What is truck?

  • (noun): An automotive vehicle suitable for hauling.
    Synonyms: motortruck
    See also — Additional definitions below


A truck (North American and Australian English) or lorry (British and Commonwealth English) is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, with the smallest being mechanically similar to 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 powered by either gasoline or diesel engines, with diesel dominant in commercial applications. In the European Union vehicles with a gross combination mass of less than 3,500 kilograms (7,716 lb) are known as light commercial vehicles and those over as large goods vehicles.

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Ginn Racing - Craftsman Truck Series
... a partnership with Morgan-Dollar Motorsports in the Craftsman Truck Series, fielding a full-time truck with MB2/Ginn development driver Kraig Kinser ...
Truck Driver
... A truck driver (commonly referred to as a trucker or driver in the United States and Canada a truckie in Australia and New Zealand a lorry driver or driver in Ireland, the ... Truck drivers provide an essential service to industrialized societies by transporting finished goods and raw materials over land, typically to and from ... Truck drivers are also responsible for inspecting their vehicles for mechanical items or issues relating to safe operation ...
Volvo FE - Production
... The Volvo Trucks Corp ... This truck can drive 1,5 km on its electric engine ... The truck has received a Dutch certificate for Quiet Truck, when used in town areas ...
Truck Driver - In Popular Culture
... See also Trucking industry in popular culture (United States) Truck drivers have been the subject of many films, such as They Drive by Night (1940), but they became an especially popular topic in popular culture ... The main character of "Convoy" was a truck driver known only by his CB handle (C.B ... film Smokey and the Bandit, was released, which revolves around the escapades of a truck driver and his friend as they transport a load of beer across state lines ...
Truck Shows
... In the UK, three truck shows are popular - Shropshire Truck Show in Oswestry Showground during May, The UK Truck Show held in June at Santa Pod Raceway, and FIA European Drag Racing Championships from the ... The UK Truck Show features drag-racing with 6-tonne trucks from the British Truck Racing Association, plus other diesel-powered entertainment ... Truck shows provide operators with an opportunity to win awards for their trucks ...

More definitions of "truck":

  • (verb): Convey (goods etc.) by truck.
    Example: "Truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"
  • (noun): A handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects.
    Synonyms: hand truck

Famous quotes containing the word truck:

    They shoulda called me Little Cocaine, I was sniffing so much of the stuff! My nose got big enough to back a diesel truck in, unload it, and drive it right out again.
    Little Richard (b. 1932)

    If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
    Jackie Mason (b. 1931)