The strongest vehicles in the world, which are built for moving the heaviest items created ever, are trucks. Whether it is family heirlooms being moved across country, livestock, everyday products, boats, equipment, or big machines, if it needs to travel by road, it is most certainly going by truck.
There are several types of trucks and trailers, with different uses as well as applications.
A. Car Transporter/Car Carrier Trailer
Single-decker enclosed or double-decker open with multiple spaces to hold vehicles in place during long transits.
B. Cement Truck
Also known as a “concrete mixer”, this truck’s concrete mixer is hooked right up to it while the revolving machinery mixes the cement and water to make concrete and pours it directly where it goes.
C. Crane Trucks aka Mobile Cranes
These are fitted with a cable-controlled crane and are designed for easy mobility with very little need for setup. Originally confined to one area and needing to be hauled until its invention in 1870.
D. Dump Truck
These are used to transport dirt, gravel, and other loose materials used in construction. They can also be utilized in carrying waste to landfills.
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E. Extra Duty Truck
When a cargo load is extraordinarily large, this truck is best utilized to carry the large freight and massive loads including things like homes, large boats, or other enormous items needing transport.
F. Moving Vans
The most common vehicle used for moving is a moving van. There are, in fact, a few different types of moving vans:
The smallest in vehicles used for moving, this one is good for those who are not moving a lot of stuff with some of the largest items maybe being as big as a bed or a kitchen table.
Larger than panel vans, these are used for transporting contents from homes of a medium size, usually between twelve and fifteen feet long, holding up to three thousand lbs.
These are perfect for moving to, from, or within a city, as they are designed for city driving. Featuring oversized windshields to allow for enhanced visibility. They also have lower cabs and tilted steering wheels, making it easier to maneuver around tight city blocks.
Mostly used for medium to large local moves, these trucks typically hold the contents of a two thousand square-foot home and are comprised of a tractor and cargo hold mounted on the same chassis.
If moving long distances, a tractor-trailer will most often be used, especially for transporting the contents of a large household. They are comprised of a towing engine (the tractor) attached to a trailer (used for carrying the cargo).
G. Flatbed Truck
The body of this truck is a flat level bed with no sides or roof. It is a very popular type of truck, due to its versatility and is ideal for transporting oversized goods. The loads must be tied down to the surface with straps.
H. Fire Truck
A fire truck is built to carry the equipment needed to put out a fire at its source.
I. Garbage Truck
Waste collections vehicles.
J. Heavy Truck
By far the largest vehicle legally permitted to operate on roads and highways.
K. Jumbo Trailer Truck
Simply put, it is a semi-trailer truck with more space.
L. Livestock Trucks
Obviously, these are used for animals in transit and specially made to handle all the needs of a living being’s daily routine of things, while staying safe in place, avoiding injury.
M. Lowboy Trailer
An unpowered trailer commonly used to transport tall items.
N. Panel Truck
A small truck called a panel truck are used as delivery trucks for things such as bread, laundry, flowers, etc.
O. Refrigerated Trailers (Chiller Trucks/Reefers)
As the name suggests, refrigerated trailers are used to transport products in a frozen or chilled state. They are, however, more expensive than standard trailers since they use extra fuel to keep the temperature control system running.
P. Semi-Trailer Truck
The semi-trailer trucks are the most popular types of trucks and are capable of catering to most transportation needs.
Q. Tanker Truck
These trucks only carry liquids and gases, therefore extremely dangerous in the event of a collision. Tanker trucks are typically associated with the hazardous materials in the loads that they carry.
R. Tow Truck
A tow truck or a recovery vehicle is a truck that is used to move another vehicle for various reasons like a blown engine, an accident or an impound.
S. 18-Wheeler Truck
These trucks specifically have eighteen wheels. These are the most commonly used trucks to carry cargo. Upwards of 85 per cent of freight loads shipped are transported on an 18-wheeler truck.
Trucks have been built to carry everything from huge vehicles, food, condiments, oil and gas, water, furniture, and even huge pieces of machinery. They are literal metal beasts that travel through long patches of the road every day to get essential supplies for industries to use and entire towns to survive. They are an essential part of the human ecosystem and employ a huge percentage of the world’s workforce. They are a representation of the working class like no other vehicle is and are a symbol of human ingenuity and intelligence to boot.