Trucking companies (AE) or haulers/hauliers (BE) accept cargo for road transport. Truck drivers operate either independently working directly for the client or through freight carriers or shipping agents. Some big companies (e.g. grocery store chains) operate their own internal trucking operations.
Concerns have been raised about the result of trucking on the environment, particularly as part of the discussion on global warming. In the period from 1990 to 2003, carbon dioxide emissions from transportation sources increased by 20%, despite improvements in vehicle fuel effectiveness.
We serve the following states: Ca, Nv, Ut, Or, Id, Wa, Az. Trucks change greatly in size, power and configuration, with the smallest being mechanically similar to an automobile.
Commercial trucks can be very large and strong, and may be configured to mount specialized gear, such as in the case of fire trucks and concrete mixers and suction excavators. Modern trucks are powered by either gasoline or diesel engines, with diesel dominant in commercial applications.