9 Types of Trucks and Their Functions

Trucks are heavy vehicles that are widely used to transport goods, ranging from materials (stone, soil, sand), wood, and also small vehicles (cars and motorcycles). No wonder the trucks on the market have various types that can be adjusted to your needs.

These trucks can be distinguished based on the shape, size, and the number of tires they have. Here are the types of trucks that you need to know.

1. Pick Up Truck

pick up truck

It can be said that pick-up trucks are the smallest type of trucks and are often owned for personal needs. The amount of capacity owned by a pick up reaches a maximum of 1.5 tons.

Pick up trucks themselves are divided into 2 types, namely single cabins and double cabins. For single cabin pick ups, it can only carry two passengers and the driver, and the engine capacity is quite small, namely 1.3-2.0 cc.

While the double cabin is a pick-up that has two cabins on the front that can accommodate 3-4 passengers and the driver. The engine capacity is quite large, which is above 2.5 cc.

2. Colt Diesel Truck

Colt Diesel truck

Colt Diesel Truck are available in various types, ranging from tubs, boxes to wings depending on needs. The material capacity of the Colt Diesel truck that can be transported is up to 2 tons.

This truck has 4 wheels which means there are 2 wheels in the front and 2 other wheels in the back. The existence of these 4 wheels is not without reason, because the Colt Diesel truck is only used on normal roads.

3. Colt Diesel Double Truck

colt diesel double truck

The Colt Diesel Double (CDD) truck at first glance is similar to the colt diesel truck. But the striking difference is seen in the number of tires it has, namely 6 tires. There are 2 tires on the front and 4 other tires on the right and left sides.

The number of tires contained in this truck allows it to be able to drive on terrain that is a bit difficult to pass. The amount of capacity that can be transported by the Colt Diesel Double reaches 4 tons and is available with various types ranging from tubs, boxes, and also wings.

4. Fuso Truck

fuso truck

The Fuso truck is also known as a medium truck because its size is slightly larger than the Colt Diesel Double truck. Fuso is divided into 2 types which are light fuso and heavy fuso.

The average light Fuso truck is 5 meters long, 2.1 meters wide, and 2 meters high with a capacity of up to 5 tons. While the average size of heavy fuso has a length of 5.7 meters, a width of 2.3 meters, and a height of 2.3 meters, and the load capacity that can be transported reaches 8 tons.

5. Flatbed Truck

flatbed truck

At first glance, the flatbed truck is similar to a heavy fuso truck, only the size of the flatbed truck is larger than the fuso truck. The average length of a flatbed truck is 9.6 meters, 2.4 meters wide and 2.2 meters high.

In addition, the number of tires contained in the flatbed truck reaches 10 pieces. There are 2 tires at the front and 8 tires at the rear. No wonder the flatbed truck can carry loads up to 10 tons.

6. Wingbox Truck

wingbox truck

Wingbox trucks have the same size and capacity as flatbed trucks. However, the back of the truck is made in such a way that it has 3 doors on the right and left sides, as well as the back.

No wonder if the work time to put material becomes faster. Usually the boxes contained in wingbox trucks are made of iron and aluminum which are made lighter than other types of trucks.

7. Heavy Tipper Truck

heavy tipper truck

The heavy tipper truck looks similar to the wingbox truck and flatbed truck, only the capacity that can be transported by the heavy tipper truck is more than 30 tons. Not only that, the heavy tipper truck has 4 axles which are divided into 2 parts, namely 2 axles at the front and the other at the rear.

The number of tires owned by the heavy tipper truck is 12, with 4 tires at the front and 8 tires at the rear.

8. Trailer Truck

trailer truck

The trailer truck has been classified as a type of heavy truck because it can transport goods between 20 to 60 tons. The trailer truck is specially made to be able to send heavy equipment and vehicles such as cars and excavators.

The number of tires contained in the trailer truck ranges from 16 to 26 pieces. Trailer trucks have various types ranging from boxes, tubs, flatbeds, lowbeds, flattracks and so on.

9. Container Truck

container truck

Container trucks are trucks designed to be able to store and carry large goods safely.

The term container itself is a large but flexible container that can be carried or shipped anywhere as needed.

The size of the container is divided into 3 types of sizes, namely 20 feet containers, 40 feet containers, and high cube containers. In truck rental services, containers cannot be separated from trailer trucks, so anyone who wants to rent a container is advised to rent a trailer truck.