Becoming Apart Of The Landscape Black And White

LisaWootenPhoto

Chapin, United States

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A truck (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Pakistan; also called a lorry in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, and India) is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, with the smallest being mechanically similar to and larger than an automobile. Commercial trucks can be very large and powerful, and may be configured to mount specialized equipment, such as in the case of fire trucks and concrete mixers and suction excavators.

Modern trucks are largely powered by diesel engines, although small to medium size trucks with gasoline engines exist in the US. In the European Union, vehicles with a gross combination mass of up to 7,700 lb (3.5 t) are known as light commercial vehicles, and those over as large goods vehicles. Light trucks are car-sized (in the US, no more than 13,900 lb (6.3 t) and are used by individuals and businesses alike. In the UK they may not weigh more than 7,700 lb (3.5 t), and are allowed to be driven with a driving licence for cars. Pickup trucks, called utes in Australia and New Zealand, are common in North America and some regions of Latin America, Asia and Africa, but not so in Europe, where this size of commercial vehicle is most often made as vans.

Medium trucks[edit]

Isuzu truck

Jingle trucks on Karakoram Highway in Pakistan
Medium trucks are larger than light but smaller than heavy trucks. In the US, they are defined as weighing between 13,000 and 33,000 lb (5.9 and 15.0 t). For the UK and the EU the weight is between 7,700 to 16,500 lb (3.5 to 7.5 t). Local delivery and public service (dump trucks, garbage trucks and fire-fighting trucks) are normally around this size.

Heavy trucks[edit]

A cement mixer is an example of a Class 8 heavy truck

Seddon Atkinson Stratos refuse compactor
Heavy trucks are the largest on-road trucks, Class 8. These include vocational applications such as heavy dump trucks, concrete pump trucks, and refuse hauling, as well as ubiquitous long-haul 4×2 and 6×4 tractor units.12

Road damage and wear increase very rapidly with the axle weight. The number of steering axles and the suspension type also influence the amount of the road wear. In many countries with good roads a six-axle truck may have a maximum weight of 97,000 lb (44 t) or more.

Off-road trucks[edit]

ALMA antenna transporters weigh 287,000 lb (130 t) and drive on 28 tires.13

Liebherr T 282B mining truck
Off-road trucks include standard, extra heavy-duty highway-legal trucks, typically outfitted with off-road features such as a front driving axle and special tires for applications such as logging and construction, and purpose-built off-road vehicles unconstrained by weight limits, such as the Liebherr T 282B mining truck. Wikipedia

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