Vehicle Vocation Glossary

Hub and Spoke (Quick Stops)

Description:

The vehicle operates back and forth from a central hub and makes quick stops prior to returning to the hub. This is usually over a wider geographic area, and the vehicle makes a lot of short trips throughout the day.

Examples:

Pizza Delivery, Parts delivery, On-demand delivery

Patroller

Description:

The vehicle drives a significant distance throughout the course of the day where the distance between origin and destination is not direct. There is generally more driving than idling for this vocation.

Examples:

Taxi, Police, Uber

Hub and Spoke (Long Stops)

Description:

The vehicle operates back and forth from a central hub and makes long stops prior to returning to the hub. This is usually over a wider geographic area. The vehicle usually drives farther per stop than those in the “Hub and Spoke Quick Stop” vocation.

Examples:

On-site service and repair, Tool and equipment rentals, On-demand service

Daytime Tour (Long Stops)

Description:

The vehicle operates during the business day going point-to-point from location to location and spends a long time at these locations.

Examples:

Food and beverage delivery, On-site service company, Cable/phone/internet installers

Door to Door

Description:

The vehicle serves many small neighbourhoods at a time and visits many areas that cover a wider geographic area. This could be planned routes that are in similar geographic areas. The vehicle typically has a number of stops throughout the day and drives short distances between these stops.

Examples:

Couriers, Door-to-door package delivery

Night-time Tour (Long Stops)

Description:

The vehicle operates during the night and/or overnite going point-to-point from location to location and spends a long time at these locations.

Examples:

Food and beverage delivery, Emergency service, ATM and cash service, Cable/phone/internet

Long Distance (All Hours)

Description:

The vehicle operates over long distances at all hours of the day (usually interstate). It has fewer stop locations than other vocations and usually stops for a long time after a trip.

Examples:

Long haul, Freight and logistics services

All Hours Tour (Long Stops)

Description:

The vehicle operates at all hours going point-to-point from location to location and spends a long time at these locations.

Examples:

Food and beverage delivery, Energy company

Long Distance (Overnight)

Description:

The vehicle operates over long distances (usually during night hours only and interstate). It has fewer stop locations than other vocations and usually stops for a long time after a trip.

Examples:

Long haul, Freight and logistics services

Local (All Hours)

Description:

The vehicle operates at all hours of the day within a local area (usually within a 3 - 5 mile radius).

Examples:

Yard management, Mining, Airport, Construction

Long Distance (Daytime)

Description:

The vehicle operates over long distances (usually during business hours only and interstate). It has fewer stop locations than other vocations and usually stops for a long time after a trip.

Examples:

Long haul, Freight and logistics services

Local (Quick Stops)

Description:

The vehicle makes many quick stops in a local area (usually within a 3-5 mile radius). The trips might be in a star or tour based topology, but the locations are very local.

Examples:

Courier, Delivery

Tour Based (Worker Vehicle)

Description:

The vehicle drives a significant distance throughout the course of the day where the distance between origin and destination is not direct. There is generally more idling than driving for this vocation.

Examples:

Utility vehicles, Garbage trucks

Local (School Transport)

Description:

The vehicle operates in the morning and mid-afternoon within a local area (usually within a 3-5 mile radius). It typically idles for longer than it is driven and most often the distance between origin and destination is not direct.

Examples:

School buses

On-demand

Description:

The vehicle is used on-demand and sporadically for typically shorter time frames.

Examples:

Rental car, Car share