TYPE of trucks used for Inter-city transportation in India
India has various trucks manufactures who manufacture different type of trucks to cater to the need of the Indian Trucking Industry and economy. This article will focus on Medium and Heavy Commercial vehicles (M&HCVs).
The trucks are broadly classified into three types-
Light open body trucks
This segment is dominated by Eicher. This category includes three type of trucks with different length –
14 Feet Eicher with capacity of 3.5 ton ton 4 Ton capacity
17 Feet Eicher with capacity of 5.5 ton to 6.5 ton capacity
19 Feet Eicher with capacity of 7.5 ton to 10 ton capacity
Use cases – When the total weight of the goods is in hollowing categories but is quite bulky but does not require any special thick protection.
Used for – Transportation of electrical equipment, machines, panels, boards, sheets, bulky raw material, and similar goods.
Heavy open Body Trucks
This segment is dominated by Tata. This category includes three type of trucks with different length –
22 Feet 10 wheeler truck with 16 ton to 20 ton capacity
24 Feet 12 wheeler truck with 21 ton to 25 ton capacity
27 feet 14 wheeler truck with 26 ton to 31 ton capacity
Use cases – When the goods are heavy and weight up to the capacity of following trucks.
Used for – Transportation of food grains, chemicals, raw materials and other heavy goods.
Closed body truck or Container truck
This category includes three type of closed body trucks with different length –
20 feet Single axel (Sxl) Truck with 7.5 ton capacity
20 feet Multi axel (Mxl) Truck with 16 ton capacity
24 feet Single axel (Sxl) Truck with 7.5 ton capacity
24 feet Multi axel (Mxl) Truck with 16 ton capacity
32 feet Single axel (Sxl) Truck with 7.5 ton capacity
32 feet Multi axel (Mxl) Truck with 16 ton capacity
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