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
*Van
*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


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Truck camper — In North America the term truck camper and its derived acronym, TC, are generally used to refer to any recreational vehicle or RV that may be carried in the bed of a pickup truck. In North America, this RV type is sometimes known as a slide in or …   Wikipedia

  • Truck — Lorry redirects here. For other uses, see Lorry (disambiguation) or Truck (disambiguation). North American highway freight rig pulled by a Kenworth tractor. Note the refrigerated trailer and the Conventional ( American ) engine cab style …   Wikipedia

  • List of defunct railway companies in Japan — lists defunct Japanese railway operators.The list includes all types of railways, such as handcars, horsecars, trams, light railways, heavy rails, freight rails, industrial railways, monorails, new transit systems, or funiculars. Some companies… …   Wikipedia

  • List of dogs — The American army dog Sergeant Stubby (ca 1916 1926) List of dogs is an annotated list of real dogs. See also the list of fictional dogs, List of dog breeds and List of dog types. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • List of railway vehicles — The is a list of all types of vehicle that can be used on a railway, either specifically for running on the rails, or for maintenance or up keep of a railway. FORCETOC General classes of railway vehicle* Locomotive * Multiple unit ** Electric… …   Wikipedia

  • List of rail accidents (1950–1999) — List of rail accidents from 1950 to 1999.For historic accidents before 1950, see List of pre 1950 rail accidents .For accidents from 2000 to the present, see List of rail accidents . notoc 1950s 1950* February 17 1950 ndash; Rockville Centre, New …   Wikipedia

  • List of military vehicles of World War II — List of Second World War military vehicles by country, showing numbers produced in parentheses.AustraliaTanks*Australian Cruiser Tank Mk. 1 Sentinel (Not used in combat) Armored cars * Rhino Heavy Armored Car (Prototype only) * Rover Light… …   Wikipedia

  • List of GM engines — This is a list of GM engines, or more specifically a list of engine designs that General Motors has used in its various products.DivisionsFrom its founding in 1908, GM allowed each of its divisions (including overseas units like Opel and Holden)… …   Wikipedia

  • List of automotive superlatives — This page lists of the automobile industry that is, the smallest, largest, fastest, lightest, best selling, and other such topics.In order to keep the entries relevant, the list (except for the Firsts section) will be limited to automobiles built …   Wikipedia

  • List of Oregon ballot measures — Elections in Oregon Federal offices Presidential elections 2000 · 2004 · 2008 Presidential primaries …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.