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Trucks

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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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The hours of service limit the driving hours of truck and bus drivers

The hours of service (HOS) are regulations issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration governing the working hours of anyone operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in the United States for the purpose of interstate commerce. This includes truck drivers and bus drivers who operate CMVs for motor carriers (their employers). These rules limit the number of daily and weekly hours spent driving and working, and regulate the minimum amount of time drivers must spend resting between driving shifts. The driver of a CMV is required to keep a record of working hours using a log book, outlining the total number of hours spent driving and resting, as well as the time at which the change of duty status occurred. In lieu of a log book, a motor carrier may keep track of a driver's hours using an electronic on-board recorder, which automatically records the amount of time spent driving the vehicle. The HOS's main purpose is to prevent accidents caused by driver fatigue. This is accomplished by limiting the number of driving hours per day, and the number of driving and working hours per week. Enforcement of the HOS is generally handled by DOT officers of each state, and are sometimes checked when CMVs pass through weigh stations. Requests to change the HOS are a source of contentious debate, and many surveys indicate some drivers get away with routinely violating the HOS.

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The Ford Motor Company (NYSEF) is an American multinational corporation based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. In addition to the Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury brands, Ford also owns a small stake in Mazda in Japan and Aston Martin in the UK. Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover were sold to Tata Motors of India in March 2008. In 2010 Ford sold Volvo to Geely Automobile.

Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines. Henry Ford's methods came to be known around the world as Fordism by 1914. Ford is currently the second largest automaker in the U.S. and the fourth-largest in the world based on number of vehicles sold annually, directly behind Volkswagen Group.

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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

Technology

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

Regulation
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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

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

Energy

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

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Route 17 at the Linwood Avenue East exit

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