Type of trucks that you might not know about include Fork-lifter like option as it is said:
A truck or lorry is designed to carry cargo(Wikipedia)
According to this definition, we have been defining trucks in the wrong way. The only parameter is the transportation of cargo, so the truck variety multiplies. It can be of different sizes, power, and configuration.
Following are the trucks available in the market:
As it is a combination of tractor units and trucks, so it is called a semi-trailer truck. It can have several tailors attached by pintle hitch. There are road rules of different countries that determine the maximum size it could be. For example, in Europe Union Countries the maximum length can be 61.5 ft. It can be risky to have a long truck in the sub-urban area as the trailer freely moves that can cause damage to other vehicles if driven close.
This type of truck is designed to carry liquid and gases that may be insulated or non-insulated from inside. They have made the delivery of oil easy, as it can carry as much as 43900 liters of oil from one place to another. They might have a gravity issue that takes an expert to drive it efficiently.
This type of truck has a flatbed that may or may not be rigid. As it has no sides and roof so it makes loading of goods easy. It is specially used for goods that are not vulnerable to environmental conditions. It is great to support irregular size and height loads as it can easily carry everything if you know how to tie it on the flatbed for reducing the chances of fall on road, due to being untangled.
It is a specially designed truck that is used for carrying solid waste. It is designed as a front loader, side loader and rear loader depending on the requirement of loading way. The front loader has loading done through the front. It can be differentiated based on manual and automatic loading function.
It is also called a tipper truck that carries construction material like sand, gravel, and demolition waste from one place to another. A typical one has hydraulic rams to lift the front so the material in the bed at back can be dumped on the ground easily. It is an open box bed that has a role to play in infrastructure building of a community.
Another form that serves the purpose of construction is the cement mixer truck that has a revolving drum mixer as a component behind. It has made the wheelbarrow function modernized and fast.
It is specially designed for carrying perishable items by regulating the temperature inside. For keeping the container on the bed behind cool that mechanical refrigeration system is used. The dry ice is also used as a cooling agent in such types of trucks.
These are trucks for sure but while buying such trucks people consider it a heavy machine instead of a typical truck.
Some people go to the limit that they even consider forklift a truck too. What do you think about it?