Motorized vehicle equipped with a fifth wheel that pulls a semitrailer and supports part of its weight.
Malleable element partially absorbing shocks, thus protecting the body and the engine parts from damage.
Lamp whose light rays are directed toward the roadway and illuminate the road shoulder, by which the driver navigates in the event of fog.
Lamp on the front of the vehicle to light up the space in front.
Plastic or metal grating in front of the vehicle; it protects the vehicle’s radiator and serves as decoration.
Part of the body covering the wheel.
Circular unit turning around an axle; it supports the weight of the vehicle and transmits the thrust, steering and braking actions.
Tread or set of treads built into the body for climbing up to or down from the cab.
Reservoir containing the diesel fuel that makes the vehicle self-sufficient.
Part screwed into the fuel filler neck to close it.
Circular deformable unit made of rubber, mounted on the wheel and inflated with air, providing the connection between the truck tractor and the road, and absorbing the unevenness of the road.
Piece of rubber or plastic attached behind the rear wheels to repel projectiles.
Lidlike part of the body covering and protecting the engine.
Yellow light in front and red in the rear demarcating the dimensions of the vehicle.
Device comprising two horns activated by compressed air and emitting a sound signal, most often to avert danger.
Vertical upper part of the conduit that evacuates exhaust gas from the engine.
Coupling device enabling the tractor to be connected to the semitrailer and supporting its front portion.
Compartment for storing bulky objects, usually accessible from the inside and outside of the cab.
Vertical handle placed at shoulder height near the door, for gripping while climbing up to or down from the cab.
Part behind the cab fitted out with a bed or bunk beds and storage space.
West Coast mirror
Mirror fixed to the outside of the passenger compartment enabling the driver to see behind and along the sides of the vehicle without turning around.
Aerodynamic device mounted on the tractor’s roof to reduce the semitrailer’s wind resistance.
Glass and plastic pane protecting the occupants from inclement weather while providing good visibility.