Yellow Page Terms
||1) A worker that delivers directories
door-to-door during initial delivery. Similar to newspaper carrier.
Note: Most carriers are hired as independent contractors
(rather than as employees) so the abbreviation "IC" is
common. Reference IRS Revenue Rulings 54-459 and
2) A telephone company. Examples:
Long Distance Carrier, Local Exchange Carrier,
Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), Incumbent Local
Exchange Carrier (ILEC).
||The delivery points that make up a U.S.
mail carrier's daily deliveries. Often used for directory
distribution but are inferior to zone-based deliveries.
Carrier Route ID
||The naming convention used
for US Postal
Service mail delivery routes. Examples: C001 is city route
number one. R002 is rural route number two. Numbering starts
over with each ZIP Code so the ZIP Code and carrier route ID
are often joined. Example:
involved when delivery workers return to the delivery
station after finishing a route. Includes such tasks as
paperwork and accounting for book inventory.
involved in dispatching workers on delivery routes. Includes
such tasks as picking out a route, paperwork, and vehicle loading.
||Short for Competitive Local Exchange
Carrier, a telephone company that competes with ILEC's
(Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers).
||Short for Certified Marketing
Representative, a sales organization similar to an ad agency
that specialize in yellow page
||1) To match an address
to its route or delivery zone number. In directory
distribution, delivery records, delivery tickets, telecheck
listings, and advertiser files must be coded to match the
routing scheme. 2) Computer software
instructions. 3) Acronyms or abbreviations used in written
or spoken communications. Examples: ADV for advertiser,
for business stop.
||An alphabetized list of all the streets in
a community showing the route numbers for each address
TIP: When a complaint is received, the field manager can
look up the address in his code book and find the
route number. The rest of the route can then be spot
checked (telechecked) to determine the extent of a problem. Code
books are available from
||The percentage of addresses in
a list that can be matched to a route or
delivery zone (coded). Code rates are highly dependent upon the
completeness and accuracy of the original address data. Delivery
records, advertiser signature sheets, and telecheck lists
must be coded.
||1) Multi-part forms specifying the piece-rate and other terms and conditions for delivering a
particular route. The forms are prepared by the publisher or
their delivery vendor and signed by delivery carriers.
Copies of the contract forms are also commonly used as
2) The formal agreement between a
publisher and their delivery vendors specifying the prices,
terms, and conditions for initial and/or interim directory delivery
Yellow Page Delivery Terms,