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Breakdown On The Types Of Trucks On Our Roads?

Embracing the diversity of trucks is our passion at Cromwell Truck Sales. Trucks, in their myriad shapes and sizes, are purposefully designed to simplify our lives and enhance efficiency in various industries. Regrettably, for some, distinguishing between a flatbed truck and a second-hand crane truck might seem as elusive as telling apart sprinter Usain Bolt and marathoner Mo Farah. While both are runners, each possesses distinct qualities—akin to the unique features of different trucks. Embracing the diversity of trucks is our passion at Cromwell Truck Sales. Trucks, in their myriad shapes and sizes, are purposefully designed to simplify our lives and enhance efficiency in various industries.

Let’s begin with the versatile flatbed truck, a staple for transporting loads, from vehicles to machinery and heavy metal sheets. Ideal for materials unaffected by the British weather, flatbed lorries efficiently carry items without the need for protection.

Next in focus is the dropside truck, similar to a flatbed but equipped with fold-down gates for easy access by forklifts. Commonly known as scaffold lorries, they find popularity in the construction industry, especially when transporting tubes, bricks, or paving slabs.

Moving on to construction trucks, the trusty tipper truck takes the spotlight. This vehicle excels in transporting aggregate, soil, crushed rock, and bulky materials, efficiently emptying its contents by tipping.

Crane trucks are next on the list and they enable drivers to self-load and unload materials from their vehicle. Predominately used by people in the construction industry, crane trucks are commonly used in the delivery of bricks and blocks.

We then have the box vans and curtainsiders, which are reliable and spacious vehicles that are widely used for multi-drop purposes. Box vans are commonly used for carrying food or valuable goods, while curtainsiders can transport a variety of goods, are easy to maintain and repair and help keep preying eyes off your load.

But if you are looking to transport a wheeled or tracked vehicle then a beavertail is what you need. Designed to let its ramps fold down to the ground, beavertails are perfect for moving vehicles around the country.

Lastly, but certainly not least, skip loaders tackle the undesirable task of waste removal. Always in demand for collecting and delivering skips, they come in various makes and sizes.

In summary, this brief exploration encompasses the types of trucks traversing our nation’s roads and their respective applications. For those considering expanding their fleet, Cromwell Trucks offers a diverse range of used trucks at our West Midlands base. Contact us today for more information.

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