Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), or gross vehicle mass (GVM) is the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer including the vehicle's chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo but excluding that of any trailers. The term is used for motor vehicles and trains. The weight of a vehicle is influenced by passengers, cargo, even fuel level, so a number of terms are used to express the weight of a vehicle in a designated state. Gross combined weight rating refers to the total mass of a vehicle, including all trailers.
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    … of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 2016 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics, the U.S. experienced 29,989 fatal crashes in 2014. Of these deadly collisions, 12.2 percent or 3,649 involved a large truck or bus. Within these statistics, a large truck is any truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than…

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