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  • Semi-trailer truck


    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.

  • Bruck (vehicle)


    A bus in Finland in the early 20th century with the cargo area totally separated from the bus body. 1937 Chevrolet bodied by Anco in Trondheim with an open cargo area integrated with the body. A preserved 1951 Kenworth bruck displayed at the Whitefish Depot. 1960 Scania-Vabis L75 bodied by Kristiansund Lettmetall, carrying six passengers. 1965 Mercedes-Benz LPO322 from Sweden, a typical "skvader". 1983 Repstad bodied Volvo B10M, converted for transport of racing horses. 14.5-metres 1991 Delta Star 501 on Volvo B10M with cantilever tail lift. 2003 Volvo 9700S on B12M from Telemark Bilruter, with all doors open. Manual pallet jack is standard equipment for one-man operation. 2003 Helmark bodied Scania K124EB double-decker bruck in Östersund. 2006 Volvo 9700HD with walk-in cargo compartment from Savonlinja in Lahti. 2009 Volvo 9700HD NG bruck coach from Bussring. In service for Riksteatret, outside their headquarters in Nydalen, Oslo. A bruck (blended from the words bus and truck) is a type of bus or coach built to combine goods and passenger transport where it is most profitable or most convenient compared to separate vehicles. The word bruck was used in North America. In Australia they were known as passenger-freighters. In Europe they are known as Kombinationsbus (German), seka-auto (Finnish), kombibuss (Norwegian) and godsbuss (Swedish), with even the nickname skvader. They have for practical reasons mostly been built on front- or mid-engined chassis. In North America and Australia this type of bus was introduced in the late 1940s as a replacement for unprofitable railway lines, while in Europe they have been around since the first buses.

  • Murphy-Hoffman Company


    Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC) is the largest privately owned multi-state network of truck dealerships and leasing locations, providing truck-related services to more than 50,000 customers.

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