Semi trucks, also known as 18-wheelers, use tires to support the weight of the rig and its cargo, distributing the load evenly promoting stability in case of tire failure. Typically, the configuration has 10 tires on the... More »

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The term 18-wheeler comes from the number of tires on large semi-trailer trucks. It is used as a casual name for semi-trailer trucks, which typically have a total of 18 wheels spread across five axles. More »

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Online games host Wheel Gamer offers a variety of 18-wheeler games for free, such as "18 Wheeler in Traffic," "Ice Road Truckers" and "Just Park It." "Euro Truck Simulator 2" is also available via direct download from SC... More »

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The cylinders found on the side of dump trucks and 18-wheelers are called air breathers or air cleaners. They filter the air that goes into the engine of the truck. More »

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Bantam cars and trucks typically featured an elongated front forward engine compartment with rounded hood covers, rounded fenders front and rear and a box cabin and cargo compartment. Bantam produced cars and trucks in t... More »

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The weight of a Freightliner truck varies widely depending on the model and load of the truck in question. Typical gross vehicle weights of these trucks range from 60,000 to 90,000 pounds or more. Freightliner trucks wit... More »

The easiest way to find the gross vehicle weight of a van or pickup truck is add the weight of the driver, passengers and cargo to the vehicle's curb weight. The vehicle's owner's manual will list the curb weight for tha... More »