Different Types of Trucks Used in Logistics

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Straight Truck

This is one of the types of trucks used in logistics that are commonly used to transport small items like furniture, home goods, and similar freight deliveries. It is also known as box truck, cube track or cube van.

This is a popular choice among many drivers as it requires fewer licensing requirements. It is one of those trucks that carry the same chassis for the power unit as well as the cabin.

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Refrigerated Truck

These are types of trucks that are used to transport perishable goods like agricultural products, pharmaceuticals, vegetables or fruits.

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Tail Lift Trucks

These trucks have a lifting mechanism so as to load goods onto the truck. These are relatively small in size ending upon the tail lift it can carry a maximum of 2000 kilogram.

The goods can be loaded only from the back side and is used mainly on distribution freights.

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High Cube Trucks

High Cube Trailers can handle over 8% more cargo than standard trailers. This extra capacity adds up quick; it would take twelve standard trailers to handle the same volume of cargo that just eleven high cube trailers provide.

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Flatbed Trucks

These trucks are named so as it has an open cargo bed trailer along with the driver’s cabin. As flatbed trucks don’t have a roof or sides it is easy to load or unload goods on or from it.

It is an ideal truck for durable and bulky freight like wood, pipes, construction material, carts, etc. which can easily loaded in to the extended trailer. These materials can be unloaded or loaded from the top using a crane.

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Flatbed step-deck Trucks

These trucks are named so as it has an open cargo bed trailer along with the driver’s cabin. As flatbed trucks don’t have a roof or sides it is easy to load or unload goods on or from it.

It is an ideal truck for durable and bulky freight like wood, pipes, construction material, carts, etc. which can easily loaded in to the extended trailer. These materials can be unloaded or loaded from the top using a crane.