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  1. Truck classification - Wikipedia

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    Truck classifications are typically based upon the maximum loaded weight of the truck, typically using the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and sometimes also the gross trailer weight rating (GTWR), and can vary among jurisdictions.

  2. Category:United States truck classification - Wikipedia

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The main article for this category is Truck classification § United States. This category page lists the classifications of trucks in the United States. Trucks are classed by the vehicle's gross vehicle weight.

  3. Truck classification — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2

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    In the United States, com­mer­cial truck clas­si­fi­ca­tion is de­ter­mined based on the ve­hi­cle's gross ve­hi­cle weight rat­ing (GVWR). The classes range from 1–8. Trucks are also clas­si­fied more broadly by the Fed­eral High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FHWA), which groups classes 1–2 as light duty, 3–6 as medium duty, and 7–8 as heavy duty; a com­mer­cial dri­ver's li­cense (CDL) is gen­er­ally re­quired to op­er­ate heavy duty trucks. The En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA) has a sep­a­rate sys­tem of emis­sions clas­si­fi­ca­tions for trucks. The United States Cen­sus Bu­reaualso as­signed clas­si­fi­ca­tions in its now-dis­con­tin­ued Ve­hi­cle In­ven­tory and Use Sur­vey (VIUS) (for­merly Truck In­ven­tory and Use Sur­vey (TIUS)).

    Ve­hi­cle clas­si­fi­ca­tions vary among provinces in Canada, due to "dif­fer­ences in size and weight reg­u­la­tions, eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity, phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment, and other issues".:3 While sev­eral provinces use their own clas­si­fi­ca­tion schemes for traf­fic mon­i­tor­ing, Man­i­toba, On­tario, Prince Ed­ward Is­land and Saskatchewan have adopted the 13-class sys­tem from the United States' Fed­eral High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion—some­times with mod­i­fi­ca­tions, or in On­tario's case, for lim­ited purposes.:3–4[needs update] British Co­lum­bia and On­tario also dis­tin­guish be­tween short- and long-com­bi­na­tion trucks.:3–4[needs update] In ac­ci­dent re­port­ing, eight ju­ris­dic­tions sub­di­vide trucks by GVWR into light and heavy classes at ap­prox­i­mately 4500 kg (9921 lb).:6

    Ve­hi­cle cat­e­gories on a Eu­ro­pean dri­ving li­cence in­clude (among oth­ers) B for gen­eral motor ve­hi­cles, C for large goods ve­hi­cles, Dfor large pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cles (buses), and are lim­ited by the Gross Ve­hi­cle Weight Rat­ing and num­ber of pas­sen­ger seats. The gen­eral cat­e­gories are fur­ther di­vided as fol­lows: 1. appending the number 1to the licence class C or D denotes the "light" versions of said class (e.g., Minibus, or medium truck). 2. appending the letter Eallows for trailers of larger Gross Trailer Weight Rating (GTWR) than permitted by the standard licence category. For the "trailer" cat­e­gories, a sep­a­rate dri­ving test is gen­er­ally re­quired (e.g., "C", and "CE" re­quire sep­a­rate tests). The clas­si­fi­ca­tions used on the In­ter­na­tional Dri­ving Per­mitare sim­i­lar to the Eu­ro­pean model. The li­cence cat­e­gories that deal with trucks are B and C:

    Class 1 Light duty Toy­ota Tacoma
    Class 2 2001 Ford Ex­cur­sion 4×4 (GVWR: 8,600 pounds (3.9 t)
    Class 3 Ford F-350
    Class 4 2008 Ford F-4504×4 pick-up truck (GVWR: 14,500 pounds (6.6 t))
  4. Truck - Wikipedia

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    A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo, carry specialized payloads, or perform other utilitarian work.Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, but the vast majority feature body-on-frame construction, with a cab that is independent of the payload portion of the vehicle.

  5. Talk:Truck classification - Wikipedia

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    Talk:Truck classification. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Trucks, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Trucks on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. This article has been rated as Start-Class on the quality scale.

  6. Car classification - Wikipedia

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    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has developed a classification scheme used to compare fuel economy among similar vehicles. Passenger vehicles are classified based on a vehicle's total interior passenger and cargo volumes. Trucks are classified based upon their gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR).

  7. Vehicle category - Wikipedia

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A vehicle category classifies a land vehicle or trailer for regulatory purposes.

  8. Commercial vehicle - Wikipedia

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    Commercial trucks are classified according to the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The United States Department of Transportation classifies commercial trucks with eight classes: Class 1 – GVWR ranges from 0 to 6,000 pounds (0 to 2,722 kg) Class 2 – GVWR ranges from 6,001 to 10,000 pounds (2,722 to 4,536 kg)

  9. TRUCK CLASSIFICATIONS & “TON” RATINGS

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    TRUCK CLASSIFICATIONS & “TON” RATINGS In the United States, commercial truck classification is determined based on the vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). The classes range from 1–8. Trucks are also classified more broadly by the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which

  10. Commercial Truck Vehicle Classification Guide

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    • Understanding Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
    • Light-Duty Trucks
    • Medium-Duty Trucks
    • Heavy-Duty Trucks
    • Vehicle Regulations

    The GVWR is a safety standard used to prevent the overloading of trucks. It's the maximum safe operating weight of a vehicle, and it includes the net weight of the vehicle itself, plus passengers, drivers, fuel, and cargo. The GVWR of a truck does not change after a manufacturer determines it for a vehicle. The vehicle manufacturer determines the GVWR by considering the combined weight of the strongest weight-bearing components, such as the axles; and the weaker components, such as the body, frame, ​suspension, and tires. This determines the vehicle's class, which determines the regulations that it needs to follow. In some cases, drivers may need to obtain a certain type of license before driving a vehicle.

    The light-duty trucks category includes commercial truck classes 1, 2, and 3. 1. Class 1: This class of truck has a GVWR of 0–6,000 pounds or 0–2,722 kilograms. 2. Class 2: This class of truck has a GVWR of 6,001–10,000 pounds or 2,722–4,536 kilograms.1

    The medium-duty trucks category includes commercial truck classes 4, 5, and 6. 1. Class 3: This class of truck has a GVWR of 10,001–14,000 pounds or 4,536–6,350 kilograms. 2. Class 4: This class of truck has a GVWR of 14,001–16,000 pounds or 6,351–7,257 kilograms. 3. Class 5: This class of truck has a GVWR of 16,001–19,500 pounds or 7,258–8,845 kilograms. 4. Class 6: This class of truck has a GVWR of 19,501–26,000 pounds or 8,846-11,793 kilograms.1

    The heavy-duty trucks category includes commercial truck classes 7 and 8. Drivers of vehicles in these classes are required to have a Class B commercial driving license (CDL) to operate the vehicle.2 1. Class 7: This class of truck has a GVWR of 26,001 to 33,000 pounds or 11,794–14,969 kilograms. 2. Class 8: This class of truck has a GVWR of greater than 33,001 pounds or 14,969 kilograms and includes all tractor-trailers.1

    If a vehicle has a GVWR of more than 10,001 pounds and is used for a business, including nonprofits, then it is subject to federal and state safety regulations for the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles. Vehicles over this weight are required to stop at state weigh and inspection stations, and drivers must follow regulations concerning hours of service and medical examination. A driver does not need a CDL to operate vehicles in Class 1 through Class 6, but each one with a GVWR over 10,001 pounds has to be identified with the name of the company and the USDTnumber.3 It's important to remember to always check with the U.S. Department of Transportation and your state and local transportation authorities to ensure that you are in compliance with the most recent rules, regulations, and laws. If you're operating a commercial vehicle outside of the United States, then you'll need to contact the transportation authority of ​the county in which you plan to operate the vehicle.

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