As a basis for the development of BELAZ-7544 series dump trucks, the direction was taken to improve the design of components and systems in order to meet the newly imposed international requirements for safety, ecology and ergonomics, as well as increase of the truck service life by at least 150,000 kilometers compared to the dump trucks BELAZ-7540 series, due to application of new design solutions for the frame, suspension, optimization of the design of components and systems with partial unification with dump truck series BELAZ-7540 and BELAZ-7545.
BELAZ-75440 is developed according to the classic 4x2 wheel formula. Significant structural changes were made to the suspension guiding apparatus, frame, and fender group. During the development several design flaws were eliminated taking into account the accumulated operating experience of BELAZ-7540 dump trucks.
The design of the dump truck is well suited for loading by both excavator and front-end loader.