A conventional truck is a type of truck with its engine in front of the driver (much like in a typical car) with a long bonnet, as opposed to underneath with no nose like in a cab over. In some areas they are called Bonneted units This model is the most common used by American truckers. The design gives the driver more leg room and a smoother ride. These models of semi-trucks hold their re-sale value much better than the cab-over engine models in the USA.
They are rare in the UK as trucks are restricted in overall length of the tractor unit and trailer combination.They are most common;y used on heavy haulage were the length (and weight) limits don't apply the same. Some are usedon timber, tanker or tipper haulageas well were trailer body length is shorterdue to denser loads.
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