What is a freight truck?

A freight truck is a motor vehicle for transporting goods. Unlike automobiles, which usually have a unibody construction, most trucks (with the exception of the car-like minivan) are built around a strong frame called a chassis. They come in all sizes, from the automobile-sized pickup truck to towering off-road mining trucks or heavy highway semi-trailers.

Every motor vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.

What is a TRUCK?
Class of automotive vehicles of various sizes and designs for transporting goods.

Trucks do more than just move freight. Many companies with trucks or with trucking services contracted to them provide what is known as logistics services, where they manage all or a portion of a customer’s distribution system. For example, Ford Motor Co. has a plant near Toronto that produces 1,500 minivans a day. To keep it running, a logistics company, TPG, organizes 800 truck deliveries a day from 300 different parts makers. Loads arrive at 12 different points along the assembly lines without ever being more than 10 minutes late. Parts are loaded into the trucks in an exact sequence so that when they are unloaded they move directly onto the assembly line. Trucking has become an integral part of the warehousing-assembly-line production process.