Confused when it comes to vocational heavy duty trucks segments? Allow me to clarify.
1. Heavy Haul Trucks
Strength and durability are crucial when hauling loads or moving equipment. That is why heavy haul trucks are built to perform in some of the toughest places on earth.
Visibility is critically important for operators, especially for utility trucks. That’s why truck manufacturers such as Freightliner, Mack, International, and Kenworth wanted to improve safety and functionality by focusing on maximizing visibility on its vocational models.
2. Food and Beverage Trucks
In this highly competitive market, clients look especially for fuel efficiency. Truck manufacturers not only improved fuel economy in every model in the food and beverage segment but also looked at the ease-of-maintenance to further improve clients’ cost of ownership.
3. Construction Trucks
Dump Truck manufacturers have developed construction trucks with toughness and productivity in mind. Mack, Kenworth, Freightliner and International trucks are some of the most well known dump trucks in America.
4. Garbage Trucks
The waste management industry continues to grow and the trash hauler market is growing with it. In the garbage truck segment, durability is key for trucks that get a lot of stop-and-go use. Operators are frequently in and out of the cab and need a low step-in to maintain efficient route times. Freightliner also knew that a tight turning radius is necessary for trash haulers to make it through neighborhood streets.
5. Moving Box Trucks
Moving box trucks segments have been increasing in the last years. Due to the constant relocation of families from one city to another, moving box trucks are in high demand. In this segment we see domestic and foreign brands such as GMC, Isuzu, International, Hino among others. In thsi segment is key to produce light weight trucks with maximum gas efficiency.
Some trailer maufacturers are also producing vocational truck application bodies. Application such as dumps, side dumps, box trucks, liquid and gas tank bodies and snow removal trucks are just some of them.