrated Transport Smartcard Organisation
ITU
Intermodal Transport Unit

J

JIT
Just In Time

K

KG
Kilogram
KM
Kilometre
KPH
Kilometre per Hour
KPI
Key Performance Indicator
KPL
Kilometres per litre
KSI
Killed or Seriously Injured

L

LA
Local Authority
LGV
Large Goods Vehicle
LHA
Local Highway Authority
LTD
Limited

M

MAPP
Major Accident Prevention Policy
MID
Motor Insurance Database
MIDAS
Motorway Incident and Detection Signalling System
MOT
Ministry Of Transport road-worthiness test
MOVA
Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuation - a traffic signal control system
MPG
Miles per Gallon

N

NAO
National Audit Office
NAT
National
NATS
National Air Traffic Services
NB
nota bene, a latin expression meaning "note well"
NDC
National Distribution Center
NDPB
Non-Departmental Public Body
NGO
Non-Governmental Organisation
NIP
Notice of Intended Prosecution
NTM
National Transport Model

O

OCRS
Operator Compliance Risk Score
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OTS
On-The-Spot (accident database)

P

PCV
Passenger Carrying Vehicle
PDF
Portable Document Format
PI
Public Inquiry
PMMW
Passive Millimetric Wave Facility
PPL
Pence Per Litre
PSA
Public Service Agreement
PSR
Passenger Services Requirement
PSV
Passenger Service Vehicle
PTA
Passenger Transport Authority
PTE
Passenger Transport Executive

Q

QA
Quality Assurance

R

RDC
Regional Distribution Center
RHA
Road Haulage Association
RIDDOR
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurences
RoSPA
Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents
RP
Roads Performance Division
RPC
Reduced Pollution Certificate
RPI
Retail Price Index
RPS
Roads: Performance and Strategy Directorate
RS
Roads Strategy Division
RTA
Road Traffic Accident
RTDF
Rural Transport Development Fund
RTP
Rural Transport Partnership Directorship
RTWTD
Road Transport Working Time Directive
RUS
Road User Safety Division
RVSS
Road and Vehicle Safety and Standards

S

SACTRA
Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment
SLA
Service Level Agreement
SR
Statistics Roads Division
STGO
Special Types General Orders

T

TAN
Traffic Area Network
TC
Transport Category
TEMPO
Trans-European intelligent transport systems Project
TFL
Transport for London
TGWU
Transport and General Workers Union
TIR
Transit International Routier
TM
Transport Manager
TMA
Traffic Management Act
TPI
Targeted Programme of Improvements
TPT
Transport
TQM
Total Quality Management
TRL
Transport Research Laboratory
TSG
Transport Supplementary Grant
TTS
Transport Technology and Standards Division
TUPE
Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment

U

UCC
Urban Freight Consolidation Centre
UMTC
Urban Traffic Management and Control
UN
United Nations
URTU
United Road Transport Union
UTC
Urban Traffic Control

V

VCA
Vehicle Certification Agency
VED
Vehicle Excise Duty
VI
Vehicle Inspectorate
VOSA (Replaced by DVSA)
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
VU
Vehicle Unit

W

W3C
World Wide Web Consortium
WAI
Web Accessibilty Initiative
WIMS
Weigh in Motion System
WTD
Working Time Directive
WWW
World Wide Web

X

XHTML
Extensible Hyper Text Markup Language
XI
Irritant
XRD
X-ray diffraction

Y

YTS
Youth Training Scheme

Z

ZIP
A compressed file folder comprising of single or multiple files