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  • A truck is also known as a lorry.
  • Trucks are vehicles generally used to transport various items, often large and heavy, from one place to another, and often special truck trailers can be attached to the vehicle.
  • The word ‘truck’ was used as early as 1611, in reference to the special heavy duty wheels on the canon carriages of a ship, and by 1771 was used in reference to carts designed to carry heavy loads.
  • Most trucks run on diesel, which gives better fuel economy.
  • In many countries, a special licence (different to a general driver’s licence) is required for a person to be able to drive a truck.

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  • Trucks come in various shapes and sizes and have a cab, an engine, chassis, wheels, suspension, and sometimes a sleeping area in the cab, especially in large trucks designed to travel long distances.
  • In 2011, Isuzu, a Japanese company, manufactured the most trucks in the world, producing 447,359 trucks in the year.
  • In 2010 in the United States, there were 500,000 truck accidents with over 5,000 related deaths.
  • The first motorised truck was built in 1896 by German Gottlieb Daimler, who also invented the first motorbike and taxi.
  • There are numerous different types of trucks used for different purposes, including tip trucks, semi trucks, concrete trucks, fire trucks, refrigerated trucks.
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