TRUCKS

There are several ways to classify trucks, one is by weight, or size, I.e.: 1 Ton; 2 Ton; 5 Ton; 10 Ton, etc.

The most common classification is by the number of tires:

Another way is by the type of cargo area, I.e.: Flat deck; tanker; van; etc.

And of course there is no end to the combinations of those two methods, i.e.: 1 Ton Cube; 5 T (Ton) Tanker; 10T Van; Etc.;

Here are just a few examples:

(1/2 Ton pickup truck.)

PICK UP TRUCK
These range in size from 1/2 Ton to 1 T.

(1 ton cube van.)
1 TON VAN, OR CUBE (Short for Cube Van)
Available in sizes up to 10T.
(Photo `04 Vancouver, B. C.)
(A concrete mixer.)
CONCRETE MIXER, OR CEMENT TRUCK
(Photo `04 Trail, B. C.)
(A loggers crummy.)
CRUMMY
(Photo `04 Burnaby, B. C.)
(Dump truck.)
DUMP, or GRAVEL, TRUCK
(Photo `04 Coquihalla Hwy., B. C.)
(Aerial fire truck in Laredo, Texas.)
FIRE TRUCK
`93 Simon Duplex Quint.
(Photo `05 Laredo, Texas U.S.A.)
(3 ton flat deck in China.)
FLAT DECK
Wooden deck with beaver tail.
(Beaver tails make it easier to run loads on and off the deck.)
(Photo `04 Hainan Island, P.R. China)
(Tridem logging truck with tridem trailer.)
LOGGING TRUCK
When empty the trailer mounts on the back of the tractor
for better traction on steep hills.
And less wear and tear on the trailer.
(Photo `04 Prince George, B. C.)
(A tractor with a picker mounted behind the cab.)
PICKER
(Photo `04 Burnaby, B. C.)
(Extra long bed truck.)
WHEN IS A SOW NOT A SOW?
An extra long bed truck.
This bed truck is the length of a sow
but not as wide as a sow.
(Photo `04 Hinton, Alta.)
(Tow truck.)
TOW TRUCK
(Photo `04 Vernon, B. C.)
(Vacuum truck.)
VACUUM TRUCK
(Photo `05 Laredo, Texas USA)

Though commonly called `trucks' the logger, and picker, are actually highway tractors pulling a trailer, or tractor trailer.

Tractor trailers are commonly known as 18 wheelers but as you can see in the picture of the logging rig 18 is an outmoded number as modern rigs have 22 to 50 wheels - See my `Rigs' page.

Probably the most common rig on the highways nowadays is the 30 wheeler known as a `Super B'.

Across the prairies, nowadays, and from Toronto to Montreal, `Saskatchewan Triples, or LCV (Long Combination Vehicle), with 50 wheels are a very common combination.

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