Road Weight Terminology
Terms relating to regulations concerning the transportation of weight in large vehicles
Terms in this set (13)
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).
The total weight of a single vehicle plus its load.
Gross Combination Weight (GCW)
The total weight of a powered unit, plus trailer(s), plus the cargo.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).
The maximum GVW specified by the manufacturer for a single vehicle plus its load.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The maximum GCW specified by the manufacturer for a specific combination of vehicles plus its load.
The weight transmitted to the ground by one axle or one set of axles.
The maximum safe weight a tire can carry at a specified pressure. This rating is stated on the side of each tire.
Suspension systems have a manufacturer's weight capacity rating.
Coupling Device Capacity
Coupling devices are rated for the maximum weight they can pull and/or carry.
Gross Vehicle Weight
Gross Combination Weight
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Gross Combination Weight Rating
Gross weight or gross mass
The weight of the packaging plus the weight of its contents