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Great Conversations: Is it a pickup or a truck? | Hagerty Media

There are plenty of terms specific to the automotive industry. With the vast array of specific parts and mechanical terms, there are varying opinions as to whether people are choosing their definitions correctly. One of the most hotly contested debates? The definition of "pickup" vs "truck."

It is a Pickup Truck. It is a Truck and Pickup is the type of truck. Hence why we have called them pickup trucks for decades. Much like Box Truck, Semi Truck, Tow Truck, Tank Truck, Dump Truck, Stake Truck etc. All are trucks and the name preceding truck describes the type of truck.

What is the debate?

Note I have truck plates and pay truck tax on my plate. The state says it is a truck.