Most of the time native, adult, Deaf people (active in the Deaf
community) just spell T-R-U-C-K.
I've noticed though that the handshape of the "C" tends to mutate a bit when
spelling T-R-U-C-K. The "C" in TRUCK tends to use just the thumb,
index finger, and middle, finger. Here is an example of the modified C:
Sample sentence: YOU PREFER CAR [bodyshift-"or"] TRUCK? (Do you prefer cars
Note: I used the iconic version of "CAR" in the above example, but you will
likely also see the word "car" spelled out, (C-A-R).
TRUCK [Verb Form] "Driving a large truck or bus."
Here is a good version to use
while telling a story and you want to show the
driving of a truck, as in, "He was driving along..."
Those of you studying ASL, please don't get all riled about this next
version of the sign "truck." Some people will say, "tsk,
tsk, that's English." (Meaning that it is an "invented Signed English"
sign.) I'm listing it here because any serious student of ASL would want to at least
be aware of this variation -- so that he or she will recognize it when it is inevitably signed by some Deaf
person somewhere. It is done by whacking two "T" hands together twice
quickly. The dominant hand moves a bit more than the non-dominant hand.
TRUCK (not recommended) (Not ASL) (initialized version / Signed English)