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Sizes of trucks
– Light trucks: Size of cars, weigh less than 6,300 kg (13,000 lb)
– Medium trucks: Heavier than light trucks but lighter than heavy trucks, weigh between 6,300 kg (13,000 lb) and 15,000 kg (33,000 lb)
– Heavy trucks: Heaviest trucks allowed on the road, have three axles, often pulling trailers
– Australian road trains: Largest heavy trucks, can carry up to 200 tonnes of cargo
– Driving a heavy truck requires a professional driver’s license

Body types
– Box trucks or Dry vans: Have walls and a roof, creating a closed cargo room
– Concrete mixers: Have a turning drum to mix and dispense concrete
– Dump trucks: Carry sand, gravel, and dirt, with an open-top box bed for easy unloading
– Flatbed trucks: Have a flat body with no sides, allowing for loading from the side or top
– Garbage trucks: Used for collecting trash, often have rear-loading mechanisms

Tank trucks
– Designed to carry liquids or gases
– Typically have a round tank lying on its side
– Different types of tanks are built for specific liquids or gases

Boom trucks
– Have a hydraulic arm called the boom for towing vehicles
– The boom remains in a fixed position for stability

– Used to lift and tow broken cars and trucks
– Equipped with a boom and cable for towing
– Often have special flatbeds for carrying carsSources: