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An Australian prime mover Kenworth and B double trailer combination
An Australian prime mover Kenworth and B double trailer combination
DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer truck carrying Škoda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales
DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer truck carrying Škoda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales
Spanish Pegaso 1217.14 tank truck

A truck is a vehicle for carrying goods and materials. The word "truck" possibly derives ultimately from the Greek "trochos", meaning "wheel." In North America, the big wheels of wagons were called trucks. When the gasoline-engine driven trucks came into fashion, these were called "motor trucks." Lorry is a term from the United Kingdom and Ireland, but is only used for the medium and heavy types (see below), i.e. a van, a pickup or a Jeep would never be regarded as a "lorry." Other languages have loanwords based on these terms, such as the Malay language and the Spanish language in northern Mexico. The word truck is used in various different ways in different varieties of English. ... Look up Lorry (disambiguation) in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 411 KB)A logging truck Taken by User:Fir0002 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 411 KB)A logging truck Taken by User:Fir0002 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... see also Articulated vehicle Fifth wheel Tractor ... The Kenworth logo on the new T660. ... 18 wheeler redirects here. ... A car transporter prepares to offload Skoda Octavia cars at Cardiff Airport, Cardiff, Wales. ... A car transporter prepares to offload Skoda Octavia cars at Cardiff Airport, Cardiff, Wales. ... 18 wheeler redirects here. ... The Škoda Octavia is a medium family car introduced in 1996 by the car manufacturer Škoda. ... This article is about the Welsh capital. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1136 × 852 pixel, file size: 113 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Pegaso 1217. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1136 × 852 pixel, file size: 113 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Pegaso 1217. ... Pegaso logo Pegaso (IPA: ; Spanish for Pegasus) was a Spanish brand of trucks, buses, tractors and armoured vehicles, and, for a while, of impressive sport cars. ... A Shell Jet A refueller truck on the ramp at Vancouver International Airport. ... North American redirects here. ... This article is about the road vehicle. ... The best selling North American pickup truck, the Ford F-Series. ... For other uses, see Jeep (disambiguation). ... A loanword (or loan word) is a word directly taken into one language from another with little or no translation. ... Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ...


In Australia and New Zealand a small vehicle with an open back is called a ute (short for "utility vehicle") or a pick-up and the word "truck" is reserved for larger vehicles.


In the United States a commercial driver's license is required to drive any type of vehicle weighing more than 26,001 lb.[1]

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Engine

Trucks can use all sorts of engines. Small trucks such as SUVs or pickups, and even light medium-duty trucks in North America and Russia will use gasoline engines. Most heavier trucks use four stroke turbo intercooler diesel engines, although there are alternatives. Huge off-highway trucks use locomotive-type engines such as a V12 Detroit Diesel two stroke engine. A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States. ... The best selling North American pickup truck, the Ford F-Series. ... Petrol redirects here. ... The four-stroke cycle of an internal combustion engine is the cycle most commonly used for automotive and industrial purposes today (cars and trucks, generators, etc). ... Turbo redirects here. ... For the Australian rock group, see Intercooler (band). ... This article is about the fuel. ... Colombo Type 125 Testa Rossa engine in a 1961 Ferrari 250TR Spyder V-12 engine simplified cross-section V12 redirects here. ... Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA, is part of the Freightliner - Trucks NAFTA Business Unit, and is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG. The company produces on-highway medium and heavy-duty Diesel engines for the commercial truck market, and for other commercial and automobile use. ... The two-stroke cycle of an internal combustion engine differs from the more common four-stroke cycle by having only two strokes (linear movements of the piston) instead of four, although the same four operations (intake, compression, power, exhaust) still occur. ...


North American manufactured highway trucks almost always use an engine built by a third party, such as CAT, Cummins, or Detroit Diesel. The only exceptions to this are Volvo and its subsidiary Mack Trucks, which are available with own engines. Freightliner, Sterling Trucks and Western Star, subsidaries of DaimlerChrysler, are available with Mercedes-Benz and Detroit Diesel engines. Trucks and buses built by the Navistar International can also contain International engines. The Swedish truckmaker Scania claims they stay away from the U.S.-market because of this third party tradition. Caterpillar Inc. ... This article is about the diesel engine manufacturer. ... Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA, is part of the Freightliner - Trucks NAFTA Business Unit, and is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG. The company produces on-highway medium and heavy-duty Diesel engines for the commercial truck market, and for other commercial and automobile use. ... Volvo Trucks, a Swedish truck manufacturer, owned by Volvo, is the Worlds second largest heavy-duty truck brand. ... Mack Trucks is one of the worlds leading truck-manufacturing companies. ... There are two entries concerning Freightliner For the Freightliner Truck Company, please see Freightliner (truck) For the United Kingdom Rail Company, please see Freightliner_(UK) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Sterling Trucks is a manufacturer of heavy duty trucks. ... Western Star is a manufacturer of large commercial trucks. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... DaimlerChrysler AG (ISIN: DE0007100000) is a German car corporation and the worlds eighth largest car manufacturer. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... It has been suggested that International Harvester be merged into this article or section. ...


In the European union all truck engines must comply with Euro 4 regulations, the regulations will become more restrictive in 2008 with the introduction of Euro 5. Simplified chart showing the progression of European emission standards for Diesel cars. ...


Formerly in Britain some lorries were coal-fired steam-powered: for more information see Traction engine. // A traction engine is a wheeled steam engine used to move heavy loads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. ...


Drivetrain

A logging truck
A logging truck

Small trucks use the same type of transmissions as almost all cars which have either an automatic transmission or a manual transmission with synchronisers. Bigger trucks often use manual transmissions without synchronisers which have less bulk and weight although synchromesh transmissions are used in larger trucks as well. Transmissions without synchronisers known as "crash boxes" require double clutching for each shift, (which can lead to repetitive motion injuries), or a technique known colloquially as "floating," a method of changing gears which doesn't use the clutch, except for starts and stops, due to the physical effort of double clutching especially with non power assisted clutches, faster shifts, and less clutch wear. Double clutching allows the driver to control the engine and transmission revolutions to synchronize, so that a smooth shift can be made e.g. when upshifting, accelerator pedal is released and the clutch pedal is depressed while the gear lever is moved in to neutral, clutch pedal is then released and quickly pushed down again while the gear lever is moved to the next highest gear. Finally, the clutch pedal is released and accelerator pedal pushed down to obtain required engine rpms. Although this is a relatively fast movement perhaps a second or so while transmission is in neutral it allows the engine speed to drop and synchronize engine and transmission revolutions relative to the road speed. Downshifting is performed in a similar fashion except the engine speed is now required to increase (while transmission is in neutral) just a right amount in order to achieve the synchronisation for the smooth non-crunching gearchange. The so called skip changing is also widely used, in principle operation is the same but it requires neutral be held slightly longer than single gearchange. Common North American setups include 9, 10, 13, 15, and 18 speeds. Automatic and semi-automatic transmissions for heavy trucks are becoming more and more common, due to advances both in transmission and engine power. In Europe 8, 10 and 12 gears are common on larger trucks with manual transmission, while automatic or semiautomatic transmission would have anything from 5 to 12 gears. Almost all heavy trucks transmissions are of a "range (double H shift pattern ) and split" type where range change and so called half gears or splits are air operated and always preselected before the main gears selection. Truck used for transporting logs Taken by fir0002 File links The following pages link to this file: Truck Categories: GFDL images ... Truck used for transporting logs Taken by fir0002 File links The following pages link to this file: Truck Categories: GFDL images ... Gearbox redirects here. ... Car redirects here. ... Synchromesh is the term used to describe a manual transmission in which gears are brought to the same speed during shifting by a synchronizer. ... The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... Semi-automatic transmission, or also known as clutchless manual transmission, automated manual transmission, e-gear, or paddle shift gearbox is a system which uses electronic sensors, processors and actuators to do gear shifts on the command of the driver. ...


In Europe more new trucks are being bought with automatic or semi-automatic transmission. This may be due the fuel consumption can be lowered and truck durability improved.[citation needed] The primary reason perhaps is the fact that such transmissions give a driver more time to concentrate on the road and traffic conditions.


Chassis

A Polish 1936-built Fiat 621 L fire truck in Warsaw, Poland
A Polish 1936-built Fiat 621 L fire truck in Warsaw, Poland

The chassis or frame of a truck is commonly constructed mainly of two beams, and several crossmembers. A truck chassis consists of two parallel straight C-shaped beams, or in some cases stepped or tapered beams, these held together by crossmembers. In most instances, gussets help attach the crossmembers to the beams. The "C-shape" of the beams has a middle vertical and longer side, and a short horizontal flange at each end; the length of the beams is variable. The chassis is usually made of steel, but can be made (whole or in part) of aluminium for a lighter weight. The integrity of the chemical composition (carbon, molybdenum, etc.) and structure of the beams is of uttermost importance to its strength, and to help prevent cracking or breaking of beams, and to help maintain rigidity and flexibility of the frame, welding, drilling and other types of modifications should not be performed by unlicenced persons. The chassis is the main structure of the truck, and the other parts attach to it. A tow bar may be found attached at one or both ends. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Year 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Engine 4 - City of Chico, CA A Fire Engine is one of many specialized fire suppression apparatuses. ... For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ... Look up Chassis in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A statically determinate beam, bending under an evenly distributed load. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ... Aluminum redirects here. ... For other uses, see Carbon (disambiguation). ... General Name, Symbol, Number molybdenum, Mo, 42 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 6, 5, d Appearance gray metallic Standard atomic weight 95. ... This article is about haulage. ...


Environmental effects

Trucks contribute to air, noise, and water pollution in a similar fashion to automobiles. In the case of air pollution emissions, trucks may actually emit lower emissions than autos on a per pound of vehicle mass basis, although the absolute level on a vehicle mile traveled basis is higher and diesel soot is especially problematic for health.[2] With respect to noise pollution trucks emit considerably higher sound levels at all speeds compared to typical automobiles; this contrast is particularly strong in the case of heavy duty trucks.[3] Raw sewage and industrial waste flows into the U.S. from Mexico as the New River passes from Mexicali, Baja California to Calexico, California Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans, and groundwater caused by human activities, which can be harmful to organisms and... Car redirects here. ... Air pollution is the human introduction into the atmosphere of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or damage the environment. ... Noise pollution (or environmental noise in technical venues) is displeasing human or machine created sound that disrupts the environment. ...


Concerns have been raised about the effect of trucking on the environment, particularly as part of the debate on global warming. In the period from 1990 to 2003, carbon dioxide emissions from transportation sources increased by 20%, despite improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency.[4] Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ...


In 2005, Transportation accounted for 27% of U.S. greenhouse gas emission, increasing faster than any other sector.[5]


Between 1985 and 2004, in the U.S., energy consumption in freight transportation grew nearly 53%, while the number of ton-miles carried increased only 43%.[6] "Modal shifts account for a nearly a 23% increase in energy consumption over this period. Much of this shift is due to a greater fraction of freight ton-miles being carried via truck and air, as compared to water, rail, and pipelines."


According to a 1995 U.S. Government estimate, the energy cost of carrying a ton of freight a distance of one mile averages 514 Btu for water, 337 Btu for rail, 3,100 for trucks and nearly 20,000 for air transport.[7] and many environment organizations favor laws and incentives to encourage the switch from road to rail, especially in Europe.[8]


Usage

A military-type light truck, originally used for troop transport, and now for safari trips
A military-type light truck, originally used for troop transport, and now for safari trips

Several truck designs have been created, each for its own purpose. Trucks are mainly used for cargo transport (of eg foods, ...). In addition, certain special trucks have been created for specific tasks. Examples on this are: concrete mixing trucks for concrete mixing/transport, light trucks for the military (to use as troop carriers, ...). Trucks are thus mainly intended for larger-scale professional users. Professional users operating on a smaller scale usually opt for a van or share taxi-style vehicle. --24. ... This article is about the road vehicle. ... A share taxi is a mode of transport that falls between private transport and conventional bus transport, with a fixed route, but the convenience of stopping anywhere to pick or drop passengers, etc. ...


Quality and sales

Quality among all heavy truck manufacturers in general is improving, however industry insiders will testify that the industry has a long way to go before they achieve the quality levels reached by automobile manufacturers[citation needed]. Part of the reason for this is that 75% of all trucks are custom specified. This works against efforts to streamline and automate the assembly line. Car redirects here. ...


Heavy trucks market worldwide

A concrete transport truck, also referred to as a "cement mixer", or a "transit mixer".
A concrete transport truck, also referred to as a "cement mixer", or a "transit mixer".
A "straight-job" International moving truck.
A "straight-job" International moving truck.
Largest manufacturers in Western Europe, the U.S. and Japan, over 16 tonnes GVW in 2005.[9]
Pos. Make Units
1 Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz,Freightliner,Sterling,Unimog,Western Star,Fuso) 241,515
2 Volvo (Volvo,Mack,Renault,UD Nissan Diesel) 177,106
3 PACCAR (DAF Trucks,Kenworth,Peterbilt,Leyland Trucks) 124,406
4 Navistar International Corporation (International,Workhorse 61,066
5 MAN 53,379
6 Scania 53,365
7 Hino Motors (Toyota Group) 44,494
8 Iveco (Iveco,Magirus,Astra,Seddon Atkinson,Yuejin) 43,364
9 Nissan Diesel 25,852
10 Volkswagen 22,684

Image File history File links This is a cement truck dropping off a load of cement at the family farm. ... Image File history File links This is a cement truck dropping off a load of cement at the family farm. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the song by Craig Morgan, see International Harvester (song). ... DaimlerChrysler AG (ISIN: DE0007100000) is a German car corporation and the worlds fifth largest car manufacturer. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... There are two entries concerning Freightliner For the Freightliner Truck Company, please see Freightliner (truck) For the United Kingdom Rail Company, please see Freightliner_(UK) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Sterling may refer to: Sterling (car), a British automobile manufacturer. ... Unimog (IPA: or IPA: ) designates a range of multi purpose four wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG. The name Unimog is pronounced IPA: in German and is a portmanteau from the German UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät, Gerät being the German word for... Western Star is a manufacturer of large commercial trucks. ... The Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (Japanese: 三菱ふそうトラック・バス株式会社) is a Japanese manufacturer of trucks and buses and is a subsidiary of German car manufacturer Daimler Chrysler. ... Volvo Cars is the luxury car maker using the Volvo Trademark. ... Volvo Cars is the luxury car maker using the Volvo Trademark. ... Look up mack in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Renault S.A. is a French vehicle manufacturer producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks. ... Nissan Diesel Motor Co. ... PACCAR, Inc. ... DAF Trucks NV is a Dutch truck manufacturing company and a division of PACCAR. Its headquarters and main plant are in Eindhoven. ... The Kenworth logo on the new T660. ... Peterbilt Motors is a manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty Class 6 through Class 8 trucks headquartered in Denton, Texas. ... Leyland Trucks, the British truck manufacturer, emerged from the bankruptcy of DAF NV as the result of a management buy-out. ... Navistar International Corporation NYSE: NAV is the parent company of International Truck and Engine Corporation, a leading producer of mid-range diesel engines, medium trucks, heavy trucks, severe service vehicles, and parts and service sold under the International® brand. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... MAN AG (German: Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG, ISIN: DE0005937007) is a German transportation company. ... A vintage Scania truck (L80 successor to the Scania-Vabis L56) Scania A1 1901 Scania Type A Tonneau 1903 Scania AB is a leading European manufacturer of heavy trucks (British English: lorries), buses, and diesel engines, based in Södertälje, Sweden. ... Hino Motors, Ltd. ... The Toyota Group is a group of companies that work together and mostly share the Toyota brand. ... Iveco is a European truck, bus, and diesel engine manufacturer, based in Turin, Italy. ... Iveco is a European truck, bus, and diesel engine manufacturer, based in Turin, Italy. ... Iveco-Magirus fire truck. ... // Astra may refer to: Astra (Marvel), Marvel comics character Astra missile, missile developed by India Astra (album), a 1985 album by Asia Astra (manga), by Jerry Robinson. ... Seddon Atkinson are a manufacturer of HGVs based in Oldham, Lancashire, United Kingdom. ... Nissan Diesel or UD (The companys trademark) is a Japanese company whose principal business is the manufacture and sales of diesel engines, light, medium and heavy duty diesel trucks, buses, bus chassis and special-purpose vehicles. ... VW redirects here. ...

Europe

A heavy Scania dump truck in France
A heavy Scania dump truck in France
A postal service line hauler
Coal-fired steam-powered lorry
Coal-fired steam-powered lorry

Scania (SkÃ¥ne in Swedish  ) is a geographical region of Sweden on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian peninsula, a historical province (landskap)[1] of the Kingdom of Sweden, since 1997 a county (Län) of Sweden, before 1658 part of the Kingdom of Denmark. ... Alexander Dennis Limited (formerly known as TransBus International) is the largest bus builder in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in the world. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Avia Trucks is a truck manufacturer based in Prague, in the Czech Republic. ... Bedford was the first to use the Griffin logo Bedford Six WLG 2. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... BelAZ (Belarusian: , BieÅ‚aruski AÅ­tamabilny Zavod, Russian: , Belorusskiy Avtomobilny Zavod, literally Belarusian Automobile Plant) or Belarusian Autoworks is a Belarusian truck manufacturer located in Žodzina. ... BMC is one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in Turkey. ... Carmichael is the name of a place in the State of California in the United States of America. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... DAF Trucks NV is a Dutch truck manufacturing company and a division of PACCAR. Its headquarters and main plant are in Eindhoven. ... PACCAR, Inc. ... Dennis Eagle Limited is a manufacturer of refuse collection trucks based in Warwick, UK. On 2006-12-11 Dennis Eagle was acquired by the Spanish refuse collection and engineering company Ros Roca. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... ELBO (standing for “Elliniki Biomihania Ohimaton”, or Hellenic Vehicle Industry), is a Greek vehicle manufacturer. ... 1959 ERF type 6. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... FAP (Serbian: Fabrika automobila Priboj) is a motor vehicle manufacturer based in Priboj, Serbia. ... Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... 1930 Foden Steam lorry 1959 Foden S20 dropside 1967 Foden S36 flatbed Foden Trucks is a truck manufacturer. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... GAZ(RTS:GAZA) or Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod (Russia, Nizhny Novgorod), translated as Gorky Automobile Plant (Russian: ), started in 1929 as NNAZ, a cooperation between Ford and the Soviet Union. ... Iveco is a European truck, bus, and diesel engine manufacturer, based in Turin, Italy. ... Jelcz PR110M Jelcz M181MB/3 articulated bus in Katowice Jelcz 325 Jelcz Fire Engine Jelcz SA is the Polish producer of buses and trucks, located in Jelcz-Laskowice. ... Kamaz (Камский автомобильный завод - Камаз / Kamskiy avtomobilny zavod - Kama Automobile Zavod - Kamaz or KAMA Heavy-Duty Truck Production Plant) is a Tatar truck manufacturer located in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russian Federation. ... Kraz (Kremenchugsky Avtomobilny Zavod) produces trucks in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. ... LIAZ MT - one of most successful series LIAZ (LIberecké Automobilové Závody) is a defunct Czech manufacturer of trucks. ... Iveco-Magirus fire truck. ... MAN AG (German: Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG, ISIN: DE0005937007) is a German transportation company. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Namco (National Motor Company of Greece) is a Greek vehicle manufacturer, a creation of the Kontogouris Brothers who have been in the automotive industry business since the 1950s. ... Logo of Otokar Otokar, a sub-division of the Koc Group, is the manufacturer of all types of wheeled vehicles and is headquartered in Sakarya, Turkey. ... A Panhard-Levassor was the first automobile to be introduced in Japan, in 1898 Panhard & Levassor X18 1912 Panhard & Levassor 1914 Panhard & Levassor X31 1921 A 1920s Panhard Dyna Panhard X 86 4-Door Sedan 1952 Panhard repair manual cover showing PL 17 A VBL of the French Army Panhard... Pegaso logo Pegaso (IPA: ; Spanish for Pegasus) was a Spanish brand of trucks, buses, tractors and armoured vehicles, and, for a while, of impressive sport cars. ... Renault Trucks is a French truck manufacturer, owned by Volvo. ... It has been suggested that DAC (vehicle manufacturer) be merged into this article or section. ... A vintage Scania truck (L80 successor to the Scania-Vabis L56) Scania A1 1901 Scania Type A Tonneau 1903 Scania AB is a leading European manufacturer of heavy trucks (British English: lorries), buses, and diesel engines, based in Södertälje, Sweden. ... Seddon Atkinson are a manufacturer of HGVs based in Oldham, Lancashire, United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Finnish truck company. ... Å koda Auto ( (help· info)) is a Czech automobile manufacturer and one of the four oldest car producers in the world. ... Star 266 as a fire truck. ... Steyr-Daimler-Puch was a large manufacturing conglomerate based in Steyr, Austria. ... Tatra (named after the Tatra mountains) is a vehicle manufacturer in the Czech Republic. ... Uro rural firefighting truck in North Spain Uro is a Spanish brand of all-wheel-drive and military trucks, based in Santiago de Compostela. ... Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles or Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge started originally as part of Volkswagen itself. ... Volvo Trucks, a Swedish truck manufacturer, owned by Volvo, is the Worlds second largest heavy-duty truck brand. ... Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a well-known Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... Zastava Trucks (Kamioni on serbian) is a Serbian trucks manufacturer based in the city of Kragujevac. ... Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... ZIL is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: Zork Implementation Language (ZIL) is the language which Infocom used to produce their works of interactive fiction. ...

Asia

A truck stop in Ladakh, India

Heavy truck leading manufacturers (alphabetically): Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1093x720, 92 KB) Source: http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1093x720, 92 KB) Source: http://www. ... , Ladakh (Tibetan script: ལ་དྭགས་; Wylie: la-dwags, Ladakhi IPA: , Hindi: लद्दाख़, Hindi IPA: , Urdu: لدّاخ; land of high passes) is a region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in Northern India sandwiched between the Kuen Lun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people...

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South America

Registrations of heavy trucks in South America (2002; % breakdown by manufacturer):

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North America

U.S. Peterbilt truck - California
U.S. Peterbilt truck - California
Volvo VNL780, U.S.A.
Volvo VNL780, U.S.A.
A convoy of trucks
A convoy of trucks

On the East Coast, where routes were traditionally shorter, and because the trucks were made there, many drivers preferred Mack Trucks. While on the West Coast, the drivers preferred Peterbilt, Kenworth, and Freightliner. White built a new factory in California in the early 1960s, with long-haul trucking company Consolidated Freightways. The entity, which became White-Freightliner, then just Freightliner, catered directly to western fleets that wanted a lighter, aluminium cab and frame, and traveled longer distances without stopping. Drivers more concerned with safety than with fuel economy preferred the heavier Peterbilts and Kenworths. Kenworth and Peterbilt, which had started out as heavy-duty trucks for hauling logs, forest products, and steel for shipyards on the West Coast, anticipated the need for these lighter long-distance trucks. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2240 × 1680 pixel, file size: 873 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2240 × 1680 pixel, file size: 873 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Peterbilt Motors is a manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty Class 6 through Class 8 trucks headquartered in Denton, Texas. ... Volvo Trucks, a Swedish truck manufacturer, owned by Volvo, is the Worlds second largest heavy-duty truck brand. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... American LaFrance (ALF) is an emergency vehicle manufacturer, based in Ladson, South Carolina. ... Autocar Company was a manufacturer of Brass Era automobiles in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Crane Carrier Corporation or CCC is a manufacturer that specializes in Construction Trucks. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (also known as Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... For other uses, see Dodge (disambiguation). ... E-One or Emergence One Incorporated is an emergency services manufacturer and marketer based in Ocala, Florida. ... SNC Century Freightliner LLC was a manufacturer of heavy duty trucks, chassis and semi-trailer trucks. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... Hino can mean: Hino, Shiga Hino, Tokyo Hino, Tottori Hino District, Tottori Hino Motors, Ltd. ... This article is about a truck manufacturer. ... The Kenworth logo on the new T660. ... Mack Trucks is one of the worlds leading truck-manufacturing companies. ... It has been suggested that International Harvester be merged into this article or section. ... Nissan Motor Co. ... Peterbilt Motors is a manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty Class 6 through Class 8 trucks headquartered in Denton, Texas. ... Look up pierce in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sterling Trucks is a manufacturer of heavy duty trucks. ... Nissan Diesel Motor Co. ... Volvo Trucks, a Swedish truck manufacturer, owned by Volvo, is the Worlds second largest heavy-duty truck brand. ... Western Star is a manufacturer of large commercial trucks. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Consolidated Freightways logo Consolidated Freightwas was the 3rd biggest trucking company in the US unil the company filed for bankrupcy in 2002. ... Aluminum redirects here. ...


Africa

Oceania

Hydraulic Platform fire truck, Canberra Australia
Hydraulic Platform fire truck, Canberra Australia
  • Volvo (Australia)
  • Mack (Australia)
  • Iveco (different models for Australian market)
  • Kenworth (different models for Australian market)

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Insuring trucks for commercial hauling

Primary Liability Insurance coverage protects the truck from damage or injuries to other people as a result of a truck accident. This truck insurance coverage is mandated by U.S. state and federal agencies and proof of coverage is required to be sent to them. Insurance coverage limits range from $35,000 to $1,000,000. Pricing is dependent on region, driving records, and history of the trucking operation.


Motor Truck Cargo insurance protects the transporter for his responsibility in the event of damaged or lost freight. The policy is purchased with a maximum load limit per vehicle. Cargo insurance coverage limits can range from $10,000 to $100,000 or more. Pricing for this insurance is mainly dependent on the type of cargo being hauled.


Truck Shows

In the UK, three truck shows are incredibly popular - Shropshire Truck Show in Oswestry Showground during May, The UK Truck Show held in June at Santa Pod Raceway and FIA European Drag Racing Championships from the home of European Drag-Racing. The UK Truck Show features drag-racing with 6-ton trucks from the British Truck Racing Association, plus other diesel-powered entertainment.


Truck Shows provide operators with an opportunity to win prestigious awards for their trucks.


See also

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References

  1. ^ Commercial Drivers License. NHTSA. Retrieved on 2008-05-21.
  2. ^ Truck vehicle emission standards: United States Environmental Protection Agency
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Analysis of Highway Noise, Journal of Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Vol. 2, No 3, Biomedical and Life Sciences and Earth and Environmental Science Issue, Pages 387-392, Sept., 1973, Springer Verlag, Netherlands ISSN 0049-6979
  4. ^ http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/html/table_04_49.html U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use by Sector
  5. ^ http://epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/downloads06/07Trends.pdf U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Trends in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  6. ^ http://intensityindicators.pnl.gov/delivered_transportation.stm U.S. Department of Energy Transportation Sector - Delivered Energy
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  • Conduire un véhicule lourd, Société de l'Assurance Automobile du Québec, 7e édition, 2002 ISBN 2-551-19567-5

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