The wheel-set of railroad rolling stock (see image)
A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo, carry specialized payloads, or perform other utilitarian work. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, but the vast majority feature body-on-frame construction, with a cabin that is independent of the payload portion of the vehicle. Smaller varieties may be mechanically similar to some automobiles. Commercial trucks can be very large and powerful and may be configured to be mounted with specialized equipment, such as in the case of refuse trucks, fire trucks, concrete mixers, and suction excavators. In American English, a commercial vehicle without a trailer or other articulation is formally a "straight truck" while one designed specifically to pull a trailer is not a truck but a "tractor".The majority of trucks currently in use are still powered by diesel engines, although small- to medium-size trucks with gasoline engines exist in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The market-share of electrically powered trucks is growing rapidly, expected to reach 7% globally by 2027, and electric motive force already predominates among both the largest and smallest trucks. In the European Union, vehicles with a gross combination mass of up to 3.5 t (3.4 long tons; 3.9 short tons) are known as light commercial vehicles, and those over as large goods vehicles.
"Trucks" is a short story by Stephen King, first published in the June 1973 issue of Cavalier magazine, and later collected in King's 1978 collection Night Shift.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Pieces of wood of various forms, though mostly round; they are for different purposes, as wheels on which the gun-carriages run.--Trucks of the flag-staves or at the mast-head. Circular caps on the upper mast-heads; they are generally furnished with two or more small sheaves, through which the signal halliards are rove.--Trucks of the parrels. Spherical pieces of wood, termed bull's-eyes, having a hole through them, in which is inserted the rope of the parrel. (See PARRALS.)--Trucks for fair leaders, are similar to bull's-eyes, but are scored to fit the shrouds to which they are seized. The ropes are thus kept from getting jammed between the yards and the rigging; they are also useful, especially at night, as guides to particular ropes.
Plural noun of truck.
There were a lot of trucks on the road during the night when we were driving to the ferry, most of them were going to the ferry port too.
Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2016
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trucks is ranked #45653 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Trucks surname appeared 468 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Trucks.
92.5% or 433 total occurrences were White.
4% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.7% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of trucks in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of trucks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Mid-nineties pickup trucks are the ones that make me scratch my head, we’re selling some of these low-mileage pickup trucks for fifty, sixty, seventy grand and they’re just normal pickup trucks.
You people know a lot about trucks.
We just took off for L.A. regular and then ... about five minutes into the flight the captain came on and said we were going back and we'd land within five to seven minutes, and we did, when we landed was when all the trucks and the police and the fire trucks surrounded the plane.
We have five trucks waiting to enter Taiz but we're not able to do that despite the fact that we've got all the approvals from all the parties, the trucks are around Taiz city and they have been there for almost three weeks but we didn't manage to get into the city.
Apart from the trucks waiting at the border posts, it doesn't allow those that have entered the country but waiting to discharge their load at the customs. This is the case for Romanian, Bulgarian, Kazakh and Moldovan trucks carrying Turkish goods.
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