Rigid-frame haul trucks typically operate in quarries and mines. In these applications, large quantities of material need to be moved. Haul roads are usually well maintained, which enable the haul trucks to travel with these large loads at rates of speed then enable high production.
Haul trucks have large capacities, as much as 400 tons, and allow for massive quantities of material to be moved. Distances between excavation and production are often long, which makes the rigid-frame haul truck ideal for maximizing productivity of the quarry or mine.
Because of the routine and repetitive nature of the haul route, these haul trucks are on the forefront of moves to autonomy and electrification.