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  • Glossary of the American trucking industry

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    Index of General Bill of lading Broker Bulk cargo Bulk freight Cargo Consignee Consignment Consignor Deadheading Electronic on-board recorder Float shifting Freight Hazardous materials Intermodal Just in time Log book Manifest Operating authority Oversize load Pallet Receiver Shipper Terminal Tractor Truck Stop Electrification Index of Driversand carriers Common carrier Company driver Contract carrier Dedicated route For-hire carrier Irregular route Less-than-truckload Long-haul Motor carrier Over-the-road Owner-operator Private carrier Regional route Regular route Team drivers Index of Vehicles Big rig Big truck Bobtail Bob truck Box truck Cab over Combination vehicle Conventional truck Day cab Dump truck Eighteen-wheeler Semi-truck Straight truck Tractor-trailer Index of Vehicle parts Baffle Bulkhead Bunk Cab Cabin Cheater axle Engine brake Fifth wheel Glad hands Headache rack Jake brake Kingpin Landing gear Lift axle Retarder Sleeper berth Super single Tandem Tandem axle Tandem wheel Index of Trailers Auto transport Belly dump Bottom dump Bull wagon Car hauler Container Container skeletal carrier Covered wagon Curtainside Deep-drop van Double decker Dropdeck Dry bulk...

  • Dodge WC series

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    1-ton, 2-wheel cargo-trailer was frequently mated to the WC series trucks. The Dodge WC series was a prolific range of light 4WD and medium 6WD military utility trucks, produced by Dodge / Fargo during World . Together with the -ton jeeps produced by Willys and Ford, the Dodge -tons and -tons made up nearly all of the light 4WD trucks supplied to the U.S. Army in WW II – with Dodge contributing some 337,500 4WD units – over half as many of these as the jeep. Contrary to the versatility of the highly standardized jeep, which was mostly achieved through field modification, the Dodge came in many purpose-built variants from the factory. The WC series evolved out of, and was part of a more extended family of trucks, with great mechanical parts commonality, that included open- and closed-cab cargo and weapons carriers, command cars, reconnaissance vehicles, telephone installation trucks, panel vans, carryalls, ambulances and mobile workshops. From 1940 to 1942, almost 82,400 G-505 -ton 4x4 Dodge trucks were built — initially called the VC series, but the great majority (from 1941) in the WC series, and in more variants.

  • Semi-trailer truck

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    tractor A cab over semi-trailer Tractor with a dump trailer FAW semi-trailer truck in China A semi-trailer truck (more commonly semi truck or simply "semi") is the combination of a tractor unit and one or more semi-trailers to carry freight. A semi-trailer attaches to the tractor with a fifth-wheel coupling (hitch), with much of its weight borne by the tractor. The result is that both the tractor and semi-trailer will have a distinctly different design than a rigid truck and trailer. It is variously known as a transport in Canada; semi or single in Australia and New Zealand; semi, tractor-trailer, big rig, or eighteen-wheeler in the United States; and articulated lorry, abbreviated artic, in the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand. These vehicles have been criticised on safety grounds, including when a study in London found that they caused a disproportionate number of annual cyclist casualties.

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