A "cab over" vehicle is one where the driver is situated on top of the front axle, and the engine is installed between the front wheels, centrally located underneath the vehicle, or behind the rear axle. Most vehicles in this category are either trucks or vans. One characteristic appearance of these vehicles is a flat front, meaning there is no extended section that accommodates an engine bay or storage compartment. Many examples initially began as situating the driver on top of the front axle, but as the vehicle underwent changes to improve crash performance in frontal impacts, the engines have been pushed forward, while still maintaining the appearance of a cab over vehicle.
See also Category: cab-over-engine trucks
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