This list is intended to classify trucks and to provide links to articles on the various types. The three main classifications for road truck by weight are light trucks, medium trucks, and heavy trucks. Above this there are specialised very heavy trucks and transporters such as heavy haulers for moving oversized loads, and off-road heavy trucks used in construction and mining which are too large for highway use without escorts and special permits.
In the UK, trucks (lorries) are defined by the driver's license required. They are either Heavy Goods Vehicles (greater than 7 1/2 tonnes) which require an HGV licence, or less in which an ordinary driver's license is all that is required.
The following are not types of trucks but types of use of the trucks listed above:
Wipo Publishes Patent of Sistemi Ferroviari and Giuseppina Moratti for "Container, Railway Truck Using Such a Container and Process for Loading or Unloading Aggregates from Railway Transport Truck" (Italian Inventor)
Feb 13, 2013; GENEVA, Feb. 13 -- Publication No. WO/2013/018052 was published on Feb. 7.Title of the invention: "CONTAINER, RAILWAY TRUCK USING...
WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF CHANGSHA ZOOMLION HEAVY INDUSTRY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, HUNAN ZOOMLION SPECIAL VEHICLE FOR "MANIPULATING SYSTEM FOR A MIXING DRUM OF A CONCRETE MIXING TRANSPORT TRUCK" (CHINESE INVENTORS)
Mar 27, 2012; GENEVA, March 27 -- Publication No. WO/2012/034446 was published on March 22. Title of the invention: "MANIPULATING SYSTEM FOR A...