Load into the truck or onto the truck

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Chazz, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Chazz Senior Member

    Dutch
    Hi,


    Do you load something into or onto a truck?


    Thanks
     
  2. dadane Senior Member

    New Zealand
    English (London/Essex)
    Both. Logically you would expect into for a truck with a side- or end-loading enclosed trailer and onto for a tipper or a flat-bed, but it is not that simple. I would say you can't load into a flat-bed, otherwise the two are pretty much interchangable.
     
  3. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    Dadane's reply sounds right to me in AE, too.
     
  4. Chazz Senior Member

    Dutch
    Hi,


    So if i understood it right: u load something into a bed of a pick up truck and onto a flatbed truck?

    Thanks again
     
  5. Alby84 Senior Member

    Boston
    American English
    I would load something into a U-Haul and something else onto a flatbed. If it's flat, you lay something on top of it, while if it's an enclosed hollow space, you load something into it.
     

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