Gross Vehicle Weight

What is the "gross vehicle weight" of a vehicle?

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW):  The empty weight of a vehicle plus the weight of its load in addition to the empty weight of a towed unit and its load weight.


Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): The weight or value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum loaded weight of a single or combination vehicles.  The gross vehicle weight rating of a combination vehicle (commonly referred to as the “gross combination weight rating) is the gross vehicle rating of the power unit plus the gross vehicle weight rating of a towed unit.

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