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A truck (American English) or lorry (British English) is a motor vehicle designed to road transport cargo. 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 powered by either of combustion gasoline or diesel engines, with the latter dominant in commercial applications and industrialisation have led to the commercial distribution of consumption.

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A common property-carrying commercial vehicle in the United States is the tractor-trailer, also known as an "18-wheeler" or "semi".

The trucking industry (also referred to as the transportation or logistics industry) involves the transport and distribution of commercial and industrial goods using commercial motor vehicles. In this case, CMVs are most often trucks; usually semi trucks, box trucks, or dump trucks. A truck driver is a person who earns a living as the driver of a CMV.

The trucking industry provides an essential service to the American economy by transporting large quantities of raw materials, works in process, and finished goods over land—typically from manufacturing plants to retail distribution centers. Trucks are also important to the construction industry, as dump trucks and portable concrete mixers are necessary to move the large amounts of rocks, dirt, concrete, and other building materials used in construction. Trucks in America are responsible for the majority of freight movement over land, and are vital tools in the manufacturing, transportation, and warehousing industries.

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Iveco, an acronym for Industrial Vehicle Corporation, originally an alliance of European commercial vehicle manufacturers such as Fiat (including OM and Lancia Veicoli Speciali), Unic and Magirus. Iveco is now an Italian truck, bus, and diesel engine manufacturer, based in Turin. The firm is a subsidiary of Fiat Industrial, having been demerged from the Fiat Group at the start of 2011, and produces around 200,000 commercial vehicles and 460,000 diesel engines annually, and for the year ended 2007 the company had 11,196 million in sales (revenues).

Today the company is a significant player in the medium-duty trucks and engine markets, and is near the top for sales of passenger transport and 3.5 ton light vehicles.

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truck, B-Train, concrete mixer, dump truck, dumper, fire apparatus, forklift truck, garbage truck, heavy equipment, large goods vehicle, longer Heavier Vehicle, oversize load, road train, self-propelled modular transporter, semi-trailer, snow blower, snowplow, tailgating, tank truck, tautliner, tractor, tractor unit, trailer, truck racing, monster truck, water tender, Box truck, Cab over, Flatbed truck

Manufacture
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DAF Trucks, Freightliner Trucks, Hino Motors, Iveco, Kenworth, MAN SE, Mack Trucks, Navistar International, Oshkosh Corporation, Peterbilt, Renault Trucks, Scania AB, Tata Motors, Volvo Trucks

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Bedford Vehicles, Bristol Commercial Vehicles, Guy Motors, Hanomag, Leyland Motors, Pegaso, Saurer, Scammell, Seddon Atkinson, Sentinel Waggon Works, White Motor Company

truck driver
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Ari Behn, Lindsay Booth, Lindsay Fox, Lisa Kelly, Luella Bates, Mike Davis, Tom Kruse

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Mechanical
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air brake, air suspension, axle, battery pack, brake, bullbar, chassis, clutch, compression release engine brake, dashboard, Diesel engine, differential, double clutch, engine braking, exhaust system, fifth wheel coupling, frame, glowplug, ignition system, live axle, non-synchronous transmission, piston, radiator, steering, suspension, tire, transmission, Fifth wheel coupling, Ballast tractor

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CMR Convention, commercial driver's license, common carrier, contract of carriage, environmental impact of roads, European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, European emission standards, gross vehicle weight rating, incoterms, intelligent transportation system, intermodal container, intermodal freight transport, TIR Treaty, tachograph, transport law, vehicle inspection, Trade, Drivers' working hours, Hours of service

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ice road, jackknifing, rest area, road transport, runaway truck ramp,

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biodiesel, carbon monoxide, Diesel fuel, fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gas, methane, natural gas, propane, vegetable oil fuel,

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