A truck, also know as a lorry, is a motor vehicle made to transport freight.
In the US, a commercial driver’s license is required to drive any type of commercial vehicle weighing 26.000lb (11.794kg).
In the UK and in Europe, the rules are complex. To drive a vehicle weighing more than 7.500kg (16.535lb), it is required to have a specialist license, depending on the use of the vehicle and the number of seats.
For licenses obtained after 1997, the weight was reduced to 3.500kg (7716lb).
The constitution of a truck is a chassis, a cab on which you adapt different bodyworks (tipper, tanker, flatbed, box, tautliner…).
Historically, the first motor truck was built in 1896 by automotive pioneer Gottlieb Daimler.
Trucks then improved as technology evolved : twin wheels, drivetrain, braking, suspensions… to become the trucks we know nowadays.
Today’s main truck makes in Europe : Renault Trucks, DAF, Iveco, Volvo, Scania, MAN AG or Mercedes-Benz.