special-purpose vehicle


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special-purpose vehicle

[′spesh·əl ¦pər·pəs ′vē·ə·kəl]
(engineering)
A vehicle having a special chassis, or a general-purpose chassis incorporating major modifications, designed to fill a specialized requirement; all tractors (except truck tractors) and tracklaying vehicles, regardless of design, size, or intended purpose, are classified as special-purpose vehicles.
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In addition to regulation, the other important consideration when deciding in what jurisdiction to launch a special-purpose vehicle would be the financial implications.
The special-purpose vehicles include oil/water tankers, bulk cement trucks, lorry cranes, municipal use trucks, mining dumpers, concrete mixer trucks, concrete pump trucks and shipping container carriers.
Backed by our automotive dealership expertise spanning 35 years, Liberty Automobiles has decided to expand its portfolio by entering the new segment of trucks and special-purpose vehicles," said Shaikh Khalid bin Abdul Aziz Al Qasimi, chairman of Liberty Investment Company, holding company of the Liberty Group.
Contract award: special-purpose vehicles with special equipment for cleaning of sewage networks and treatment purchase leasing.
The word captive has become a broad term used to describe a variety of self-insurance arrangements, including newer innovations, such as customer insurers, warranty insurers, cell captives and special-purpose vehicles formed for the benefit of their noninsurance owners.
We are strengthening our bonds to a partner with competence that is of strategic importance to our effort of increasing global sales of special-purpose vehicles," says Martin Lundstedt, Executive Vice President and head of Franchise and Factory Sales at Scania.
SANY), for the delivery and sale of concrete pump chassis and other special-purpose vehicles in China.
MAN Truck & Bus AG and SANY Heavy Industries sign a master agreement on the delivery and sale of concrete pump chassis and other special-purpose vehicles in China.
Management projects no significant changes on the main corporate strategic targets or pressures on the financial profile, as approximately 87% of Petrobras' funding needs (investments and debt amortizations) should continue to be met via internal cash flows, with the rest to be financed with conventional financing mechanisms, project structures, and special-purpose vehicles.
The company is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, heavy-duty special-purpose vehicles, buses, coaches, and diesel and natural-gas engines.
The majority of all prototype vehicles equipped with x-by-wire components use the AS8202NF TTP controller as core system element, while the technology has already been successfully employed in special-purpose vehicles such as snow cats.
Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Company, Monumental Life Insurance Company, New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation, Principal Life Insurance Company, Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company and Transamerica Life Insurance Company, as Noteholders of Food Holdings Limited and Dairy Holding Limited, Cayman Island special-purpose vehicles established by Parmalat S.