Truck, derived from the Greek word "trochos" meaning "wheel" is a vehicle that carries goods and materials. While there are luxury cars to carry people around, there are trucks that carry large and heavy goods and materials from one place to another.

There are trucks that use gasoline engines, while other trucks use four stroke turbo intercooler diesel engines. Some trucks also use locomotive-type engines. There are military-type light trucks that are used for troop transport. Trucks can be categorized based on their size and functional use. The various types of trucks include:

  • Haulage
  • Rigid trucks
  • Tippers
  • Cabs
  • Delivery vans
  • Trailers

Truck Manufacturers in India

Made by the commercial vehicles manufacturers, these trucks belong to India's growing commercial sector. The major players of truck manufacturers in India are:

Ashok Leyland: Ashok Leyland, the technology leader among all the commercial vehicles manufacturers in India, produces a range of vehicles. Their products include 18 seater to 82 seater double-decker buses, special application vehicles to diesel engines, marine and genset applications and 7.5 tonne to 49 tonne transport vehicles.
Eicher Motors: This Company from Eicher Group manufactures automotive gears that include Spiral bevels, Straight bevels and Transmission gears.

Tata Motors: Tata motors is known for the Tata Novus 6x4 Tractor that comes with a D.H.I DV15TIS, Diesel Engine, Euro 2 Turbo Inter Cooler or an optional Cummins ISMe Turbo Inter Cooler and Diesel Engine.

Swaraj Mazda: Established in 1983 and promoted in the following year, this company is the best in Indian technology and engineering. Besides trucks, it also manufactures Buses, Ambulances and Water Tanks.

Volvo: Volvo has trained over 14,000 drivers for buses and trucks. Besides buses and trucks, it also manufactures construction equipment, industrial power systems and marine.

Latest about Trucks in india

The latest news about truck and its business in India are:

  • Volvo India is planning to launch Nissan's diesel motor trucks in India with Eicher Motors.
  • India's Tata Motors will now extend its boundaries and make trucks in South Africa.
  • Due to rising raw material costs, Tata Motors Ltd, India's top truck maker, has hiked the price of trucks by an average of 3.5 percent from April 1 '08.

Last Updated on 1/2/2012