A truck is a large, powerful, type of general-purpose automobile built for carrying heavy loads, commonly used on Earth during the 20th and 21st centuries. Typically they have a forward cab and engine compartment with a rear open box or cargo box used for carrying loads.
Gillian Taylor owned a Chevrolet truck, which she used to travel to and from work in. She also used it to pick up James T. Kirk and Spock as they walked from the Cetacean Institute to Golden Gate Park in 1986. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)
Tom Paris and Tuvok "borrowed" a Dodge Ram from a car dealership so that they could travel around around Los Angeles, on Earth, in the year 1996. (VOY: "Future's End") Jonathan Archer would also steal a Dodge Ram when he and T'Pol visited Detroit, on Earth, in the year 2004. (ENT: "Carpenter Street")
Even larger, more specialized trucks, known as semi-trucks or tractor trailers, are designed for towing significantly larger loads.
Dunbar used a semi-truck to transport what the crew of the USS Voyager thought was the timeship Aeon to a location in the California desert, thought to be the ship's launch site. (VOY: "Future's End, Part II")
|Automobiles: Car • Truck • Jeep • Van • Limousine • Bus • Motorcycle • Argo-type|
|Manufacturers: Chevrolet • Datsun • Dodge • Ford • Lincoln • Volkswagen|