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Truck carrying a large load in India
A truck on Grand Trunk Road, Gakkhar, Pakistan
A Coca Cola truck in Phoenix, Arizona

A truck (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Puerto Rico, also called a lorry in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Indian Subcontinent) is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, with the smallest being mechanically similar to an automobile. Commercial trucks can be very large and powerful, and may be configured to mount specialized equipment, such as in the case of fire trucks and concrete mixers and suction excavators.

Modern trucks are largely powered by diesel engines, although small to medium size trucks with gasoline engines exist in the US. In the European Union, vehicles with a gross combination mass of up to {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} are known as light commercial vehicles, and those over as large goods vehicles.


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