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Semi-trailer truck

A diagram showing a side and underside view of a conventional 18-wheeler Semi-trailer truck with an enclosed cargo space. The underside view shows the arrangement of the wheels, and in blue, the axles, drive shaft, and differentials.

The numbered parts are:

  1. tractor unit
  2. semi-trailer (detachable)
  3. engine compartment
  4. cabin
  5. sleeper (not present in all trucks)
  6. air dam
  7. fuel tanks
  8. fifth-wheel coupling
  9. enclosed cargo space
  10. landing gear (legs for when semi-trailer is detached)
  11. tandem axles

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