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Transport Acronyms

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Listed below is a compilation of the acronyms/abbreviations used within this site or within the Transport Industry in
general, selecting any of the link boxes above will take you to that specific series of acronyms on this page.

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)

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

D
DFT - Department for Transport
DGSA - Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor
DSA - 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

E
ESDAL - Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads
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
EU - European Union

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

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
KPL - Kilometres per litre
KPI - Key Performance Indicator
KSI - Killed or Seriously Injured

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

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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
PPL - Pence Per Litre
PSA - Public Service Agreement
PSR - Passenger Services Requirement
PSV - Passenger Service Vehicle
PTA - Passenger Transport Authority
PTE - Passenger Transport Executive
PMMW - Passive Millimetric Wave Facility

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

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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
UN - United Nations
UTC - Urban Traffic Control
UMTC - Urban Traffic Management and Control
URTU - United Road Transport Union

V
VCA - Vehicle Certification Agency
VED - Vehicle Excise Duty
VI - Vehicle Inspectorate
VOSA - Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
VU - Vehicle Unit

W
WAI - Web Accessibilty Initiative
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
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

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