Glossary › M
- Main frame
The two longitudinal members of a chassis.
- Major inspection test
Annual test for trailers from 10 tonne total weight.
- Marbled finish
Overlapping ring pattern surface finish of aluminium or stainless steel tanks for aesthetic reasons.
- Marker lights
Compulsory lights used to illuminate the top corners and lower contours of vehicles.
- Meat hooks
Hooks fitted to the roof of refrigerated vehicles for transporting hanging meat.
- Meat transport construction
Body construction fitted out to transport hanging meat e.g. roof track with meat hooks and watertight floor.
- Mechanical suspension
Term for trailer suspension comprising several layers of steel springs.
- Modular construction
A popular manufacturing method using prefabricated common components that can be easily adapted to suit individual specifications.
- Moving bulkhead
Found in e.g. semi-trailers for transporting stone whereby a mechanically or hydraulically operated bulkhead wall is used to secure the load.
- Mud flaps
Hang down behind mudguards and prevent spraying of surface water onto following vehicles.