A Truck SVG designed to carry goods in the body or on a cargo platform. The term “truck” is used to summarise the vehicles built on the basis of a truck.
Distribution Trucks SVG
Distribution trucks are the heaviest, most compact and lightest trucks, usually with reduced loading height. Most of the light trucks and vans produced in the world belong to class N1, i.e. their gross weight should not exceed 3.5 tons (in the USA – up to 4.54 tons), and payload reaches 1.5-1.8 tons. Frequently, these trucks are equipped with all-metal body of the van type with a wagon or semi-bonneted configuration with sliding side doors of the cargo compartment and swinging rear doors. By the way, it is on the basis of these vans that the majority of modern models of buses of especially small class (M1 and M2), also called minibuses, are made. The American variety of delivery vans (mainly postal) with sliding doors of the driver’s cabin and increased height of the body, adapted for quick entry and exit of the forwarder, is called multistop.
Another common subspecies of distribution Trucks SVG are pickups, which are either a modification of a passenger car with an open single-sided cargo platform instead of the rear part of the body (now mainly used in Europe), or a specially designed model with a frame type chassis (North and South America and Asian countries) and a cabin of different capacity: from a single 2 – 3-seater to double 5 – 6-seater. In the last quarter of the 20th century, it was the pickups, which had previously been popular mainly among farmers, that became bestsellers in the North American automotive market (annual sales of only one model of the Ford F-series exceed 1 million per year) and due to the voracity of their multicylinder (V8 and V10) gasoline engines (diesel engines on trucks of 1-3 classes of payload in the U.S. are not widely used) that triggered an increase in oil prices in the 2000s. At the same time, the overwhelming majority of European and Asian distribution trucks are equipped with efficient diesel engines. In Russia, distribution trucks, vans and pickups are produced by GAZ (Sobol and Gazelle families), UAZ, IzhAvto and VAZinterService.
Distribution trucks are often equipped with standard and mounted hydrolifts.