Does anyone know if there is a word for the "rear compartment" of a vehicle? I'm talking about larger vehicles, trucks, jeeps, etc. In the particular case I'm dealing with, I'm translating a movie script discussing a World War II era truck (think "Saving Private Ryan") taking soldiers to the front lines. The "rear compartment" (???) is covered on top with canvas, or cloth, and the back of the truck is left open, presumably so that the soldiers can disembark quickly.
Maybe it's just "rear compartment" - I'm not sure.