Examples of Commercial Vehicles

As the name suggests, commercial vehicles are those used for commercial or business purposes. While large trucks or buses are usually the first things that come to mind when thinking of commercial vehicles, technically, any vehicle can be considered a “commercial vehicle” if it is licensed as, and used for, commercial purposes. This includes SUVs, pickup trucks, minivans, hearses, and limousines. Other common commercial vehicles include:

  • Semi-trucks, big rigs, and 18-wheelers: Large trucks used for hauling goods and materials to and from points all across the country.
  • Delivery vans: These large, light-duty vans are used to transport and deliver things like packages, cakes, flowers, and food.
  • Box trucks: Also known as straight trucks, these vehicles are primarily used by moving services to haul people's furniture and other belongings.
  • Dump trucks: These commercial vehicles transport garbage to landfills and may also be used to haul loose materials such as gravel, dirt, sand, or mulch.
  • Tanker trucks: Tasked with transporting liquids like water or oil, tanker trucks may be subject to strict regulations if they carry hazardous materials.
  • Flatbed trucks: Recognizable due to their flat, open trailer, flatbed trucks are ideal for transporting goods and equipment that must be tied down. Cut lumber is often transported this way.
  • Tow trucks: When a car or truck breaks down, a tow truck is used to pull the vehicle to an auto shop for repairs.
  • Refrigerated trucks: These trucks are used to transport perishables, such as produce, meat, and some medicines.
  • Passenger buses: As the name suggests, passenger buses are used to transport passengers—whether across town or the country.
  • Cement mixer: These commercial vehicles are used to transfer wet cement mix to a construction site.

Injuries Associated With Truck Accidents

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Damages Available for Truck Accident Victims

The costs associated with recovering from a commercial vehicle accident can be astronomical. Fortunately, victims injured in crashes caused by someone else's negligent behavior can seek compensation for medical expenses, property damages, lost income and earning capacity, pain and suffering, physical impairment, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

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