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The Anatomy of an 18-Wheeler 

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When you are new to trucking, all class 8s can look the same: Each one has big seats, large wheels, and massive engines. However, a commercial truck is actually incredibly nuanced, and knowing the details of an 18-wheeler’s anatomy will help you learn what you need in your next truck.  What follows is a simple guide to the most common styles of tractors and trailers. Before long, you will know exactly what kind of heavy-duty truck will suit your transportation needs. The Cab Most importantly, the cab contains the vital controls for operating the truck, like the steering wheel and…