CAR REVIEW | Truck | A truck is a motor vehicle normally used for transporting bulk goods, materials or equipment. The word "truck " comes from the Greek word Trochosa, which means "wheel." In North America, the big wheels of wagons were called trucks. When the gasoline engine became available trucks, these trucks were called"Engines. ""
Lorry is a British term for a truck, but it is used only for the types of medium and heavy. A pickup truck, van, jeep or would not be called a "truck". Other languages have loanwords based on these conditions, such as MalayLori and MexicanSpanish Troca (or pickup in northern Mexico).
In AustraliaandNew Zealand, a small vehicle with an open back is called a ute (short for "utility vehicle") and the word "truck" is reserved for larger vehicles.
Trucks are complexMachines that generally share certain common features. Each truck has a chassis, a cab, an area for placing cargo or equipment, axles, suspension and wheels, an engine, and a drivetrain. It usually has pneumatic, hydraulic, water, and electrical systems. ManyTrucks also tow one or more trailers or semi-trailers.
In the UnitedStatesandCanada "truck" is usually reserved for commercial vehicles larger than normal cars including pickups and other vehicles having an open load bed, while in Australia and New Zealand, a pickup truck is usually called a ute (short for "utility") and the word "truck" is mostly reserved for larger vehicles. The small utility truck was invented in Australia in the 1930s.
In the UnitedKingdom, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Irelandand HongKong lorry is used instead of truck, but only for the medium and heavy types.
In American English, the word "truck" is often preceded by a word describing the type of vehicle, such as a "fire truck" or "tanker truck". In British English these would be referred to as "fire engine" and "tanker" or "petrol tanker", respectively. In Canada "fire engine" is also used. - CAR REVIEW