A mini pickup truck is a small pickup truck; more specifically, it is a light duty truck. A small pickup truck is often used for lifestyle reasons such as basic transportation. Features such as open cargo areas with low sides and tailgates makes them user-friendly.
Small pickup trucks are used to carry passengers mostly, with the exception of the few that are used by law enforcement officials out on patrol. Pickup trucks are similar to coupe utility vehicles mechanically. Mini pickup trucks differ by model, purpose, make and style. Other names for pickup trucks include "ute" and half-ton truck. The origins of the pickup truck can be traced back to the Ford Model T Runabout with its pickup-style body.