Trailer Truck A trailer truck is a road vehicle belonging to the heavy-duty family. It consists of a forwarder and a trailer hitched to it.
Trailer trucks are long vehicles with many axles. In France, an articulated vehicle consisting of a truck and a trailer can measure a maximum of 18.75m and carry up to 40 tonnes. Mega-trucks, which can reach 25 m in length and support a load of 60 tonnes, are not allowed to circulate in Europe, unless there is a national exemption. The road trains that run in Australia or the United States reach even more impressive lengths, but benefit from a road network adapted to their dimensions.
The bodies of trailer trucks are as varied as those of trucks: tautliner, tarpaulin flatbed, livestock trailer, etc. Note that the body of the trailer may be different from that of the truck which tows it, even if we most often see Identical bodies for the two components of the trailer truck.
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