Different types of trucks serve various purposes in the construction, transport, agriculture, and other industries. The major application of trucks, especially storage or logistic trucks is for transport purposes. Transportation generally happens across cities and states that are connected via highways. And to cover longer distances on highways, these trucks have to be powerful and sturdy. Not only the highway trucks that are used for transportation, specially equipped trucks also have to have powerful engines in order to complete the tasks efficiently.
What comes to your mind when you think about highway trucks? Do you visualize a heavy duty, massive, robust truck that runs at a high pace across the highways? Those are just some types of highway trucks. In reality, there are several heavy duty highway trucks with powerful engines that are designed and engineered for specific jobs. Let’s take a look at some common types of highway trucks.
Semi-trucks and Semi-trailers
Semi-trucks are the actual trucks which have the engines. These trucks can run across the highways on their own without carrying any trailer or carrier with them. These trucks generally have 2-3 axles to attach trailers and carriers to haul loads on them. On the other hand, semi-trailers are the trailers and carriers that are directly attached to the semi-trucks. These semi-trailers do not have an engine and thus, they cannot move about independently. Some common types of semi-trailers are flatbed trailers, reefer trailers, van body, tanker trailer, dry van, etc.
The wheeler trucks are the combination trucks of both semi-trucks and semi-trailers.
Heavy highway trucks are those trucks that have both, the engine component and trailer or carrier part permanently joined together. Various heavy highway trucks are designed for specific uses and unlike semi-trucks, they cannot be attached to different semi-trailers or carriers for different purposes. These trucks are often used for transport purpose. Depending on the purpose of use or the loads that can be carried, the common heavy trucks seen are cargo trucks, container trucks, tanker trucks, service trucks, box trucks, etc.
Utility trucks are specialized heavy trucks with permanent rear parts. These trucks are used for specified purposes only. These trucks have a powerful engine designed to perform mechanical tasks such as dumping or mixing cement. Roll-off trucks, water trucks, crane trucks, cement mixing trucks, reefer trucks, garbage trucks, etc. are some examples of utility heavy highway trucks.
If you are looking for a specific type of highway trucks, or want to know the specifications and features of each of these trucks, you can talk to our Canadian heavy duty trucks dealers. We are a one-stop solution in Edmonton for buying, selling, and renting various trucks, trailers, containers, and other heavy duty equipment. We can help you find the best truck solution for your expectations.