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Freight - If you haul large cargo, the larger your semi-truck will need to be in order to safely haul it.
Weather - Where you are traveling is important here. If you live in an extreme climate, you may require extra adaptions to your semi-truck, like weather stripping.
Terrain - If you're in a very mountainous area, terrain should factor into your qualities in a semi-truck. If you deal with steep inclines on a regular basis, you may need extra gears to help brake.
Route Length - Some semi-trucks aren't designed for long distance drives. From engine size to gas tank capacity, semi-trucks will have different specifications based on whether they will regularly be driving locally or long distance routes.
Resale Value - Most truck drivers don't keep their semi-truck until it gives up. It is important to consider the resale value of the semi-truck when you are looking for a vehicle to purchase.
Fuel Efficiency - If you need to transport large cargo, it can require a big semi-truck. These larger semi-trucks can take a toll on the gas mileage of your truck. Fuel efficiency is an important aspect to consider when it comes to finding your semi-truck.
Basic Semi-Truck Terms To Define
When it comes to semi trucks, there are a few different key terms to consider.
Semi-Truck - This refers specifically to the cab of the truck (the part of the truck that holds the engine and the driver) and not the combination of the semi-truck and semi-trailer together. (Note: driving the semi-truck without the semi-trailer attached is called "bobtailing."
18 Wheeler - An 18 wheeler is the term that is used to describe when the semi-truck and semi-trailer are joined together (this forms 18 wheels).
Semi-Trailer - A semi-trailer has no front tires and can be detached from the cab. This can make transferring loads from one vehicle to another much easier.
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