List of truck types

:"For meanings of the word "truck" see also: Truck (disambiguation)."

This list is intended to classify trucks and to provide links to articles on the various types. The three main classifications for road truck by weight are "light trucks", "medium trucks", and "heavy trucks". Above this there are specialised very heavy trucks and transporters such as heavy haulers for moving oversized loads, and off-road heavy trucks used in construction and mining which are too large for highway use without escorts and special permits.

In the UK, trucks (lorries) are defined by the driver's license required. They are either Heavy Goods Vehicles (greater than 7 1/2 tonnes) which require an HGV licence, or less in which an ordinary driver's license is all that is required.

Mini trucks

*Kei truck; Japanese mini truck

Light trucks

*Canopy express
*Pickup truck
*Panel truck
*Light van
*Tow truck (may also be a medium or heavy truck)
*Panel van
*Sedan delivery

Medium trucks

Some of the truck types listed under heavy trucks may also come in medium sizes.
*Box truck
*Medium Standard Truck
*Platform truck
*Flatbed truck
*Firetruck (may also be a heavy truck)
*Recreational Vehicle or Motorhome

The following are not types of trucks but types of use of the trucks listed above:
*Delivery truck, Multi-Stop truck, Bottler.

Heavy trucks

Except for semi-trailer trucks and, generally, mobile cranes, the following types may also come in medium sizes.
*Ballast tractor
*Concrete transport truck (cement mixer)
*Crane truck or mobile crane or truck-mounted crane
*Dump truck
*Garbage truck
*Log carrier
*Refrigerator truck
*Semi-trailer truck also known in British English as "Artic" for 'articulated lorry'
*Tank truck or tanker or tanker lorry in British English (can also be a Medium truck)

Very heavy trucks and transporters

Vehicles in this category are too large for highway use without escorts and special permits.
*Ballast tractor (though most are smaller than this}
*Heavy hauler

ee also

*Construction equipment

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