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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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New York City Fire Department ladder trucks extend to the roof of an apartment fire.

A fire apparatus, fire engine, fire truck, or fire appliance is a vehicle designed to assist in fighting fires by transporting firefighters to the scene and providing them with access to the fire, water or other equipment. In some areas, the terms fire engine and fire truck represent different types of fire fighting apparatus.

A modern fire engine is usually a multi-purpose vehicle carrying professionals and equipment for a wide range of fire-fighting and rescue tasks. Therefore, most fire engines carry equipment such as ladders, pike poles, axes and cutting equipment, halligan bars, fire extinguishers, ventilating equipment, floodlights, hose ramps, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and general tools. Many fire appliances are based on standard truck or lorry models with heavy duty suspensions, brakes, tires, alternator, transmission and cooling systems; audible and visual warnings such as sirens, horns, and flashing lights, and a two way radio.

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Hummer was a brand of trucks sold by General Motors that marketed three vehicles: the original Hummer H1, based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee), along with the Hummer H2 and the Hummer H3 — based on other, smaller civilian-market vehicles.

The brand was not transferred to Motors Liquidation Company as part of the GM bankruptcy; instead, it was retained by GM in order to investigate selling the brand.

Chinese automaker Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company announced in 2009 that it would acquire the Hummer brand, pending government approvals. However, the Chinese industrial equipment maker withdrew its bid after failing to win approval from Chinese regulators. According to Reuters, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China rejected the deal on February 24, 2010, but a spokesperson for ministry denies that it rejected the application that has been stalled for eight months.

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Vehicles

Modeles
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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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The expansion of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, where good water supplies are laid on with the aid of Dutch engineers, with many blocks of flats and busy traffic, digging a water reservoir, dredging of canals with a crane, restored lift bridge, former city hall and warehouses.

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