Not many of us know that there are different types of trucks and various types of trailers as well. All these different types of trucks and trailers have different uses and applications. To help you learn about the variety of trucks and trailers available, the professional heavy duty dealers have listed the various types. 



Everyone is familiar with a heavy duty truck’s appearance. They are massive and powerful heavy duty vehicles that are designed to transport heavy cargoes. Similar to the suction excavators, fire trucks, and concrete mixers, these types of commercial trucks can be configured to mount specialized equipment.

Tow Truck

This is one type of commercial truck that is used to haul vehicles in case of an accident. These types of trucks are also used in moving improperly parked vehicles. Tow trucks are also commonly called as breakdown, wreckers, and recovery vehicles.

Semi-trailer Truck

Semi-trailer trucks are one of the special types of commercial trucks. They have a combination of a tractor unit and semi-trailer. One of the major uses of semi-trailer trucks is to transport cargoes. The semi-trailer truck is attached to the tractor unit and this tractor unit is used to carry the heavy loads. The semi-trailer trucks are used in almost all industries.

Box Truck

This is one of the types of commercial trucks having a rear door that rolls up. The size of box trucks varies from 4 – 7 meters in length. These types of trucks are most commonly used to haul furniture appliances, most probably in cases of moving-in and moving-out.

Flatbed Truck

This is one of the unique types of commercial trucks. They do not have a roof or side supports. The flatbed truck has a complete flat body that makes it ideal for transporting heavy loads that take up more space than the closed trucks can offer.

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