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			Doubles - 




Combination of a tractor and two semitrailers connected in tandem by a converter dolly. 









 Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)





	
	
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Long Combination Vehicle - In general, vehicles longer than a standard doubles rig (tractor and two 28-foot semitrailers). Examples of LCVs which are permitted in some U.S. western states and eastern toll roads: Twin 48-foot trailers; triple 28-foot trailers. Acronym: LCV Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Pintle Hook - Coupling device used in double trailer, triple trailer and truck-trailer combinations. It has a curved, fixed towing horn and an upper latch that opens to accept the drawbar eye of a trailer or dolly. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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Synchronized Transmission - Transmission with built-in mechanisms to automatically "equalize" the speed of its gears to allow smooth shifting without the need to double-clutch. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

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