Some interesting information about pickup trucks:
A pickup truck is a light duty truck having an enclosed cab and an open cargo area with low sides and tailgate.Once a work tool with few creature comforts, in the 1950s consumers began purchasing pickups for lifestyle reasons and by the 1990s less than 15 percent of owners reported use in work as the pickup truck's primary purpose.Today in North America, the pickup is mostly used like a passenger car.
The first commercials with a small pick-up platform for vanguard on the basis of passenger cars with internal combustion engines appeared in the early XX century in Europe and in the United States.
Currently, conventionally there are two major design schools "pick-build": European and Australian, which implies the creation of a pickup truck on the basis of a conventional passenger model with a monocoque body, and the US-Asia in which the pickup is based on a solid RAMS chassis often unified with all-wheel drive SUV.
While in America most pickup trucks are used primarily for passenger transport, pickups are also used in law enforcement, the military, fire services, and for Pickup truck racing, a form of auto racing using modified versions of pickups mostly on oval tracks. Race pickup trucks are mechanically similar to coupe-shaped stock cars.
Full-size pickups - big cars, usually not less than 5.5 meters in length (long version - more than 7 meters) and about 2 meters in width, which is comparable to the size of light-duty and medium-duty trucks even. Externally pickups giants have little or no economic significance and are available in very limited quantities, primarily for image purposes. Pickups giant based military vehicles, and, in general, are producing firms as demonstrate the capacity to produce dual-purpose vehicles. From basic trucks differ only in the presence of a low platform semi-locating (often a dumping mechanism) and either a very luxurious finish.