Monthly Archives: May 2017

Another lucky 13 terms from the paving-transportation sector

IN THE COLUMN last time, the topic was the unique “language” of the paving and road-building industry and transportation sector, and we presented a baker’s dozen list of terms used in “the biz.” Thirteen words, phrases, and acronyms barely scratch the surface when it comes to the industry terminology our employees use, so we’ll present here another list of 13. We hope you find it all interesting — and perhaps even enlightening and useful. Continue reading Another lucky 13 terms from the paving-transportation sector

Exploring the language of ‘the biz’ — paving and road building

ALMOST EVERY INDUSTRY has its own unique “language” — words, phrases, nicknames, shorthand, acronyms, and definitions the insiders comprehend but outsiders likely don’t or won’t understand without a guide or some time on the job. The paving and road-building industry — and the associated transportation sector — isn’t an exception. We at Tucker Paving and our colleagues in the field know what’s meant when we casually use acronyms like “TIP” and phrases like “contraflow lane.” Continue reading Exploring the language of ‘the biz’ — paving and road building