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Supply Chain and Operations Management Glossary (T)

T1 line (Trunk level 1): A data transmission capacity of 1,544,000 bits per second. This is a standard measure of telephone line capacity in North America. Historically, enough to carry 24 voice channels. Higher levels are: T2: 96 voice channels. T3: 672 voice channels. T4: 4032 voice channels. Tank car: Rail car for carrying fluids. In contrast, see box, flat, and hopper car. Tare weight: weight of empty vehicle, perhaps with driver, used for computing weight of delivered product. TEU (Twenty foot Equivalent Unit): A unit of measure for maritime freight containers. The majority of maritime containers are either 20 feet or 40…

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